4thAnnual Flypoet Winter Classic
March 7, 2020

Saban Theatre
8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Doors 7pm | SHOW 8pm | Afterparty



Highly curated,

Flypoet performers have been featured on HBO, The Whitehouse, are often National Spoken Word Champions and are GUARANTEED to Spit Lyrical Fire All Night Long!.


Flypoet features a full live band at its monthly showcase. For the winter classic, we up the stakes by including a celebrity musical act. Past performers have included Ledisi, Musiq, Tank, Faith Evans, Lalah Hathaway, Marsha Ambrosius, Dwele, Eric Benet, Angie Stone and more.



Afterpartyfeaturing music, bar, & socializing


Winter Classic 2019 Was Amazing ... Don't Miss 2020... Get Your Tix Early


Saban Theatre Beverly Hills
8440 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Get Directions


Spoken Word is poetry explicitly written to be performed onstage, rather than read from the page. As an art form it focuses on the aesthetics of word play, intonation and voice inflection. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music. It can be can be dynamic, comedic, dramatic or tragic and often contains references to current events and issues relevant to contemporary audiences. At its best spoken word is a powerful, high-energy, form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of disciplines and socio-cultural backgrounds.
This is NOT your neighborhood open mic! Flypoet takes spoken word so far beyond the concept of coffee house open mics that even people familiar with spoken word are usually in awe of what we do. Flypoet only books the hottest internationally touring poets out today. Flypoet performers have performed at the White House and for Oprah; They have won national spoken word competitions, titles and even Grammy Awards; They have been featured on TED, HBO Def Poetry, Versus and Flow and beyond. Flypoet offers a highly curated experience with high production value and flair for the creative. Prepare to be SEVERELY entertained.
Premium reserved and reserved are closer to the stage and have an actual assigned seat number that you can choose from a map on the box office website. General admission is seated but seats are "first come first served".
Limited Street Parking and various lots are available. We suggest rideshare services (Uber/Lyft) or arriving early for the best pick of options. visit the venue's parking page for more info.
No. Some of the performers use strong language and/or adult themes and content. In my personal opinion: A mature older teen with a liberal parent would be fine. All attendees under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Contact us!
(310) 734 - 0005 or flypoet[at]flypoet.com

What Is Flypoet?

Call it high energy; call it culturally evolved call it L.A.'s Biggest Baddest All-Star Spoken Word, Music and Art Explosion! .. just don’t call it an open mic … The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase is the longest-running, most highly produced and attended on-going event of its kind. Once a month we rock Los Angeles to its poetry, live music, and performance art core by bringing in the world's most sought after spoken word artists and showcasing the hottest, locally based, signed and unsigned musical acts to the delight of LA's most beautiful audience.

Since 2001 Flypoet has been widely regarded as the hottest, on-going spoken word venue in the country… some say, in the world! Flypoet features a fully curated, who’s who of the international spoken word scene.

Flypoet’s official 5-7 piece house band the Wild Bunch provides live music alongside highly polished musical acts. The musical director of the band works with Jennifer Hudson and Raphael Saadiq.

Live performance painting is provided by the incomparable Norton Wisdom who interprets what’s happening on the stage in real time on a back-lit canvas.

We deliver unbelievable talent, cocktails, snacks and a well produced show that starts on time, runs on time and ends on time makes this one of the most entertaining as well as artistically and culturally significant events in all of Los Angeles!

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