Irony and Culture rear their ugly heads this week at The Green Parrot Bar, which is, ironically, Your Southernmost Center for Irony and Culture of All Kinds.
On Monday, February 21st beginning at 8 pm it's Yiddish Dance Music as the ititerant klezmer quartet, The Vulgar Bulgars,
take the stage with their high-energy, eminently danceable take on this ancient music. The Vulgar Bulgars hail from rural Virginia and promise a night to remember for Parrot patrons.
On Wed. Feb. 23rd at 8 pm the Parrot offers up a belated version of its always loving, never boring, sometimes irreverant Valentines Day Poetry reading featuring visiting performance poet Ray MacNiece.
MacNeise has been the captain of two National Poetry Slam! Championship teams and has been the featured poet at The Asheville Poetry Festival and The Florida Shakespeare Festival.
He has published three books of poetry and co-founded The Writers League of Boston.
His clear, strong voice and the passionate, image-rich language presented in his piece-US Taliking Across America-wowed Key West audiences during the 1995 Red Barn Performance Poetry Series. He has since hosted two Poetry Slams at The Green Parrot, the last in 2002 and any return performances in Key West promise to be must-see events.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening is local poetry maven Tony Klein and will feature readings from some of Key West's favorite local poets.
For more information call The Green Parrot Bar at 294-6133. The Green Parrot Bar: "Maybe it's not for the culturally elite, but certainly for the culturally deprived."