This event welcomes Idris Goodwin, an award winning break beat poet, playwright, essayist, and educator from Colorado, who has been featured on HBO, Sesame Street, BBC Radio and Discovery Channel. He will perform a new piece created in response to Chaz Bojorquez' new paintings on view at 516 ARTS. Albuquerque poet, Michelle Otero, through spoken word and song, revisits El Otro Lado: The Other Side - Albuquerque, an art and storytelling project presented by 516 ARTS and the Academy for the Love of Learning in 2009-2010. The evening culminates with special guest Dahlak, a Hip Hop artist, musician, actor, poet and educator from Los Angeles, who is in Albuquerque as part of his National Performance Network (NPN) residency with Outpost. Dahlak will perform an excerpt from his one-man play-spirituals about "what happens when too many Saturday nights are blended seamlessly into Sunday morning. It's for that time of the night when sobriety sets back in but the promise of salvation is still so far...'a dark gospel blue'."