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OG500 Poetry Slam + Take Back The Ball

August 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - August 12, 2023 @ 1:00 am

Taking place in the NAC’s Azreili studio, this intense slam hosts talented poets facing off in a three-round competition for a $500 prize.

The OG500 features headlining poet Nasim Asgari

OG500 Ticket holders get FREE access to Take Back the Ball, a Kiki Ballroom competition and Afro-Queer Dance Party happening after the Slam,10pm at NAC 4th Stage

Take Back the Ball includes a workshop from Legndary kiki ball artists, teaching the fundamentals of serving realness, to be followed by an open ball with cash prizes. All are welcome, Afro-Black-Caribban folks to the front, please.

Take Back the Ball is co-presented by AIDS Committee of Ottawa and House of PainT. This event also features a performance by OK Naledi and live painting by Allan André.

Tickets to OG500, which include access to Take Back the Ball (capacity permitting): https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/house-of-paint-og500-poetry-slam-competition-tickets-653147751507?aff=oddtdtcreator

Tickets to guarantee access to Take Back the Ball: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/653182024017

Accessibility notes: The OG500 is presented in English only
NAC is a wheelchair accessible venue. Please contact info@houseofpaint.ca to request priority wheelchair seating and an additional ticket for your attendant, if applicable, for no extra charge.

Nobody will be turned away from either event for lack of funds. Reach out to info@houseofpaint.ca to request a community access ticket if the cost to attend is a barrier for you


August 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
August 12, 2023 @ 1:00 am


House of PainT Festival
AIDS Committee of Ottawa


National Arts Center
1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1
Ottawa, Canada
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