1-900-Sex-Poem

Indulging in the salacious and the shocking, 1-900-Sex-Poem is an interactive — not too interactive — evening of erotic poetry sure to get your endorphins flowing this Valentine’s Day.

A sultry ensemble of local writers will perform their original sinful work as well as titillating pieces by famous bards.

Performers include Bardroom veterans Daniel Brownwood and Marisa Beahm, as well as Nathan Kay, Arlo Fourhees and Kate Coyer.


Voyeuristic audience members have the chance to win kitschy curios during writing competitions and when brave host Jeff Taylor tests the crowd’s knowledge of legendary love poems. Also, don’t miss the chance to vote for the best acts in delightfully lascivious categories. 18+ show. Entry 500 HUF.

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Venue: Merlin Theater

Address: V. District, Gerlóczy Street 4, close to Deák Square

Waiting for Bardroom at Godot

November 10, 2010

Long time, no see – we hope you missed us as much as we missed you. This is an invitation to a joyful and special reunion this Friday (12th) from 2 PM at Fogasház (VII. Akácfa St. 51).

What makes it special is that we’ll be hosting the show as part of the three-day GODOTLiterary Festival – we’re attaching their full program so you can browse it yourselves forother events of interest.

We’ll start of with a Bardroom first: a serious, high-brow panel discussion about the Bardroom’s history and aims, moderated by Pilvax Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Matt Ellis. Performing will be Bardroom veterans Marisa Beahm and Frank Zsigo as well as newcomer Hedda Maurer. And OF COURSE there will be quiz questions.

Hope to see you there!

With love: The Bardroom

Who wants to Literachat?

March 15, 2010

This isn’t a Bardroom event, but we’re happy to help get the word out. New in town, Camilla Rooney is launching a literary get-together called Literachat. The first event features local director, Szirtes András, who will show his cult short-film, ‘DOWN’, followed by a talk. The rest of the evening is dedicated to eating, drinking wine and discussing thoughts and ideas about the film.

To honor that literary format that has sustained so many Bardroom regulars, Budapest’s semi-regular of evening of live literature and music will feature a reading by Nicholas Parsons from his Worth the Detour: A History of the Guidebook. He is also the author of the Blue Guide Austria and Hungary: a Cultural and Historical Guide, and Vienna: A Cultural and Literary History. In addition, the Bardroom will host the jazz trio Maggie és a Muzsikások.

As usual, the event will be at Treehugger Dan’s Bookstore, Café & Lounge. Guests will also have a chance to win unique, local treasures when hosts Jeff Taylor and Kálman Farago test the audience’s knowledge on a range of obscure travel-related topics. All potential bards should be prepared to participate in the poetry writing contest, which will feature a touristic theme. The night’s best poem (determined by audience reaction) will earn a valuable prize. Furthermore, aspiring writers can claim spots for open mic reading.

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Venue: Treehugger Dan’s Bookstore, Cafe & Lounge/Discover Hungary

Address: VI. District, Lázár u. 16.  M1 (Yellow Metro Line) station Opera, just off of Andrássy Ut., behind the Opera House.

Like Saint Nicolas arriving with his switches for all the naughty literary types of Budapest, on December 3, the Bardroom will be introducing new books by two local writers.

Colorado-born journalist Marisa Beahm Klein is a veteran open mike organizer and slam poet, and will be reading from her debut volume of poetry Opened Aperture; while artist-writer-explorer-of-life-around-the-world Aubrey Ramage-Lay will share parts of his new book, Walking as Saints, and South African (by way of London) singer-songwriter Rachel Hammond will entertain the audience with her up-beat melodies.

In addition, you’ll have a chance to win the usual sort of unique, local treasures when hosts Steve Carlson and Kalman Farago test the audience’s knowledge on a range of obscure literary topics of a Santa Claus-nature as the Budapest Bardroom Quiz runs throughout the evening. For all potential bards, be prepared to participate in the poetry writing contest. The night’s best poem (determined by audience reaction) will also fill your sock with a valuable prize. Furthermore, aspiring writers can claim spots for open mike reading.

Time: 19:30 – 21:00

Venue: Treehugger Dan’s Bookstore, Cafe & Lounge/Discover Hungary

Address: VI. District, Lázár u. 16.  M1 (Yellow Metro Line) station Opera, just off of Andrássy Ut., behind the Opera House.

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