Spoken word poet Jared Paul will perform for free Tuesday at Liquid Lounge in Bend.
At 7 p.m., local poets will open for Paul, a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist. Paul is a teacher and coach to young slam poets, and he’ll visit with students at The Nature of Words while in town.
An activist on behalf of animal rights and environmental issues, he tours internationally and has performed in more than 200 cities in Canada, Europe and the U.S., sharing stages with Amy Goodman, Saul Williams, Bill Clinton, Sage Francis, Jello Biafra, Immortal Technique, Anti-Flag, The Misfits and others, according to a press release announcing his visit to Bend.
At 9 p.m., local hip-hop acts will perform. The 21 and older evening is free to the public. Liquid Lounge is located at 70 N.W. Newport Ave., in Bend.