Sirens Song Slam
One of Humboldt’s you-wouldn’t-know-it-was-so-vibrant-unless-you-went communities is the local spoken word crowd. Several months back, the Siren's Song Slam poetry events — that had been a staple of the old Accident Gallery in Old Town — were revived and now take place in semi regular intervals at Eureka’s Siren Song. There, young poets spill their guts on you through a microphone as part of a loose competition where the winners are determined by the same scoring that Olympic gymnast gold medalists are chosen. But, really, who cares about winning anyway. Let it out.