Taylor Mali

I’m super-excited because once again Taylor Mali will be appearing at our church, the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady, on Thursday, November 8th at 8 pm. I’ll be reminding you about this later with the listings, but I wanted to give him an early plug, because I went when he performed here last year, and it was amazing.  Tickets are $20/adult and $15/student, and Mali does this as a benefit for our youth group’s trip to volunteer for Safe Passage in Guatemala. Safe Passage offers education, support, and resources to the kids who live in the Guatemala City garbage dump.

Last year, Cute W and I went last year because we wanted to be supportive of our friend who organized it and the youth who were going, but we were really blown away by how great it was. We laughed (howled), we cried. To get a sense of what his performance is like, here’s a video of probably his most well-known-and-loved poem “What Teachers Make.” You should totally just click and watch it. Really. Come on, you’re not being productive, anyway. This is a few minutes, and it’s cult-cha!

The intended audience is really more teenager-to-adult. F-bombs may be dropped, grown-up topics are discussed. Last year Cute W and I went without the girls, and we thought that it was so terrific that we planned to bring the girls this year, anyway. We figured that they’ve heard swear words already, and his messages are worth it. Completely worth it. But then I had them watch one or two of his poems online, and they just were not into it yet. So, later. In any case, if you are trying to decide exactly whom you should take, keep in mind that it’s PG-13, and you can always sample a couple online before you make a decision. But you should go. You can make it a girls’ night out and follow it up with drinks. And then invite me along.

To purchase tickets, you can email Mindy at Mindy at alwiki@nycap.rr.com or leave me a comment and I’ll hook you up.

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