First Friday: Before I Die
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday: Before I Die

Outside on Court St., there will have an interactive art project with Vector Space. The Before I Die Project invites you to leave your mark on our chalkboard-painted garage door. Started by artist Candy Chang, the “Before I Die” project has challenged communities all over the world to consider how we approach our own death and mortality, and the meaning we attach to it. There will be an open mic at Speakertree on November 8th, hosted by The Listening.

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Open Mic Session: "YOUNG"
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Session: "YOUNG"

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

In conjunction with the Maier Museum of Art's exhibition of "Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat", The Listening is hosting an open mic session celebrating, discussing and enjoying the messy miracle of being young. From the recklessness of adolescence to the boldness of pre-adulthood, we invite you to bring your poetry, your songs, your art, your voice. Whether you're navigating your own youth or still young at heart - we're here, and we're listening.

Open Mic Sign Up - 6:45pm

Event Start - 7:00pm (ish)

KIDZ - Official music video by Andy Mineo, Wordsplayed & Magic & Bird.
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Poets In Autumn 2018
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Poets In Autumn 2018

Times:

6:00pm - VIP (Pictures, NEW VIP Experience, Early Entry)

7:00pm - Doors 

7:30pm - Start

ALL VENUES ARE BEING RENTED.  TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW CONTACT @KingdomPromo FOR QUESTIONS VIA TEXT (407)490.2547 Mon-Fri I 8am-p5m

After the online ticket transaction is complete, customer will receive a ticket via email. Please print or show the ticket on your phone to present at the registration table for entry into the event. 1 Ticket is sent per order. Therefore, if you purchase 4 tickets, they will be under 1 barcode.

REFUND POLICY: NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE / ALL TICKETS ARE NONREFUNDABLE

FAQ

How is seating?

Seating is general admission (first come first served) unless noted otherwise.

Are children allowed? 

Yes, all events are positive and inspirational. 

Do children have to pay?

Yes, children 5 and up must pay.  4 years old and under are free but must sit in lap due to seating capacity. 

Are tickets refundable?

No, tickets are nonrefundable but can be given away or sold at consumers discretion. This is normative for most ticketed events via ticketmaster/live nation.

What are the ticket fees?

Ticket fees cover the credit card fees that are taken from each purchase while a very small portion goes towards the maintenance of the site along with convenience for the service.

Are tickets available at the door?

Yes, unless they are shown as sold out online. If tickets are sold out online all tickets are sold out and unavailable at the door.

I lost my ticket, what do I do?

Tickets can be retrieved by clicking here

Should I have and health concerns for ticket holders?

If you have epilepsy we strongly suggest you consult with a physician prior to purchase due to high intensity flashing lights and a flashing video wall which may cause seizures for those with the condition.

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Open Mic Session: Home
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Session: Home

  • The Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What is home for you?

For some of us, it is the four walls that you grew up, with all kinds of significant memories. For others, home is less about the place and more about the people that we've shared these memories with. Whether you call home a place or a group of people, we want to hear from you. 

Bring your poetry and spoken word, your music and your talent to the mic. We are listening. Join us in the historic Anne Spencer Garden for this intimate session!

$5: Door Donation
Open Mic Sign-Up: 6:45p
Start time: 7pm

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Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

A Potluck for Freedom School

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As we move forward with bringing a local chapter of Freedom Schools to our community, we want to make sure that you are a part of this process! Join us for an evening of dinner and discussion, supported by our friends at The People's Supper!

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Signature Session: Jasmine Mans
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Signature Session: Jasmine Mans

Our Signature Sessions (formerly known as Stripped Sessions) were created last year as a space for artists to take the stage and become known less as entertainers and more as people. As a mix of local and national traveling artists join us on this stage, we hope for it to be known as a part of what makes The Listening exist.

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Open Mic Session: The Cool
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Session: The Cool

  • Academy Center of the Arts - Ann White Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wanna be one of the cool kids?

We all know cool when we see it, but we also all have different definitions for what it actually is. It could be the undeniable swagger of Cool Hand Luke or the effortless magic of Beyonce - whatever it is, we've all come across the cool. The stage is open for you.

Come define it for yourselves at the Academy Center of the Arts with your poetry, your songs, your dance, whatever - just keep it cool!

Academy Center of the Arts - Ann White Gallery

600 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA, 24504

$5 // April 13, 2018 // 7PM

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OUR FIVE YEAR FUNDRAISER!
Mar
27
4:00 PM16:00

OUR FIVE YEAR FUNDRAISER!

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Five years ago, a movement began. We want to celebrate with you!

Join us at Chipotle for dinner, and 50% of whatever you spend helps support our mission of "engaging, changing and saving lives". Because hey, these burritos are works of art, amirite?

See you guys there!

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Storytelling: The Tipping Point
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Storytelling: The Tipping Point

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Malcolm Gladwell wrote a book. 
The Roots made an album. 
You have a story. Bring it, on March 18th to The White Hart Cafe.

When in your life have you experienced the tipping point? The theme of this event leaves much room for interpretation - which is where you come in. 

Gladwell describes the tipping point as “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire." Hip-hop's number one band, The Legendary Roots Crew released an album of the same name, which fused influences from soul, jazz, and funk.

Storytelling is an ancient tradition and a revered art form. All it takes is your voice. 

Stay tuned for more updates!

#welcometothelistening

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Open Mic Session: QUEEN
Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Session: QUEEN

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Queens, it is time we start using our voices and creative gifts to magnify one another's strengths and build each other up. For this open mic session, there's no more room for middle-school girl tearing each other down or backstabbing. Together with the YWCA, we are setting out to speak life to girls' strengths, and bring out the royalty inside. 

Bring yourself and a queen you know for our "Queen" open mic on March 9th at 7p at the YWCA! Since this will be a session to encourage and acknowledge, we are asking that all artists consider an atmosphere with respectful language and positive energy. Stay tuned for updates on giveaways and much more!

In the words of Maya Angelou,
"Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it."

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Movie Night & Discussion: "I Am Not Your Negro"
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night & Discussion: "I Am Not Your Negro"

"I Am Not Your Negro" is a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.

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Spencer's Vanguard: A Journey in Identity
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Spencer's Vanguard: A Journey in Identity

The last time we were together, we announced a “pursuit of greatness”. But nearly a year later, things have changed for us, and the world around us as well. 

Starting at 7pm, Spencer’s Vanguard will take the stage, presenting stories of their own personal journeys in identity. 

These poets and musicians from The Listening’s community aim to address the identity of the community that surrounds them, both local, national, and international - from their eyes. 

Subject matter will include multiculturalism, loss, diversity, family life, spirituality, love, and community

Please note that some content may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 18.

Doors Open at 6:30p
$12 adv. 
$15 at the door. 

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The Listening X Academy Center of the Arts present: Give The Drummer Some
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

The Listening X Academy Center of the Arts present: Give The Drummer Some

Join the Academy Center of the Arts and The Listening, Inc., on Friday, October 27, for Give the Drummer Some, featuring a drumming exhibition with local percussionists, followed by a screening of the 2014 Academy Award Winning film 'Whiplash' starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller. 

Event Schedule:

- Doors open at 6:30pm
- Music begins at 7:00pm with Viral
- 'Whiplash' screening at 8:00pm

Participating musicians and drummers include: Viral, Brad Cox, and more TBA.

Tickets for this event are just $10.00 and can be purchased online atacademycenter.org or by calling (434) 846-8499.

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The Listening: Full Disclosure
Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Listening: Full Disclosure

Storytelling is an art form that is as traditional as it is community-based. We invite you and your voices to join us, with full disclosure.

Nothing is off limits. Nothing is taboo. Just tell your story. If you are interested in performing or have any questions, send an email to natalie.sarrett@gmail.com!

$5 Entry

Join us on October 13th for a writing and speaking workshop!

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2017 Lynchburg Out of the Darkness Walk
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

2017 Lynchburg Out of the Darkness Walk

Walk Date: 10/07/2017
Walk Location: Percival's Isle - Lynchburg, VA
Check-in/Registration Time: 10/07/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

Join our team and register for free here!

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Joan Palmer
Contact Phone: 434-426-3751
Contact Email: lynchburgootdwalk@gmail.com

Thank you for joining us for the 3rd annual Lynchburg, VA Out of the Darkness Community Walk. This year’s walk will take place rain or shine, on Saturday, October 7th at Percival’s Island in Lynchburg, VA.

Walk with us and support mental health! Your tax-deductible donation makes a difference! Your support makes research grants, legislative efforts, programs, and community outreach possible. Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

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The Listening: Sanctuary - Open Mic Session
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Listening: Sanctuary - Open Mic Session

$5 to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The Listening, Inc. 

Sometimes, we all need a break.

Some of us need a break from our own mind.

This session is for those of us who use our songs and poems to create a safe spaces with our own battle symphonies. We invite you to join our community and build our sanctuary together. 

Dedicated to the memory of Chester Bennington and all who currently continue to battle with, or have been affected by suicide and depression.

Come early to get your name on the performance list!

Light refreshments provided. Open to high school students.

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Remembering Chester
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Remembering Chester

Fans and supporters of Linkin Park all over the world were hit with the news of Chester Bennington's passing on July 20, 2017. 

If you're hurting or struggling in any way, join us at Speakertree on July 21th from 6-8p to enjoy the music that has impacted us all in different ways.

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The Listening, Inc. presents: Brave New Voices
Jul
10
to Jul 14

The Listening, Inc. presents: Brave New Voices

  • Academy Center of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm| $110

Each Monday - Friday, until July 14.

Register By: July 6

Ages: 13 - 18

Poets and performers aged 13 to 18 will have the opportunity to explore a dynamic performance art called Spoken Word with a local non-profit organization called The Listening, Inc. For five days, young poets and performers will journey from the creative writing process to developing their own performance styles that reflect who they are and the world they come from. Themes discussed will be music and rhythm and the politics of poetry.

Students will also be able to work with local performing artists who will mentor and guide them, leading them to an open mic at the end of the week, at which they will perform their works!

Click here for more info!

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Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Listening: Dear America (Workshop & Open Mic Session)

Our Country. Your voice. 

There's enough out there to challenge our ideas of what it means to be a part of this country. In return, we challenge the poets, the singers, the artists and performers to take their craft and address their country.

To twist our driving question, if you had the entire country willing to listen to you, what would you say?

Bring your fury and your faith, your heat and your hope, your passion and patriotism. Join us at 6pm for writing workshop to create together and sign-up on the open mic list.

Hosted and dining made available by The GR8 PL8 Cafe & Lounge, a collaborative event with The Poetry Group!

$5 (to benefit The Listening, Inc., a tax-exempt non-profit organization aimed to engage, change, and save lives with the performing arts.)

#welcometothelistening

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