AT THE MIC

Jessica Care Moore – publishing-house CEO and Apollo performance legend – will take the stage at the Michigan Union U-Club at 8:30 p.m. tonight for the Poetry Slam. Moore, herself a well-known African-American poet, encourages literacy through hip hop. Tickets are $3.

ON STAGE

The Dicks and Janes’ 8th Annual A Cappella Invitational is Saturday at 8 p.m. at Rackham Auditorium. Joining the co-ed a cappella group this year is the University’s Amazin’ Blue, Miami University’s Misfitz, Florida State’s All-Night Yahtzee and MSU’s Accafellas. Tickets are $8 with student ID.

IN CONCERT

Started by former Dispatch member Chad Urmston, rock outfit State Radio will come to The Blind Pig tomorrow at 8 p.m. The show promises to be worth the $12 cover, since the band’s legacy rests largely in its stage presence and interactive performances with the audience. All ages.

AT THE PODIUM

Nicholas Montemarano, a widely published short-story writer, will read his work as part of the Zell Visiting Writers Series today at 5 p.m. in the Michigan League Vandenberg Room. His books include “If the Sky Falls” and “A Fine Place.”

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