See slam poetry performed in the recently opened Nitecap Coffee Bar at 1738 W. 18th St. Presented by Salsation Theater Company, the Word Up! slam features six poets spewing out internal rhyme faster than you can say "Roses are red."

In Word Up!'s final "candy round," the first four poets eliminated become the judges for the last two standing poets, who then must completely improvise their final poem.

Tickets are $8 and Nitecap is BYOB.