PPCC Open Mic Night, Downtown Studio campus, student commons, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Free, open to the public. Poetry, spoken word and freestyle. Fri., May 6, 7-9 p.m. Call 540-7617 for more.
Book Sleuth Signings, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 105, 632-2727. Kathy Brandt signs Dangerous Depths on Sat., May 7, noon to 2 p.m. John Galligan signs The Nail Knot on Mon., May 16, noon to 2 p.m.
Breaking Into Freelance Writing, Holiday Inn Express, 1815 Aeroplaza dr. $49. Learn to sell your articles, stories and personal essays to magazines. Class also covers book proposals, finding an agent and selling greeting cards. Sat., May 7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 527-8225 for more.
What is a Good Poem? Panel Discussion, CC's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., room 213. Free. Published and award-winning poets Aaron Anslett, Beth Ann Bassein, Lois Hayna, Steve Schroeder and Jane Wampler speak on the panel. Sat., May 7, 10 a.m. Call 573-9479 for more.
Thin Air Poetry Slam, Cedars Lounge, 3125 Sinton Rd. Free. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Every Tuesday, doors open at 7 p.m., slam begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. Featuring Luke Warmwater, a slam poet from Rapid City, S.D. on Tues., May 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 573-6820 or visit www.thinairpoetryslam.com for more.
Love Thyself: The Message from Water, WakePoint Healing Center, 1919 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Dr. Masaru Emoto (featured in What the Bleep Do We Know?!?) speaks on his work with water crystals. Thurs., May 19, 7 p.m. Call 520-1497 for more.