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Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret 48: Hours Later

  • The Center 118 West Market Street Akron, OH, 44303 United States (map)


"[The #EPCooker is] an Open Mic where ANYTHING can happen!" – Promoter & Performer Seth Gravatt

Share your artistic truth at next month's open mic extravaganza: The Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret!!! Join Wandering Aesthetics and some of the Denied Admission cast immediately following their Saturday, August 3rd performance, for a night of music, comedy, spoken word and, well, truly...ANYTHING.

Don't let time pass you by... Witness firsthand these local performing artists– of all ages and genres– that help make Akron the #CreativeSummit.

**The #EPCooker is a regularly occurring open mic that takes place on the FIRST SATURDAY of every month**

Date & Time: Saturday, August 3rd

***Doors: 9:30 PM • Performance: 10 PM***

Location: The Center (Located above Time Traveler Records)

Featured Emcee: The Cast of Denied Admission

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can Donation at the door

($5.00 Suggested Donation)


Final fundraising for Wandering Aesthetics' #KnightCities project, Bigger than a Breadbox, (Returning in early Fall), as well as maintaining this vibrant community event.


Considered by some, "the most EPIC open mic," they've ever attended, the Akron Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau's Zenith AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is a dynamic monthly showcase featuring artistic talent (musicians, theatre artists, dancers, improvisers, standup comedians, and many more...) and "ANYTHING GOES" fun. The #EPCooker "happens" at the The Center, a performance space dedicated to the development of artists, located above Time Traveler Records in West Hill, Akron.

Join Wandering Aesthetics, the #EPCooker Community and the cast of Denied Admission at The Center on Saturday, August 3rd for a memorable night full of revelry and revelation.


Through humble beginnings in the basement of a Highland Square flower shop, the #EPCooker is an artist driven event that sees over 60+ audience members, 20+ performers and 4 non-stop hours of art.

***Doors open and sign ups for performers begins around 9:30 pm with performances starting around 10:00 pm. ANYONE may sign up for an open mic slot. Performers may also pre-register before the event at***

An emcee, various musical instruments, stage, lighting and sound system (with operators) are provided. The environment is like no other open mic in the region!

ALL varieties of acts are encouraged to perform. Previous acts have included: monologues, acoustic musicians, comedians, feats of strength, play readings, full rock bands, debates, experimental art, puppeteers, dancers, scenes from plays, improvisation, devised work, storytelling and performance artists. But the sky is the limit; no art is too taboo for the #EPCooker!

ALL levels – from beginner to the most experienced – are encouraged to perform. Those under 18 are permitted to attend (and perform!) with adult supervision.

The #EPCooker is not just an open mic. It is an open and welcoming community of artists and advocates. It is also a great networking event, a great place to improve stage presence and a great place to develop as an artist. From comedians to performance artists and even full bands, many wonderful performers have premiered at the #EPCooker.


There will be water, soda, coffee, wine, and beer available. Outside food and beverages are also permitted.


Gum-Dip Theatre's Denied Admission examines the boundaries of personal liberty in a new play based on credible fear interviews of asylum seekers who crossed the southern U.S. border. This new work will explore the rooms of the legal system, the streets of the Northern Triangle, and the hearts of those seeking a home.