The AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret continues to be one of the area’s most popular events. Started in the basement of a flower shop, it is an artist driven event that sees over 100 audience members, 20 performances and 6 non-stop hours of art.

Registration for performers begins at 7:30 pm. Performances begin between 8:00 - 8:30 pm. Anyone may sign up for a 12-minute slot. Performers may pre-register at

An emcee, house drum kit, keyboard and sound system (with operators) are provided. ALL varieties of acts are encouraged to perform at this kaleidoscopic happening! Previous acts have included: monologues, acoustic musicians, comedians, feats of strength, play readings, experimental art, dancers, scenes from plays, improvisation, devised work, full rock bands 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. It is also a great networking event, a great place to improve stage presence and a great place to develop as an artist. Storyteller Kyle Jozsa, Comedian Sarah Jones, Just Go With It Improv, Copper Pennies and many other acts premiered at the #EPCooker.

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Saturday, February 17th
8 PM - ???
Location: Jilly's Music Room

Your Attendance Is Mandatory

In April of 2016, The Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret won the 2015 Akron Zenith Award for "You Tell the Tourist" - Your Attendance is Mandatory!!!

Up against incredible local mainstays Porch Rokr, Boo At The Zoo, The Akron Art Museum and The Akron Marathon, the #EPCooker prevailed because of the strength and support of our community – CONGRATULATIONS y'all!




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Wandering Aesthetics is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wandering Aesthetics must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.