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Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret 30: Dirty Thirty

  • Aqueduct Brewing 529 Grant Street Akron, OH, 44311 United States (map)

Akron's most ELECTRIC open mic is back and turning 30 just as Wandering Aesthetics gears up for the upcoming launch of #AkronBreadbox!!!

$5 cover charge or pay-what-you-can at the door. Audience members can pay their covers and artists can pre-register for a performance slot online at or via phone at 330.612.3090.


#EPCooker team members and to help reach our Year Two match for The Electric Pressure Cooker… presents Bigger than a Breadbox. Bigger Than A Breadbox – launching this Fall – is one of the 27 winners of the of the 2015 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge Akron. #AkronBreadbox needs to raise $75,000 in matching funds over two years - but only $37,500 over the next 15 months.

For more information (including the up-to-date funds raised) visit or email


The AWARD-WINNING Electric Pressure Cooker Cabaret is piggybacking off of the upcoming F*N*M at everyone's favorite brewery – Aqueduct Brewing – for another month of "ANYTHING GOES" entertainment!

Through humble beginnings in the basement of a Highland Square flower shop, the #EPCooker is an artist driven event that sees over 100 audience members, 20+ performances and 6 non-stop hours of art.

Doors open and 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, lighting and sound system (with operators) are provided. This month's emcee: Comedian & Improviser Ruben Ryan

ALL varieties of acts are encouraged to perform. 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 Comedy Troupe, Copper Pennies and many other acts premiered at the #EPCooker.

Aqueduct Brewing has a quality selection of craft beer, cider and food available for sale. Outside beverages are not permitted. Outside food is allowed.


Ruben Ryan...

Earlier Event: August 12
Performer's Tool Box
Later Event: September 1
Min-#EPCooker at Kenmore Better Block