Performance Cafe back with second helping

After the roaring success of the first Performance Cafe event at the Meteor Theatre, the team behind it decided they'd better have another one.

Performance Cafe: Chapter Two, is being staged tonight, from 6.30pm.

The show has been organised by Mark Servian - one of The Meteor's trustees, the instigator of the Riff Raff Statue and the Free Lunch Street Theatre Company and a proud member of Clan McGillicuddy.

It will feature a range of acts - comedy, theatre, poetry, improvisation, music and a band playing until late.

There's something for everyone, and entry is by donation.

''It's pay-what-you-want. We want people to feel as welcome as possible and provide an old-fashioned cheap night out,'' Servian said.

''Drop in, enjoy the acts, relax with a beverage, mingle, or even be inspired to take the stage at a future event.''

This Performance Cafe also falls on a special day in McGillicuddy culture - Snotty Beans All Saints Day.

During this Friday the 13th festivity, useless gifts, preferably crafted from junk, are exchanged among friends.

Servian said his job as the Performance Cafe's master of ceremonies will reflect and respect that ancient tradition.

The list of acts and bands to take the stage tonight are: Sambatron, Nicholas Bourchier, New Millennium Beatniks, Ebs, Donna Howells-Skoludek of Hamilton Poetry Slamdown, Antiques Roadshow, Gramophonics, The Darkroom Project, and The Shift.

Waikato Times