Monday, August 27, 2012

Occupying Cafe Hey — Tampa hangout for the political fringe

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

We paid a visit to Cafe Hey, dubbed "home of the 99 Percent Dinner," Sunday night and rubbed elbows with Occupy protesters, Green Party VP candidate Cheri Honkala and others just visiting Tampa to check out the RNC action. The cafe offers a slew of events related to the RNC protests throughout the week. Last night Latino alt-prog singer-songwriter Acho Brother, David Rovics and John Clark performed.

Tonight at 8 p.m. there'll be a Woody Guthrie sing-along with dance party and "special revolt" to follow at 11 p.m. On Tuesday at 8 p.m., check out the "Great Debate.

Attend a workshop on "How Wall Street is Burning Democracy" at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Vermin Supreme hosts "Art of the Meme" 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, Thursday the cafe features its popular weekly open mic at 7 p.m. Live music dominates Friday with shows by Meredith Marsh and others TBD, starting at 9 p.m. Saturday at 8 p.m., attend a "Hip-Hop Classical Guitar Extravaganza. Below are photos from the cafe's Post! political poster show and Acho Brother.

The cafe opens daily at 7 a.m. and closes at 11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Activists and spectators can pick up free how-to guides that offer details and tips on participating in RNC political action events at the cafe's counter.

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