The Pulp Poetry Slam

Have a longing for blistering poetry,
words slinging round a room like bouncy balls
in the hands of five year old monsters??????
Want to ride that wicked unicorn of the free beat
down the rainy road toward poetic chaos??????

4th TUESDAY of the month at 8PM
This is your chance. Come to slam or come to listen.

Community Conversations

Every other Monday at 8pm. Come discuss important issues to our community and the world around us. Check our events section for specific topics and dates.

1st & 3rd MONDAY of the month at 8PM

JUICED: The Orange City Story Slam

Each story slam has a theme.  Come share a 5-10 min (unscripted) TRUE story about something you experienced that connects with our theme.  Stories can have any tone or language you prefer.


4th: The End of Bullying Begins with Me

11th: National Coming Out Day 


25th: Tales from the Crypt 

Every SUNDAY from 7PM-8PM

Flickering Lights: Film + Discussion

Hosted by NWC History Professor Michael Kugler

Each season we feature films within a certain topic to view and discuss afterward.

Our current topic is: Movies in the Nazi Era

The age of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, the Second World War and the Shoah (the destruction of Europe’s Jews) is rich in movie story telling.  I’m teaching a course at Northwestern on Nazi Germany and the Shoah, and will show my students a variety of powerful and distinctive movies on that subject.  You are invited too.  I’ve tried to choose movies less well-known along with those, like Schindler’s List and Inglourious Basterds, which stand out for their enduring effect or provocative movie making.  After a brief introduction we’ll watch the movie, and afterwards everyone is welcome to stick around to talk.  

Considering the subject matter you can imagine that many of these films are suitable for adults.  If you are concerned about shocking or challenging images in any of these movies, before joining us I recommend checking out reviews of the films on-line.

The Eve of the Catastrophe

  • Wednesday, 9/9: M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
  • Monday, 9/14: Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1934)

The War

  • 9/21: Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981)
  • 9/28: Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1987)
  • 10/5: Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarrentino, 2009)

The Killing Fields

  • 10/12: Au Revoir, Les Infants (Louis Malle, 1987)
  • 10/19: Europa, Europa (Agnieszka Holland, 1990)
  • 10/26: God on Trial (Andy de Emmony, 2008)

Putting a Spoke in the Wheel

  • 11/2: Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
  • 11/9: Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (Kjell Grede, 1993)
  • 11/16: The Grey Zone (Tim Blake Nelson, 2001)

After the Catastrophe

  • 11/23: The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani, 1974)
  • 11/30: Genghis Cohen (Elijah Moshinsky, 1993)
  • 12/7: Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
  • 12/14: A Woman in Berlin (Max Färberböck, 2008)
Every MONDAY at 7PM
*during the academic year

Trivia Night at the Old Factory

Do you like trivia? Are you good at remembering random bits of knowledge? Our monthly trivia night, organized and hosted by Vaughn Donahue, brings you 10 exciting general knowledge categories!

Teams of 3 to 5 people compete for the much-desired Drew Bledsoe Trophy.

Bring your team, or come solo and join a team – doesn’t matter to us! The more the merrier.

2nd TUESDAY of the Month at 8PM
*each player pays a dollar to play