After a far-too-long hiatus, there will again be a hip-hop night in St. Louis. Called the H2 Cafe, the event will be held at Cusumano's (7147 Manchester, Maplewood) every Monday starting on December 1. The MySpace announcement promises freestyle open-mic (with battles welcome) and live performances coming soon; hosts for the evening are J-Narko, Twizzy and Rob Boo, with Trackstar as the DJ. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission is just $5 (and ladies are free until 11 p.m.!). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-584-9641.
-- Annie Zaleski