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OPEN MICS IN THE US:

unitel states ALABAMA - ALASKA - ARIZONA - ARKANSAS - CALIFORNIA - COLORADO - CONNECTICUT - DELAWARE - FLORIDA - GEORGIA - IDAHO - ILLINOIS and Chicago - INDIANA - KENTUCKY - LOUISIANA - MARYLAND - MASSACHUSETTS - MICHIGAN - MINNESOTA - and minneapolis - MISSOURI - NEVADA - NEW JERSEY - NEW MEXICO - NEW YORK - NORTH CAROLINA - NORTH DAKOTA - OHIO - OKLAHOMA - OREGON - PENNSYLVANIA - RHODE ISLAND - TENNESEE - TEXAS - UTAH - VERMONT - VIRGINIA - WASHINGTON and seattle - WASHINGTON DC - WISCONSIN


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ALABAMA

Montgomery
“All These Spoken&” 1048 E. Fairview Ave (334)834-1048
1st and 3rd Monday 8PM mmcc@mindspring.com

Montgomery
The Poetry Cafe
The Unitarian Church
2810 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery - AL 36106
Info: CALL CHERYL 856-630-2825

Birmingham
Doodle Cafe, 715 21st Street South, (205)251-5558
2nd Friday 7PM

Gulf Shores
Sassy Bass Amazin' Grill
5160 Highway 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-975-1010
open mic every Sunday Night at 6:00

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ALASKA

Anchorage
Slams 2000! Snow City Cafe, 1034 W. 4th Avenue
Last Thursday monthly 7 p.m. $5 at the door.

Anchorage
Grand Slam Tuesday, May, 23, 2000
Fly By Night Club http://www.alaska poetry.org

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ARIZONA

Mesa
Essenza, 1350 S. Longmore, (605)461-0445

Tucson
The Rant, Club Congress, 311 East Congress, 1st Saturday monthly, 7:30 PM, FREE. Hosted by Erin Whitfield. http://hometown.aol.com/akapretti/therant.html

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ARKANSAS

Fayetteville
Uncle Gaylord’s, 315 W. Mountain, 2nd Weds slam, last Weds open mic. www.uark.edu/ALAD

Hot Springs
Poet’s Loft , 514-B Central Ave
Springs AR 71901
www.ThePoetsLoft.com

Little Rock
Little Rock Poetry Slam, Vino’s,
923 W. Seventh, (501)375-8466, 1st Thursday 7:30

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CALIFORNIA

Altadena
THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE, 2029 N. Lake Altadena, Ca. 91001 (626) 398-79176

Bob Stane’s Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena is host to some of the finest acts in the country. This relatively small but mighty venue continually packs the house on many nights with audiences who venture out to see and hear incredible songwriter/performers, worthy of the drive to the outskirts of L.A.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to perform there, here in Bob’s own words (from his website) is what they’re looking for:

Bob Stane is always looking for GOOD acts, especially those who still have unclaimed souls which can be acquired. Remember, this particular Central American country and The Coffee Gallery Backstage are the last entities allowed to recruit indentured servants. Tourists are warned to sign nothing. If you are wearing ruby slippers, "stay tight inside them."

Loud and rowdy rock groups may be teased but won’t be asked to play. Except in the wading pool of Alligator Lagoon, while dressed in chicken suits, of course.


Berkeley
Starry Plough, 3107 Sahttuck, 510-841-2082
2nd and LAST Wed of every month 8:30pm. $5
Hosted by Carles Ellik & Dani Eurynome
voluptuary@aol.com


Berkeley
Poetry Express
Priya Indian Cuisine, 2072 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-3977, free, 7:00 (poetryexpress@gmail.com)
Mondays


Chico
Moxie’s Cafe, Broadway btw 1st and 2nd
Every Tuesday 8 PM open mic, slam, feature,
Hosted by Big Poppa E


Canoga Park
Cafe Madrid 21608 Sherman Way, Canoga Park (818) 264-7700

The MainStreet Songwriters Showcase, hosted by acclaimed singer/songwriter Garret Swayne, is moving to a new spot called Cafe de Carlos in March. Stay tuned for details. This one is quite good!


Canoga Park
Cobalt Cafe, 22047 Sherman Way, (Sherman Way and Topanga) Canoga Park (818) 348-3789
At the extreme west end of the San Fernando Valley is a coffee house that’s still pretty popular, even if it is considered to be out in the boonies by those who live closer to Hollywood and other parts of L.A. This place has a very cozy feel to it. There are cushy couches,original artwork on the walls and a strange, yet warm ambience in the innerspace here. The open mic is on Monday nights at 7:30, hosted by Rick Lupert. The locals here are all very talented and on the night I went, the music was on the mellow, folksy side, but it belied the potential for the more hard core music that follows later in the evening. The west end of the San Fernando Valley is a hotbed of musical talent and Cobalt Cafe is where you’ll find a good deal of it. Also, I should mention that on Tuesday nights, they have poetry open mic. In fact, here is a recent email I received from Rick, the guy who runs the poetry thing:
Hi there, Thanks for having such a thorough guide online!
My name is Rick Lupert and I’ve hosted the open reading at the Cobalt for the last 3 and half years. Here’s some info on it. Feel free to incorporate any of this info into the Cobalt listing.

Open Reading.
Every Tuesday night at 9pm (sign up any time before or during) 7 minute time limit (pretty generous for on L.A. area open reading) 1 drink minimum
3rd Tuesday of every month the open reading is accompanied by a featured reader presented by the Valley Contemporary Poets.
Very supportive room which always includes reading veterans and people reading for the first time ages ranging from 14 to 90. We pass around a group poem which everyone adds to and which is read at the end of the evening. (which is usally awful, but hilarious)
Usually 30 - 50 people in the room and 20 - 30 people on the list. That’s about all I can think of....It’s usually a pretty fun evening with all kinds of poetry...funny, serious...form, beat, rhyming, insane, far too sane. Never predictable. Come by some time!
Thanks again,
Rick Lupert
Rick: You’re welcome,
Hal


Costa Mesa
Club Mesa, 843 W. 19th St. 949.642-6634
Weds 9PM Hosted by Lob


Covina
The Fret House, 309 N. Citrus (between Madillo & San Bernadino Rd.), Covina (818) 339- 7020
John Taylor hosts. Another place that cares about quality, the Frethouse has been a mainstay of top flight acoustic entertainment for many years. This one’s a little bit of a drive from the hub of open mic activity, but it’s worth it. One catch, though - they only have open mic on the first Saturday of each month. Sign- up is at7:30 and the show stars at 8:00


Davis
Poetry Night
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
9 - 11 PM, Free, Featured Reader with Open Mic, Bistro 33 (in old City Hall Bldg.), 226 F St., Davis, aojones@ucdavis.edu Children Welcome


Hollywood
Crooked Bar, 8121 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood (213) 653-4773

Get there early for this one! Sometimes as many as forty people show up to play. Sign up every Monday night at 6:30pm - the show starts at 7:00pm. The lady in charge is Dawn ( you’ll like her) and there is also a sound man although that doesn’t always guarantee a great sound . She also has a separate list for comedians so after a few songwriters perform, they get a comic up there.
The Crooked Bar is located below a large rock club called the Coconut Teaser. If you head up the stairs and walk through the pool room, sometimes you can catch a decent local band. Amazingly, the loud music upstairs doesn’t bleed through to the Crooked Bar. By the way, Dawn books most of her showcase talent from the best of the open mic people. Also, Marc Platt books the best acts for Thursday Night’s Sound Gallery in the same room. You can also audition by sending a tape to Dawn at the club. There is no cover, but be prepared to pay a few bucks for parking.


Hollywood
Genghis Cohen 740 N. Fairfax Ave., Hollywood

Genghis Cohen Cantina has not had an open mic night for years, but I think Genghis is a great room to play and be seen in. Though it’s not as innundated with music biz types as it once was, there are still a few that check in from time to time looking to sign fresh blood. This is not the easiest room to get booked into, but well worth the effort if you have the talent and have amassed any kind of following. As far as their booking policy, you can click on their name and it will take you to the Genghis Cohen website where you can find out everything you want to know. BTW- the food there is terrific.


Hollywood
The Gig (Hollywood)
7302 Melrose Avenue - (323) 936-4440

The harder edged version of the Gig in West L.A. (see below) The names of bands playing there that caught my eye recenty: Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and Trailer Park Pam.... just thought I’d share that.

The Gig (West L.A) 11637 West Pico Boulevard (310) 444-9807

This is the location where a lot of my favorite acts showcase solo or with full bands. Roomy, comfy, dark and good sound. The cover charge here is a bit high, but usually worth it. Local band Kelly’s Lot recently organized and performed a Stop Cancer benefit here. I love this band. This is also the location for BMI’s Circle of Songs, a webcast & showcase sponsored by - well who else? -- BMI... held on the last Wednesday of every month.. Find out more by going to the BMI web site.


Hollywood
Ground Zero, 7554 Sunset Blvd in Hollywood (213) 874-2261 A Music and comedy open mic on Tuesdays at 7:30PM. on Wednesdays they have Acoustic music starting around 8:00. Anyone who’s been by there lately - send an update, will ya? Last time Li’l Hank was by Grounds Zero in Hollywood, it wasn’t too happening, but the room is VERY condusive to a cool acoustic music scene. I hope whoever is running the show realizes it’s potential. It sits on kind of a lonely corner , but that shouldn’t be a deterrent. The neighborhood’s not that bad.


Hollywood
Hallenbeck’s General Store 5510 Cahuenga Blvd. (between Burbank Bl. and Chandler), North Hollywood (818) 985-5916

One of the best showcases and open mics to emerge since Billy Block’s Western Beat.

Open mic is every Tuesday night hosted by Bruce Teitell. Sign up at 7:30 for the 8 o’clock show.

The latest incarnation of L.A.’s answer to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville is hosted by Seth Jackson and Craig Lackey, two excellent and devoted songwriters with a gift for attracting some of the best songwriters and performers in the civilized world. Though it’s predominantly country flavored, the key word here is talent. It’s called the Songwriters Lineup It’s a Nashville-style writers held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each showcase has writers “in the round” plus a featured guest.There’s an open mic following the scheduled performers. It’s a real cool thing, and they’ve been getting an excellent turnout.


Hollywood
Highland Grounds, 742 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood (213) 466-1507

Highland Grounds is a choice spot for the acoustic scene. There is so much going on at Highland Grounds that I have to break it down into categories. It is virually the open mic capitol of the world; they hold several open mic events and showcases and it can get pretty confusing. Even I have gone on the wrong night a couple times because I didn’t check the listings and tried depending on my memory. They also have a computer in the loft if you’re inclined to surf the WWW. Okay, here’s the lowdown:
1.A prime example of a great open mic: Western Beat, 1st Thursday every month. Sign-up at 6:30pm sharp - Billy Block, the founder of Western Beat at Highland Grounds in Hollywood is an accomplished musician, writer, producer and publisher, yet he has a way of making neophyte songwriters feel comfortable, and he commands the love and support of everyone in the room. As a result, Billy Block’s Western Beat is one of the most well attended open mic / showcases in the city. Though primarily country flavored, the song still reigns supreme. Note: Ed Tree, a first class songwriter / performer and studio owner who has recorded many of L.A.s finest country artists now hosts many Western Beats while Billy is on the road or doing sessions in Nashville. Also, the beautiful and talented songwriter and country D.J.. Though I am not partial to country music; I do appreciate a well run open mic and showcase. This one truly is.

2. Brett Perkins Songwriters Hang

Brett no longer does the “hang”, but what he’s doing these days is known as The Listening Room Concert Series. Find out more about it by following this link to his website:
http://www.brettperkinspresents.com

3. Karen Fields holds court for “Open Mind Night” every Wednesday night at 8:00pm. - sign up is at 7:00pm and again - get there early as the list tends to fill up fast! This is probably the most popular weekly open mic in town. Many of the regular showcase acts at the club are chosen on Wednesday and it can’t hurt to bring in a few friends to cheer you on. Like their flyer says “All Minstrels, Muses and Mongrels are welcome”. There is a $2.00 cover at the door and a one drink minimum.


Hollywood
Monday Nights in Hollywood California
Open Mic Mondays hosted by Les Michaels, (now in it’s 5 year) sign up starts at 8 PM an show at 9 PM, bring sheet music we supply the pianist or play it yourself on guitar or our baby grand. Primarily legit, semi-pros with years of training doing a cabaret style show with broadway, pop, jazz, soul, great american standards. $5 cover helps pay the pianist, tips are encouraged. Plus one drink or food minimum.
Vermont Restaurant in the Lounge, 1714 N. Vermont Ave. at Hollywood Blvd. Call 323-661-6163 for info or to reserve a table.


Hollywood
Thursday Nights in West Hollywood California
Cabaret Guest Stars Talent Showcase at 8 PM
Followed by Open Mic at about 9:30 PM hosted by Les Michaels, (now in it’s 4 year)
Bring sheet music we supply the pianist or play it yourself on guitar or our baby grand.
Primarily legit, semi-pros with years of training doing a cabaret style show with broadway, pop, jazz, soul, great american standards.
NO cover, with a $10 minimum food or drinks, tipping host and pianist is encouraged.
Bel Age Hotel in the Ten20 Lounge, 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., at Sunset Blvd.
Call 323-851-1111 for info. or reservations
Inglewood
Words Of Life, The New Dragnet Theater on Queen near Locust Ave, every Monday, 7pm. Hosted by Sandra Lorraine Coleman.


Inglewood
The 7th Vanguard, Cafe Future, 1314 La Brea, Every Thurday, 9pm. Hosted by Jawanza Dumisani.


Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach Brewing, 422 Pacific Coast Hwy. 949.494-2739
Thursday 8PM OCVictor@pacbell.net


Leimert Park
Words in the Mix , Nectar Cafe, 3349 W. 43rd Pl., every Friday, 9pm. Hosted by Artus Mansoir of Cloud Nine Productions.


Long Beach
Speak On It, Uncle Al’s Seafood Restaurant, 400 E. 1st St. (at the corner of 1st and Elm)4th Saturdays monthly, 7pm. Hosted by MsTmusze (310) 495 - 9547.


Long Beach
THE BIG DAMN POETRY SLAM!!! The Que Sera 1923 E. 7th Str.,(562) 599-6170Every Sunday at 3 p.m. beginning the first Sunday of November. 21 and up; Free.


LA
Open Mic is held at 3742 martin Luther King Blvd. near Magic Johnson Theaters at 7pm. Hosted every Thursday by The Final Poet.


LA (Silver Lake)
Poetic License, Zen Theatre Restaurant 2609 Hyperion Ave.Tuesdays 7PM. Hosted by Larry Jaffe
www.poetix.net


LA
33 1/3, Luna Sol Cafe, 2501 W. 6th St. 323.957-4897
Mondays 10PM Hosted by Jerry Quickley spoken word/hip hop


LA
Da’ Poetry Lounge, GREENWAY COURT THEATER, 544 N. Fairfax Ave. (1 block South of Melrose) Tuesdays 9 PM. Music Provided by KLASSIC PRODUKSHUNS Hosted and Produced by Dante, Poetri, Gimel and Shihan Early sign-up 213-390-7072


Fais Do-Do 5257 Adam Blvd., L.A. (213) 954-8080

Cafe Fais Do-Do has an open mic which features cash prizes to the "best of". One source (which I hold in high esteem) quoted the owner, Steve Yablok as describing this open mic as "...an opportunity for performers to try out new material and network together in a friendly environment". Recently, I was informed that this is a pretty good open mic for musical acts, and it is also peppered with some comedy. This place is in a tough part of L.A., so just be a little cautious around there. Every Wednesday night at 7:30pm.


The Green Room, 6752 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA, 90028 (323) 860-0775
According to Tulipsky’s review in Digital City, "...the Green Room serves the best coffee in Hollywood. Located in a great location near Highland on Hollywood Blvd, and near many of the tourist stops, this is the place to go for a caffeine pick-me-up when in Hollywood."
Bill Ewing hosts an open mike from about 7-9ish.


Hard Rock Cafe Open Mic Tuesdays
Ok It’s true!!!
Big Dave Little is hosting the Hard Rock Cafe Open Mic Tuesdays in Los Angeles. A Singer/Songwriters Showcase
8:00PM BDL Opens the show
Sign-ups at 7:30
(no tape or CD’s - live players)


The Basement, 1226 N. Alvarado Streeet, L.A. (213) 413-9111

The Basement is actually the downstairs recreation area of The Echo Park United Methdist Church, and it’s not a bad little open mic. Though you won’t find talent scouts down there, it’s still a nice haven for the locals to try out new material. It’s been a long time since we’ve played there, but as I recall, they serve refreshments and the vibe was pretty nice. Call for dates and times of their open mics (213)413-9111


Canter’s Kibbitz Room, 419 N. Fairfax, L.A. (213)651-2030

Though Canter’s Deli on Fairfax in Hollywood has been around for two million years (you can tell by looking at the union waitresses who’ve been there since it opened), most people are unaware that the adjacent bar is a hotbed of musical activity. On any given night of the week, there is a jam of some kind going on with a different band hosting each night. On Sunday nights at 9:00pm, the Kibbitz Room has an acoustic open mic hosted by Sean, followed by his house band - The Kibbutz Kowboys hosting the classic rock jam. The crowd is a little gritty, but kinda cool, too. It’s one of those places where you might feel more comfortable after you’ve been there a few times. Did I mention that the house band’s drummer is one of the guys who spontaneously combusted in the movie "Spinal Tap"?

Monday night is a Songwriter showcase called Damage Control hosted by Dan Giles.


Fairfax California.
Marin county town features 3 open mikes on mondays, all within 1 block of each other. 19 Broadway Bar, Cafe Amsterdam, and Peri’s Silver Dollar. Play at one then the other, then the other. Great Music...


Lakeview Terrace
The Hideaway Bar and Grill, 12122 N. Kagel Cyn. Rd., Lakeview Terrace (818)890-1225

From Dave E. Conrades:

The Sunday jam at the Hideaway is still going strong and being hosted by Steve Beasley. Sign up around 3 p.m. This is a great country bar. Love to see some country songwriters come down and try their stuff!


Melrose District
Cafe Luna 7469 Melrose Avenue, Melrose District (323) 931-6889

Johnny Romeo hosts an open mic from 8:00pm - 9:00pm followed by a set of his own every Wednesday night. Signup starts at 7pm.

Is that really his given name? Hell if I know, but I’ve seen his picture outside the place (he looks like a talented fellow). Cafe Luna is always busy, by the way, so that’s usually a good sign. Though I haven’t been to this open mic, personally, it is at the top of my list of venues to check out. Be hungry, they have a good menu. Have a revue of this venue? Post it on the Schmoozatorium message board!


Mill Valley
free Open Mic with Austin deLone at Sweetwater saloon Mondays at 8:30
153 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-2820
http://www.sweetwatersaloon.com/


Oakland Slam
Mambo Mambo, 1803 Webster Street,510-658-0570
Thursdays 7:30 Hosted by Nisa Amad and Sonia Whittle


Orange County
Ugly Mug Caffe, Wednesday nights at 8pm.


Pacific Grove
Juice and Java, 599 Lighthouse Avenue, 408 373-8652
Wednesdays at 7PM


Petaluma
Copperfield’s Cafe, 144 Kentucky St. (707) 762-8798
Thursdays at 7 pm. Hosted by Carl Macki, Caryl Fuller, Katlilith, Schotzki. poetrypet@kozmail.com
website click here


Riverside
Riverside Library,has writers’ events every “Last Saturday” of the month. Along with 2 or 3 feature readers, we weave open readers from the audience. Time: 3-5pm. ...casual audience that likes to have fun. abaloneconfectionpoetry@yahoo.com


Santa Cruz
Washrock, 153 Laurel St, 831-471-0555
Fridays


San Diego
The Last Sunday Slam Rendezvous Caffe, 4644 College Avenue
619-265-7287
7 PM


San Francisco
Keane’s 3300 Club, 13300 Mission St. at 29th, 415.826.6886
2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7PM. Hosted by Nancy Keane


San Francisco Slam
The Justice League. 628 Divisidero near Hayes, 415-440-0409
2nd Sunday monthly 7PM . $5 b4 9 PM $8 after. Hosted by SeeKing DJ’s: sake one & soul salaam.seeking@nationalpoetry.org


San Francisco
Paradise Lounge 1501 Folsom at 11th, 415.621.1911
Sundays 8PM. Hosted by Jennifer Joseph


San Francisco
It’s A Grind Coffee House
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
1800 Polk St. (between Jackson St & Washington St)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 441-1274
www.itsagrind.com
hosted by Jeanne Powell
contact: 415-928-8904
Word Dancing, featured poets followed by an open mike


San Francisco
Wednesdays
Sacred Grounds Cafe
7 PM Sign-up, 7:30 - 9:50 PM, Free, Open Mic with Featured Readers, Sacred Grounds Café, 2095 Hayes Street (at Cole), San Francisco, 415 387-3859, http://www.sacredgroundscafe.com/ No Wheelchair Access, Children Welcome


San Francisco
Spoken 3rd
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month
5 - 7 PM, Free, Open Mic, Javalencia Cafe at 3900 Third Street (at Fairfax), San Francisco, 415.355.2849, Wheelchair Access, Children Welcome


San Jose Slam
WAVES Smokehouse, 65 Post Street 408-885-9283
Last Tuesday Monthly bakatalk@rocketmail.com


San Jose
Kismet Gallery, 434 South First Street (408) 292-4226
Tuesdays 8PM


Santa Monica
A to H

14 Below, 1348 14th Street, Santa Monica (310) 451-5040

This is one of the truly coolest showcase rooms in town. Though they do not have an open mic night, they do showcase some wonderful acoustic talent as well as full-bore electric acts. A couple of things make this place unique. For one, They share the same roof with Markie D’s, an excellent Philly Steak joint seperated from the club by a pretty nice pool room with 4 decent pool tables. 14 Below’s full bar is seperated from the stage and showcase room, but the television sets in the lounge turn into monitors when the show begins so you can still enjoy the show without leaving your bar stool (if you’re so inclined). I had one of Markie’s steak sandwiches, by the way - damn good!


Santa Monica
Anastasia’s Asylum 1028 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica (310) 394-7113

A lot of people I know love to play here. It’s not that difficult to get booked and it’s definitely a must-play place. Personally, this venue creeps me out a little. Remember the movie ’Carrie’? It reminds me of Carrie’s mom’s house with the Jesus candles on every table and tacky red velvet furniture. The other thing is - the stage is actually a loft which is perched directly over the cappuchino machine and the nozzle that’s used to loudly steam the milk with drives me crazy in the middle of a performance. However, in all fairness, many disagree with me and enjoy playing there often. Hey what do I know - I guess I’m just gettin’ old and kvetchy.


Silver Lake
Cafe Glaxa at Glaxa Studios, 3707 Sunset Blvd. Silver Lake (323) 663-5295

Billy Kent hosts a singer-songwriter open mic on Tuesdays at 7:30pm. We haven’t been there yet, so please use the Schmoozatorioum message board if you have and give us the skinny on this place.


Studio City
Blue Saloon - 4657 Lankershim Blvd. Studio City (818) 766-4644

This is basically a typical neighborhood bar, but it’s been fairly popular music spot in the area for years. Though mostly known for local blues bands, they have acoustic music on Thursday nights. High in testosterone and alcohol content, though...not for the sqeemish and watch out for flying billiard balls.


Tarzana
Coffee Junction, 19221 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, (818) 342-3405

Despite the fact that Coffee Junction is located in a strip mall in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, this is one of the more charming places I’ve found. One thing I like about their open mic is the fact that it’s on Sunday. If you arrive nice and early, you may catch a set by the Soul Dogs featuring Sharon, the woman who hosts the open mic, on electric violin. They’re pretty hot. They have a nice acoustic piano there and the P.A. is decent. Though the venue is quite small, there is a warm vibe here and people don’t seem to mind the tight squeeze at all. There is also music on most other nights as well (nothing on Mondays). Be sure to catch acts featured there such as Severin Brown and James Coberly Smith who usually play alternate Saturday nights. A great deal of their nightly entertainment is gleaned from the open mic pool. Sign up Sunday Afternoon at 2:30

On Wednesdays, you can actually consult with an honest to goodness attorney


Tehachapi
Fiddlers Crossing, 206 East “F” St., Tehachapi, Ca., 3561

Call Mountain Music for information @ 661-823-9994
Open mic is every Wednesday at 7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)
5$ cover includes great coffee, teas and goodies of various kinds
Our crowd is very friendly and supportive. We have a lot of fun. Singers, songwriters, poets, comedians...all welcome!


Venice
Cows End Coffee House Washington Bl., Venice, Ca. Ca.(1/2 block from the beach) 310-574-1734

There is a songwriters open mic every Thursday. The original host, Jeff Lee has recently(2/2000) turned his duties over to his old friend Big Dave Little. http://www.bigdavelittle.com - BDL opens the show at 8:00pm. Open mic signup begins at 7:30

They also have singer/songwriters doing shows there Fri (8-11pm)- Sat (4-6pm & 8-11pm)- Sun (3:30-6pm & 8-11pm)


Venice
Venice Poetry Slam, Rose Alley Theatre , 318 Lincoln Blvd, 310-452-7870, Sundays 8 PM, Hosted by Riley Ray, riley_ray@hotmail.com


Venice, CA
Window Pain
@ Lonnie Mott
(206) 725-8199
4900 Ranier Avenue South
Saturdays at 2 pm
Venice CA


The Coffee Cat, 8320 Lincoln Bl (just north of Manchester) in Westchester.

Here’s a letter I got from a guy named Dennis...

They have a great stage and sound system. They opened up probably 2 years ago. They started out with an open mic, later they canceled and just showcased. It’s now under new management by a nice gal named Denise. Anyway, I spoke to her yesterday and she ’s was interested in starting up an open mic for next Thursday. She’s going to make some flyers. She wanted me to host it. I said, that I would, but then I realized later, that I just have some music projects and might not have the time. Well, I’m wondering if you can post her place in your guide and the open mic for next Thursday...and if you would know of anyone interested in hosting. I haven’t got back with her yet, but I will. Her number is 310-641-9035.

Thanks for your help and your support.
Dennis
Good Luck, Bro.


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COLORADO

Colorado Springs
The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron, Third Tuesday monthly
7 :30-10:00pm. FREE

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CONNECTICUT

Hartford
Hartford Library, 500 Main St, 860-522-4888
rchapman@hartfordpl.lib.ct.us, 2nd Thursday monthly 7PM
September-May

Middletown
Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St, 860-347-4957
poetry@buttonwood.org - www.buttonwood.org

Middletown
KLEKOLO WORLD COFFEE, 181 Court St, 860-343-9444
email Wednesdays 8 PM. Klekolo@aol.com - www.klekolo.com

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DELAWARE

The Friday Nite Rant is a weekly open mic poetry reading happening every Friday night (starting Oct. 4) at Starbucks, 141 E. Main St. in Newark, DE. Sign-up begins at 8 and the show begins at 8:30.
This is a free show open to all ages. People with questions may call 302-454-8810 or E-mail RantInfo@aol.com or RantInfo@yahoo.com

Newark
Jam’n & Java Cafe, 99 Newark Shopping Center, (302) 266-6311, Every Tuesday 9:00 pm Hosted by Rich Boucher sign-up list posted at 8:15 $1.50 minimum order

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FLORIDA

Coffeehouse Mondays Open Mic @ The Hideout Bar & Grille
Every Monday, Sign up starts at 8:30pm and goes all night
(561-994-9494)
in Boca Raton, FL
7200 N. Dixie Highway
Directions:
Take I-95 to Yamato Rd. in Boca Raton. Go East on Yamato till you hit N. Dixie Highway. Make left (north) on N. Dixie Highway. Bar is 1.5 miles ahead, on the right (east) side
Open to all poets, singers, musicians, rappers, slam poets, yodelers, battle MCs, folk singers, acoustic sets, American Idol wannabees, beat boxers, comedians, harmonica players, literary folk, acapella groups, country singers, etc.
No cover charge. Free food, Dart board, Pool table. Juke box. Cheap beer. Outdoor patio
Hosted by Renda
www.rendathepoet.com
310-404-4184
rendawriter@hotmail.com
AOL IM: HipHopRenda

Coconut Grove
Lip, Tongue & Ear Productions Poetry Jam, Borders
last Tuesday monthly Jenkinss@gtlaw.com

Coral Springs
Borders, 2nd Friday monthly
Richard Ryal

Miami
"Blue Funk Entertainment" Poets*Singers*Comics*(MC’s)Emcees Blazin’ The "OPEN MIC" Every Thursday Nite At (CLUB 826) 3797 N.W. 167th St off N.W. 37th Ave. & The Palmetto Expressway. Doors open @ 7:45pm. Drink Specials 2 For 1 B4 9pm. Sponsored By: The Spot Barbershop & Push Forward Realty. For more info call: Mickey (954)964-SPOT or Shelley (305)875-1555 DIRECTIONS: Take I.95 or Turnpike to Palmetto Expressway Exit N.W. 37 to Ave.

Orlando
Performance Space Orlando, 1707 A N Mills Ave,
407-896-5717, pso@gdi.net

Orlando
Yummy Thai Kyoto
Sports & Sushi Bar
Open Mic/Jam Night
Every Wednesday beginning July 27, 2005
5601 S. Semoran Blvd. (behind Checkers)
Orlando, Florida 32822
407-737-6010
Hosted by: The Infamous Bax

Orlando (contact them to see if they are open)
Crickets New Jam Night
Every Thursday beginning August 4, 2005
4562 S. Semoran Blvd. Orlando, Florida
407-277-3322
Hosted by: The Infamous Bax

West Palm Beach
Underground Coffeeworks, 105 S. Narcissus Ave
561-835-4792, Tuesdays 9PM, grinningdg@aol.com

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GEORGIA

Americus
Pat’s Place, 1526 South Lee Street, 912-924-0126

Atlanta
Indigo Arts Gallery Playhouse, 1850 Dekalb Ave
(404-378-7703), Tuesdays 8PM, Hosted by Ajaywaa

Atlanta
Kodac’s Blue Plate Special @ Gravity Pub, 1257 Glenwood Ave, every last Tuesday @ 9 PM Hosted by Kodac Harrison Live music & spoken word. kodac@mindspring.com

Atlanta
SLAM CITY! Paradigm Artspace, Near the corner of 13th & Spring St., NW (Midtown Atlanta) 404.696.5775 every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 8PM Hosted by Ayodele, mars1974@aol.com www.bluemilk.net

Buford
Open Mic at Anthony’s 3280 McEver Road
678-546-7535
Open mic begins at 8pm. Every Wednesday
Good food and fun for all. Most venues welcome.


EVERY MONDAY- Cari-Moods- Caribou Coffee- Piedmont and 10th, MidTown (Hosted by Passion and Pain)
8-10PM FREE

EVERY 2ND & 4TH TUESDAY, Mental Graffiti- IAG, 845 Memorial Drive Atlanta GA 8-11PM MONETARY DONATION (Open Mic)

EVERY 3RD & 4TH SATURDAY, VERBAL TEXTURES- Borders Bookstore-Stonecrest Mall- FREE

All Presented by The MindShare Symposium


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IDAHO

Boise
CyberPlayce, 7079 Overland Rd. Info: 377-8701
Thursdays 8PM


The Boise Poetry Slam
405 S 8th St # 110
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 331-2663
$5
http://www.funnyboneusa.com/


There are regular open mic readings at Lucy’s Coffee House:
http://www.lucys-coffee.com/about.asp


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ILLINOIS

Aurora
Green Leaf Coffee House (located in Sun Plaza)
2400 S. Eola Road, Suite G
Aurora, IL 60504
630-851-8410
greenleafcoffee@sbcglobal.net
the first Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm
free' all poets are welcome to read
Contact Dan Stafford at aqmstaffo@mailbag.com or 815-483-8878 or Jillmarie at Green Leaf Coffee House (greenleafcoffee@sbcglobal.net). Sun Plaza is located on the far Southwestern portion of Eola Road, about two miles before it intersects US Hwy 30.


Berwyn
Fitzgeralds
6615 Roosevelt Rd, 708/788-2118
Sign up is at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm
4 mics 4 di boxes provided. Mostly acoustic.
Room for 21 two song slots (10 min slots)
hosted by Mark Bishop


Bowlingbrook:
The first Thursday of every month from 8pm to 11:45
The 46 Zone
730 N Bolingbrook Drive (Rte. 53) in Bolingbrook, IL
(630) 739-4646
This Open Mic is open to all musicians and bands. All genres of music are welcome! Amps, a drum kit, professional PA, and a sound tech are on duty. We run a very fair open mic where everyone has a turn on the stage. We also give musicians and bands an opportunity to have their songs recorded live from the stage and put on CD for a mere $10! Another promotion is the “Featured Act”. This gives a band or a single artist the opportunity to perform a 45 minute “gig”. This too can be recorded and put on CD for $45. For more info contact jane at moonlightlabel@sbcglobal.net or 708.343.8809


Elgin:
ANTHONY’s RESTAURANT AND JAZZ CLUB
231 Douglas, Elgin, 847-717-6759: “My Philosophy 101”--poetry, hip-hop, and visual art. Open run: Wednesdays, 9 PM. $7, $5 for open-mike participants.


Evanston:
Brothers K Coffee House
500 Main Street Evanston IL 60202, Brian Kim, 847-328-7940: Rhino poetry reading last Friday of the month 6:30-8:30. Call for details.


Evanston:
CAFE EXPRESS
615 Dempster, Evanston, 847-864-1868: Open mike. Open run: last Saturday of month, 7 PM. Free.


Evanston:
KAFEIN
1621 Chicago, Evanston, 847-491-1621: Open mike. Open run: Mondays, 8:30 PM (registration 8 PM). Free.


FOREST PARK:
(the second Monday of every month)
Molly Malone’s
7652 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL
2 blocks west of Harlem on Madison (on the South side of the street)
7 PM, $3-5
enjoy a nice quiet atmosphere in this Irish restaurant/bar...


Geneva
The Interzone Poets
bi-monthly open mic at the Three Stags Pub
for poets and musicians
sign-up is at 8 pm and the open mic goes until 11 pm or later
Admission is free
every second and fourth Wednesday of the month
Three Stags (under the Geneva Theatre Marquee)
http://www.threestags.com/
319 W. State St.
Geneva, IL 60134
630-208-8400
The Interzone Poets are:
jason e: http://spaces.msn.com/interzonepoet/
Anne M. Kelly: no link at this time
Nicole Manisco: http://spaces.msn.com/nicolemanisco/
Bill Robertson: http://www.willjrob3.blogspot.com/


Oak Park:
BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC
1144 Lake, Oak Park, 708-386-6927: “Lucid Apple,” open mike for poets, storytellers, and musicians hosted by David Crawford. Open run: first Wednesday of month, 8 PM (registration 7:30 PM). Free.


Skokie
Second Saturday Coffeehouse, hosted by the Ethical Humanist Society, 7574 N. Lincoln (at Howard), Skokie, 8:00 pm open mike, 7:30 sign-up, any genre, all acoustic, 8 minutes maximum. For more information call Vicki Elberfeld at 847 825-8580 or email her at velberf@hotmail.com.


Urbana
The Red Herring, 1209 W. Oregon, 217-344-1176


Chicago


Also find current listings at the Poetry Center of Chicago


SUNDAY

AVANT-GARDE JAZZ JAM SESSION
every Sunday 6-9pm
Cafe Mestizo, 2123 South Ashland in Chicago. All ages, no cover. Call 312-942-0095 for more information.
hosted by David Boykin, Karl E. H. Seigfried, and Mike Reed


the Funky Buddha Lounge
728 Grand Ave
Chicago, IL
Monday nights 8:00pm
$5 cover 21 and over
open mic and features every Monday
poetry slam on 1st and 3rd Mondays
for booking: crowclem@yahoo.com


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Bucktown Pub
1638 W. Cortland. 9 p.m. (773)394-9898


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Carol's Pub
4659 N. Clark. 9 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley, music open mike 9 p.m. (773) 489-5471


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Gentry
440 N. State. 9 p.m. (312) 836-0933


GREEN MILL
The Uptown Poetry Slam
7PM, $5, Broadway and Lawrence, 773-878-5552, hosted by Marc Smith, open mic and slam.
http://www.slampapi.com for info on features.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Inner Town Pub
1935 W. Thomas. 10 p.m. (773) 235-9795


Kerouac Jack’s
3407 N. Paulina
(773) 348-4321
Third Sundays - 9:30PM
Hosted by Jeff Carpenter
Open mic
$3 donation requested


Pops on Chicago
2053 W. Chicago
(312) 633-0828
Sunday thru Thursday
Various open mic events...
...call for more info
Free


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood, Sundays, 8 p.m.


SALON de THAX,
8 PM, free, MYOPIC BOOKS
1468 N. Milwaukee
773-486-9862
featured readers.


MONDAY


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Bridgeport Coffee House
3101 S. Morgan, 7 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Cary's Lounge
2251 W. Devon, 9:30 p.m. Acoustic.


Chase Cafe
7301 N. Sheridan
Poets And Musicians
8:00 PM, free
773.743.5650.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Elbo Room
2871 N. Lincoln, 8 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Exodus II
3477 N. Clark, 10 p.m. Reggae (w/ live band)


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N. Lincoln. 9:30 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Grafton
4530 N. Lincoln. 9:30 p.m.


Updated Dec. 10, 2006
Monday Muse Mashup
w/ Toni Asante Lightfoot
8pm-11 FREE all ages
BYOB w/ID
$3/person to drink
at The Muse Cafe
817 N. Milwaukee Ave
3128502233


Party at the Sinibar
1540 N. Milwaukee Ave.
every Monday from 9pm until 2am. Open Mic. No cover.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Quenchers Saloon
2401 N. Western. 9:30 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Subterranean Cafe and Cabaret
2011 W. North. 9 p.m. Acoustic


Twighlight Tales
7:30 PM,$4 donation
Red Lion Restaurant & Pub
2446 N. Lincoln Ave, weekly themes.


WEEDS
10 PM
free
1555 N. Dayton
Poetry Open Mic
hosted by Gregorio Gomez
http://www.geocities.com/weedspoetry/


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Uncommon Ground
1214 W. Grace. 7 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Underground Wonder Bar
10 E. Walton, 8 p.m. (312) 266-7761


first and third Mondays of the month:
Waiting 4 the Bus w/Buddha 309
939 N. Western Ave. (in Ukrainian Village) in Chicago
7:30-10pm
Waiting 4 the Bus is an open mic with either 1 or 2 features. Features get a 20 minute set each. The show is on the first and third Mondays of the month and runs from 7:30-10pm in the poetry time zone.


TUESDAY

Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace, 8 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Baked Tomato
4358 N. Elston, 8:30 p.m. Acoustic


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Big Horse Lounge
1558 N. Milwaukee, 9 p.m. Spoken Word


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Bird’s Nest
2500 N. Southport, 9 p.m. (773) 472-1502


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Chase Cafe
7301 N. Sheridan. (773) 338-4933


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Chief O'Neill's Pub
3471 N. Elston, 10 p.m. Acoustic


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Chicago Underground Studio
1538 W. Chicago, 10 p.m.


Chopin Theatre
1543 W. Division
MC: Open Mic and Jam Session with Rev. Zeeshan Mohammed.
773.296.1268 ext. 26
Breathe: Emerging Poets and Musicians


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Fantasy Lounge
4400 N. Elston, 9:30 p.m.


Fitgerald’s
6615 Roosevelt Road
Berwyn
(708) 788-2118
Tuesdays - 8PM
"Rhythm & Rhyme Revue"
Hosted by Scott Momenthy
Open mic music and poetry
with featured performers
$2


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley, 9 p.m. (773) 489-5471.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Gentry on Halsted
3320 N. Halsted, 9 p.m. (773) 348-1053.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Griffin's Public House
2710 N. Halsted, 8 p.m. (773) 525-7313.


Polyrhythmic
10 PM
donation
Trace 3714 N. Clark
hosted by different members of Polyrhythmic, open mic and feature.


TRACE
3714 N. Clark, 773-477-3400: Poetry/music open mike hosted by PolyRhythmic Arts Collective. Open run: Tuesdays, 10:30 PM (registration 10 PM). Free; "donations accepted."


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Vaughan's Pub
2917 N. Sheffield, 9:30 p.m.


WEDNESDAY

Café Gallery
(from Café Aloha 1996-2003, to the Café 2003-2011, since 2012 at...)
Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley, poetry open mike
7 - 9 p.m. every other Wednesdays (773) 489-5471
(check the web site for the schedule of when the open mic is running)


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Bar Vertigo
853 N. Western, 9 p.m. Open Turntables


BIG JOE’s 2&6
1818 W. Foster, 773-784-8755: Open mike hosted by Bren. Open run: first Wednesday of month, 9 PM (registration 8:30 PM). Free.


BLACK ROCK
3614 N. Damen, 773-727-8548: "The Reconstruction Room Readings" by featured poets, actors, musicians, and visual artists. Open run: first and third Wednesdays of month, 8 PM. Free.


CAFE MESTIZO
2123 S. Ashland, 312-942-0095: "(Dis)simulation," open forum for all arts. Open run: Wednesdays, 7 PM. Free.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Crush
2843 N. Halsted, 9 p.m. Acoustic


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Gunter Murphy’s
1638 W. Belmont, 9 p.m.(773) 472-5139.p>


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood, 10 p.m. (773) 465-8005.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Hog Head McDunna’s
1505 W. Fullerton, 9 p.m. (773) 929-0944.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Hidden Shamrock
2723 N. Halsted, (773) 883-0304.


Updated 03/02/07
In One Ear
Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood
773-465-8000.
Sign up @ 9:30pm
Show starts at 10:15
$3 cover
contact Pete Wolf 773-216-9653 or Shahbaz 773-216-7933 for more information!


LELIA JANE’S
1008 W. Armitage, 773-665-7885: Open mike for "poetry, music, comedy, and Zen transfusions." Open run: Wednesdays, 8 PM. Free.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Letizia's Natural Bakery
2144 W. Division, 8 p.m. (773) 342-1011.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Memories
4358 N. Cicero, 9 p.m. (773) 286-8640.


Mojava Coffee Bar -
Kuumba Theatre
presents
"Poetry Place"
1617 Hyde Park Blvd.
(312) 421-7880
4th Wednesdays - 7PM to 9PM
Hosted by Brandy Barnes
Open mic
$5 (includes first drink minimum)


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
New Dating Game
8924 S. Stony Island. 1 p.m. Spoken word, poetry.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Silvie's
1902 W. Irving Park, 8 p.m. (773) 871-6239.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division. 9 p.m. Acoustic. (773) 772-6656.


THURSDAY

Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Babe’s
4416 N. Milwaukee, 9 p.m., (773) 545-3137.


BORDERS BOOKS & MUSIC
1539 E. 53rd, 773-752-8663: "Cypher Open Mic Poetry Sessions" hosted by "Spoken." Open run: Thursdays, 8 PM (registration 7:30 PM). Free.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Café Teatro Batey Urbano
2647 W. Division. 7 p.m. Poetry.


Cocoabean Expressions - music & poetry
7007 N. Glenwood
8:00 PM
773.274.6057


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Cotton Club and All That Jazz
1710 S. Michigan. 9 p.m.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Ethio Cafe
3462 N. Clark. 9 p.m. Music, poetry, turntables.


EZULI
1415 N. Milwaukee, 773-227-8200: “First Was the Word!” Open run: Thursdays--featured poets at 6:30 PM, open mike 7-9 PM. Free.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Fantasy Lounge
4400 N. Elston. 9:30 p.m.p>


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Gallery Cabaret
2020 N. Oakley. 9 p.m. (773) 489-5471.


Grinder
8PM, free, Coffee & Tea Exchange,1100 W Thorndale, 773-907-3500,lesbian/gay/bi-/trans music and literary venue, hosted by Scott Free.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Heartland Cafe
7000 N. Glenwood, 9 p.m.


Hotti Biscotti Cafe
7 PM
free
3545 W. Fullerton
773 486-4093
presented by The Soul People


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Inner Town Pub
1935 W. Thomas. 10 p.m. (773) 235-9795.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Leadway
5233 N. Damen, 9 p.m.


METROPOLIS COFFEE COMPANY
1039 W. Granville, 773-764-0400: “Lyrical Blend Open Mic & Poetry Slam.” Open run: Thursdays, 7 PM (registration 6:30 PM). Free; $5 for slam participants.


MOJOE’s CAFE LOUNGE
2256 W. Roscoe, 773-388-1236: “Spoke ‘n’ Word,” open reading. Open run: second Thursday of month, 8 PM. Free.


NO EXIT CAFE
6970 N. Glenwood, 773-743-3355: “Homolatte,” featuring work by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered artists, hosted by Scott Free. Open run: Thursdays, 8 PM. Free.


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Red Line Tap
7006 N. Glenwood. 9 p.m. (773) 338-9862.


Speak-Easy Poetry Cabaret
1538 W. Adams
No phone
Thurdays (starting July 17) - 7PM
Hosted by Michael Ralston
Open mic
$3 ($2 open mikers)


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Subterranean Cafe and Cabaret
2011 W. North. 6 p.m. Spoken Word, Poetry


Updated Dec. 4, 2004
Uffa
1008 W. Armitage. 9 p.m.


FRIDAY

AFRICAN LEGENDS
28 E. 69th, 773-488-6678: Poetry open mike. Open run: Fridays, 8:30 PM. $5.


new open mic at Mercury Cafe at 1505 W Chicago in Chicago, IL, at 7-9 on every third and last friday, hosted by vittorio carli.


Afri-Ware Inc
948 Lake St., Oak Park
(708) 524-8398
3rd Fridays - 7PM to 9PM
Hosted by Viadajean Towns Collins
Open mic with featured performers
Free


Bop Shop -
First Friday Show
5419 N. Clark
(773) 235-3232
1st Fridays - 7PM
Hosted by David Hernandez &
Street Sounds
Open mic
$5


CREATIVE MINDS HOUSE OF CULTURE
1064 W. 63rd, 773-436-4863: Poetry reading hosted by Ajani Olufemi. Open run: Fridays, 9 PM. $5.


FAT BEAN COFFEEHOUSE
2959 Artesian, Naperville, 630-922-9821: Poetry open mike. Open run: Fridays, 7 PM. Free ($3 drink minimum).


GIO’s SPORTS BAR
4857 N. Damen, 773-334-0345: Open mike for "music, poetry, comedy, interpretive bunny juggling, etc." Open run: Fridays, 9 PM (registration 8:30 PM). Free.


Higher Ground Poetry
Fridays 8 p.m. Coffee Chicago, Berwyn and Broadway (5400 N. Broadway) $2 Readers, $3 for listeners Hosted by John Starrs


SALA CAFE
4202 W. Irving Park, 773-777-7252: Open mike. Open run: Fridays, 8 PM. Free.


Open Mike Poetry Night
7:30 PM, Chicago Coffee
5256 N. Broadway
773-584-1305
hosted by John Starrs.
$3, $2 open mike participants.


Coffee Chicago
5256 N. Broadway at Berwyn
Mostly poetry & spoken word, singer songwriters welcome.
MC: John Starrs
784.1305


SATURDAY

We have open mic poetry at our store, African Accents every third Saturday from 6pm-8pm. We also feature local poets who present their new works in this culturally stimulating atmosphere.
Light refreshments are served.
We are located at 5840 W. Chicago Ave,. Chicago, IL 60651
Phone (773) 626-4497.
Store hours Tues- Sat. 11am- 6pm.
We sell a wide range of cultural clothing, art, gifts, drums, books, home accessories, greeting cards, bath products and more.
Check us out on the web at www.accentafrica.com.

FULL CIRCLE BOOKSTORE
11018 S. Halsted, 773-928-8797: Open mike; call 773-568-8587 to register. Open run: second Saturday of month (August 14), 8 PM. Free.


Jazz and Java Coffee House
3428 S. King Dr, 312-791-1300
Weds 7PM


SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY ART CENTER
3831 S. Michigan, 773-373-1026: Open mike for poetry and music. Open run: second and fourth Saturdays of month (August 14 and 28), 9 PM. $7.


Spoken Pen
10 PM
Donation requested
Some Like It Black Coffee Club
at the Swift Mansion
4500 S Michigan, 3rd floor
773.377.5004 x2228
open mic and feature, hosted by Khari B.


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INDIANA

Evansville
Tuesday Night Reading Series
Jungle Restaurant & Fat Cats Bar
415 main Street Evansville, Indiana
Host: William Sovern
contact establishment for particular days this event runs.

Evansville
Shakespeare’s Monkey Night
April 9, 2004 8:00 - 11:00 PM
Penny Lane Coffee House
600 S.E. 2nd Street
Evansville, Indiana
Every second Friday of the month Shakespeare’s Monkey, the nationally known performance poetry troupe, will be sharing the stage at Penny Lane with fellow poets & musicians expanding the realm of performance poetry.

Evansville
South Side Slam ( Every third Tuesday in the Tuesday Night Reading Series )
8:00 - 11:00 PM
SYNCHRONICITY Art Gallery
56 Adams Evansville, Indiana
Host: William Sovern
The South Slam Slam begins at 7:00 PM. Slam winner recieves a $50.00 Honorarium.

Layfayette
Java Roaster, 130 N 3rd St, (317) 742-2037
Fridays 8PM

South Bend
Poetry Jam (Indiana University), 1700 Mishawaka Ave
219-258-2997

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KENTUCKY

ELIZABETHTOWN
WE DO A COUPLE OF OPEN MICS A MONTH AT BACKSTAGE CAFE IN ELIZABETHTOWN, KY
www.bscky.com
270-234-1686
must be your own original music....no covers

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LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge
M’s Fine and Mellow Cafe, 143 3rd St, 225-387-3663
website click here

New Orleans
Flora Gallery & Cafe, 2600 Royal St. Mondays 8:00 pm
Open Mic Poetry, Free Admission, www.pozazz.com

New Orleans
True Brew Cafe’. it is located at 200 Julia St.. Fridays 10:00 pm Poetry/Hip-Hop Showcase, $5.00 Cover www.pozazz.com

Crimson Lights
9820 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, LA
Every Tuesday Night
contact: Shewan Herbert @ 504-258-6784 or www.southerncypher.com

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MARYLAND

Baltimore
"Cafe DeSoul" The Strand Cafe, 105 East Lombard St
410-625-8944, Saturdays 8PM, www.cafedesoul.com

Baltimore
Slamicide! Paloma’s, 5 W. Eager St. 410.783.9004
Mondays 7PM $5 Hosted by Nicki Miller and Toby DeBarr

College Park
Mariposa, Center for Artistic Expression, 5000 Berwyn Road
301-513-9422, Saturdays 7PM $5.00

Frederick
Other Words Studio, 433 N. Market St. 301-663-5200
Every Friday, Free

Westminster
International Poetry Forum, Brightspot Arts, last Sunday monthly, since 1990, at 2 pm. Featured poet, open mike, networking, shared refreshments, critiquing, news, and fun. Free and open to the public. shannu@erols.comÊ

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MASSACHUSETTS

The Dire Series: Long Prose
First Friday of every month, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Open Mic followed by features hosted by author Timothy Gager
http://www.direreader.com

Boston
Bristol Recording and Voice Studios
Open Mic Night Monday, August 11, 2008, 7pm
At Bristol Studios, 169 Mass Ave., Boston, MA.
Showcase your talent to enter to win FREE studio services**, hear some great music, meet other local musicians and take a tour of our studio!
**$5 admission fee goes towards raffle drawn that night for performers. So the more fans you bring, the greater your odds are of winning! All ages and styles are welcome.
TO PERFORM, Register online at www.BristolStudios.com.
Guests RSVP to: tara@bristolstudios.com
Bristol Voice Studios - New England's top Artist Development Company, has a 25 year history of helping artists acquire the skills and tools necessary to achieve their goals in the music industry. We offer a unique and extensive list of services and training programs in all areas of vocal performance and recording which can't be found anywhere else! The Bristol method of voice instruction is one of the few programs in the world that teaches the Gospel/Pop/R&B/Rock Method designed for all forms of popular singing. This method offers all the tools used by today's top contemporary singers. Improve: POWER, RANGE, STAMINA, TONE QUALITY, BREATH CONTROL, PERSONAL STYLE, & PERFORMANCE SKILLS!

Brockton
Fuller Mueseum of Art, 655 Oak St
508-588-0600

Cambridge(Boston)
Cantab Lounge, 738 Mass Ave, 617-354-2685, Weds 8PM Hosted by Michael Brown bosslam@cybercom.net

Cambridge
Amazon Slam, Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St
617-876-9330, Last Sunday monthly 7:30, All-women poetry slam, Hosted by Jen Render

Hyannis
Kaffe Wolfgang, 448 Main Street
Fridays 8PM

Medway
Sabina Doyle’s, route 109, 508-533-1343, Acoustic Open Mic,All types of music welcome. Sign up is at 8:00. or come anytime. stage time ranging from 15 mins to half hour. (depending on the attendence. Small room. Great acoustics. Attentitive audience. Comfortable atmosphere. every Thursday hosted by Peter O’Dea.

Orleans
The Land HO, Rt 6A & Cove RD
508-255-5165

Worcester
Jumpin’ Juice & Java
335 Chandler Street, Worcester
(tentatively beginning 8/17/08
508-755-5673

Wrentham
Music Open Mic hosted by Michael Rivelis
Every Thursday from 8-11 pm
Mr. Dooley’s Olde Irish Country Pub
303 Shears St., Wrentham, MA
Looking to practice before your weekend gig? Hoping to get out of your basement and onto a stage? Bring your guitar, your bongos, your friends and come on down to our Open Mic. Good food, drinks and music.

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MICHIGAN

STAGEFRIGHT NIGHT OPEN MIC AT SCORE
Score
23109 Harper
St Clair Shores, MI
Open MIC is every Thursday starting at 10:PM
Scores’ open Mic is hosted by local poet Alaina Foster. All talents are welcome to perform. So join us, have a drink, and watch some GREAT local performers. To reserve a spot contact Alaina at 248-506-7415

Ferndale Michigan
Open mic at xhedos Cafe
Runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Sign up early or just show up.
See http://www.xhedos.com.

Ann Arbor
Heidleberg Resturant, 215 Main, 734-426-3451
1st Tuesday monthly

Hamtramck (Detroit)
Road Runner’s Raft, 2363 Yemans St
313-873-7238

Detroit
The Spoken Word Series, 5500 Cass Gallery
5500 Cass Avenue, 313- 837-3724
Mondays 8PM

Farmington
Poetry In Motion, The Grand Cafe , 33316 Grand River
2nd $ last sundays at 6 p.m.
hosted by marc maurus and liberty r. o. daniels.

Grand Rapids
The Pillory, Gold Coffee Company, 1507 Wealthy SE
Every Sunday night at 8 p.m.

Grand Rapids
Schrodinger’s Cat gallery
333 Bridge NW
Open mike night beginning December 10, 2004. Every Friday beginning at seven pm. Smoke free. Mellow setting. $5 cover fee. Everyone welcome. Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Poetry Slam, Kraftbrau, 402 E Kalamazoo Ave
616-384-1672, Tuesdays

Pontiac
Open Mic in Pontiac Michigan
50 N.Saginaw
Pontiac, Mi
48342
248-292-1024

Sunday open mic with Tim of Sugartree
8-12 pm every sunday

Monday open mic with Brianna Clor
8-12 pm every Monday

Tuesday Poetry night
8-12pm every tuesday

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MINNESOTA

Duluth
Browserscafe.com, 201 E. Superior St. (218)726-0530
Thursdays 7:00 PM

ST. Paul
Artists’ Quarter, 5th & Jackson, Galtier Plaza
1.612.292.1519, Wednesdays8PM

Minneapolis

The Anodyne Coffeehouse, (612) 834-4300
41st& Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis
First Friday of every month, 8 p.m.


The Artists’ Quarter, (651) 292-1359
5th & Jackson (Galtier Plaza), St. Paul
Every Wednesday, 8 pm - close


Blue Nile
(612) 338-3000
2027 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis
Last Sunday of each month
Hosted by Edu-Poetic EnterBrainment


Borders Book Shop, 825-0336
Calhoun Square (Lake & Hennepin), Mpls.
Last Friday of Every month, 7:30 pm


Coffee Gallery
(612) 870-9508
Corner of Lyndale & West Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis
Open mic with low-key poetry slam held on the fourth Sunday of each month at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by SASE: The Write Place.


Ginkgo Coffee House
(651) 645-2647
721 N. Snelling Avenue
St. Paul
Open mic after featured reader
Second Tuesday of each month @ 8 p.m.
Sponsored by


SASE: The Write Place
Java Noir
(612) 822-6559
2917 Lyndale Avenue South
Late Night Open Mics
Fridays from 10:00 pm to 2 am
$4 cover


Jazzville
(651) 291-1767
488 N. Robert St.
St. Paul
Mondays at 9 pm
$3 cover


Red Sea Bar
(612) 333-1644
320 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis
Mondays at 10 pm
Hosted by the Soul Sound Experience


Voices From the Well
Kieran’s Pub, (612) 339-4499
330 2nd Ave. South, Mpls.
Every Monday, 9 pm - close

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MISSOURI

Cape Girardeau
Traveling Acoustic Open Mic. Dates are on www.yourfolkconnection.org Contact Jerry Swan at kgsmortician@yahoo.com for details. Acoustic Open Mics are held in different venues near Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Kansas City
Club Madi Gras, 1600 E. 19 S, 816-842-8463

St. Louis
The FLOW, presented by Flow, Ink, BACKSTAGE BISTRO
3536 Washington Ave, 877.290.4150 ext 535, Sundays 7PM,
holla_back@hotmail.com c_rktect@hotmail.com

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NEVADA

Las Vegas
the Heights Saloon
Acoustic showcase/Open-Mic Every Tuesday 9pm-?am starting June 14, 2005.
At the Heights Saloon
465 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas NV.
Located on the N.E.corner of Decatur & Alta behind the Mc Donalds.
702 870 7009
www.VAMP.JQPro.com for more information.

Las Vegas
Cafe Espresso Roma, Promenade Center
Parkway and Harmon Avenue, 369-1450
Mondays 8PM

Las Vegas
Enigma Cafe, 918 S. 4th Street, 386-0999
Wednesdays 7PM

Las Vegas
The Poetry Center, 401 S. 4th Street suite 110, 585-1170

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NEW JERSEY

Wanamassa
Perkatori Cafe
1405-1 Wickapecko Drive
Wanamassa, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-774-1155
Open Mic Night every Friday - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Musical, poetry, comedy, etc.... welcome.
Hosted by: Crash & Burn

Barrington
Barrington Coffee House on 131 Clements Bridge Rd. in Barrington, NJ 08007
Wide-Open Mic, Thursdays 7:30-10pm, hosted by Trif. acoustic, electric, eclectic, comedy, poetry, and more. 2+ years running! Best in South Jersey (minutes from Philly) TO see more, go to:
www.barringtoncoffeehouse.com
856-573-7800

Bordentown
The Firehouse Gallery, 8 Walnut Street, 609-298-ERIC
2nd Friday monthly, Slam @ 8:30 PM $5

Bridgetown
Beginner’s Brew, 21 E. Commerse St, 856-451-5885
2nd Saturday Monthly Slam @ 8:00 PM $5
Hosted by Linda Sterhling and Captain Swing
Battle of the PoetsÊÊÊ unspokenword.com

East Orange
Bogie’s Poet’s Corner, 527 Williams Street
Thurdays @ 7 PM, $5

Newark
Euphoria Cafe, 17 Academy Street, Saturdays 8PM
Hosted by Taalam Acey and Faraji Salim

Sea Bright
The Mad Hatter Pub & Pizzeria
www.madhatternj.com
10 East Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright, NJ
732-530-7861
Recordings available
host - Patti Bramson

Trenton
Urban Word Poetry Slam,Urban Word Cafe, 449 S.Broad Street, 609.989.7777, Thursdays, call for time
www.urbanword.com

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NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque
Gold Coast Coffee House, 901 Rio Grande Blvd NW
505-244-1925

Albuquerque
Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 313 Gold SW, 505-234-BURT
broken@dump.com

Taos
The South Side Bean, 1033 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
505-758-2123

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NEW YORK

Okay, kids... we’ve said in this listing that open mics may be out of date, and we’re sure that a ton of stuff is changing and going on in New York. So... We’ll keep the listing we had below, but remember that a lot of it might be out of date. In the meantime, go to these pages for listings for open mics in New York:

Poets Wear Prada

Poetz.com: Poetry Changes People

And as we’ve said before, the listings below may be out of date, so please contact them first to confirm the open mic before you go.

Astoria:
Waltz-Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd
Astoria, NY 11105
718-95-MUSIC
Free Form Open Mic nites
Every Wednesday
8 pm
www.waltz-astoria.com
this is an acoustic open mic, a stienway grand piano is on site and a 12 performance max.

Ithaca
Republica, 410 Eddy St., 607-256-0717
andy@eznet.net , slamtractor

Bronxville
Sarah Lawrance Col., 1 Mead Way, 718-941-1223
Hosted by Keystone, Alageegee@aol.com

Pleasantville
Saturday, Jan. 15
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse Open Mike
Sign-up and pre-show music start at 7:30, open mike at 8:15
St. John’s Hall, 8 Sunnyside (& Bedford) Center of Pleasantvill
e 5 min. walk from the train, 3 min. drive off the Sawmill. 30 min. north of NYC.
For directions see www.songster.org
All musicians welcome, 2 songs or 8 minutes. Beautiful acoustic hall, delicious cafŽ food, fun, friendly atmosphere, easy parking . Suggested donation $4

Poughkeepsie
Cubbyhole Coffeehouse, 44 Raymond Ave, 914-483-7584
Monday NightsÊÊÊcubbycafe@aol.com

Greenwich Village
Caffe Vivaldi Open Mike
Mondays
Caffe Vivaldi
32 Jones Street in Greenwich Village, NY
A cozy atmosphere, Yamaha grand piano and A-1 sound system to songer/songwriters, poets and performance artists who are serious about their music and performance.
Sign up: 8:30 p.m.; performance: 9:00 p.m.
Great vibe here for performers and their fans; one drink minimum OK; dining is encouraged but not crucial...Host funny but not judgemental; very encouraging; club is booked from Open Mike attendees...


New York City

Tuesdays @ Willow Creek in L.I.C.
Long Island City, NY
(Queens...one stop on the subway from Manhattan)
Sign-Up at 7:00 pm)
Piano, congas, and drum kit available
Secure a slot at a Thursday night showcase, or just take advantage of an all night drink special.
(event sponsored by AmberBock)

The Back Fence
155 Bleecker Street (da Village) in New York City
poetry readings/open mikes on Sundays at 3:15 p.m.


Cemí Underground
1799 Lexington Ave., at 112th St., El Barrio, NYC
Friday, October 3, 2008 marks their first poetry open mic, 7:00 PM, admission $7.00
212.860.2820
contact them for scheduled future dates of operation


The Colony Cafe
Tuesday night Usual and unusual suspects.
Woodstock, NY-8:00


Saturn Series Open Mic
every Monday at Revival, 129 East 15th Street, Manhattan 7:30.


DeBurgos-Woodbey People’s Cafe
339 Lafayette Street (ring buzzer 11)
corner Bleecker Street
Manhattan
subway: 6 to Bleecker, F/V to Broadway-Lafayette
Once a month, second or third Friday

next reading August 8th, 7-10 pm

with featured poets and open mike

contact corretjer@latinmail.com or 718.469.8517


Juna’s on the Commons (formerly La Forza) holds an open poetry reading and slam at 8 pm on the first Friday of every month.


Bar 13 Lounge, Union Square - A Little Bit Louder often has a slam on Mondays. They are on 13th and University in New York City.


WHAT Sporadic / Erratic Verbalizations
hosted by Urayoán Noel
WHERE: Edwin’s Cafe
3rd Ave. @ 111 St.
El Barrio / East Harlem NYC
WHEN: Thurdsays @ 9PM


Starting December 13, every Thursday the Urbana slam will be at the Bowery Poetry Club, which is at 308 Bowery, across the street from CBGB’s, just north of Houston in New York City. Doors open at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30pm. There’s a $5 cover.


On Wednesday nights in New York, except the first Wednesday of the month, there’s an open slam at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe on 3rd Street between Avenues B and C.


*****SOL IN THE HEIGHTS at Cafe Largo on Broadway, b/w 137th & 138th Street. That’s every Tuesday at 9pm with a $5 Cover. It’s hosted by Mariposa, with featured poets and an open mic.


***** THE STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP, A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES at the Tribes Gallery at 285 East 3rd Street. That’s every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, $3 contribution
This is for serious scribes only.


***** BROOKLYN IN THE HOUSE... at The Tea Party @ YWCA of Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue (between Atlantic Ave & State Street) every Sunday. The Doors open @ 7:00 p.m. Open mic begins @ 8:00 p.m. Cover is $6.00 ($3 after 11:00 p.m.). For more info, call 718-670-3263.


added to open mic listing 20130624:
Open Mic Night At Shenanigans Pub
Every Thursday from 8:00 - ?
With MC Merrick

Open Mic Night Is For Single/Duo Music Or Spoken Word Performers. If You Perform To Your Own Original Backing Tracks Bring 'em Down! Comedy Welcome!

Shenanigans Is Located At 802 Caton Ave. (Corner of East 8th Street) In Brooklyn, New York (718-633-3689)


HAPPY ENDINGS, 317 S. Clinton, Syracuse (315) 475-1853 (Tuesdays) They don’t usually have slams anymore, but they still have readings.


The flow of words and heart continues on Tuesday nights at Cafe Paradiso, 110 Harvard Place in Syracuse, just off Westcott Street, 8 p.m. (open mic signup at 7:45) 315.423.9040


Also there was a Cafe in Buffalo at 224 Allen, 14201 Call Ike or Kim or Just Buffalo (716) 881-3211 (Monthly).

NY
‘BEANS ABOUT IT, Java ’N’ Jazz, 868 Broadway
(212) 473-4200, Hosted by Denise Benjamin

NY
WE GOT THE BEAT, THE MUSIC ROOM at VCS
272 West 10th Street, (212) 946- 4356, Tuesdays 7PM
Hosted by Viviana Grell, Frank Robinson and Eman Rimawi

NY
‘A Spoonful of Sense’ (A Poetic Retrospective of the Black Female Experience) Nite of Stars CafŽ, 201-10 Linden Blvd/St. Albans-Queens,Sundays 5 PM $10,

NY
Urbana, CBGB’s Downstairs Lounge, 313 Bowery. Sundays 7PM, $5 cover. Hosted by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz. urbanaslam@yahoo.com

NY
Sol in el Barrio, Edwin’s Cafe, 181 E. 111th St. Thursdays 9pm, $6 Cover. Hosted by Mariposa and MelleSol. email: julysunshine23@hotmail.com


open mics outside of New York City...

Peekskill (Westchester county):
Open Mic
Host Leah Quinn
Susans Restaurant http://Susansinpeekskill.com
12 N. Division St.
Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 737-6624

Saratoga Springs:
The First Wednesday of every month Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY holds a poetry open mic with a featured reader. Doors open at 7pm. Caffe Lena is at 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY, www.caffelena.org

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NORTH CAROLINA

Winston-Salem
Morning Dew Coffee Shop
1140 Burke St, 2nd Thursday monthly
rpmoyer100@aol.com

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NORTH DAKOTA

Downtown Fargo
"Slam on the Plains"Fargo Poetry Slam, The Conservatory at Luisgis, 613 1st Ave N., 701-241-4200

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OHIO

Cincinnati
Sitwell’s Poetry Slam, Sitwell’s Coffeehouse, 404 S. Ludlow
271-SITS, Last Weds Monthly 8PM, Scott Goebel Emcee

Cleveland
Classic Cleveland Poetry Slam, 1432 E. 21st
216-566-9094, mgsal@en.com

Cleveland
Red Star Cafe, 11604 Detroit Ave, 216-521-7827

Columbus
Snaps ÔNÕ Taps, 44 S. Washington Avenue, Wednesday 7PM $5 no smoking, light bar, Vernell Bristow

Dayton
Slam at Canal Street Tavern, 308 E First St, (937)461-9343
Last Sunday Monthly 8PM, Advance Registration:
Bill937-254-5188

Mt. Gilead
42 S. Main St.
(419)946-6319
clubnewsense@yahoo.com
Chill club in Mt. Gilead, OH. Acoustic, electric, comedians, skits, bands, freestyle, poetry, dj’s all welcome. Addmission $2, bring your own food and drinks. Must be 18 and up to enter with valid ID.

Hamilton
Riverbank Poetry Project, Fitton Center for Creative Arts
111 South Monument Street, 513-863-8873
Second Tuesday monthly 7PM, Sept -May

Lakewood
Panini’s at the Riviera
Tuesday Night
10:00 pm - Close
16719 Detroit Rd, Lakewood Ohio 44107
(216) 521-8204
Hosted By Chris Step & Tim Swan

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OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City
Galileo Bar & Grill, 405-415-7827
www.okclive.com/slam
slam 2nd & 4th Tuesday
reading every Weds

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OREGON

Portland
Berbati’s Pan, 215 SW 3rd, 503-248-4579

Portland
Coffee Time, 712 NW 21st Avenue, (503) 497-1090
Tuesdays 8PM

Portland
open mic jam night
at the 45th ST Pub and Grill, located at 4511 SW Beaverton/Hillsdale Hwy
(503) 246-7061
Wednesday, 9pm till 12:30
Sign ups are anytime during the jam

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PENNSYLVANIA

Doylestown
Square One hosts an open mike the last Friday of the month starting at 7pm. This is open to all ages and talents. Square One is located at 180 W. State St., Doylestown, Pa. Phone is 215-340-9441, email jay@squareonefutons.com, or check on line at sqquareonefutons.com. Call to check availability.

Philadelphia
Poetic Expressions, Gloria’s Seafood Gourmet Restaurant
2120 Fairmount Ave, 3rd Sunday Monthly, Osay@gateway.net

Philadelphia
Vibes and Verse, Club Enterprise, Germantown & Erie Avenues, Fourth Sunday monthly, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m, $5 includes a mini-buffet.

Philadelphia
“Day of the Poet”, Painted Bride Art Center, 231 Vine Street, 1st Fridays monthly, 10 :30 PM

Pittsburgh
Oakland Beehive, Forbes Ave, 412-683-9300
1st and 3rd Weds, www.suncrumbs.org

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RHODE ISLAND

Providence
AS200, 111 Empire Street, 401-831-9327

Providence
DownCity Slam, Nick-A-Nee’s Bar, 75 South Street
http://downcity.gotpoetry.com
http://www.mp3.com/downcityslam

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TENNESEE

Knoxville
Birds Eyeview Cafe & Pub, 116 S. Central St, 423-546-1130
nina@utk.edu or umarslifetime@yahoo.com

Memphis
Precious Cargo, 381 N. Main (one block east of the Pyramid at Overton). Every Monday 8pm. Hosted and produced by EL Hakim "the Poet". $5. hakim 1159@cs.com

Nashville
the Beatlick Poets’ monthly spoken-word night
from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month
ExpressoSelf Cafe
Watkins College of Art&Design
2298 MetroCenter Boulevard, Nashville, TN
615-383-4848, www.watkins.edu

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TEXAS

Austin
Gaby & Mo’s, 1809 Manor Road, (Thursday)
Contact: Mike Henry/Sonya Feher 512-326-9692
www.austinslam.com

Conroe
Tuts Bar, 711 Madeley, 409-539-1500

Dallas
Spoken Chaos Open Mic in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas
What: Poetry, spoken word, open-mic music. Step up and show us what you got. Bring your acoustic, bring your poetry, bring yourself, and bring it on. When: Every Wednesday night, 9:30 - 11:30 PM.
Where: Lucky Sevens, 115 Malcom X, between Main and Elm in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas
How Much: Free. 21+. ID required.
URL: http://www.dallaspoets.com

Dallas
Club Clearview, 2803 Main Street, 214-939-0077
www.dallasslams.com

Dallas
Mad Swirl Open Mic Night at Absinthe Lounge
1409 South Lamar (South Side on Lamar Lofts)
Dallas, TX
First Wednesday of each month at 8:30PM
The whirl of the Mad Swirl keeps twirling away in the form of Open Mic night.
Wanna avoid being a social pariah? Then you better get your booty out to Mad Swirl’s Open Mic night at Absinthe Lounge on December 15th. Mad Swirl will once again be showcasing all you poets, musicians, actors, singers, performers and any other folks (circus freaks, Tenacious D rip-offs and Elvis impersonators always welcome) in the local Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Come to participate, come to appreciate, come to support your local artists. We open things up around 8:30 and close it when there’s no one left standing.

FT Worth
The Wreck Room, 3208 W. 7th St, 817-870-4900

Houston
Cafe Artiste, 1601 W. Main, 713-528-3704,Tuesdays 8:30
www.cafeartiste.com

San Antonio
puro ÁSLAM!, E L T O R O, 3000 N. St. Mary’s Street [west of Hwy. 281], every Tuesday night, 9:30, $2
http://puroslam.8k.com

San Marcos, TX - Cheatham St. Warehouse
Freiheit, TX (near New Braunfels) - Every 2nd and 4th Sat in Freheit www.humbletime.com
San Antonio, TX - Crabby Jacks - Mondays
San Antonio, TX - Casbeers - Wed’s

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UTAH

U of U Coffeehouse Series
Panorama Room, University of Utah Olpin Union Building First Saturday Monthly

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VERMONT

Burlington
The People’s Republic of Vermont SLAMS! Burlington Poetry Slam at Rhombus Gallery/ArtSpace, 186 College Street (2nd floor) 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month
ToBlaythe@aol.com
http://www.vermontslams.com/

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VIRGINIA

Charlottesville
Chilli-Tonic, Mudhouse, Downtown mall
2nd Wednesday Monthly, 8PM

Richmond
Ashland Coffee and Tea, 2nd and 4th Sundays
2:30 to 5:00 pm

Roanke
Chilli Peppers, 19 Salem Ave. Mondays 9PM
FREE

Salem
Wit’s End, 1790 Thompson Memorial Dr
540-387-3539

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WASHINGTON

Auburn
SPLAB, 14 S. Division, 253-735-6328
www.splab.org

Seattle

665
@Four Angels
1400 14th Avenue
Every Thursday
Sign Up at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm


Catharticism
@Coffee Messiah
(206) 860-7377
1554 E. Olive Way
Every Wednesday
Sign up at 8 pm, Show begins at 8:30 pm


Globe Cafe
(206) 633-5647
1531 - 14th Avenue


Red Sky
Every Sunday
Sign up at 7 pm, show at 7:30


Homeland
Every Tuesday
Sign up at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm


The Group That Dare Not Speak Its Name
(Table top reading/critique group)
@Gay City
123 E. Boylston St.
Thursdays at 6:30 pm


The Pearl (206) 547-3326
4213 University Way NE
Thursdays @ 8 pm


PoetsWest Open Mike Readings
Wit’s End Book Store and Tea Shop
770 N 34th St.
Sundays 7:00 to 9:00
(206) 547-2330
Open 10 AM to 9 PM Daily


Roosevelt Ale House
8824 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206.527.5480
www.rooseveltalehouse.com
Monday nights, 10pm-2am


Seattle Slam & Open Mics@Dutch Neds
Ruperts
3091 1st Ave S 206-628-7703
www.seattlepoetryslam.org
206 First Avenue
$3 Cover
Open to 21 and over
Wednesdays at 9 pm

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Seattle Poetry Slam
Ruperts
3091 1st Ave S 206-628-7703
www.seattlepoetryslam.org


Self-Storage
huntingtonforge@hotmail.com
513 18th Avenue
Mondays at 8 pm


Stage Fright@Richard Hugo House
(206) 526-2992
1634 11th Avenue
Wednesdays at 7 pm

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WASHINGTON DC

Myth Poetry Slam
TEAISM - downstairs 400 8th St. NW (the corner of 8th and D Sts.) (202) 638.6010 venue number, Sunday Nights 7:00-10:30 p.m. Hosted by Nikki Miller

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WISCONSIN

Madison
Cafe Montmarte, 127 E. Mifflin St., 608-255-5900

Milwaukee
5501 West National Avenue The National Comedy Club Tuesdays at 8pm
300 West Juneau Avenue Suite 404 Wednesdays at 8:30pm
The Safehouse Comedy Open Mic Thursdays at 9:30pm

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AUSTRALIA

Mt Gravatt, Brisbane
Poetry and Pasta, Club Sangria, 1407 Logan Road. First wednesday monthly, 7.30 for 8.00 pm. Cover charge of $6.50 provides a bowl of tucker & the first glass of house wine ... AND three great poets.

Melbourne
Arthouse, 616 Elizabeth Street
9pm Fridays

Melbourne
Dan O’Connell Readings, The Dan O’Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street Carlton. Free entry Saturdays 3.00-6.00pm. Features guest reader and open mike.

Perth
Lip Service Poetry,Hendley Street Bently, 1st Wednesday, Details ph Doug Myles (09) 275 1776

Perth
Voicebox... at La Tropicana Cafe, High St, Fremantle. First Thursday of every month at 7.30pm.

Sydney
’Word of Mouth’ Friend in Hand Hotel, Cowper Street, Glebe. Every Tuesday 8.52 start.
Enquiries to Tug on 02 9517 9829.

Sydney
’Passionate Tongues’, Rainbow Hotel, Second Mondays 7:30PM. Enquiries Michael Rudd 02 9381 0803

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CANADA

Montreal, Quebec
Cine-Express, 1926 St. Catherine W., Mondays 8PM. FREE. Hosted by Larissa

Montreal, Quebec
Blizzarts, 3956A St.Laurent Blvd, 514-843-4860, Aleis O’Hara, dyslexi6@cam.org


Toronto, Ontario
Art Bar reading series, Imperial Pub, 54 Dundas St E. Wednesdays 8PM. FREE

PoeMagic
Friday of every month
Hosted by Klyde Broox and featuring multicultural spoken word performance Open mike for memorized work
Starting March 21, 2003. 8 p.m., Sweetwater Cafe, 264 Dundurn Street South. 905-522-3788

Vancouver B.C.
Cafe Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Dr., 1st & 3rd Monday, SR Duncan 604-872-2902
van_slam@hotmail.com

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DENMARK

Copenhagen

Poetry Slam
March 12, April 9, May 7. June closed.
Theatre Sthyr & Kjaer
14.00 - 18.00

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ENGLAND

Cambridge
CB1 Poetry Readings, CB1 Cafe, 32 Mill Road. Tuesday Nights (except Bank Holidays) at 8pm.
Contribution of £1.00 for the guest poets. Bring your own wine. Live music interlude.
Contact: Jenny Tucker phone: (01223) 424 936

Chelsea
Going Loco poetry readings, 315 Kings Road, Tuesdays 7:30-10.00 Iinformation from David at Books Bought (corner of Park Walk and Kings Rd) 0171 352 9376

Hammersmith
Poetic License, Riverside Studios CafŽ/Bar, Crisp Road. Every Monday 7PM FREE
181 735 0899 for further info

London
open mic nights @WKD 18 Kentish town Rd, Camden. Last Monday of every month. £5 entry. 8pm - 2am. Contact Princess 07903 920 247.
Experience Spoken word, Hip Hop, Jazz, R&B and soulful Garage anthems performed live. Regularly advertised in Westwood Radio 1 Sat 9-12 midnight.

London
Lost Souls Last Music host an all out music extravaganza at one of London’s hipest clubs TRAFIK, 311 Old Street East London. If you got something special to show get in touch and you’ll have the spot. Come down Sunday 9th May for the Premier Live Music Nite. Doors 7.30 til later and Free all the way through Mob. 07941917922
pinoyeats@hotmail.com
www.lostsoullastmusic.co.uk

London
Earthbeat Slam Club, The Planet, 11 Malvern Rd. First Fridays monthly. Contact: Richard Heley
ph: 0171 286 188

London
Cafe Juice bar, 407 Coldharbour Lane Monthly open mike. Sundays 8PM

London
Coffee House Poetry at the Troubadour, 265 Old Brompton Road SW5, UK CafŽ of the year 1999 Alternative Mondays 8.00-10.00pm. Plus extra events and workshops. Tickets £4.50, concessions £3.50, season tickets 50%. info, booking and mailing list 020 8354 0660 or write to Anne-Marie Fyfe at Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, London W4 1ZP

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IRELAND

Unpublished Rhyme
Kaffe Moka, 39 South William St., Dublin 2. Mondays 8:30

Unpublished Rhyme
Kaffe Moka, Main Street, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Tuesdays 8:30

the White House Poets

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SOUTH AFRICA

Pretoria

Poetry Session on Sundays
Bekgeveg Poetry Slam between published poets
The Blue Note Jazz Cafe
Duncan St, Hatfield
tel: 083 269 5482

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radio shows

GLOBAL
10K Poets and The Daily Happy Hour (July 2009 show)
10K Poets is a Poet Community that offers written poetry, spoken word, publishing, promotion & other assets to poets looking to expand their work & circles.


GLOBAL
BZoO HomeGrown Radio
BzoO HomeGrown Radio is “Online Americana Country Bluegrass Zydeco Jazz Blues Funk Politics Comedy Arts Roots Radio.” ChaoticArts.org even ran a weekly hour-long radio station there for over a year and a half called Chaotic Radio. Check it out!


GLOBAL
Korpo Radio
Online radio station/podcast which focuses on spoken word, poetry and Korpo


GLOBAL (Based in Chicago, IL)
WLUW independent community radio 88.7 FM
Home of Wordslingers


GLOBAL
Scars Internet Radio
Live and studio recordings of poetry and acoustic guitar were available for over 3 years. SIR radio was available on all computers connected to the Internet, though currently it is not broadcasting...


GLOBAL (Based in Madison, WI, WSUM 91.7 FM)
WSUM college radio
Home of WordSalad radio with a spoken word radio program with Paul Baker.
We believe WordSalad may be off the air, but check WSUM radio for other shows at their station.


GLOBAL
Poetry World Radio via ChicagoPoetry.com
Mature listening is requested on the www.chicagopoetry.com link for Poetry World Radio.


CHICAGO AREA
Tune in to The Big Gospel Express AM 1570 every Friday Night from 10:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m for “HE Brews!” Radio Broadcast, the forum for local area poets, writers, playwrights, psalmists, dancers etc. to use their gifts to edify the Body of Christ. Listen to the “Sister Circle” & “Brother 2 Brother” for discussions regarding present day issues & concerns. Get ready for the return of nostalgic radio theater addressing topics to promote change. And an informative community calendar to promote upcoming performance arts events. Hosted by Brenda L. Stovall a/k/a “Stream of Faith”. Anyone interested in appearing on air or submitting their work to be read on the air including for radio theater please call (708) 544-5322 or email: WritngsOnTheWall@aol.com (No it's not a typo)


Every Wednesday night between 12:00 am and 2:00 am turn your dial to 88.5 FM for the Poet’s Guild, a spoken word/poetry show hosted by Marcel Daniels (of the Weekend Wrecking Crew who produce The Bomb & Rhythm & Vibes!) Any poet who would like to get on the show, e-mail Marcel at poetsguild885@hotmail.com or leave him a message at (404) 690-1227


GLEN COVE, NY
Oasis WHPC 90.3 FM
New Age music, light jazz, poetry, light classical and interviews
Mondays: 1-2 pm
Wednesdays: 8-9 pm
Sundays: 11am - noon


VA
Oasis WHPC 90.3 FM
www.jazzpoetrycafe.net
radio show JPCRADIO is streaming on www.wflo.fm every Saturday night from 7pm-9pm.poets cd’s in full rotation.


open mics

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