San FranciscoÕs Poetry Tour Guide to SFÕs Open Mic Scene!

Edited by Dan Brady         02-07-2018         Version 4.1.4

Check before you go; venues change as can a show!   Questions or Errata: http://www.creativeideasforyou.com/emailpage.html

This calendar is online at: http://www.creativeideasforyou.com/OPG_Cal_List.htm

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      Mondays

        Tuesdays

        Wednesdays

        Thursdays

      Fridays

 Saturdays - Sundays

3) Bird and Beckett

      7pm–9

45) Hotel Utah

        7pm to Last Call

 

83) First Tuesdays

        730pm–930

85) Alchemy Slam 8pm

94) Every Tues 630pm

b) Open Mic Nite  7pm

** Sacred Grounds

 1stshow@7- 2nd@830+

81) Free Feature Salon

       7pm                          

19) Bazaar Cafˇ

        7pm–sign up

28) 16th @Mission

        930pm–12 M+

96) Bound Together 7pm

4) Cafˇ International

      730pm-sign up

46) Mutiny Radio

       3pm–sign up

 

53) Poets Speak Easy

        (Sat) 2pm-5

76) La Promenade

         (1st Sat.) 7pm–930

84) Poetry Open Mic

       (1st Sun)  5-7pm

45) Hotel Utah

       7pm to Last Call

 

17) On the Page 7pm–9

85) Alchemy Slam 8pm

91) Holistic Underground

        8pm

94) Every Tues 630pm  

b) Open Mic Nite  7pm

** Sacred Grounds

 1stshow@7- 2nd@830+

81) Free Feature Salon

       7pm                          

19) Bazaar Cafˇ

        7pm–sign up

28) 16th @Mission

        930pm–12 M+

87) Voz Sin Tinta

        630pm

96) Bound Together 7pm

97) Open Mic Night 7pm

4) Cafˇ International

      730pm–Sign up

46) Mutiny Radio

       3pm–sign up

       

53) Poets Speak Easy

         (Sat) 2pm–5  

82) Gears Turning

         (2nd Sun) 4pm

3) Bird and Beckett

        7pm–9

45) Hotel Utah

        7pm–Last Call

85) Alchemy Slam 8pm

90) Word Party 7pm –9

94) Every Tues 630pm

b) Open Mic Nite  7pm

** Sacred Grounds

 1stshow@7- 2nd@830+

 81) Free Feature Salon

       7pm

94) Smack Dab 730pm

19) Bazaar Cafˇ

        7pm–sign up

28) 16th @Mission

        930pm–12 M+

77) La Voz del Barrio

        730pm

96) Bound Together 7pm

4) Cafˇ International

      730pm–sign up

46) Mutiny Radio

        3pm–sign up

53) Poets Speak Easy

         (Sat) 2pm–5

93) Kassidat 4pm-6

45) Hotel Utah

        7pm–Last Call

95) Poetic Justice

        6pm

85) Alchemy Slam 8pm

94) Every Tues 630pm

92) Oh My Goddess! 6pm

b) Open Mic Nite  7pm

** Sacred Grounds

 1stshow@7- 2nd@830+

81) Free Feature Salon

       7pm

 

19) Bazaar Cafˇ

        7pm–Sign up

28) 16th @ Mission

        930pm-12 M+

96) Bound Together 7pm

 

4) Cafˇ International

      730pm–sign up

46) Mutiny Radio

       3pm–sign up

55) Queer Open Mic

        7pm–sign up

53) Poets Speak Easy

        (Sat) 2pm–5

a) Open Mic/Swag

         Last Sat, 5pm-8

See the reverse for:  23) Lunada, night of the full moon       80) Green Apple Open Mic 2nd to last Tue                      

 

**Sacred Grounds, longest running open: Weds open/features, 1stshow@7 - 2nd  @830+ Sacred Grounds Cafˇ, 2095 Hayes @ Cole: 387-3859,

Curator: Dan Brady http://www.creativeideasforyou.com/emailpage.html  Streaming: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sacred-Grounds-cafe

Video Archive: http://www.creativeideasforyou.com/SacredGrounds_YouTube.htm and weÕre on FaceBook.

  

 

 

 

(3) Bird and Beckett: 1st 3rd Mon: open/features, 7-9, Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery nr Diamond: 586-3733, Host: Jerry Ferraz  (4) Cafˇ International: Fri: open/features, 730 sign up, Cafe International, 508 Haight@Fillmore: 552-7390 Host: Clyde Always  (17) On the Page-Off the page: 2nd Tue: open/features, 7-9pm Park Branch Library, 1833 Page, Host: Richard Ivanhoe (19) Bazaar Cafe: Thrs: original acoustic music/spoken/word, 7pm, Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St, nr 22nd: 831-5620, www.bazaarcafe.com Host: Robin Galante  (23) LUNADA @FullMoon: open/features/music/theatre sign-up 730, Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th St@Bryant 826-8009 www.galeriadelaraza.org Host: Sandra Garcia Rivera  (28) 16th @Mission: Thrs: step up-be heard, starts 10+/- @BART Plaza, Hosts: Charlie Getter et al, www.16thmission.com (45) Hotel Utah: Mon, open, 7pm to last call, Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 4th St, www.hotelutah.com  (46) Mutiny Radio: Fri: open/features, sign-up @ 330–6pm singing/spoken-wd/music/streaming audio, 2781 21stSt@Florida Hosts:: Val Ibarra+Diamond Dave, 240-0286 or dmndv@hotmail.com 

 

(53) PoetÕs Speak Easy: Sat: open/features, 2-5, Sacred Grounds Cafˇ, 2095 Hayes: 387-3859 Host: Barbara Belle Diamond, bellediamond@comcast.net    (55) Queer OpenMic:4thh Fridays: sign-up 7; show@730, Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia@20th, open/poets/musicians, Hosts:: Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Blythe Baldwin www.queeropenmic.com (74) Tinta/Voz: 2nd Thrs: open/features, 630-8, AlleyCat Books, 3036 24th St. www.alleycatbookshop.com Hosts: Jose Cadena+Marguerite Munoz (76) La Promenade: 1st Sat: 7-930, La Promenade Cafˇ, 3643 Balboa @38th, open/features, Hosts: Mercer+Manning, cafˇ: 221-6063 (77) La Vozdel Barrio Open Mic: 2nd Thr, sign up 730-starts@8, Mission Cult. Cntr 2868 Mission St nr 25th, open/mic/poets/musicians, Hosts:: Andreina+Joshua www.jiridon.com 707-303-0741  (80) Green Apple Music/Poetry/Open Mic, 2nd to last Tue, open,musicians+poets, (10min) 7pm, Green Apple Annex, 520 Clement, 387-2272, www.greenapplebooks.com Host: Ronnie Carrier, events@greenapplebooks.com

 

(81)  Free Feature Salon, Wed: open/features -musicians/poets (10min ea) sign up@7 starts@8, feature@930, Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St, Hosts:: GuinevereQ+Young Sun, inhabitantofapalebluedot@gmail.com  (82) Gears Turning Poetry Series, open/features 2nd Sundays, starts@4, Adobe Bookstore, 3130 24th St  Host: Kim Shuck, kshuck@tsoft.net  (83) 1st TuesdayÕs Spoken word TV showcase, 1st Tue: open/features /musicians/poets, 730930 ($20 cover for show/dinner Radio Africa+Kitchen, 4800 3rd Hosts: Karwanna+Terrell: 510-491-3703 www.1sttuesdays.com  84) Poetry Open Mic, 1st Sun, open/features, 5-7pm, KawikaÕs Ocean Beach Deli, 734 La Playa, 221-2031 www.oceanbeachdeli.com/events.php   85)  The Alchemy Slam, Tues: poetry open/slam/music, sign up 8pm, ($5cover), F8 Lounge, 1192 Folsom St, Hosts: Casey Gardner+Mike Taylor+Slam Master Patrick Oshlund  facebook: alchemyslam   87) Voz Sin Tinta, 2nd Thr, 3 open/features, 630pm, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St.  824 – 1761 Host: incl. Alejandro Murguia  (90)  The Word Party!  3rd Tue, read with Nova Jazz or solo, 7-930pm, PianoFight Bar Stage, 144 Taylor: Jennifer Barone+Ingrid Keir (91) Holistic Underground, 2ndTues, open, 8pm-12, Bissap Baobab 3372 19th nr Mission, Host: Mazin Jamal Contact: mazin@holisticunderground.org  (92) Oh My Goddess! 4th Tues, open, 6- 10pm, Artillery Gallery, 2741 Mission@24th, hosts: Lilith King Smithson and LeilaŅ LeiLoÓ Yatim , Contact mazin@holisticunderground.org  (93) Kassidat, 3rd Suns, Features, 4-6pm, Adobe Books, 3130 24th St. near Folsom Host: Bloodflower store: 864-3065  (94)  Smack Dab, 3rd Weds, 730pm sign-up, Dog Eared Books Castro - 489 Castro St, nr18th- Hosts: Larry-bob Roberts and Dana Hopkins (94) Every Tuesday Poetry, Tues, features/open, 630pm, North Beach Library, 850 Columbus, Curator: Jack Hirschman  (95) Poetic Justice, 4th Mon, open+features, 6pm, Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St, Hosts: Mitch Park+Bradley Reeves  (96)  Bound Together Thrs, open+features,music+ 7pm, Bound Together Books, 1369 Haight St Host: Rev. EggKing, contact: eggking@me.com ph 431-8355

 

This is the latest addition!

97)  Open Mic Night, 2nd Thurs, open mic,  Start 7pm, Simple Pleasures Cafˇ, 3434 Balboa @36h, Host Sara, see the facebook page for Simple Pleasures Cafe

New Venues: for which I await further details:

(a) Open Mic/Swag Slam, last Sat, open mic Two Jacks, 401 Haight St 5 - 8 pm, 415-431-6290 Host: Lynn   b) Open Mic Nite, Tues, open poetry, music, more, 7pm – 10, Kava Lounge, 901 Divisadero, 834-5174 Host: Samuel Cohen, et al