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One Page Guide Calendar, a 2 page document.

Some of the links for the venues: for your convenience!

First, San Francisco's longest running poetry open mic! Sacred Grounds: Wednesdays: open + features,
700 sign up - to 950 Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes @ Cole: 415-387-3859,
Host: Dan Brady,
email here Facebook for events, Live Streaming (or recent video) and the Video Archive

3) Bird and Beckett Series: 1st + 3rd Monday's: open +features, 7pm - 9, Bird and Beckett Books, 653 Chenery nr Diamond: 586-3733 Bird and Beckett (near Glen Park BART), Host: Jerry Ferraz

4) Cafe International: Fridays: open/features, 730pm sign up, Cafe International, 508 Haight@Fillmore: 552-7390 Host: Clyde Always

12) Awaiting its rebirth: 3300 Club: Last Mondays: open mic: food + features, 630pm sign up - starts 7pm, Keane's 3300 Club, 3300 Mission @ 29th St.: 826-6886

On the Page: Off the Page: 2nd Tues: open mic: written, spoken word and song, starts 7pm, SFPL Park Branch, 1833 Page St. nr Cole,, Host: Richard Ivanhoe

(19) Bazaar Cafe: Thrs: open mic: music + poetry, starts 7pm, Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St., nr 22nd: 831-5620,, Host: Robin Galante (Note: although the venue features original, acoustic music poetry is welcome.)

(23) LUNADA: each full moon: open mic + features, music, theater, 7:30pm sign up, Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th St. @ Bryant: 826-8009,, Host: Sandra Garcia Rivera

(28) Poetry Happening: Thrs: step in to be heard, starts 10pm +/- @16th St. BART Station Plaza, Hosts: Charlie Getter et al,

Hotel Utah, Mons: open, 7pm to Last Call, Hotel Utah's Saloon 500 4th St., (Order of performers is determined via a random drawing: 6 min max -features music, poetry is welcome.)

(46) Mutiny Radio, Fri: open+features, singing, spoken word and music in a streaming broadcast to the web!  4pm - 6, 330 sign up, Pirate Cat Cafe, 2781 21st St. @ Florida, Host: Diamond Dave + Val Ibarra, 240-0286 or email:

SF Poets Speak Easy, Sat: open mic, 2pm - 5, Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes @ Cole: 387-3859 Host: Barbara Belle-Diamond

Queer Open Mic, 4th Fri: open poets + musicians, sign up 7pm; show @ 730, Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia @ 20th, Host: Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Blythe Baldwin,

Tinta/Voz, 3rd Thrs, open and features, 630pm - 8,, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., Facerbook page is here:, Hosts: Jose Cadena and Marguerite Munoz

Poetry @ Promenade, 1st Sat. open and features, 7pm - 930, La Promenade Cafe, 3643 Balboa @38th, Hosts: Bill Mercer and Stephanie Manning, La Promenade: 221-6063

La Voz del Barrio Open Mic, 2nd Thrs: open mic poets musicians, 730 - sign up; starts @ 8, Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St. nr 25th,, Host: Jiridon (Andreina and Joshua) 707-303-074

80) Green Apple Music and Poetry Open Mic, 2nd to last Tues, open, musicians+poets, (10 min ea), 7pm, Green Apple Annex, 520 Clement, 387-2272, Host: Ronnie Carrier,

Free Feature Salon, Weds: open/features-musicians+poets (10min ea) 7pm sign up; starts@8, feature@930, Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St, Hosts: Guinevere Q + Young Son, house drummer, a Jam concludes evenings:

82) Gears Turning Poetry Series,
open/features, 2nd Sun, starts @ 4pm, Adobe Bookstore, 3130 24th St. Host: Kim Shuck,

) 1st Tues Spoken wd TV showcase,1st Tues: open/features/musicians/poets, 730-93 ($20 cover for show, dinner+1st drink, free for features), Radio Africa and Kitchen, 4800 3rd St Hosts: Karwanna and Terrell. Inquiries: 510-491-3703

84) Poetry Open Mic, 1st Sun, open/features, 5-7pm, Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli, 734 La Playa

85) The Alchemy Slam, Tues: poetry open/slam+music, sign up 8pm, ($5 cover), F8 Lounge, 1192 Folsom St, Hosts: Casey Gardner, Mike Taylor and Slam Master Patrick Oshlun FB:

86) Poetry Podcast open mic TV. 3rd Mon, open and features, 6-830pm, Clarion Arts Center, 816 Sacramento St, enter on Waverly Hosts: John Rhodes, producer @ 415-440-3509 with Clara Hsu and Stephen Kopel hosting the open mic The TV show can be seen on channel 29 and U-verse 99 every Thursday at 7:30pm.

Pan Dulce Poets, 2nd Tue: open and features, 7pm, La Reyna Bakery, 3114 24th St nr. Mission, Host: Ricardo Tavarez

The Word Party! 3rd Tue. read with Nova Jazz or solo, 7-930pm, PianoFight Bar Stage, 144 Taylor, Hosts Jennifer Barone & Ingrid Keir

91) Ignite the Mic, Last Th,
open, 730 sign up, The Center SF, 548 Fillmore, ($10 @door, $5 for perfomers), Host, Clyde Always!