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Saturday Night Special: An “invisible” Open Mic

May 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

This month SNS invites you to explore the unseen. Take it literally or metaphorically. Go to the bottom of the ocean, the North Pole, or the center of the heart. Dream up fairies or contemplate the wind. Get microscopic. Use your hands. Write in the dark. Wrap your words in tangible abstration. Remember the emperor’s new clothes. Consider times you have felt invisible or rendered others invisible. How do we discover what we are missing? What do we know that the eyes don’t? Our theme this month is INVISIBLE.

As always, we’d love to hear your (three-minute) poems, stories, dramas, comedic sketches, songs, or dances, on our optional theme (or any topic).

Our May features are: Cleavon Smith and tba

First come first served. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts, so get there early if you want to read! (Note: Sometimes the list is full by 7:03pm)

Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum. For prose writers this is about one and a half double-spaced pages.

PLEASE NOTE: We are strict about the 3 minute max. When you reach your time limit at SNS, we turn on the disco lights! So, please plan ahead. Practice your piece out loud. Time yourself!

After the reading, stick around for karaoke starting at 10pm

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
7 – 9:30 pm

Nick’s Lounge (21+)
3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA
1 block south of Ashby BART
Between Fairview St & Martin Luther King Jr Way

But bring CASH if you want to buy drinks (which you sort of have to, because there’s a 1-drink minimum!)

Hosted by Hollie Hardy

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May 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Saturday Night Special, an East Bay open mic
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Nick’s Lounge
3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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