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Saturday Night Special presents: Out of the Dark

January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST

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Welcome back! I’m excited to see my SNS family following our annual holiday hiatus, for our first reading of 2020. Our January theme (suggested by Lisa Martinovic) is “Out of the Dark” and it can’t come soon enough. Whether it’s the dark of winter you’re tired of, politics, ennui, a mono-chromatic fashion sense, the cave of your own dirty mouth, or something darker you’re exiting, this month we’ll explore emergence—wake up from your long sleep; unfold your wings; turn on the sun! Write something.

January featured writers: Vernon Keeve III and Alvin Orloff

Bring your (three-minute) poems, stories, comedic sketches, songs, or dances, on our (optional) theme (or any topic).

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, January 25, 2020
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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BIOS forthcoming


January 25, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm PST
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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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