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Underground Wonder Bar

Open Mike Showcase (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Sunday at 7pm

Hosted by Pete Special

710 N Clark St
Chicago, IL
phone:312-266-7761
venue:undergroundwonderbar.com

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Sahrah
  • Last updated: November 3, 2013

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Jan 28
  • Sunday, Feb 04
  • Sunday, Feb 11
  • Sunday, Feb 18
  • Sunday, Feb 25

The Spoken Word Lounge

phone:773-690-0099
venue:facebook.com/events/413451325474642
event:facebook.com/solacesoulssundays
host:facebook.com/JERONIMOSPEAK
SOLACE SOULS SUNDAYS IS FINALLY HERE AND ITS TIME FOR ME TO UNVEIL WHAT I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON, THIS IS THE NEWEST WAVE OF ENTERTAINMENT TO GRACE THE CHICAGO ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY AND SCENE, THIS WILL BE A OPEN MIC/ SHOWCASE LIKLE NON OTHER… FEATURING THE HOTTEST ARTISTS, BANDS, AND ENTERTAINERS… THE NEW SOLACE SOULS OPEN MIC WILL BE THE 3RD SUNDAY IN CHICAGO WHICH IS APRIL 19, 2015 AND FOLLOWING EVERY 3RD SUNDAY… THERE WILL BE FOOD, DRINKS, GIVE A WAYS AND MORE, WE ARE OFFICIALLY TAKING SPOKEN WORD TO ANOTHER LEVEL, COME BE APART OF SOMETHING LEGENDARY, COME BECOME ICONIC, COME AND SHOW YOUR PEERS, FRIENDS, FANS, AND IDOLS HOW YOU HAVE ARRIVED AT A PLACE OF SOLACE

This listing was last updated over 2 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Feb 18
  • Sunday, Mar 18
  • Sunday, Apr 15
  • Sunday, May 20
  • Sunday, Jun 17

iBar

Open Mike (music, poetry)
Every Sunday at 9pm

Hosted by O4M

2010 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL
phone:773-964-0642
venue:facebook.com/out4more
host:FACEBOOK.COM/OUT4MORE

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by O4M GLOBAL
  • Last updated: June 6, 2013

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, Jan 28
  • Sunday, Feb 04
  • Sunday, Feb 11
  • Sunday, Feb 18
  • Sunday, Feb 25

Red Line Tap

Flatts and Sharpe Open Mic at the Red Line Tap (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Monday at 7:30pm

Hosted by Erik Lobo+rotating guest co-host

7006 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL
phone:773-274-5463
event:facebook.com/openmicflattsandsharpechicago

Sign up at 7:30pm, music starts at 8pm. FREE!!

We provide full backline, additional hookups for all electronics, an on staff a sound person, and a comfortable environment for you to come show us your stuff and to network with local Chicago musicians.

We ask all performers keep to 15min., or 3 songs.

Need anything else? Just ask! All genres welcome (full bands, acoustic, electronic, comedians, etc.)

This listing was last updated over 1 year ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Last updated: June 20, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Jan 22
  • Monday, Jan 29
  • Monday, Feb 05
  • Monday, Feb 12
  • Monday, Feb 19

Township

phone:773-384-1865
venue:townshipchicago.com
event:facebook.com/groups/814755825348343

Best dang open mic in town.

Pro sound.

House guitar and bass. All welcome. 21+

10pm Sign up on the chalkboard.

Credits

  • Submitted by Darren Amaya
  • Last updated: October 3, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Jan 22
  • Monday, Jan 29
  • Monday, Feb 05
  • Monday, Feb 12
  • Monday, Feb 19

Fuller's Pub

phone:773-478-8060
Check facebook page for details. PA, mikes with stands. Drums available if you call ahead, alternating hosts, free parking lot in back, 1 drink minimum. Cheap drinks

This listing was last updated 10 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Jan 23
  • Tuesday, Jan 30
  • Tuesday, Feb 06
  • Tuesday, Feb 13
  • Tuesday, Feb 20

Checkerboard Lounge

event:facebook.com/checkerboard.tuesday
host:facebook.com/MzJaePoet
"Cocktails & Conversations" is hosted by Mz. Jae. Laid back set that welcomes poetry, comedy and music. Musicians should RSVP in advance to ensure all equipment and necessary items are in place for an optimal performance. The cover is always $5.

This listing was last updated over 5 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Mz. Jae
  • Last updated: September 28, 2012

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Feb 13
  • Tuesday, Mar 13
  • Tuesday, Apr 10
  • Tuesday, May 08
  • Tuesday, Jun 12

City Newstand

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Tuesday at 7pm
4018 N. Cicero
Chicago, IL
phone:773-545-7377
venue:citynewsstand.com

This listing was last updated over 3 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Rob Reid
  • Last updated: August 10, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Jan 23
  • Tuesday, Jan 30
  • Tuesday, Feb 06
  • Tuesday, Feb 13
  • Tuesday, Feb 20

Moher Public House

phone:773-467-1954
venue:moherchicago.com
event:moherchicago.com
host:madman-blues-band.com
8pm Signup. All styles of music are welcome.

This listing was last updated over 2 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Jan 23
  • Tuesday, Jan 30
  • Tuesday, Feb 06
  • Tuesday, Feb 13
  • Tuesday, Feb 20

Phyllis's Musical Inn

phone:773-486-9862
event:facebook.com/ElizabethsCrazyLittleThingPMI
host:richexperience.net/page28.html
Open mic night for poetry, music, comedy, performance art, literary experiments, and whatever you can come up with. Push the envelope; hurt me with your weirdness. We welcome the cerebral, the obscene, the grotesque, the random, the perverted, the odd, the comforting, and the disconcerting. Imagine Jack the Ripper, Mae West, the Marquis de Sade, Betty Boop, Gertrude Stein, and Jack Spicer having an orgy with Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Bjork, Gershwin, Scissor Sisters, Merle Haggard, and Nick Drake providing the music with George Carlin, Sarah Silverman, and Emo Phillips making jokes and inviting others to join along.

This listing was last updated over 3 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Feb 14
  • Wednesday, Mar 14
  • Wednesday, Apr 11
  • Wednesday, May 09
  • Wednesday, Jun 13

Harrigan's pub

Slam Jam (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 7pm

Hosted by nate marsh

2816 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL
phone:773-248-5933
venue:harriganspubchicago.com
host:natemarshtunes.com
Full band open jam with comedy/poetry slam. Steps from the Diversey brown line station.

This listing was last updated over 1 year ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by nate marsh
  • Last updated: March 21, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jan 24
  • Wednesday, Jan 31
  • Wednesday, Feb 07
  • Wednesday, Feb 14
  • Wednesday, Feb 21

Jackhammer Sports Bar

Sing Your Ass Off Live Band Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 9pm

Hosted by Manny Capozzi

6406 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
Gay friendly, people friendly. drink specials

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Jeff Richards
  • Last updated: January 13, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Jan 24
  • Wednesday, Jan 31
  • Wednesday, Feb 07
  • Wednesday, Feb 14
  • Wednesday, Feb 21

Trophy Room

phone:312-600-6920
venue:trophyroombar.com
event:wamilive.com/events
host:mikeytothep.com
Gin & Jokes is a Hip Hop // Comedy focused open mic but all acts are welcome. We will have industry professionals there every night scouting acts for paid gigs and opportunities.

This listing was last updated 6 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Mikey to the P
  • Last updated: July 14, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Jan 25
  • Thursday, Feb 01
  • Thursday, Feb 08
  • Thursday, Feb 15
  • Thursday, Feb 22

The Night Cap

event:facebook.com/event.php?eid=123867871025528
host:karlrorvik.com

This listing was last updated over 5 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Karl Rorvik Music
  • Last updated: November 14, 2012

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Jan 25
  • Thursday, Feb 01
  • Thursday, Feb 08
  • Thursday, Feb 15
  • Thursday, Feb 22

Chicago Bagel Authority (CBA)

CBA Original Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Thursday at 7pm

Hosted by Steven Lazarov

955 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL
phone:773-549-1982
venue:eatcba.com
event:eatcba.com
Open kitchen and BYOB, right off the Belmont CTA station.

This listing was last updated over 3 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by nate marsh
  • Last updated: May 29, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Jan 25
  • Thursday, Feb 01
  • Thursday, Feb 08
  • Thursday, Feb 15
  • Thursday, Feb 22

K's Dugout

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
First Thursday of the month at 9pm

Hosted by Mel Washington of Fox's Empire and Guitarist of TooWhiteCrew

1930 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL
phone:773-561-2227

Signup is :30 before 1st performance and continuously throughout the night until 10:30.

Last performance usually is at 11pm.

Play whatever you feel.

P.a. is provided and small gtr tube amp

please bring your own instrument!

Great corner bar with great specials and awesome staff

This listing was last updated 8 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Feb 01
  • Thursday, Mar 01
  • Thursday, Apr 05
  • Thursday, May 03
  • Thursday, Jun 07

Hairpin Arts Center

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Thursday at 7:30pm

Hosted by Dawn Marie Galtieri and Daniel Stetzel

2800 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL
$5 cover includes one drink

This listing was last updated over 5 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Rob Reid
  • Last updated: October 30, 2012

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Jan 25
  • Thursday, Feb 01
  • Thursday, Feb 08
  • Thursday, Feb 15
  • Thursday, Feb 22

Lupito's

Local Artist's Night / Open Mic (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Friday at 6pm

Hosted by Manuel / Tony

2010 S Damen
Chicago, IL
phone:773-414-5445
Come out and share your art / music / poetry! (Also, enjoy Lupito's awesome fresh juices, smoothies, ice cream, sandwiches, and more.)

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Manuel
  • Last updated: June 18, 2013

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Jan 26
  • Friday, Feb 02
  • Friday, Feb 09
  • Friday, Feb 16
  • Friday, Feb 23

Human Thread

OpenMind OpenMic (music, comedy, poetry)
First Friday of the month at 6pm

Hosted by Jonathan Poblano

645 W. 18 st.
Chicago, IL
phone:312.243.9423
venue:humanthread.net

Credits

  • Last updated: August 1, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Feb 02
  • Friday, Mar 02
  • Friday, Apr 06
  • Friday, May 04
  • Friday, Jun 01

God's Garage

Friday Nite Open MIC (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Friday at 7pm

Hosted by Rocky Galati

5450 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL
phone:773-747-7056
venue:godsgarage.org
host:rockyg.com

This listing was last updated 6 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by RockyG
  • Last updated: July 16, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Jan 26
  • Friday, Feb 02
  • Friday, Feb 09
  • Friday, Feb 16
  • Friday, Feb 23

No Shame Theatre

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Saturday at 10:30pm

Hosted by Huck Poe

3036 Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL
event:wearetheagency.org
5 min original material. Theatrical open mic. 5$ cover , bar

This listing was last updated over 2 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Last updated: July 19, 2015

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Jan 27
  • Saturday, Feb 03
  • Saturday, Feb 10
  • Saturday, Feb 17
  • Saturday, Feb 24

Calles y Suenos

phone:773-208-0553
event:facebook.com/thebutterflypoetryproject
host:urbanpoetess.com

The Butterfly Poetry Project is a venue for women by women… Each of the artists featured is a Butterfly that took flight into the universe through her art. Through the performances and presentations each of the Butterflies that grace us with her performance will touch another women so she too can take flight!

The Butterfly Effect Project envisions a world in which women are valued as human beings growing, working, and living in a state of neutrality and peace. Through intentional practices of self-discovery, introspection and communal growth, the Butterfly Effect Poetry Project showcases women poets, especially women of color and LBGT women. This project exists to provide a catalyst for interaction, dialogue and growth for Chicago women. It will serve as a social justice community forum that educates and empowers women on issues by promoting confidence, self-respect and self-worth.

Callles y Suenos in Pilsen is the venue that will provide an opportunity for women to have a space that honors women's cultural/sexual identities and their stories, build community collaborations, and provide an inclusive space for all women to reflect on our multiple identities through the various artistic modalitie including dance spoken word, and music.

This listing was last updated over 4 years ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Feb 17
  • Saturday, Mar 17
  • Saturday, Apr 21
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Saturday, Jun 16

Joie De Vine

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Selected Saturdays at 9pm

Hosted by The Internationalists

1744 West Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL
phone:773-989-6846
venue:facebook.com/pg/joiedevineandersonville

This listing was last updated 6 months ago. You may want to contact the venue to confirm that the dates and time are still correct.

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Credits

  • Submitted by Brian Melehan
  • Last updated: June 27, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • No nights scheduled.

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