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Kapistahan Grill

venue:yelp.com/biz/kapistahan-grill-los-angeles
event:sundayjump.com

Sunday Jump for Monday's Slump!

Sunday Jump is a community open mic series at Kapistahan Grill in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. It was founded by Eddy M. Gana, Jr., Stephanie Sajor, and Janice Sapigao. Once a month, we provide a safe space for artists to express free speech and uplift their communities through the spoken and written word. Our organization's leaders are award-winning poets and community activists who have shared their work across the nation.

Historic Filipinotown is the heart of our cultural community. As Filipino-Americans, we acknowledge the marginalization of our people's history, such as our unrecognized WWII veterans and forgotten agricultural workers of the labor movement. In recognition of this history, we aim to provide a safe space for marginalized voices to express free speech and uplift their communities.

When: Every 1st Sunday of the Month, 5-7pm

Where: Kapistahan Grill, 1925 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

The mic is open for poets, musicians, emcees, and all artists to share and build a community with us!

Open mic-ers have 5 minutes max.

We have two community guidelines: (1) Express, not impress and (2) Free speech, not hate speech. It's not about the snaps and claps. It's about sharing the love of your art. It's not about putting people down. It's about uplifting our communities.

Please support Kapistahan Grill! This is a Filipino-owned local business that serves traditional Philippine cuisine. Available to dine kamayan style (eat with hands). They have lechon kawali (deep fried pork belly), chicken inasal (grilled marinated chicken), shrimp sinigang, halo-halo, and more! Variety of beverages are served, such as buko juice (coconut) and Red Horse. There will be good food and good vibes.

Free parking is available in Luzon Plaza and along Temple St.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at openmic@sundayjump.com.

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, May 06
  • Sunday, Jun 03
  • Sunday, Jul 01
  • Sunday, Aug 05
  • Sunday, Sep 02

Studio Theatre at St Denis Building

event:secondsundaypoetry.com
host:alexmfrankel.com
Every month we invite two poets to feature for about 20 minutes each. There's lots of room for open mic participants as well. We are in the historic Studio Theatre at St Builidng near Universal City.

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 Alex M. Frankel
  • Last updated: May 23, 2013

Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, May 13
  • Sunday, Jun 10
  • Sunday, Jul 08
  • Sunday, Aug 12
  • Sunday, Sep 09

Tribal Café

Monday Mic with Rich Tola (music, comedy, poetry)
Second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:30pm

Hosted by Rich Tola

1651 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
phone:213-483-4458
venue:tribalcafe.com
host:richtola.com
Sign up at 7p, first-come/first-serve, 5 minutes, free with $4 purchase - Musicians, Poets, Comics - All styles 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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  • Submitted by Rich Tola
  • Last updated: August 10, 2015

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, Apr 23
  • Monday, May 14
  • Monday, May 28
  • Monday, Jun 11
  • Monday, Jun 25

Berubians Theater Company

phone:323-850-7827
venue:berubians.com
event:facebook.com/groups/lacomedyscene
host:iampeterprins.com
The LA Comedy Scene & Peter Prins presents Dirty Uncle Tuesdays every tuesday from 11pm to 2am. Comedians, Musicians, Poets, Burlesque Dancers & Drag Queens welcome. Signup list & rolling lotto, 5 to 7 minutes.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Apr 24
  • Tuesday, May 01
  • Tuesday, May 08
  • Tuesday, May 15
  • Tuesday, May 22

Tribal Café

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

Hosted by La Don

1651 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
phone:213-483-4458
venue:tribalcafe.com

/Sign-up 7:00PM/Starts 7:45PM/First come, first served/6 min./One purchase necessary.

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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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  • Last updated: February 23, 2014

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Apr 24
  • Tuesday, May 01
  • Tuesday, May 08
  • Tuesday, May 15
  • Tuesday, May 22

Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

phone:818-344-0034
venue:tockify.com/sugarmillsaloon
event:facebook.com/soapboxopenmic
host:jasonbrain360.com
Weekly open mic for musicians, singer songwriters, poets, spoken word artists, stand up comedians, dramatists, audience and beyond: Hosted by Jason Brain… Maui Sugar Mill Saloon, 18389 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana CA… 21+… No cover, 2 drink minimum… Tons of free parking… Outdoor patio (smoking)… Sweet whiskey selection

This listing was last updated 7 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 Soapbox
  • Last updated: September 19, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Apr 24
  • Tuesday, May 01
  • Tuesday, May 08
  • Tuesday, May 15
  • Tuesday, May 22

Tribal Café

Slamming with LANGSTON (music, poetry)
Second Wednesday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Hassan Jamal

1651 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
phone:213-483-4458
venue:tribalcafe.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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Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, May 09
  • Wednesday, Jun 13
  • Wednesday, Jul 11
  • Wednesday, Aug 08
  • Wednesday, Sep 12

The Venice Whaler

Open Mike (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Wednesday at 9pm

Hosted by Fred Cichy

10 Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
phone:310-821-8737
venue:venicewhaler.com
The Venice Whaler Open Mic has been called the best hang in the city. Located on Venice Beach, this open mic provides that living room vibe for both performers and audiences alike. Come jam with us.

Credits

  • Last updated: April 4

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Apr 25
  • Wednesday, May 02
  • Wednesday, May 09
  • Wednesday, May 16
  • Wednesday, May 23

The Lexington

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

Hosted by Tim Mars

129 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA
phone:213-291-5723
venue:TheLexingtonBar.com

This listing was last updated 7 months 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: September 2, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Apr 25
  • Wednesday, May 02
  • Wednesday, May 09
  • Wednesday, May 16
  • Wednesday, May 23

The Simply Funny Room

Open Mike (comedy, poetry)
Every Thursday at 8pm

Hosted by Greg Pittman Jeff Arnold

4641 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
phone:323-549-9829
venue:simplydliciousla.com

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 Greg
  • Last updated: December 28, 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Apr 26
  • Thursday, May 03
  • Thursday, May 10
  • Thursday, May 17
  • Thursday, May 24

Two Roads Theater

phone:818-415-9568
venue:tworoadstheater.com
event:facebook.com/TwoRoadsOpenMic
Sign-ups open at 7:15, show begins promptly at 8pm. Participation is lottery style: your name will go in a bowl and the host will pull randomly. If the night is full and you're not able to perform, you will be given a voucher for free admission to the next open mic. $5 cash, $6 credit. Refreshments are available in the lobby. A photographer will be at every show, speak with a staff member to have your shots sent to you.

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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Credits

  • Submitted by Dan Heiser
  • Last updated: June 6, 2017

Upcoming Dates

  • Thursday, Apr 26
  • Thursday, May 03
  • Thursday, May 10
  • Thursday, May 17
  • Thursday, May 24

Tribal Café

PHOENIXes Reborn Open Mic! (music, poetry)
Third and fourth Saturday of the month at 3pm

Hosted by Ke Andre Bell-Washington

1651 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA
phone:213-483-4458
venue:tribalcafe.com

After being the home of several open mics during the week featuring comedy, there will be another open mic to begin later this month. However, this one will be entirely different from the rest.

Tribal Cafe presents to you the "PHOENIXes Reborn Open Mic!"

This Saturday afternoon festivity will be to bring spirituality and community back to our creativity, sharing it with our fellow man and woman with zero shame, and to have fun with it! This open mic is welcomed for all kinds of poets, singers, musicians, artists, dancers, and those who specialize in multi-media.

Hosted by "the first poet of Tribal" Ke Andre Bell-Washington, this brand new event will begin on Saturday November 17th, 3 - 7 P.M.

To sign up for "PHOENIXes Reborn Open Mic!"or if you have any questions, please write on the timeline of Tribal Cafe's Facebook fan page, or email Ke Andre at kbwsupernova@hotmail.com

Let's make this not just special, but also memorable and unprecedented.

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 Ke Andr
  • Last updated: August 23, 2013

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, Apr 28
  • Saturday, May 19
  • Saturday, May 26
  • Saturday, Jun 16
  • Saturday, Jun 23

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