Monday, December 16, 2013

December Open Mics and related events in NEPA

Just like November, December in Northeastern Pennsylvania is jam-packed with Open Mics and related events! See if you can get your ticket punched at every one!

Thursday, December 19 - Scranton
TWO, TWO, TWO EVENTS IN ONE LOCATION! Show up for one and stay for both! You'll be glad you did.

Winter Open House at the Vintage, 326 Spruce Street, Scranton, starting at 5:30.
"The Vintage Theater's Board of Directors warmly invites all members of the community to its Winter Open House. This party is perfect for all those familiar with The Vintage and those who have never been before! Complimentary food, drink, artisan vendors (including Boutique Libertina) and prizes! Featuring Chelsea Collins (of A Fire With Friends) on piano, information to the inner workings of The Vintage and did we mention complimentary drinks?!? Open & Free To All!"

Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry Night at the Vintage, 326 Spruce Street, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers Collective! Sign-ups begin at 8:00, poetry at 8:30. This month's host is the incomparable Wendell Bullock!

Friday, December 20 - Wilkes-Barre
Third Friday Spoken Word at Art Seen On The Square, 21 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Open Mic plus feature Brian Fanelli! Sign-ups begin at 7:30, readings begin at 8:00.

Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 - Scranton
The Eight: Reindeer Monologues at the Vintage. Tickets are going fast for this scandalous behind the scenes tell-all about what really goes on with the team that pulls Santa's sleigh!

Sunday, December 22 - Stroudsburg
Every Sunday features the Open Mic at the Living Room, 522 Main Street in Stroudsburg, next to the Sherman Theater. You never know what you'll have there: music, dancing, poetry, whatever you bring to the event! Sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances at 7:00.

Friday, December 27 - Scranton
So how was your Christmas? Did you get everything you wanted? Well, if what you wanted was a giant pile of poetry, you'd better rouse yourself from your Boxing Day hangover and head on over to the third edition of Kick Out the Bottom open voice poetry reading at Embassy Vinyl in Scranton, hosted by Charwonica Dziwozony! Limited to thirteen readers, signups begin at 6:45, poetry begins at 7:00!

***ADDED 12/22/13*** Saturday, December 28 - Wilkes-Barre
the joy... A special holiday event at The Lamp Post, hosted by Bianca Roman!
the lamp post, chapter one 47 North Franklin St. Wilkes Barre (3rd floor of Downtown Arts Building)
Holiday Arts & Performance Event
Dress Code: FESTIVE
Admission: please bring one wrapped gift (=approx. $5.00) we will end the night with a gift exchange for all attending members of the illumiNATION!!!

Sunday, December 29 - Stroudsburg AND Tunkhannock
OH NOES! Two events at the same time in two widely separated parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania! How will YOU see the old year out? Well, if you're not able to bilocate or astrally project, you'll just have to pick one and ask your friends to fill you in on the other!

Open Mic at the Living Room, 522 Main Street in Stroudsburg, next to the Sherman Theater. It's the holiday season, and the final open mic of the year! ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!!! Sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances at 7:00.

Breaking Ground Poets Holiday Open Mic at 7:00 at the Tioga Bistro, 49 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. According to Katie Watkins Wisnosky, "There will be a writing workshop @ 5 with Jim Warner beforehand at the Tioga Bistro. ADULTS - you can attend the writing workshop, too, for a $5 donation to the BGPs. We will be celebrating our TWO YEAR anniversary (woot! woot!), so there will be food, ugly Christmas sweaters, and oh yea - the best youth talent in the area! And maybe some surprise performances by mentors..."

This may not even be everything! If you're aware of additional events through the end of December (or beyond - never to soon to start getting ready!), leave a comment or send a message and we'll add them to the list!

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