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After-Hours Open Mic Night

2023-07-21 19:00:00 2023-07-21 21:00:00 America/Chicago After-Hours Open Mic Night Join us for an evening of artistic expression at this after-hours event, whether you have something to share or just prefer to listen. Refreshments provided. All music-makers and poets welcome, high school age and older. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m. Columbia Public Library - Quiet Reading Room

Friday, July 21
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-07-21 19:00:00 2023-07-21 21:00:00 America/Chicago After-Hours Open Mic Night Join us for an evening of artistic expression at this after-hours event, whether you have something to share or just prefer to listen. Refreshments provided. All music-makers and poets welcome, high school age and older. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m. Columbia Public Library - Quiet Reading Room

Columbia Public Library

Quiet Reading Room

Join us for an evening of artistic expression at this after-hours event, whether you have something to share or just prefer to listen. Refreshments provided. All music-makers and poets welcome, high school age and older. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m.

Join us for an evening of artistic expression at this after-hours event, whether you have something to share or just prefer to listen. Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Please arrive by 7:15 p.m.

All music-makers and poets welcome, high school age and older.

Why come to open mic?

  • Engage in the life-affirming practice of vulnerability and expression.
  • Learn from your fellow artists and participate in a creative community.
  • Enjoy some local music and poetry, for free!

How do I sign up to perform?

  • Register ahead of time using this Google form to secure a performance slot.
  • If you’re not sure about performing, your participation as a listener is equally appreciated! If you want to attend as an audience member only, no need to register.
  • If you feel inspired to perform once you get here, check in with your hosts. We’ll save some slots for in-person signup. 

Will any equipment be provided?

  • Our set-up will include one vocal mic.
  • We’ll also provide a guitar amp for musicians to plug into (If you don’t feel like bringing a guitar, your hosts will have one you can borrow). 
  • It is not necessary to use the sound equipment. The space will allow for an acoustic set if you prefer.
  • Any additional sound equipment or instruments will need to be provided by the performer. 

Anything I should know before I perform?

  • For eight minutes, the mic is yours. For singers, that’s enough time for two to three songs, on average. For poets, it will depend on the length of your pieces. Do not feel obligated to fill your entire time slot, but do take care not to go over. 
  • Double-check that your pieces are appropriate for a mixed-age audience (high school and older). If you’re not sure, ask.
  • Your set should not include any discriminatory content. If people of any particular race, gender, disability, or other dimension of identity would feel unsafe or disrespected during your performance, please adjust your material.
  • Listen well! It is incredibly generous of performers to let us into their worlds. Honor their vulnerability by staying quiet and attentive during performances. You never know – someone’s poem or song might contain the words you didn’t even know you were waiting to hear.
     

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Music | Fun & Games | Featured | Books & Authors |

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Columbia Public Library

Phone: (573) 443-3161
Fax: (573) 443-3281

Hours
Mon, Jul 22 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 23 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 24 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 25 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 26 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 27 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 28 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Upcoming events

Wed, Jul 24, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Wed, Jul 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Training Center
This event is full

Thu, Jul 25, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Jul 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Friends Room

Fri, Jul 26, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Program Room

Sat, Jul 27, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Friends Room and Conference Rooms A & B

Tue, Jul 30, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Jul 30, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Jul 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friends Room

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Tue, Jul 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Quiet Reading Room

Wed, Jul 31, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Thu, Aug 01, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 01, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room B

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Program Room

Fri, Aug 02, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Quiet Reading Room

Sat, Aug 03, 9:30am - 10:30am
Training Center

Sat, Aug 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Training Center
This event is full

Sat, Aug 03, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Sat, Aug 03, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Training Center

Sat, Aug 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Training Center

Tue, Aug 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Wed, Aug 07, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Training Center

Thu, Aug 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Friends Room

Thu, Aug 08, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Children's Program Room

Fri, Aug 09, 10:00am - 10:45am
Children's Program Room

Fri, Aug 09, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Room

Fri, Aug 09, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Sat, Aug 10, 11:00am - 11:30am
Children's Program Room

Sat, Aug 10, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Sat, Aug 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Room
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Sun, Aug 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reading Balcony

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Training Center

Mon, Aug 12, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 11:30am
Friends Room

Tue, Aug 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 13, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Tue, Aug 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Aug 14, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Wed, Aug 14, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Children's Program Room

Wed, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friends Room

Thu, Aug 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Virginia G. Young Room

Thu, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Children's Program Room

Fri, Aug 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Program Room

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Program Room

Sat, Aug 17, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Mon, Aug 19, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friends Room

Mon, Aug 19, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Studio

Tue, Aug 20, 9:15am - 11:15am
Training Center

Tue, Aug 20, 9:30am - 10:15am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 20, 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Tue, Aug 20, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Children's Program Room

Tue, Aug 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friends Room

Wed, Aug 21, 9:30am - 10:15am
Children's Program Room

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Children's Program Room

Wed, Aug 21, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Lobby

Wed, Aug 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Friends Room

Wed, Aug 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Training Center

Wed, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Friends Room

Thu, Aug 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Program Room

Thu, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Thu, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Program Room

Fri, Aug 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Training Center

Fri, Aug 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Children's Program Room