Queer Open Mic 2005 2017-11-10T20:19:14+00:00

Queer Open Mic
Three Dollar Bill Cafe

June 10th & 24th, Sign up at 7:30pm, 8:00pm show
Tickets: $1-$5, NOTA


Let your queer light shine this Pride season at Queer Open Mic. Proto-feminist and genderqueer in scope, the night aims to combine the raunchy enthusiasm of the Hole in the Wall, the warmth and community of Ashkenaz, the unapologetic queer of the Bearded Lady, the radical politics of Café Macondo and the sweet rhythms of El Rio to create a space for spoken word, poetry and performance that is multi cultural, multi gendered, completely inclusive and dynamic. Art is revolution, bring your spirit, your words, and your fierce to this rowdy and rollicking performance experience.

QUEER OPEN MIC happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month at the THREE DOLLAR BILL CAFE on the first floor of the SF LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER at 1800 Market @ Octavia in SF and is hosted by Cindy M. Emch.

Open Mic sign up begins at 7:30, readings start at 8pm. Anyone with special needs should contact Cindy the night of the event for any specific accommodations. $1-5 donations benefit the performers and The Center (www.sfcenter.org) in an effort to encourage more queer art in our community. No one turned away for lack of funds. (Open mic readers get 5 minutes, or one piece, whichever comes first)

Host – Cindy M. Emch
Cindy is a working writer who has had her poetry published in Lodestar Quarterly and has self published the chapbooks “Autumn Leaves Don’t Always Turn” and “Notes From A Big Tough Journal.” Her film reviews and pop culture writings have been published in the SF Bay Guardian, RedEye Magazine, American Sexuality Magazine, Taste of Latex, Women In Power, KPPT as well as in the pages of many LGBT film festival catalogs. Emch is the founder, host and curator of Queer Open Mic at the Three Dollar Bill Cafe, the newest home for rowdy revolutionary performance poetry in San Francisco. In her spare time she has managed to climb over 200 trees, explore 45 out of the 50 states, had nine piercings and four tattoos, had eight childhood scars, two of which should’ve had stitches and didn’t, and drinks WAY too much coffee.