People seeking homes for sale in Danville have super easy access to San Francisco. Known as the birthplace of stand up comedy, San Francisco is replete with open mics, improv shows, classic comedy clubs, and live music. Here are just a few of our favorite San Francisco open mics around town.
Check out the Brainwash Laundromat-Cafe, where every Thursday night you can eat, wash your clothes, play video games, and watch local comics try out their material. Your host, the cheerful and welcoming Tony Sparks, is a truly unforgettable influence on San Francisco’s Underground comedy scene. Be there every Thursday night at 8. Arrive by 7:30 if you want to sign up. Performers get four minutes each. Air your dirty laundry in more ways than one.
On Wednesdays, visit Momy Tobi’s Revolution Cafe and Art Bar, located at 528 Laguna Street. Sign up at 6:30 pm. Mostly musical performances run from 7 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy micro brews on tap. Your hosts include Alison Wonderland. Does that sound like a drag queen or what? Anyway, call 415-400-5689 for more information.
Stop by Sacred Grounds Coffee House at 2095 Hayes Street on Wednesdays from 8 pm to 10 pm. This event is purely acoustic. No mics are provided. Perhaps they should call it an Open Mouth instead. Anyway, be there! Call 415-387-3859 for more info.
Visit the Smack Dab Open Mic on every third Wednesday of the month. The event is hosted at the Magnet Club in the Castro. Emphasis is on poetry and spoken word performances. Call 415-546-6300 for details.
Also visit the queer-centric, spoken-word Open Mic on Fridays at the Modern Times Bookstore on Valencia between 19th and 20th.
Attend musical Open Mics every Monday night at the Hotel Utah on Bryant Street (call 415-546-6300), or at the Riptide Tavern at Taraval and 47th (Call 415-681-TIDE).
Join Dee Kennedy at Irelar Ireland’s 32 for a musical Open Mic on Tuesdays. Call 415-386–6173.
At 5927 California Street in the Richmond District, the Bazaar Cafe hosts a music Open Mic on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Cafe International hosts an Open Mic on Fridays in the Haight. Kick back in a large room with a friendly staff and a full dinner menu. Call 415-552-7390 for particulars.
On Fridays, try the Wide Open Mic at San Francisco State, where all types of performers (even deejays!) perform.
Last but not least, join an unorganized, impromptu gathering of folks to spout off, sing, dance, shout, play . . . whatever. There’s no organizer, no stage, no PA – whatever happens, happens. There’s a chalk circle drawn to invoke the creative space. Just jump in or jump out. Every week at 9:30pm until midnigh, San Francisco comes out to play at 16th and Mission Street BART station.
On Saturday, you might as well scout homes for sale in Danville or San Ramon. San Francisco does not have open mics on Saturdays.