The open stage runs from 8 through 10 pm at Spartacus Books, located at 684 E. Hastings (between Heatley and Princess.)
The uneasy area between spring and summer proves fertile in these climes, and further cultural undertakings happen. Here are some of them:
Wednesday, May 20th, One Cool Word magazine celebrates the launch of their 13th issue at the Biltmore Cabaret (395 Kingsway) with performances from the Contemporary Lovers, the Creaking Planks, Analog Bell Service and Fur Bearing Animals, as well as models from Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School.
Saturday, May 23rd, our local self-publishers continue bearing fruit at Lucky's Comics (3972 Main Street), where True Loves 2, Jan's Atomic Heart and the latest offerings from Cloudscape debut starting at 8 pm.
Also that night, the immature brains behind Awesome Face (the kids show for adults) are putting on a very futuristic performance at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive) with a very special visit from Mike McGee of the future.
Thursday, May 28th, RC Weslowski and Spillious present an unprecedented collision of the literary and musical realms at the Cottage Bistro (4468 Main Street), with a poetical reinterpretation of Black Sabbath's album "Paranoid" by a bevy of guest poets and a full performance of the album by a live band. 8:30-11:30 pm.
Sunday, May 31st, the Thundering Word series at Cafe Montmartre (4362 Main) has no feature -- which means open mic from 8 pm on! This will be the final installment of the series before summer hours come into effect, pushing showtime an hour later to keep parity with the sunset.