June 26: The San Francisco Queer Open Mic featuring ROMAN RIMER and KATHLEEN KNIGHTON!

NEW JUNE BANNERHAPPY PRIDE everyone. We know this is a hectic week for everyone, May was hard, June was hard. Things are overwhelming, but we need to also celebrate that dark things or not, the world is queer as hell, and getting more and more queer. Lets celebrate by coming together for another queer open mic at Modern Times Bookstore. With our features, Roman Rimer, who we love, and Kathleen Knighton, who we also love. These are two folks we’ve been wanting to feature at our show for a very long time, and we are so happy that they are featuring for our Pride event!!

Get your poems, jokes, stories, songs, and satire ready!

When: June 26 Friday
Sign up list opens: 7:00 pm sharp
Show starts: 7:30 pm
Where: Modern Times bookstore Collective
2919 24th Street in the MISSION!!

Hosts: Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Blythe Baldwin.
If you sign up, you have a 5 minute slot for 1 piece and 1 piece only!
Come on out, bring your friends!

Some boring yet important rules when entering the queer space:Please note that you have to be present to sing up. You cannot sign up someone else. You cannot give up your spot on the list. You do not choose when you go up. Signing up gives you 5 minutes to do one piece and one piece only, WE WILL CUT YOU OFF IF YOU GO OVER TIME. And please please please, rules aside, have fun and share and enjoy the queer space.

Straight identifying folks are welcome in the space, as long as they respect the queer space and understand we strive to be a feminist space. Straight identifying folks can also sign up to perform as long as they understand we give priority to queer artists, we do want you to join us and be a part of the experience, we are a space for all. If you have any questions please feel free to email Baruch at baruchporras@gmail.com


Is an activist, storyteller, writer, improv actor, solo performer and radio host. In addition to performing across the country Roman has spoken to classes about gender at Brooklyn College, Hunter College, College of Staten Island, Gallaudet University and La Guardia Community College. He performs improv all over San Francisco. Has done stand up. Has toured his solo show across several venues and has been a featured writer/storyteller all over the bay are. He hosts a radio show at Pirate

Musical GUEST!
Kathleen Knighton grew up among the mountains and valleys of West Virginia and followed a meandering path westward to San Francisco. Her musical roots extend across the map too, ranging from folk to rock to country and blues.Knighton’s strength as a singer/songwriter can be found between the rippling lines of her new EP, Brook Stones, often requiring a second–and third–listen to discover rich layers of meaning. Her voice flows delicately over her lyrics at times, then changes streams to belt with energy and power. She has toured as a vocalist in a dozen countries and was a featured performer at the West Coast Songwriters Conference in 2013.


Friday, June 26th 2015
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco

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