August 28th: The San Francisco Queer Open Mic featuring GREGORY POND with musical guest DIANA REGAN!


Summer is almost over! Come Queer it up!

Come celebrate queer victories, antics, failures, and strength, with us! Join your Hosts: Baruch Porras-Hernandez and the super awesome Blythe Baldwin! Come on out, bring your friends.

The Sign up List!

If you sign up, you have a 5 minute slot for 1 piece and 1 piece only!
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.

What you do get is five minutes to shine! We love new stuff, unpolished, we love old stuff, polished show off, or take a chance, we support you whether it’s amazing or rough, as long as you’re not being a jerk.

The space

We are a bookstore, not a theatre, or a venue, or a concert hall, so prepare for that. We only have one mic, if you need to set up an entire complex system of musical instruments, this might not work out for you. If you have one instrument and just need help hooking it up and doing a sound check, we would love to help you, and are up for that, if the time allows. All queer musicians, comedians, poets, singers, writers are welcome.

Some boring yet important rules.

No drama. Really. Don’t be jerk, queer or not, no jerks. 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 queer space for everyone.

If you have any pressing questions about the space, please feel free to contact us at

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DIANA REGAN is a singer songwriter based in Oakland. She tours the west coast regularly playing her unique brand of sad girl folk. Her songs focus on personal struggles in overcoming addiction, depression, relationships and trying to find a place in a hostile world. You can find more of her music at

GREGORY POND was born in Brooklyn, NY to parents born in Panama and moved to San Francisco in the late 1970’s. He’s a single dad and grandfather. Author and publisher of two books of poetry aftermoon and Blackened Blue both available now on Amazon. He’s read his poetry all over the bay area, was a featured poet at the My First Love Poetry Festival organized by GuyWriters and SFQueerOpenMic, and was a featured writer in the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal. He is a volunteer reader and facilitator of Poetically Speaking a weekly, conference-call program for seniors featuring classic and contemporary poetry. When asked what is his deepest darkest secret? He reveals he’s worked for Comcast Cable for over 25 years.

Queer Open Mic Featuring GREGORY POND with Musical Guest DIANA REGAN
Friday, August 28th 2015
7pm sign-ups, show at 7:30
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th Street in San Francisco



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