Open Mic sign-up begins at 8:00pm (first come first served), stage open at 8:30pm. Everybody is welcome and any kind of performance appreciated.
What is Open Phil?
We are a small galaxy in a small room,
with stars in our eyes,
seeing stars in each other.
Bound not by jealousy; just admiration
is our gravitation
to orbit each other.
One special microphone ends isolation,
sending sound through the void;
we’re surrounding each other.
Shining through dark matter, singing through joy
as each asteroid
dares exist as a star.
Finding our voices to find who we are.
When this room is our universe
we are all stars.
We are a small galaxy in a small room.
We’re bound to each other
and we are all stars.
Shining through the open space,
we find our space to fill
open space, fill space, our space at Open Phil.
Thanks to Angela Brett for the poem. And thanks to YOU for coming! And a very special thanks to the Tunnel for allowing us to use their marvelous stage and room. We owe them a lot of gratitude and love for giving us unfeathered access to their space.
NOTE: If you want to use DRUMS, please bring your own sticks and cymbals.
SAFE SPACE POLICY
Open Phil is dedicated to providing a harassment-free social experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion or artistic preferences. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the venue at the discretion of the organisers.
Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of performances, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the venue. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organiser or volunteer immediately.
The staff will be happy to help participants contact security or police, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all our venues and social events.