Open Mic every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 9:30pm
Hollywood. Pig 'n Whistle has been around since 1927 . Their open mic night draw quite a few axe-wielders in training from the nearby Musician's Institute, where shredders are made, not born.
6714 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 90028
Tuesday Night Cafe
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, April Through October
Little Tokyo's Tuesday Night Café outdoor performance series might actually be the best opportunity to behold LA's extremely eclectic talent-base. It has a pretty nice variety of folk, hip-hop, dance, improv, and stand-up. While it's especially involved in promoting artists of Asian and Pacific-Islander descent, everyone is welcome and they show up in droves.
120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open Mic every Monday, 7:30pm
This show attracts everyone from spoken word slam poets and comics to traditional music open mic-ers. The size of the stage, the quirky beauty of the venue and the weird entertainment all make the $5 cover worth it.
4212 W Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 90029
Open mic every day at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m
Echoes on Sunset has come back as Echoes on Pico, a community venue on Pico Blvd. The spot holds open mics every day at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and they are always hosting a huge variety of performers and events!
5025 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90019
The Cork Lounge
Open Mic Thursdays, 9pm
For the sappy types and those who love them, this Valley haunt features an unplugged singer-songwriter showcase every Thursday. It seems to attract the more clean-cut aspiring Jason Mraz types than windswept old folkies, but it beats singing in your shower.
5043 Van Nuys Blvd. Sherman Oaks. 91403
Open Mic Sundays through Thursdays, 7pm to 10:30pm
Most Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm to 7pm
Once filled with white-guy dreads, Tribal Cafe now has a pretty good showing of charmingly weirdo noise people and indie it boys in training most nights. Every second Saturday, there's even an all-Spanish stage. Since there's no alcohol, you'll have to opt towards the herbal.
1651 W Temple St., Westlake, 90026
Canter's Kibitz Room
Open Mic Sundays, 8pm
Back in the day, the seats of legendary pastrami spot Canter's cocktail lounge, The Kibbitz Room, saw some pretty famous folks: Guns 'n Roses, Frank Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, shit, even Joni Mitchell, to name a few. You won't see those people these days much, but plenty of others grace those seats every Sunday waiting for their five minutes.
419 N Fairfax Ave., Fairfax District, 90036
Open Mic every Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m
Silverlake Lounge hosts its Wasted Afternoons open mic, where you can try out your new tunes, comedy skits, poetry, spoken word and more. Happy Hour is until 8:00 p.m., so now you know why it will be a wasted afternoon…
All performers and attendees must be 21+.
2906 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles 90026
Open Mic every Wednesday 9pm
"The Improv Sessions" and is a free show (both for performers and audience) that starts at 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights. If poetry is your forte, sign up for "Wax Poetic" to read your poem in front of a like-minded crowd on every other Saturday night from 9 to 11 p.m. for a $10 fee. Poems are limited to three minutes and this one sells out, so be sure to reserve ahead of time to get a chance at the mic.
954 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
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