MoAD Open Mic

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open Mic at MoAD is going virtual! All interested readers, please sign up to perform below. For those interested in being part of the audience, no need to rsvp.

Sign up to perform below. Everyone is welcome.

OPEN MIC THURSDAYS continue. Because we remain closed due to the global pandemic COVID-19, we will host our Open Mic online via ZOOM. Because we had such an awesome first virtual open mic, we will bring them to you TWICE per month instead of once. Look for MoAD Open Mic on the SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAYS during the closure. Because we love MoAD and MoAD loves you! Donations of any amount are always welcome, so if you are able to please consider texting MOADSF to 56512 to make a donation. All donations will go towards supporting MoAD and continuing to bring you engaging programming.

Here are the instructions for joining via ZOOM:

The Meeting ID is: 524 752 211
Password: 011504

The dial-in number for folks without smartphones who only want to listen, not video conference: 669 900 9128

You do not need an account to participate in a Zoom session. Simply click on the link and follow the easy directions. For the best experience, download the Zoom app to your phone, laptop or tablet. It’s quick and easy. However, you may participate from your browser without downloading the app, but with limited functionality. Depending on the age of your computer, you may need a speaker and microphone to hear and speak. On a smartphone, just put the meeting on speaker or use ear/headphones for enhanced audio. Here’s a 53-second YouTube video explaining how to join a meeting:

Hosted by poet Nia McAllister, join us for an evening of spoken word, featuring amazing poets from throughout the Bay Area. Participate or just watch. Everyone is welcome.

Our featured artist this month:


Jeremy Michael Vasquez is an artist, author, healer and educator in San Francisco. He uses his expression of art to facilitate healing workshops in a variety of settings across the country. These workshops are interactive and come from an Afro-Latino teaching pedagogy where there is movement, vibration and high energy. Subjects such as identity, mental health, and toxic masculinity are explored. As a spoken word and musical artist, he has performed at many community events as well as educational and correctional facilities. Serving as a keynote speaker at conferences, colleges, universities, and public schools nationwide, Jeremy continues to use his pain as a platform for change.With his latest published book, The Past to Freedom, he has been called to free people through storytelling.