Five Exhibitions now on view


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.

Thank you to all those who signed up to read tonight, our Lineup is now confirmed. If you were not able to sign up in advance to read at today's event, stay tuned for our next open mic on May 7th. Please still listen in and support the talented artists performing tonight!


  1. Christopher Sims
  2. Kim Sami
  3. Marc Plummer
  4. Brenda Usher
  5. William Madden
  6. Norm Mattox
  7. Kai McDaniel
  8. Nicia Delovely
  9. Jamie Britto
  10. Inez Taylor
  11. Israel Avila
  12. Tony Aldarondo
  13. Brenda Usher
  14. Aviana and the Pure Root
  15. McTate Stroman II
  16. Sahara Frett
  17. Andrea Hardeman
  18. JamiQuan Saenz
  19. Courtney Jones
  20. Mimi Ryahn
  21. Tikina Mays
  22. Tayleur Crenshaw
  23. Zakiyyah Caperhart
  24. Theresa Wilkerson
  25. Rhonda Parsons

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:URL:

The Meeting ID is: 963 171 214

Password: 080236

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:


Javier Reyes is an actor, writer, educator, and poet from San Francisco, CA.  He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Colored Ink: a hip-hop theatre group that uses the arts to educate and uplift urban communities for social change.

Javier is also currently a success coach at “ 100 Percent College Prep” helping students in the Bayview Hunters Point and beyond attend HBCU.  He prides himself on bringing faith, arts and social justice together through his writing.

Javier designs curricula and programs for youth, conducts workshops for artists and produces productions that touch people locally and abroad.