(October 8, 2016)

            A friendly, enthusiastic crowd attended the Grand Opening of Something Coffee House Open Mic (at Unity Somerville on Saturday evening, October 8), where they cheered a diverse variety of creative performances—everything from first-timers trying out new skills on-stage to polished professional artists.

Walter Ness emceeing
Something Coffee House.

Jon-Jon does punk rock.

Tina presents comedy.

            First on was Jon-Jon, who growled gritty punk rock, accompanying himself on electric guitar.   Tina C, a newcomer to comedy, gathered her courage to go on stage and presented several comedic skits.   Amy from Connecticut, who was visiting Somerville for the Honk Festival, saw our flyer and came by to share two heartfelt gospel songs.   Coffee House organizer Walter Ness presented his “It was a beautiful day, I was taking a walk” comedic storytelling.   Nancy Messom shared her humorous poetry; Duane Reed performed some hilarious mime; and Michael P played and sang two lyrical ballads with acoustic guitar.

Amy from Connecticut
sings Gospel.

Sarah presents a sultry
jazz song.

            Dynamic performer Sarah Takagi, costumed for the occasion, presented two sultry jazz songs, with Jon-Jon on back-up electric guitar.   Walter then led the audience in a Sing-A-Long to a humorous Country & Western song, and the show concluded with emotionally touching original poetry by Victor Venckus (who also hosts the “Expanding Awareness” radio show on WZBC).

            After the show, performers and audience members mingled and socialized over refreshments, discussing their enjoyable and inspiring evening.            

Something Coffee House Open Mic is held monthly at Unity Somerville (near Davis Square).   We welcome performers of Music, Poetry, Comedy, and Storytelling, and invite more performers and audience members to join us at our next monthly Open Mic.