Baby, it’s cold outside, but we’ve got our regular “third Monday” show plus several additional storytelling events to keep us warm.

Open Mic!

On Monday, February 5, we’re bringing back open mic storytelling at The Workshop!

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How It Works

  1. Come to The Workshop prepared to tell a story and put your name on the list.
  2. The list closes at 6:45pm and the show begins at 7pm.
  3. Performers will be selected randomly. The show ends at 9:30pm
    1. Your name wasn’t selected? Come to the next Open Mic!
  4. Tell a 6-minute story. You’ll hear a 1-minute warning ding at 5 minutes and a “done” ding at 6 minutes.
    1. Tell from memory or read from notes—up to you!

 What Kinds of Stories?

It can be a funny story, a sad story, a serious story, a “fall off your chair” hilarious story—but it must be a brutally honest and true story. Great stories on stage have a beginning, middle, and end, and involve stakes (something that stands to be gained or lost). Recommended: Listen to the Here:Say podcast to get a sense of what stories on stage sound like.

What We Aren’t:

No fiction/poetry

No stand-up comedy

No singing/strumming


What Else to Leave at Home:

No hate speech: no racism, no sexism, no homophobia

No rants

No political stumping


Back on the Picnic at the Opera stage!

Here:Say is excited to be back among the other talents featured in Picnic at the Opera, the noontime variety hour. Every Wednesday in February at 12:00pm, come out to the City Opera House for a show packed with local talent, including storytelling!

February 7: Matt Soderquist
February 14: Karen Stein
February 21: Christal Frost
February 28: Daniel Stewart

Check out the full lineup of scheduled Picnic at the Opera performances here.


A Special Story Celebration of Love

Come out to the The Workshop Brewing Company on February 19 for the regular-season Here:Say show, where scheduled performers will tell tales of Love Craptually. Come early for eats and seats. Stories begin at 7pm.

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