Bishop’s Open Mic/Jam feat. Joystick (w/ Costume Contest)

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:30 pm - 1:30 am

Location
Bishop's Lounge

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~~ IT’S AN 8-BIT HALLOWEEN @ THE BOM! ~~

COSTUME CONTEST: Dress up as your favorite video game character! The winner will be determined after Joystick’s set, and will be awarded a special surprise prize! It’s one-of-a-kind!

OCTOBER has been off the hook! We have had: eerie music, horrific live art, costumes, decorations, tarot card and palm readers, scary stories, hot cider, candy, and so much more! This month we honor the mystical nature of our world, and the theater that goes along with it. Don’t miss your last chance for the October festivities!

Storyman Dan (Springfield Storytellers) starts off the night with a SPOOKY TALE that will leave you shivering in your boots…

TAROT THIS WEEK BY: Threshold Academy
Tarot Poems is both a tarot reading and a spontaneous poem written during the reading as a divination token to help you hold the messages of the cards. Zoe and Britt have been tarot practitioners for over a decade. They are poets with many publications between them. Zoe is the founder of Threshold Academy, a future bookstore and current alternative education space. We believe in the power of the cards and their interpretation as a way to guide us all and explore our own internal landscapes and that which is difficult to illuminate on our own. Poetry is the manifestation of this magic, a way to carry the magic with you into yourself, your home, to fold up and put in your pocket, to burn or bury or give to a friend or lover. Use it to use your own magic.

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We hope you’ll join us in supporting another incredible night of great music, art, and community… Come BE AMAZING this and every Tuesday night, and experience the event that’s become so much more than an open mic!

Some staples of the evening include:
• Talented featured performers and artists!
• Fully back-lined Open Jam, led by the unstoppable Zack Bartolomei!
• Our coloring club and “BIG BOOK” brought to you by @Max Rudolph and The Paper Project!
• FORCE (Garrick Perry) on bar and babble!
• Fabulous decor and all-around technical support from Lauryn Winiarski!
• And of course… the porch.

7:30 Sign Up
8:00-10:00 – Open Microphone
10:00-12:00 – Feature(s) (PIP THE CLOWN | Joystick)
12:00-1:30 – Open Jam
21+ (FREE)

*** Come early to sign up if you wanna fill a slot with your creations. And the jam is open to all, and goes late… Bring your gear! (DRUMS, GUITARS, AMPS, & PERCUSSION TYPICALLY PROVIDED!)

— — — MUSIC — — —

Joystick (ridiculously funky video game covers):
Joystick brings the soundtrack of your childhood to life in hi-def! Classics from NES, N64, Sega, Playstation/Xbox and more; we all grew up listening to this music over and over again. It’s a part of us. Now hear it like you’ve never heard it before, brought to life by some of New England’s finest musicians. Members of Joystick have graced stages from Bonnaroo to Late Night TV and beyond! Now they’re bringing you the Video Game music you’ve always loved; Live, Loud, and FUNKY!

Players:
Dan Thomas – Guitar
Chris Ball – Bass
Darby Wolf – Keys
Ted Sullivan – Drums

VIDEO: https://www.facebook.com/joystickband/videos/1298204603549903/

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PIP (THE CLOWN):
Absurdist Burlesque Comedian and Danseur!

Check out his performance last week (skip ahead to 00:08:30):

— — — ART — — —

Our ever-growing collective art experience hosts weekly FEATURED ARTISTS in the back lounge who display and sell their art! Come see them create right in front of your own eyes!

— Up this week: Lisa Betournay ART (skeletal manifestations of truth)
“I follow my heart, it’s the only way I feel comfortable in my own skin. Who am I? I am the equivalent of the love I put into the world, of what I can create and give to the world, and I am nothing more. What am I? I am only my imagination, maybe some sort of messenger giving heart, mind, and creativity a physical body with paint and canvas, I am nothing more, I think that is what every true artist is, a messenger to remind us of our complex and beautiful lost humanity. I am nothing, and I am no one.”

** Are you an artist and want to participate? — Message Max or the night’s host and coordinator, Tobey Sol LaRoche, for details! **

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