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The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic

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The Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-Mic

Kieran's Irish Pub

85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403

$5-10 sliding fee scale

90 minutes

Without intermission

Tuesday, December 19 8:00 pm
2017-12-19 20:00:002017-12-19 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro
Tuesday, January 16 8:00 pm
2018-01-16 20:00:002018-01-16 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro
Tuesday, February 20 8:00 pm
2018-02-20 20:00:002018-02-20 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro
Tuesday, March 20 8:00 pm
2018-03-20 20:00:002018-03-20 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro
Tuesday, April 17 8:00 pm
2018-04-17 20:00:002018-04-17 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro
Tuesday, May 15 8:00 pm
2018-05-15 20:00:002018-05-15 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro
Tuesday, June 19 8:00 pm
2018-06-19 20:00:002018-06-19 20:00:00America/ChicagoThe Not-So-Silent Planet: A Speculative Open-MicHave you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt. September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX "The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet “It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.” – Hitara, Secrets of the City “…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.” – Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek “…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.” “I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.” “…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.” – five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival) 7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up Show at 8pm Full bar and menu served during showKieran’s Irish Pub85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403 All ages venue, but we do not censor content!$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button Cash or credit Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low Twin Cities metro

Past performances

Tuesday, September 19 8:00 pm
Tuesday, October 17 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 21 8:00 pm
 
Cabaret/variety Storytelling New work Minnesota premiere

Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differ from our own? Welcome to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and supernatural horror! Sign up for 5-7 minutes, and tell us about a place of which we’ve never dreamt.

September 19th, 2017: feature performer LOREN NIEMI
October 17th, 2017: feature performer KYLE DEKKER
November 21st, 2017: feature performer WARD RUBRECHT
December 19th, 2017: feature performer TIM WICK
January 16th, 2018: feature performer DAVE STAGNER
February 20th, 2018: feature performer AMBER BJORK
March 20th, 2018: feature performer JOSHUA SCRIMSHAW
April 17th, 2018: feature performer TIM UREN
May 15th, 2018: feature performer HOWARD LIEBERMAN
June 19th, 2018: feature performer MATT ALLEX

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."

- H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature

Praise for The Not-So-Silent Planet

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to…sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin.”

– Hitara, Secrets of the City

“…that was some delightfully trippy shit…mind-bendingly strange and fun…they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done.”

Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

“…definitely in the grand tradition of short-story writing in the genre…if you like story-telling events, don’t miss this one. Seriously. Just…don’t.”

“I love audio books. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. I love really good storytellers. I loved this show.”

“…helps you to see that there are many possibilities in this vast universe of ours.”

– five-star audience reviews (from the Minnesota Fringe Festival)

7:30pm doors/open mic sign-up
Show at 8pm

Full bar and menu served during show
Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403
All ages venue, but we do not censor content!
$5-10 Sliding Fee Scale/$3 Fringe button
Cash or credit

Produced in partnership with Maximum Verbosity
Hosted by phillip andrew bennett low

Loren Niemi September feature
Kyle B. Dekker October feature
Ward Rubrecht November feature
Tim Wick December feature
Dave Stagner January feature
Amber Bjork February feature
Tim Uren April feature
Howard Lieberman May feature
Matt Allex June feature