Alex Dimitrov and Genine Lentine 5/23, Berkeley more info
Tim Kahl and Joshua McKinney 5/26, Oakland more info
James Arthur, Natalie Diaz, and Tomás Q. Morin 6/9, Oakland more info
Open Readings & Open Mics in California
Flor y Canto / Flower and Song Open Mic Reading with featured reader, Watsonville Main Library, 275 Main Street, Suite 100, Second Floor Meeting Room, free. Presented by Poetry Santa Cruz and Watsonville Public Library, hosted by Adela Najarro. Meets quarterly, Thursday, 6:00. For dates, see www.poetrysantacruz.org.
Open Mic for musicians, poets, magicians and other artists of all ages, third Saturday monthly, sign up 7:30, perform 8:00, donations accepted, refreshments provided. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, 6401 Freedom Blvd., Aptos, (831) 477-7588, www.poetrysantacruz.org.
Poet/Speak Open Reading with featured reader, third Sunday monthly, presented by Poetry Santa Cruz, 2:00, free. Santa Cruz Public Library, upstairs meeting room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, (831) 420-5700, www.poetrysantacruz.org.
Legendary Santa Cruz Indi Slam, first and third Tuesdays monthly, open sign up 7:30, show 8:00. Cash prizes, $5, hosted by Kevin Holmes, DJ styling Andrew Lowe. Open slam workshop at 6:30. Cypress Lounge, 120 Union Street, Santa Cruz, email@example.com, www.legendarycollective.com.