Can anyone get up to perform?
Yes! On open mic nights it is open to anyone and everyone. We encourage new poets come come and share their art with the world for the first time at LionLike. The list usually fills up by 9:15, so come early to ensure a performance slot. All are welcome.
Can I perform my 15 minute spoken word piece?
No. Yes, we believe you — I am sure it is good, and everywhere you go people cry when you perform it. We have a 4 minute time limit on the open mic here at LionLike.
I’m not a poet, can I still come?
Yes! Come and enjoy a night of amazing art.
But I don’t like poetry.
That’s not a question. But in response, you probably haven’t experienced spoken word poetry like this. If you’ve never been to a spoken word venue, give it a try.
What time are most shows over?
We work hard to end our evenings by 11:15pm. We know you have PHY137 at 8:00 am on Thursday morning — stay as long as you want to, leave when you need to.
What’s the deal with cookies and milk?
We like cookies and milk. Deal with it!
Does everyone go out and do something afterwards?
Why yes, I am glad you asked. We usually find a place to go grab dinner or coffee. Stay posted for where we will be.
What is 25% of my $4.00 going to?
25% goes to local I.E. charities. See the Art Gives Back page for specifics, or to recommend a good charity in the I.E.
What does I.E. stand for?
(sigh) Inland Empire
I wanna feature, what do I do?
See Judah1 after a show. You gotta be really good though 🙂
I wanna do some visual arts during the evening, what do I do?
Bring your sketch book, canvas, pencil, paint, etc and we’ll find you a spot.
Is the artwork for sale?
Individual artists are welcome to sell their pieces at their own price. House paintings are available for purchase. Ask for Nathan at one of the shows for prices and availability.
Are there more of these spoken word venues around?
We are proud to be connected to a lot of great venues in the area. A few of these are Urbane Culture (Ontario) and A Mic and Dim Lights (Pomona). Go support your local artists! Now! I mean it — get up and go enjoy some art somewhere.
Is LionLike a church?
Nope. Unless you mean the First Church of Spoken Word, then yes we are. Some of us are connected to a community of faith called Mosaic. Check them out at mosaic.org