Sub Rosa: The Creative Courtyard has been at the forefront of creative networking in Louisville for four years and offers open mic opportunities to poets, comedians, musicians and other types of performance in addition to showcasing visual artists. The featured performers at each event are paid a stipend and anyone can sign up to share news, art, or performance as open mic performers. Artists, authors and others are also allowed to bring their wares for sale. Event hosts do not take a commission.
Divinity Rose (myself) will be hosting comedy, poetry and other talents upstairs. Other talent ranges from contortion and burlesque to fire spinning and juggling or magic. You never know what you might find. The featured poet of the evening will be Beverly Frederick, who began her spoken word performances at Sub Rosa before branching out to other venues. If you want to project your visual art, arrive at 8:30 p.m. with a disk or your art on a flash drive, so that it can be moved into the folder for projection. Artists are responsible for putting their names on their images (and contact info if desired). The featured musician this month is still to be announced.
This month marks the beginning of an attempt to incorporate out of town performers via the internet and to broadcast local performances to them. There will be several featured poets from out of town performing via the large television screen, and performances at Bearno's will be broadcast (with permission).
The show gets started between 9 and 9:30 p.m. and lasts until about 1 a.m. The sign up lists for the open mic portion of the night will be put out at 8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend, although adult content is not censored on the microphone and some visual art may not be appropriate for young children. Questions may be directed to ddcsubmit at gmail.com.