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Best Places for Open Mics in Mumbai

Whether you’re a comedian, poet, musician, singer, storyteller, or appreciator of them… there are many hangouts in the city, paid and free, where you can spend a nice evening, living the magic of art in its many forms. If you are an artist you can test the audience or join the audience for a fascinating show!  If you’re willing to take the plunge or are just looking to have some fun and meet a few like-minded souls, head over for one of these open mic nights in Mumbai for a fun time!. From amateur talent across genres to top of their game professional, you can find them all here.

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    Cat Cafe Studio

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    Cat Cafe Studio

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    Cats, coffees, comedy, conversation and cuddles, every time you feel like replenishing any of them, just head over to this artsy Cafe - Cat Cafe Studio in Versova.  It is a small, snug space where regular events ranging from Open Mics, Band Performances, Live Music sets, Stand-up Shows to Open Houses, Adoption Camps, Flea Markets and more, happen on a daily basis. Cats roam around freely here, the food is delicious and the vibe is perfect for a cool night out with your bunch of friends! And if a kitty steals your heart in the meantime, you have the freedom to adopt them after going through a background check because they believe in making sure that each cat is well taken care of.

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    Prithvi Cafe

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    Prithvi Cafe

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    There can never be enough words to explain all the magic that goes around at this art oasis, that has been around for more than 50 years. Owned and operated by the maestros of drama and theatrics - the Kapoor khandan, the theatre is a place where you can indulge in the art of all forms. And a backdrop to the theatre is the Prithvi Cafe, that will serve you the best of parathas and poetry! Artists of all kinds - actors, writers, performers, storytellers, musicians, comedians, share tables here, meet & mingle, brew-up new ideas and are always ready to talk about what's new. So, come and relish this space to indulge in artistic endeavours by either exhibiting your art or performing here at their weekly events. Most of the shows are for FREE.

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    QTube Cafe, Bandra

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    QTube Cafe, Bandra

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    Definitely ranking higher on Mumbai's list of unique cafes, QTube doesn't serve your typical sandwiches and pasta but also poetry, plays and comics. A no judgement, safe space - QTube is a real world meet-up for bloggers, artists and jammers to socialize. One can host a multitude of gigs and gimmicks here - theatre plays, live music, poetry, creative discussions, writing gigs, and more, throughout the week. Fridays are all about catching gigs by the up and coming artists; Wednesdays are for Theatre and other weekdays are open for all kinds of shows! So go ahead and express!

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    HaikuJam

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    HaikuJam

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    Nestled amidst the streets laden with bold street art, HaikuJam is where everyone, yes everyone, can find solace in words. Newly opened, it is a safe creative space that thrives on the Japanese poetry form, where your half baked poems can be completed by strangers across the world, a beautiful exchanging of thoughts and ideas. On days when you can’t find words for your thoughts, or you want to let the words out in the universe and want them to reach the right people, and when you just want to enjoy the woven magic of words in written and spoken format, head over to this bright yellowish and orangish building on the nook of Victorian Street, Bandra and amuse yourself with the open mics.

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    Tuning Fork

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    Tuning Fork

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    It's Probably impossible that you have never come across a viral poetry and storytelling video of Unerase Poetry. And one thing common in all those videos is their stage with the signature Tuning Fork in the background. Azeem Banatwalla, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Kanan Gill, Rahul Subramanian, Gaurav Tripathi, and many more, all have performed and still doon regular basis. Tuning Fork forms that part of the poets and performers community, where everyone wants to perform or be a part of the audience. If you are someone who prefers open mics over dancing and clubbing, head onto Tuning Fork on Mondays (poetry) and Thursdays (comedy), and don't forget to enjoy their best coffees too!

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    Canvas Laugh Club

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    Canvas Laugh Club

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    And… the club keeps getting bigger and bigger. Founded in 2010, CLC is an official and coincidentally unofficial destination for all laughter. India's first dedicated venue for live comedy, here, every topic under the sun is brought to light, debated and laughed over. AIB, East India Comedy, Anubhav Pal, Kanan Gill, Aditi Mittal, Varun Thakur, Abish Mathew and so many more, have shared the stages, eliciting bouts of laughter from the audiences, it is a permanent home and a workstation for many comedians. Accessible to everybody and anybody, Mondays are for open mic and other days are for seasoned comedians looking forward to testing their material, entertaining the crowd and having fun! An evening here is sure to give you a happy high! If you have a few jokes up your sleeve, don’t forget to register and shine under the spotlight!

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    The Cuckoo Club

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    The Cuckoo Club

    Entertainment, Mumbai

    You can sing, recite, tell a story and even perform with your best friend. The Cuckoo Club, Bandra has been raising the bar, quite literally, when it comes to entertainment and providing a stage for budding as well as established artists. Amongst a lot of shows and open mics, their Dirty Talk remains the highlight. Dirty Talk is for those not afraid of, well, dirty talk. Gender, sexuality and other not-so-comfortable topics are usually the themes. Dirty Talk explores some of life’s most bizarre misadventures in a series of comedy sketches, poetry, monologues and other forms of expression. And if you think these topics are far too serious to be touched upon when you are on a night-out, worry, all of them are served with sarcasm, subtlety, and humour, so the happy vibes are guaranteed!

 
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