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The Velvet Lounge

The Muse Exchange: Poetry Open Mic + Art Gallery (music, comedy, poetry)
Every Other Thursday at 7pm

Hosted by Clarity

10 Woods Corner Rd.
Setauket, NY

Every other Thursday night at The Velvet Lounge we are breathing life into a brand new open mic/art series for Long Island: The Muse Exchange.

If you're looking for a new, warm hang to connect and share with other creative energies this is for you!

The Muse Exchange is an open mic for poetry, comedy, spoken word, idea sharing, story telling, and song. There will be two rounds of open mic with a featured performer between rounds each week. Each participant on the open mic has a 5 minute time limit and sign up begins at 7:00pm.

There is NO COVER. You must be 21 or over.

I think it's important for any culture to preserve art and oral tradition and to keep the conversation flowing within themselves, among their communities, and out in the universe. Especially now with texting and emailing and all these other non-spoken means of communication that we've given our voice over to. I want The Muse Exchange to be a space where language and art thrive, where someone writes something new just for that space, where like-minded creators can connect and network and collaborate and make new friends and get inspired and fall in love and believe in themselves again. I feel like it's kinda our responsibility to get this going - and I'm hoping that 10 years from now some kid will be starting their own event and talking about how "The Muse Exchange" days where something special.



- This event happens every other Thursday

- sign up begins at 7:00pm

- there will be 2 rounds of open mic with 10 slots each

- each slot is 5 minutes

- first round begins at 8:00pm

- there will be a featured performer between rounds

- second round begins at 9:00pm

- I love you guys buy I cannot 'save a slot' for anyone. Get there early and sign up!

Tap Beer $4

Wine $4

(drink specials from 8-10pm)


Immediately following The Muse Exchange it's Ladies Night with DJ Kaution. Still no cover and Kaution spins all night until close! for more info!

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  • Submitted by Clarity
  • Last updated: January 14, 2013

Upcoming Dates

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