Welcoming Spring at the April Open Mic

IMG_20170417_203228On Monday, April 17, a good time was had by all as the DC Cabaret Network hosted its first Spring open mic at The Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan.  As always, we were warmly welcomed by The Black Squirrel and their bartender “Alexander the Great,” so self described.

Jill Parsons was on hand to very capably coordinate the sound and Howard Breitbart was at the piano, adding his masterful and inspiring accompaniments to the proceedings.

We had a great turn out of singers – 5 men & 5 women – sharing terrific, varied, and often quite challenging songs. See the list of songs and singers below and please be sure to join us for our next open mic, also at The Black Squirrel, on Monday, May 8.

Between blacksquirrelnow and then, we hope to see you at the 3rd installment of the DCCN’s “4@4” on Sunday, April 30th at 4 pm, upstairs on the third floor at – where else? – The Black Squirrel.  4 singers – Michael Miyazaki, Shannon Polly, Christy Trapp & Tracy Simpson – will each offer 20 minutes of song, directed by Lonny Smith and musically directed by Jeff Hamlin.

April 17 Open Mic list of songs/singers:

“Beauty and the Beast” – Cindy Hutchins
“You Took Advantage of Me” – Heidi Mayor
“The Princess and the Frog” – Michael Miyazaki
“Darn That Dream” – Magdalena Kusemileva
“Everybody Says Don’t” – Paul Pompeo
“Feed the Birds” – Ron Squeri
“Through the Eyes of Love” – Juan Marroquin
“Maybe/Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Sheri Kuznicki Owen
“When He Sees Me” – Tracy Simpson
“What More Can I Say” – Andrew Harmon
“Sentimental Journey” – Cindy Hutchins & Sheri Kuznicki Owen
“I’d Rather Be Sailing” – Paul Pompeo
“The Story Goes On” – Sheri Kuznicki Owen
“Get Here” – Michael Miyazaki
“Cuando Se Quiere De Veras” (Yours) – Juan Marroquin
“If You Love Me, Please Don’t Feed Me” – Ron Squeri

Upcoming Open Mic Night — March 13, 2013

Please join the DC Cabaret Network for its monthly open mic night on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the Black Fox Lounge. Mary Sugar will be our music director for the evening.

@ Black Fox Lounge

1723 Connecticut Ave., NW

Washington, D.C.

Metro: Dupont Circle
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Music Director: Mary Sugar

Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m.
Singing starts at 8:00 p.m.
Donation requested:
Cover charge: $10
Singers: plus $5.00

Next Open Mic –> Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Musical_ValentineHave a special Valentine’s song you want to sing? Join us at the February Open Mic Night on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ the Black Fox Lounge. Reenie Codelka will be on the piano to make your love songs sound extra special. Not into Valentine’s Day? Sing about it. The possibilities are endless!

DC Cabaret Network Open Mic Night

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

@ the Black Fox Lounge

1723 Connecticut Ave., NW

Washington, D.C.

Metro: Dupont Circle

Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m.
Singing starts at 8:00 p.m.
Donation requested:
Cover charge: $10
Singers: plus $5.00

Open Mic Report

So if you weren’t able to make it to our Open Mic on January 16th at the Black Fox Lounge, you missed:

Eileen Warner singing Storybook

Marianne Glass Miller singing Love Who You Love

Heather Frank singing A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Tim Gavaghan singing I Didn’t Know What Time it Was

Maris Wicker singing Look Over There

Ron Squeri singing Almost Like Being in Love

Dorian Woodruff singing Moon River

Pam Jackson singing  Gravity

Terri Allen singing Hope Floats

Finally, Maureen Kerrigan gave a lovely tribute to Lucille Frohling singing Broadway Baby.  A glass was raised in her honor.

Next Open Mic –> Wednesday, January 16th

Join us for the DC Cabaret Network monthly Open Mic night at the Black Fox Lounge on Wednesday, January 16th. Alex Tang will be music director for the evening.

January Open Mic Night

@ Black Fox Lounge

1723 Connecticut Ave., NW

Washington, D.C.

Metro: Dupont Circle
Music Director: Alex Tang

Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m.
Singing starts at 8:00 p.m.
Donation requested:
Cover charge: $10
Singers: plus $5.00

Open Mic this Wednesday! December 12, 2012

microphone color image Don’t forget our wonderful Holiday Open Mic at the Black Fox Lounge this Wednesday, December 12th. Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m. and the singing will start at 8:00 p.m. Our Music Director this month is Mary Sugar. And our special Holiday Open Mic host is the fabulous Lonny Smith. Our new pricing structure makes it affordable to come out and sing or just watch and listen. And if you bring a toy for our Toys for Tots drive, your cover charge is only $5.00! Either way, we want to see you there!

DC Cabaret Network Holiday Open Mic

Wednesday, December 12th @ Black Fox Lounge

1723 Connecticut Ave., NW

Washington, D.C.  Metro: Dupont Circle

Cover charge: $10 (or $5.00 this month if you bring a toy for Toys for Tots)

Singers: plus $5.00

Open Mic — October 17th — New Venue!

Our October Open Mic will move over to the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Join us in inaugurating this new venue! We’ll be downstairs. Cash bar and full menu available. Consider having dinner there first and then come downstairs for the Open Mic. The fabulous Reenie Codelka will be our music director for the evening.

Wednesday, October 17th

Black Fox Lounge

1723 Connecticut Ave., NW

Metro: Dupont Circle

Sign-up starts at 7:30 p.m.

Singing starts at 8:00 p.m.

Donation requested: $15 for paid members of the DC Cabaret Network, $20 for others