Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir
If you are fascinated by post-WW2 film noir, iconic films such as Double Indemnity or The Maltese Falcon, the atmosphere of Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir is sure to attract your attention. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 8-10 p.m., Cafe Noir hosts an open mic session for music, spoken word and poetry, and Fridays, from 7-10 p.m., they host Stand Up Comedy only. Enjoy delicious coffee for under a dollar while lounging around in ‘40s decor, enjoying music, poetry, comedy, dance, and any other hidden talent an audience member might have. No reservations are required to perform; simply sign up at the cafe half an hour before. Max Bloom’s Cafe Noir is located at 220 N. Malden Ave. in Fullerton. :: maxbloomscafenoir.com
Mexican restaurant Taco Rosa is inviting talent of every kind: singers, musicians, poets, artists of all ages from Orange County, Los Angeles and even San Diego counties for open mic night, held every Sunday from 3-6 p.m. Enjoy their delicious churros as you witness some of Southern California’s greatest hidden talent. This open mic night requests sign-ups in advance, though. You can sign up through: firstname.lastname@example.org. Taco Rosa is located at 2632 San Miguel Dr. in Newport Beach.
The Gypsy Den
Anaheim’s Gypsy Den hosts open mic night every Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. Gypsy Den requires you to show up half an hour before the show to sign up, and performances usually run until about 10 p.m., depending on the number of performers that night. They are located at 211 W. Center St. Promenade in Anaheim. :: gypsyden.com