On Wednesday, February 23rd 2011 — Outloud Open Mike Coffeehouse for poetry, prose, and music features the versatile musical duo Kirsten and Dave, with originals and covers from their CD’s Dreams that Just Won’t Let Go, and Things You Learn. Their work is distinguished by spirited harmonies, soulful and playful tunes, and gentle directness in their melodies and lyrics — whether in acoustic, country, blues, folk, or bluegrass styles.
Open Mike sign-up is between 7:15 and 7:30 pm, first-come-first serve. Performances and readings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no cover charge to get in, but donations are accepted to cover the cost of the event and to donate to local charity. Coffee, tea, and other refreshments generously served.
Outloud Open Mike takes place at The Beebe Estate‘s art exhibit space, 235 West Foster, Melrose ( beebeestate.org ). Free parking is available on the grounds.