Open mic night at NBMAA Aug. 3

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017 22:37
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN-Poets, musicians, comedians and more are welcome to show off their talents at the Museum of American Art’s open mic night on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Pet Amin (also known as Tarik Amin) will host from 6 to 8 p.m. Amin has written three books of poetry, the third “Visualizing the Art,” is available for purchase in the museum shop.

Sign-ups begin at 5:45 p.m., and each performance can only be up to 10 minutes long. Any talent that does not require an electrical set-up is permitted. Performers should bring any necessary equipment.

Guests and participants must pay museum admission on entry. Prices are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and up, $10 for students and teens age 13-17 and children under 12 get in for free.

“(It) shows that we can get all different kinds of members in community an opportunity to express themselves in whichever medium they feel comfortable in and bring everyone together,” Shawna Rosol, the museum’s visitor experience program coordinator, said.

Food and beverages will not be sold, but a pop-up bar will be set up on the Pritchard Family Terrace.

Patrons 21 and older can enjoy a cash bar. There will also be live music from Americana musician Brian MacDonald and various activities.

Entry to the pop-up bar is free, but does not include museum admission. For more information, contact Rosol at or 860-229-0257, ext. 247.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, New Britain on Monday, 24 July 2017 22:37. Updated: Monday, 24 July 2017 22:40.