Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.01.23


If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of Febuary (aka 02.01.23), then you know the frozen tundra that was DFW led us to do our mic madness virtually. The show must go on!

Here’s a shout out to all who graced our VIRTUAL stage with their words, their songs, their divine madness…

Johnny O
MH Clay

Musical Overture:
Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel)

Open Mic’ers:
Mike Zone*
Marianne Szlyk
Ethan Goffman
Gayle Bell
Harry McNabb
Atenea Afrodita
Christopher Calle
Suza Kanon
Brian Duran-Fuentes
CJ Critt

HUGE grats to ALL the participators & appreciators who rode the Mad wave in our Zoom Room as well as our FB Live feed! We know you have a few choices of what to do with your Wednesday night & you picked to hang out with lil ol’ us!

’til next 1st Wednesday (aka 03.01.23)… may the madness swirl your way!

Johnny O

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feed, your eye can spy on the whole virtual Swirl’n scenes right here…

Interested in Performing?

If you are a mad poet, musician, actor, singer and/or performer (circus freaks and Elvis impersonators always welcome) & live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, come to Absinthe & strut–yo–stuff.

The show starts at 8:00pm and the mic closes when there's no one left standing.

Come one. Come all. Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl.

Got questions? E-mail us at for further details that may not be listed here.

Mad Swirl Open Mic at The City Tavern. It's THE place to be on the first Wednesday of the month!

Where Doess This Madness Take Place?

The City Tavern is located at 1402 Main Street • Dallas, TX