Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 04.05.23

The Best of Mad Swirl : v2022 Book Launch

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of April (aka 04.05.23) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, then you know that once again whirl’d up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there!

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This month, prior to the open mic, we hosted a small feature set showcasing the “The Best of Mad Swirl : v2022!” Thanks to all who supported the print cause & got yourself a copy. To get the full scoop on getting YOU your OWN copy, swirl on right here!

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

Johnny O
MH Clay

Musical Overture:
Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel)

Anthology Feature:
*Polly Richardson
Christopher Calle
*Gayle Bell
*Chris Zimmerly
MH Clay
Johnny O


Open Mic:
Carlos Salas
*Marianne Szlyk
*Anthony Ripp
Brian Duran-Fuentes
*Atenea Afrodita
Josh Weir
Harry McNabb
Jean Galant
John Poppe


HUGE grats to ALL the participators & appreciators who rode the Mad wave live at Barbara’s 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 05.03.23)… 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