Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.06.23

Happy Holi-dazed!

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of December (aka 12.06.23) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that once again whirl’d up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there!

This month we swirl-abrated the holi-daze! Thanks to all who joined in the festivities… cockles got warmed and bells were jingled!

Thanks to  ALL the participators & appreciators who rode the Mad wave live at Barbara’s:

Johnny O
MH Clay

Musical Overture:
Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks)

Open Mic:
Harry Mcnabb
Desmene Statum
Alan Gann
David Crandall
Lauren Kalstad
Brian Duran-Fuentes
Kevin O’Neill
Tony Robinson
Martin Hache
Kim Nall
Aye Nero
Cj Critt
Fred Clay
Tamitha Curiel

We know you have a few choices of what to do with your Wednesday night & you picked to hang out with lil ol’ us!

Stay tuned ’til next 1st Wednesday… ’til then, 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