Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 01.03.24

(inciting the rise of YES & the fall of NO)

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of January (aka 01.03.24) at our OC home, Barbara’s Pavillion, to swirlabrate not only the ringing in of the new year (YES!) but also our 25th year of Mad Swirl’n (YES!) and witness whirl’n up the Swirl and getting the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there!

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:
Opalina Salas
Josh Weir
David Crandall
Suza Kanon
Carlos Salas
Alan Gann
Desmene Statum
Harry Mcnabb

Joasquin Zihuatanejo
Gno Gno
Brian Duran-Fuentes
Ava Lane
C-Mack 7
Dick Zinnendorf

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 when we celebrate l♥ve with our feature Suza Kanon… ’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