WEDNESDAYS until (9/25), 9pm - Vanuatu Kava Bar open mic, open to musicians, poets, spoken word, jugglers, contortionists, etc. Held at 15 Eagle St. Hosted by Caleb Beissert. Free. Info: meetup.com/Asheville-City-Poets.
• SA (9/28), 7pm - An open public reading of original works will be held at Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce St.