Open mic nights are truly musical buffets. You might see someone who ends up being a new favorite, or can see someone who is just painful. Sometimes it's the latter that you end up rooting for as well. All of the emotion of a regular show plays out in 10 to 20 minute intervals, over and over again. It can be a trip.
Here, in day order, is a guide to 10 of the most intriguing open mics in the area, running the gamut from acoustic to comedy to hip-hop.