Tues., July 16, Creative Confluence Open Mic Night

Bows & Arrows, 8 p.m., no cover

The Creative Confluence Open Mic Night aims to be open to all sorts of performance art: poetry, jokes, stories, dance routines, magic tricks, music and “interdisciplinary expressive performances”—whatever that means. What it sounds like is a night of drinking some of Bows & Arrows' brews on tap, eating a Fat Face popsicle and mingling with some people in the local arts com-munity. According to its Facebook page, the organizers want to create some sort of unity in that scene, cure artists' loneliness and inspire others. Sign-ups begin at 7:30 p.m., and there's no cover, so make sure to grab a drink to support the venue. 1815 19th Street, www.bowscollective.com.