You're Going to Die

A 501(c)3 nonprofit bringing diverse communities creatively into the conversation of death & dying, inspiring life by unabashedly sourcing our shared mortality

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  • The Lost Church 65 Capp Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... Open Mic at The Lost Church - San Francisco w/Ned Buskirk & special guest musicians The Singer and The Songwriter...

The Singer and The Songwriter is the musical duo of vocalist/songwriter Rachel Garcia & guitarist/songwriter Thu Tran. “The duo creates soft melodic songs, that could just as easily exist as poems. Beautiful, & full of sound & emotion” (Playlist Play) while their multi-cultural backgrounds bring depth & diversity to the rich traditions of folk, jazz & blues music, genres they navigate between with ease & fluidity. Garcia’s voice is “rich & mellow, strong & elegant, delicate & turbulent” (The Huffington Post) while Tran’s dynamic guitar-playing “shimmies & swings like Django Reinhardt” (Nooga). At times heartbreaking, at times hilarious, their performances are open-hearted conversations with the audience where they share their stories full of honesty, humor & wit, while delivering their songs with riveting, economical precision. -

$10 in advance and at the door.
Venue: The Lost Church - San Francisco
The Lost Church is Cash Only at the door (at this time).

Doors at 7:30pm.
Show at 8:15pm.
All performances end at 10:30pm.
Seating is first come, first served.

We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of the event (parlor shows often sell out), but you can also try purchasing at the door on the night of the show (although, we do NOT set aside a block of tickets for door purchase)

Ages 10 and over are welcome. (Parental discretion is advised for some events).
You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes...
is an open mic event, the communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality,
to grieve, bereave, & honor those we’ve lost & love… while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE.

Sign-ups will be the night of & the list fills up quickly, so if you want to perform, you’d better get there early…

If you’re going to perform, keep it under 5 MINUTES. That’s right: 5 MINUTES. WE WILL TIME YOU. And we will hug you when we have to stop you [just to make it easier on you (or harder – depending on your propensity for intimacy)].

Poetry, prose, music, dancing, comedy, drama, happy, sad, & on & on & on… Remember: EVERYTHING GOES… so do whatever you want.

You don’t have to perform anything; the audience is as essential as the performers.

Please don’t perform anything with a setup that takes much more time than the time it takes for you to walk onstage. Honestly, plugging things in is endlessly boring. If you need to borrow an instrument, figure it out before you’re called to the stage.

IMPORTANT ::: DON’T TAKE YOURSELF SO SERIOUSLY. Come and have fun. The end. Remember. Someday, we won’t exist and neither will the English language. If you choose to take yourself seriously, then take yourself so seriously that it’s stupid. Ridiculousness is encouraged.

You're Going to Die. No. Really. You are.