Anyone feeling a little inundated by technology lately? With too many push notifications about articles about speeches about a lack of general human decency, too many memes about tweets about casual international/domestic/local conflicts, too many viral videos of the "cash me outside" girl or the Katy/Taylor beef, sometimes it's important to just take a night off, take a breath, and try your best to be in the present moment; to resist that heavy grey cloud of empathy fatigue, inject a little community and a whole lot of art into your life, that way you might be revitalized and ready to fight against bigger, more important things in the morning.

So, instead of getting bogged down in the internet sludge, join us for an UNPLUGGED, MICLESS OPEN MIC this Wednesday at Shine Cafe. Imagine a campfire circle without the campfire, intimate performances from musicians, poets, and comedians alike, raw talent without all any of those pesky cords to trip over (both literally and metaphorically). Meet us in our makeshift living room for an open mic pallete cleanser and a chance to recharge your batteries.

Where? Shine // 1400 E Street
When? Sign-ups @ 7:30PM // Show @ 8PM

In honor of this communal mental health night, we will be collecting donations for the Gender Health Center, an organization that provides inclusive, high-quality and low-cost counseling services for all Sacramentans, specializing in the particular needs of our LGBTQQI community. If you'd like to learn more about their particular offerings, join us this Wednesday or check out their website here:

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