Berkeley Lab

Berkeley Lab’s First-Ever Open Mic – Virtually of Course! March 27, 2020

Join us as we host Berkeley Lab’s first-ever Open Mic—a live, virtual event!

Date: Friday, March 27th

Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Open Mic List of Performers

Do you need a break from the news and want an opportunity to connect while sheltering at home? Please join us as a guest.

Do you, or you and your family, have a hidden talent you’ve been waiting to share with your co-workers? If so, we’d love to have you perform.

The Lab’s Open Mic is a chance to come together, build community, and get to know your colleagues in a unique and fun way–all done virtually, of course! Those who sign up can perform a short song (play an instrument or sing), read a poem or written piece, perform a dance, or share another talent.

Please note that this is an inclusive event: we are not looking for professional-grade performers. In fact, amateurs and first-timers are more than welcome to join our Zoom stage.

This event is hosted by Berkeley Lab’s Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Office and Employee Resource Groups. Our emcee will be Kelliane Parker from Cyclotron Road in the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) and co-chair of the Lambda Alliance ERG.

How will it work?

  • Each performer will be given up to 3 minutes at the “mic” to do one piece. For music, this is just one song, and for the written word (poetry etc.), it’s roughly two pages. Our emcee will facilitate the hour and keep everyone to time.
  • During a performance, all Zoom participants will be muted except for the performer and emcee.
  • In an effort to build community and engage with one another, we ask guests to turn on their video if possible so we can see each other and the “audience.”
  • Guests can use the chat box to cheer on your colleagues or add comments.

If you’re interested in performing, please sign up by Friday, March 27th at 12 pm.