EVENTS

The backbone to Sunday Jump’s programming is the monthly open mic. Additionally, we offer monthly arts-based workshops and special events such as the Katipunan Poetry Slam.

OPEN MICS & WORKSHOPS

At Piece Open Mic

SUNDAY, MAY 3
This mic is about being at peace with all the pieces of oneself, exploring the idea of self-love, not feeling ashamed of ourselves or our experiences, and not allowing others to shame us. We draw from these words of empowerment by Maya Angelou: “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
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ABOUT THE OPEN MIC

When

March to November
Every 1st Sunday – Open Mic
Every 3rd Sunday – Workshops
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location

Pilipino Workers Center
153 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Open Mic

  • Open mic-ers have 4 minutes max.
  • First ten performers on the list are guaranteed, with the rest on-call. We may randomize the first ten performers to improve the flow of the show.
  • Priority will be given to first-timers for those on-call.
  • In order to promote the variety of artists, open mic-ers are limited to performing at 3 consecutive shows.

Features

We curate three featured performing artists, a visual artist, and a community spotlight at every event. In this curation process, we focus on uplifting artists who are people of color.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. No stairs. Chairs are provided, and people are not expected to stand. Two bathrooms are gender neutral. ASL Interpreters are available upon request with three weeks notice. Open mic-ers are strongly encouraged to provide copies of text for those hard of hearing and deaf. Amplified sound; volume is sporadically loud. Room is air-conditioned; wear layers if temperature sensitive. Use scent-free materials and be aware of fragrance sensitivity.

PARKING
Street parking is free on Glendale Blvd and nearby residential areas. Meters are free on Sundays.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
There is no nearby subway station. One bus stop (14/37) is on Beverly and Belmont. It is a 6 minute walk or 1/4 mile (500 meters) from venue.

SPECIAL EVENTS

KATIPUNAN POETRY SLAM

Since 2014, Sunday Jump has organized the Katipunan Poetry Slam.

For Filipinos, the modern day poetry slam is an echo of the balagtasan (a poetic, political debate). Continuing the work of those who have paved the way before us, from Jose Rizal to Jessica Hagedorn, the slam provides a platform for us to showcase the variety of voices and points of view among Filipinos and Filipino-Americans today.

The lineup includes published authors and seasoned slam champions who are recognized locally and nationally.

In the Media

UNHEARD LA SHOWCASE

In August 2019, partnered with KPCC In Person’s Unheard LA storytelling series to provide a Special Edition of Sunday Jump at their home base in Pasadena: the Crawford Family Forum.

To represent our space, we developed a specially curated show that brought in an all-star lineup that consisted of longtime family, as well as newer artists who have entered the Sunday Jump fold. 

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