“Unrestricted” is the new open mic being hosted by Ray Tyler at Sherlock’s Books and Cafe in Galloway/Smithville. It’s on Tueday nights from 8-whenever it ends. We went on the very first night and got pictures of everything in action.
As the name implies, this event is not for children. It’s not for children. The primary focus of the night was poetry, where “Unresctricted” was the focus. In-between acts, Ray would guide discussion with a primary focus on the unrestricted theme. Mostly relationship questions.
As mentioned before, Poetry was the main focus. Music was encouraged too, as the event is billed as an “open mic”, but poets will feel welcomed here.The mood is laid back with regards to playing times, and Ray himself said, “You can say what you want. If someone doesn’t agree, you can find a way to contact them and continue your discussion about it later.”
Ron and Susan O’Toole run Sherlock’s Books and Cafe, a really different book store. If you aren’t into poetry, and you’re in the Galloway/Smithville area, stop by to check it out. They have a great selection of books, good prices, and cheap coffee. They also have a large selection of different teas.If you want to check out the books with your kids, you might want to go a different night!
But for those just dying to get what they need to say out of them, give “Unrestricted” a shot. You’ll be in good company.
You’ll also be completely unrestricted.
(Feel free to check out pictures of the new construction over here: New construction at Sherlock’s Books and Cafe