Don't be scared. Don't be hatin. Grab life by the balls, twist that nipple. There's an Open Mic Night in Davis which doesn't have a Mic, or a list, or a care in the world really, and it's every other wednesday at the Barista Cafe.
Here's a few thousand words more (or some photos): http://www.flickr.com/photos/clf23/sets/72157629210921163/with/6834024407/