Erika Bergren hosts the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erika Bergren hosts the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: GRLZ Open Mic Night

Fem-only open stage creates safe space.

GRLZ Open Mic night at The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.


• Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and mpenn@juneauempire.com. Follow our Instagram at @Juneau.Life.


Erika Bergren reads poetry during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erika Bergren reads poetry during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emily Mesch performs during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emily Mesch performs during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dana Herndon performs with a story of Cleopatra during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dana Herndon performs with a story of Cleopatra during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Natalie Weinberg performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Natalie Weinberg performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Natalie Weinberg, right, performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon, center, and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Natalie Weinberg, right, performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon, center, and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Natalie Weinberg performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Natalie Weinberg performs with a live model painting of Dana Herndon and Serena Drazkowski during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emily Mesch performs during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Emily Mesch performs during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dana Herndon performs with a story of Cleopatra during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dana Herndon performs with a story of Cleopatra during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erika Bergren hosts the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Erika Bergren hosts the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

An audience watches a painting performance during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

An audience watches a painting performance during the GRLZ open mic night at the The Rendezvous Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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