The common phrase is semi-true, sticks and stones may break your bones, but if you’ve ever been to an open mic night, you understand that words can and will hurt you. If you haven’t, I suggest you try out the homegrown Sticks and Stones.
Sticks and Stones is a 21-and-over forum for poets, storytellers and musicians to express the literal or metaphorical sticks and stones in their lives, and for people like me to shed a single tear in the back while no one is looking.
The collective began in September of 2016 and has since been a valuable platform for artists and art appreciators. It prides itself on being by the community for the community.
“We founded Sticks and Stones with the intent of providing a safe space for artists to be themselves and share their passion, and also as a platform to promote, fundraise and celebrate the various underground and underrated talent in Las Vegas,” cofounders Zia Metric and Ash DelGrego said in a statement.
If you’re not local, don’t be shy. Sticks and Stones has featured a few out-of-towners at their events. Recently featured was 23-year-old author, poet and playwright Ashe Vernon from Austin, Texas.
Currently, you can catch them every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at ReBAR, a hybrid bar/antique shop on Main Street.