The “SpitDat” open mic series is a weekly show that takes place on Thursdays. The next event will occur on Feb. 18 at 8 p. m. at the Emergence Community Arts Collective Center, 733 Euclid Street N.W. “Spit Dat” is one of the longest running open mics in Washington, D.C. that has a great atmosphere for amateur poets as well as more experienced poets. Sign-ups for open mic performance spots begin at 8:30 p. m. Admission is $1.