3025 Walnut St. http://philly.worldcafelive.com/ Mondays @ 7 p.m. (1st, 3rd & 4th wk./mo.)
Want the whole Penn community to hear your jazz rendition of “Firework?” Then walk on over to World Cafe Live and groove within earshot — we promise Street won’t hold nightly stakeouts to discover or deride your talents.
3801 Chestnut St. http://jollysbeerandpianos.com/ Tuesdays @ 8 p.m. (1st & 3rd wk./mo.)
Forget World Cafe, Jolly’s is even closer to campus, and even features dueling pianos! Bring your two favorite pianists and do an overly elaborate duet — preferably a beautiful piece of classical music with the wind ensemble provided by your whistling.
122 Lombard St. http://www.headhousephilly.com/ Wednesdays @ 8 p.m. (Weekly)
Though the HeadHouse may have an extensive sushi menu (and classes!), there is no J–Pop requirement. Really, you could sing whatever you want, but if we don’t hear some Hikaru Utada we might be a little disappointed.
1310 Drury St. http://www.mcgillins.com/home.htm Thursdays @ 9 p.m. (Weekly)
Looking for a more historical experience? Drop by McGillin's, conveniently located right next to City Hall. A historic spot with a great beer selection, Open Mic at McGillin’s means you have to bring your best patriotic A–game; just don't be a bomb bursting in air.