Liz Prescott is the featured performer at this month's open mike night at the Center, D.C.'s LGBT community center. A semi-finalist in the first national queer poetry slam Capturing Fire, Prescott is a familiar face around D.C. Mike Brazell hosts the evening, at which audience members are also welcome to read from their work. Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. The Center, 1318 U St. NW. Tickets are $10. Call 202-682-2245 or visit thedccenter.org.