Best Open Mic

The Tuesday night open mic at The Plus (208 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire), hosted by the Clear Water Comedy crew, won this question for the fifth consecutive year by a landslide —  it’s a great place to hear folks sing out and crack jokes into the night. Just across the street is the second-place winner, The Mousetrap (311 S Barstow St.), which allows poets and musicians to take the stage every Sunday night. Finally, if you’ve had the pleasure of attending Let’s Be Honest —  A Grown-Up Storytelling Series (hosted at the Volume One Gallery, 205 N Dewey St., Eau Claire), you’ll understand how it claimed spot No. 3. — Natalie Rosenkranz