It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to speculative fiction aka sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than a H.G. Wells zepplin. Tonight’s Not So Silent Planet night from Word Sprout gives burgeoning authors and storytellers a chance to audience-test their work, as well as see how it stacks up against a pro like the evening’s special guest, writer and local lit celebrity Rob Callahan8:30 PM. $5-10 sliding scale, $3 with Fringe button. —Hitara

Kieran’s Irish Pub, 601 1st Ave N, MPLS;