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Pencil This In

By Staff in Arts & Entertainment on May 9, 2011 5:20PM


2011_5_9_PTi.gif 2nd Story goes bike geek tonight. The motto of this storytelling series is “we tell our stories so you’ll tell yours,” so there's time between each storyteller for the audience to drink and chat about the stories. Tonight Heather Vogel, Brandon Will, Jessica McCloud and John Wilson will be telling personal stories about life in fixed gear. Stories start at 7:30 p.m. at Webster’s Wine Bar. (1480 W. Webster St. Tickets are $15 at the door.)


Zocalo Restaurant and Tequlia Bar is hosting a “Spring Fiesta” for Youth Outreach Services. On Wednesday, May 18, Zocalo will serve guests a a flight of three tequilas (Don Julio blanco, reposado and anejo), teach a "tequila 101" lesson, and give out two drink tickets for additional booze. There will be appetizers and a raffle, and the whole event costs $35, authentic Mexican appetizers and exciting raffle prizes. Buy your tickets online. The event runs from 7-9 p.m. (358 W. Ontario St.)

Theater Meets Literature

Tonight Logan Square Theatre Company Strong Works kicks off The Cannon: A Night of Performed Fiction, a new monthly Monday creative reading series. Wag’s Revue editor Will Litton and Strong Works member Sam Nyhart will chose short stories -- both new and old, famous and un -- for six local actors to interpret. The organizers promise these performances will feature “high-energy, bust-your-shit-open literature” followed by a live jazz band and DJs to help you wind down (or keep the party going. The residency is at Bonny's (2417 N. Milwaukee), kicks off at 9 p.m. and while admission is free donations are welcome.

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