Once you've gone to the trouble of writing and publishing a book, wouldn't it be great to go work in a bookstore for a few hours to make sure people buy it? Christine Sneed, author of the critically-acclaimed novel Little Known Facts, will be doing just that at City Lit Books today. Bryan Gruley, who wrote the mystery Starvation Lake, will be on the job Monday.
Every Tuesday you can test your cinematic knowledge at the Logan Theatre. The stakes are not low: each member of the winning team gets a gift card for the theater.http://thelogantheatre.com
A comedy variety show hosted Flabby Hoffman.
Rebecca O'Neil hosts this BYOB comedy show that features local stand-ups and is, curiously enough, operated out of a used book store.
Comics are not always funny—but in those cases, they can be claimed as high art, like The Walking Dead or Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Comics—the other kind—aren't always funny either. They either curl up like dead spiders and disappear beneath a dresser forever, or they soldier on to another open mike. That quick homonym demonstration aside, here's the deal with a new stand-up comedy show happening at Challengers Comics + Conversation on the last Thursday of every month. Action Comedy is a nod to Action Comics, the series in which Superman first appeared, published by what would become DC Comics. The show's produced by a five-boy team of Kevin Brody, Mitch Kurka, Ian Abramson, Jeff Scheen, and Zach Peterson, and joins an already pretty stellar line-up of live programming at the shop. Continue reading >>