Storytelling is certainly having a moment, isn’t it? This week, tell your own story at Moth, or enjoy the tale-weaving stylings of amateurs, punners, and comedians at these local events.
Monday: The Moth brings StorySlam to the Bell House tonight. Storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat” at entry, and those picked will be given five minutes to tell a story corresponding with the night’s theme (tonight: Money). The ten featured stories are scored by judges selected from the audience.
149 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues; 8:00 p.m. (7:30 doors); $8 at door, presale tickets have sold out.
Tuesday: It’s that time again– the most punderful time– Punderdome 3000 is here! This month, NY Post Managing Editor Margi Conklin and comedian Shannon O’Neill act as celebrity judges, offering their expert insights before you as the audience ultimately decide who will be the reigning champion. Don’t miss it!
622 Degraw Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues, 8:00 p.m. (7:30 doors), $6 tickets available here.
Wednesday: Have you ever loved a movie so much and thought to yourself, This would make an even better novel? Well, some people did. And some other people– very funny people– will be doing dramatic readings of these great works at Union Hall‘s The Second Novelization. At this second edition of the new series, performers (including, among others, Mike Doughty, Liam McEneaney, and Julia Wertz) will read from Spaceballs, as written by none other than R.L. Stine.
702 Union Street at Fifth Avenue, 8:00pm (7:30 doors), tickets $7, available here.
And don’t forget, Rise Up 2013: From Brooklyn to Ethiopia is at Littlefield on Wednesday night, hosted by Wyatt Cenac and featuring live performances by The Del-Reys, Tomás Doncker, and Kendra Morris. Support the Studio Samuel Foundation in their mission to empower young women aging out of the orphanage system in Ethiopia.
622 Degraw Street between 3rd & 4th Avenues, 7:00 p.m. (6:30 doors), $25 tickets available here.
Image via Union Hall