First Person Arts StorySlam: The Ex-Files
Today, Tuesday, Feb. 14
World CafE Live
3025 Walnut St.
Yeah, we get it: You hate Valentine’s Day. Your vehement status updates and vicious Tweets at your ex have been blowing up your friends and followers’ feeds for the past month. Instead of sitting in the dark with tears streaming down your face as your fingers pound your keyboard typing another “#ScrewValentinesDay” Tweet, why not channel that anger into something constructive?
First Person Arts StorySlam is a bi-monthly collective held at World Cafe Live and L’Étage, during which audience members and performers are invited up on stage to proclaim their inner-most thoughts and feelings. Today, the theme is The Ex-Files, where stories can range from bittersweet to downright bitter. Last year, StorySlam’s Valentine’s Day show sold out, so the company’s bringing the event back for a second year.
Tickets are $10 at the door and $8 for First Person Arts members, but be sure to call ahead to reserve a table. Upon arriving, be sure to sign up to tell your story and you may be one of 10 guests randomly selected to perform. We’re all dying to hear the tale of how one lover broke that Cherry & White heart of yours.
Retrograde Presents: GLAM!
Friday, Feb. 17
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
122 Lombard St.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Actually, it was just the worst of times. David Bowie resembled a cross between Sue Sylvester and Lady Gaga. Alice Cooper looked like the worst walk of shame known to man – and still kind of does. Gender roles didn’t matter, disco mattered even less. Raccoon-eyeliner and platform shoes became style staples. This magical era is known as the late ‘70s, and it’s when glam rock was born and tore through the music scene like a glittery tornado.
In case you missed the ‘70s the first time around, head down to The HeadHouse on Lombard and Front streets this Friday night for a night of sequined blazers, excessive makeup and hair resembling a rat’s nest. It’s not all bad, though. Cover bands and DJs will be spitting out all your glam rock faves: Mott the Hoople, Alice Cooper, ELO, Ziggy Starship and more. So strap on those 5-inch dancing shoes and head-bang the night away.
The hair and wardrobe should be easy enough to coordinate, we recommend just channeling your inner Ke$ha. But if the makeup aspect of your outfit is a daunting task, fret not, my dear Lou Reed lovers and Elton John enthusiasts. For $15-$30, Styledelphia will make a glam rocker out of you, glitter eyes and all.
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