Wednesday, November 19 | 7:30 PM | FREE
If you've attended a previous edition of Other People's Stories at La Paloma Sabanera or the Hartford Public Library, you know the drill. Here's how it works: people tell stories that someone else told them.
Other People's Stories celebrates the way that our favorite tales evolve with every telling, whether they're stories our parents told us about their parents, stories our friends told us about ourselves from when we were too drunk to remember, or the far-fetched boasting of a neighborhood raconteur.
There are only two rules for Other People's Stories: (1) No notes! Tell it as you remember it; make up the parts you forget. (2) No first-hand knowledge! Tell something that someone else told you.
Who will be telling these stories? A revolving crowd of Hartford area regulars, first timers, and maybe YOU!
If you've got someone else's story that you love to tell, the organizers would love to hear from you.
SATuRDAY, December 6 | 8 PM
Speak Up is an evening of true stories centered on a common theme, told by storytellers chosen for their skill and expertise. This remarkable event, brought to Real Art Ways by Matthew and Elysha Dicks, celebrates the craft of live storytelling in the Greater Hartford area.
All stories are 5-10 minutes long, and may not be suitable for young kids.
SUNDAY, December 7 | 3 PM
FEATURING Chad taylor | Percussion
Improvisations is curated by musicians Joe Morris and Stephen Haynes, who welcome a different guest each month for a collective improvised performance. With its impressive lineup of world-class musicians, the Improvisations series features the best that the international culture of "Free Music" has to offer, right here in Hartford.
Tickets are $15, $12 for members, and are available for purchase at the door.
Photo by Rob Miller.