Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor Storyslam: Rules

RULES: Prepare a five-minute story about a rule. School, religion, moral codes, your mama, the law! The Golden Rule (do unto others) and parking rules. Sex on the third date? White shoes in winter? Three strikes and you're out. The strictly prohibited and the mildly discouraged. Stories about principles, policies, regulations and conventions.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. 

*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

 

tickets: https://themoth.org/events/rules-ann-arbor

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Obsessions

OBSESSIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about not being able to let it go. Exes with unfinished business, binge-worthy Netflix shows, seductive practices that have moved from the anchor of your day to the master of your mind.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Venue: Marble Bar

1501 Holden Street

tickets: https://themoth.org/events/obsessions-detroit

 

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Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Dirt

DIRT: Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and all the filthy details. Talk Dirty to Us.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. 

*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

tickets: https://themoth.org/events/dirt-ann-arbor

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Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Revelations

REVELATIONS: Prepare a five-minute story involving a personal eureka. "A-ha" moments, sudden focus, answers found, secrets disclosed. Seeing the light, finding the culprit, solving the mystery or stumbling upon the truth.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. 

*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

Venue: Zingerman's Greyline

100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

tickets: https://themoth.org/events/revelations-ann-arbor

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Nov
11
9:00 PM21:00

Risk! Live

DOORS OPEN AT 8PM & THE SHOW STARTS AT 9PM

RISK! is a live show and podcast where people tell true stories they never thought they'd dare to share. Founded in 2009 by Kevin Allison of MTV's legendary sketch comedy show, The State, RISK! has been downloaded tens of millions of times and has featured incredible true stories from Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Dan Savage, Margaret Cho, Andy Dick, Michael Ian Black, and regular folks from around the world. Slate calls RISK! "jaw-dropping, hilarious and just plain touching." RISK! also puts on live shows for sold out crowds internationally. Learn more at www.RISK-show.com.

The Magic Bag

22920 Woodward AvenueFerndale, MI 48220

$15.00

Ages 18+

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Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: PROMISES

PROMISES: Prepare a five-minute story about pledges. Wedding vows and pinky swears. Secret pacts.  Promises you make to your friends, your parents, your kids or yourself. The oaths you work hard to honor and the empty ones you knew you’d never be able to keep. The Hippocratic Oath or just, “I won’t tell a soul.” You have my word.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. 

*Seating is not guaranteed and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before the show. Admission is not guaranteed for late arrivals. All sales final.

Venue: Zingerman's Greyline

100 N. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

tickets: https://themoth.org/events/promises-ann-arbor

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Nov
4
1:15 PM13:15

Story Hour at Lamp Light Music Festival

Lamp Light Music Festival is a house show event that takes place in the eastown area of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Throughout the year a small collective of creative minds meet to cultivate and organize a footing for the festival. A team of volunteers is put together to help facilitate the basic operation of it all. To make it financially viable for the attendees we receive contributions from local partners, and with the help from grants and partnerships, we are able to provide the artists with compensation by giving back 100% of the ticket sales.

Story Hour is from 1:15-2:15pm, Saturday, November 4.

tickets and info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lamp-light-music-festival-2017-tickets-36766528677

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Control

Control towers and control top pantyhose. It's all about holding it together. Prepare a five-minute story about your valiant efforts to keep the equilibrium. Or your maniacal plans as puppetmaster to bend others to your will. A surgeon's precision, a nursery school teacher's iron will, being the boss of yourself or others. Has anyone seen the remote?

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/control-detroit

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

 

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Discovery

DISCOVERY: Prepare a five-minute story about unearthing truth. Moments of eureka in a cave or in therapy, through careful analysis or dumb luck. Learning something brand new or finding something you probably should have recognized all along.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/discovery-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

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Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Competition

COMPETITION: Prepare a five-minute story about the clash. Showdowns and tug-of-wars. Sibling rivalries, frenemies, battles of wit. Eyes on the prize; fighting for the girl, the gold medal, or the corner office. Dukes up.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/competition-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Creepy

CREEPY: Prepare a five-minute story about something that makes your skin crawl—the people, places or things that spook you. Creatures, humans included, who slither or skulk. Haunted houses, dark alleys, inappropriate co-worker comments, menacing Facebook postings. What lurks in the bottom drawer of your fridge. Ominous strangers, suspicious ingredients. The unmistakable feeling of facing a threat that has not quite defined itself. Spidey sense activated!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/creepy-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

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Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Confrontation

CONFRONTATION: Prepare a five-minute story about mano a mano conflict. Standing up to your bully, sitting down with your roomate, negotiating with your boss, scaring off your stalker, looking into your bathroom mirror. No more passive-aggressive bulllsh$t!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/confrontation-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

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Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM

COMFORT: Prepare a five-minute story about being snug as a bug in a rug. A blissful sleep, a peaceful relationship, a restorative act of kindness. Times when life has rubbed you the wrong way, and fate sent you solace in the metaphoric form of a cushy down comforter.

This venue is 18+.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/comfort-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Sep
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Schooled

SCHOOLED- Taught  by  nuns  or  wolves,  the streets, trial and error or Harvard professors, come share a story of SCHOOL. Prepare a five-minute tale about lessons learned, mentored enlightenment or hard knock knowledge.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/schooled-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

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Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Good Intentions

GOOD INTENTIONS: Prepare a five-minute story about just trying to help. Botched benevolence and helpful turned hurtful. Rejected generosity. Misconstrued constructive criticism. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Take us on the road.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/good-intentions-ann-arbor

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

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Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Elbow Grease (sponsored by Shinola)

ELBOW GREASE: Prepare a five-minute story about creating change, together. Finding ways to play a part, from bake sales to rally cries, building a barn or raising a child. Being a friend with a truck on moving day. Rolling up sleeves and digging in. Hammer, keyboard or voice… choose your tool and get to work.

Under 18 allowed with parent/ guardian

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/elbow-grease-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Event Sponsor: Shinola

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

Pickathon

  • Pickathon Music Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Patricia outside Portland, OR, as she hosts a storytelling show she carefully curated as a part of the Pickathon Music Festival.

http://pickathon.com/

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Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Caution

CAUTION- Prepare a five-minute story about prudent behavior. Treading lightly, hedging bets, playing it safe. Vigilant rule-followers, overprotective mother hens, reckless thrill-seekers. Red alert- pitfalls ahead: hazardous materials, dangerous territory, toxic friends. Heeding the warning or throwing precaution to the wind. Slippery when wet.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/caution-ann-arbor-1

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

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Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth StorySLAM Ann Arbor: Denial

DENIAL: Prepare a five-minute story about denial. From deliberate ignorance (Look the other way!) to full-out, loony blind eye to the truth (No one will notice my missing front tooth/my teenage daughter is a virgin/my bald spot isn't visible.) Skimming the truth, delusions and revisionist history too. And this year, I will stick with my New Year resolution. No really. I will. Totally. Shut. Up. I'm serious this time!

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET. themoth.org/events

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

 

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Jul
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Moth Detroit StorySLAM: Beauty

BEAUTY: Prepare a five-minute story about that which is skin and/or soul-deep. Works of art, works of nature, and works of parents with stunning genes. What lengths have you gone to to emulate your ideal aesthetic, and where have you uncovered unexpected examples of gorgeousness?

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/beauty-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

Additional Information About the Venue

This venue is 18+ unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Breathless

BREATHLESS: Prepare a five-minute story about having to pause for just a moment. Tell us about brilliant vistas, the largest ball of yarn you have ever seen, spontaneous upside-down kisses, your first time seeing snow. Whether at the top of a mountain, in a dark theatre, on a crowded dance floor, under a vast starry sky, in a hospital bed seeing your newborn for the first time.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/breathless-ann-arbor

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Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth StorySLAM: Outnumbered

OUTNUMBERED: Prepare a five minute story about being in the minority. In times of crisis: back alley brawls, political skirmishes, family reunions. Or times of plenty: pool boy at swim suit model's retreat or the lone voice of reason in a sea of panic. The quixotic thrill of taking on a bigger army or the panic of getting flanked.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/outnumbered-ann-arbor

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Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Mystery

MYSTERY: Prepare a five-minute story about puzzling events. Whodunits, secret deals, curious details and shadowy figures. Facts that don’t add up. Unsolved happenings. Anonymous packages and secret admirers. The cagy, the cryptic and the covert! The butler did it, Sherlock.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/mystery-ann-arbor

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Moth StorySLAM Detroit: Cheating

CHEATING: Prepare a five-minute story about CHEATING. Stepping out, crib sheets, tax evasion or stacked decks. Tricks, swindles, cons and frauds. Philanders and chiselers and flimflammers, tramps and thieves. Broken hearts and bank accounts, sneaks and dirty dogs.

*All tickets become available one week before the show 3pm ET.

https://themoth.org/events/cheating-detroit

Media Sponsor: WDET

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth Ann Arbor StorySLAM: Traps

TRAPS: Prepare a five-minute story about a speed trap, mouse trap or emotional trap. Held hostage at your coworker's Tupperware party, caught in a ponzi scheme, clocked with radar on the highway or ensnared in a maddening tango with a rodent in the pantry. Or tell us how you broke free from psychological ambush, blackmail or a bad blind date.

*Tickets for this event are available one week before the show, at 3pm ET.

Media Sponsor: Michigan Radio.

This venue is 21+

Tickets: https://themoth.org/events/traps-ann-arbor

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