Show-and-Tell: Back Again on September 15, 2013!

Open Mic Show-and-Tell, hosted by Paul Lukas, makes a triumphant return to the City Reliquary on September 15.

Open Mic Show-and-Tell is exactly what it sounds like: Anyone can bring an object of personal significance and talk about it for up to three minutes. No theme, no agenda — interesting stuff and the stories behind them are their own reward.

Objects that were featured last time included a working light bulb that had been salvaged from an abandoned steel mill in the 1980s, a false tooth (which the shower/teller removed from her very own mouth, the better for showing/telling), and a beverage described as “the Irish version of Four Loko” (which the shower/teller promptly opened and passed around the room, so everyone could sample it!).

But as always, Show-and-Tell isn’t about the objects — it’s about the stories. Look in your pocket or your purse — there’s probably good show-and-tell fodder there, whether you realize it or not.

You can either (a) bring an object and be prepared to talk about it, or (b) just be part of the audience (because you can’t have show-and-tell unless there are people on hand to be shown and told). HOWEVER, lately we’ve had more folks who want to watch, instead of participating. C’mon, people — it’s better to give than to receive, remember? Of course you do.

The City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
L train to Lorimer Avenue Station
Doors and sign-ups at 7p; showing/telling commences at 8p
$5 suggested donation; beer available for sale

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