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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (approximately monthly)

extempo @ deMena's, 44 Main St in Montpelier VT @ 8:00pm

Now in its ninth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends & neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half of the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come listen.

www.demenasvt.com, storytelling@extempovt.com, 802-613-3172.



Friday, July 27, 2018 (monthly)

Jazzyaoke @ The Montpelier Pocket Park, Main St in Montpelier VT @ 6:30pm

Cross your fingers for good weather as we try this event outdoors in summer, bringing music to the people! What do you get when you cross jazz with karaoke? Jazzyaoke: your opportunity to front a LIVE six-piece jazz band and sing standards from the great American songbook! All lyrics are provided. Come early to submit your song requests & find a place to perch—or just be a passerby who bursts into song—but please leave your own musical instruments at home unless you are singing (it's not open jam). Second Saturdays.

www.facebook.com/pages/The-Montpelier-Pocket-Park, info@wooo.tv, (Wi-Fi graciously provided by Downtown T's)



Saturday, August 11, 2018 (monthly)

Jazzyaoke @ Espresso Bueno, 248 N Main St in Barre VT @ 7:30pm

What do you get when you cross jazz with karaoke? Jazzyaoke: your opportunity to front a LIVE six-piece jazz band and sing standards from the great American songbook! All lyrics provided. For every song (up to five) that you sing at the mic, you get a dollar off your admission. You've heard of singing for your supper? At Bueno you sing for your cover! Come early to get a seat and submit your song requests, but please leave your own musical instruments at home unless you are singing (it's not open jam). Second Saturdays.

www.espressobueno.com, info@wooo.tv, 802-479-0896.



Saturday, August 18, 2018 (annually)

Best of extempo 2013 @ Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St in Waterbury VT @ 8:00pm

Storytelling is meant to be ephemeral... Yet it's always something of a loss when a good story only ever gets told live on stage but once. This FREE show features the standout stories of five years ago and will include appearances by: Rowly Brucken, Recille Hamrell, Kate Harbaugh, Craig Jarvis, David Kelley, Dennis McSorley, Mark Stein, Larry Novins, & more! They will be raising money with their stories for the the Vermont Center for Independent Living. Come listen to some of extempo's greatest hits...and vote for your favorite!

www.bridgesidebooks.com, storytelling@extempoVT.com, 802-244-1441.



Saturday, September 8, 2018 (monthly)

Jazzyaoke @ Espresso Bueno, 248 N Main St in Barre VT @ 7:30pm

What do you get when you cross jazz with karaoke? Jazzyaoke: your opportunity to front a LIVE six-piece jazz band and sing standards from the great American songbook! All lyrics provided. For every song (up to five) that you sing at the mic, you get a dollar off your admission. You've heard of singing for your supper? At Bueno you sing for your cover! Come early to get a seat and submit your song requests, but please leave your own musical instruments at home unless you are singing (it's not open jam). Second Saturdays.

www.espressobueno.com, info@wooo.tv, 802-479-0896.



Monday, September 24, 2018 (approximately monthly)

extempo @ the WGDR Pratt Interactive Theater, 123 Pitkin Rd in Plainfield VT @ 8:00pm

Now in its ninth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends & neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. This particular installment of extempo will be broadcast live on-air! Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come be a part of this event's live studio audience.

www.wgdr.org, storytelling@extempovt.com, 800-646-9437.



Thursday, October 25, 2018 (approximately monthly)

extempo @ Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St in Waterbury VT @ 8:00pm

Now in its ninth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends & neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half of the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come listen.

www.bridgesidebooks.com, storytelling@extempoVT.com, 802-244-1441.



Wednesday, October 31, 2018 (semiannually)

The Upside @ WBTV-LP, 99.3FM in Burlington VT @ 9:00am

GET PUMPED (as in: your stomach) for WORST. SONG. EVER.—coming up in just two-and-a-half weeks—by listening to Gin Ferrara and Lovejoy tackle the hermeneutics of bad pop music. What are the elements that make songs go astray? How and why does dismantling bad songs draw us together? Why are some people's faves your least faves...and can we still be friends, or do we need to talk? From the creepy & discomforting, to the biased & ignorant, to the ill advised & embarrassing...and don't forget those ear worms! Join us: Be there and be scared.

www.993wbtv.org/shows/the-upside, www.facebook.com/theupsideVT



Saturday, November 17, 2018 (semiannually)

WORST. SONG. EVER. @ the Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St in Barre VT @ 8:00pm

WORST. SONG. EVER. is a lighthearted live music competition that is open to any level of talent. Whether you are a musician, hobbyist, or hack...SIGN. UP. NOW. at info@wooo.tv. Then take the stage and cover your least favorite pop song, from any era, in any way you like! You can perform solo or with others/in a band; a cappella or accompanied; (but absolutely no karaoke, song parodies, or original music). There's audience voting and the WORST. TROPHIES. EVER. This event is shot out of a cannon and will make your head explode.

www.oldlaborhall.org, info@wooo.tv, 802-331-0013.



Friday, January 25, 2019 (annually)

The Tell Off @ Post #59 of the American Legion, 16 Stowe St in Waterbury VT @ 8:00pm

The Tell Off is extemporaneous storytelling's eighth annual Tournament of Champions! Winningest storytellers from Season VIII of extempo go head to head, each regaling you with a true, first-person, original, 10-minute story told live on stage without notes or reading. There's prize money at stake, a popular vote of the audience, & inexpensive cash bar. The Tell Off kicks off opening night of Waterbury Winterfest, & half the proceeds go to Waterbury Rec! Come support community, be entertained by the best, & vote for your favorite...

www.alpost59vt.us, storytelling@extempoVT.com, 802-244-7174.



To book an event (like the ones you see above) for an occasion, to be added to the events mailing list, or to ask a question, contact: info@wooo.tv