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Tales Out of School

Storytelling events from the city's best raconteurs.

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Jump on stage at the Storytelling Jam at the Pit.   

What's Your Story?
Luca Lounge; 3/8 at 7 p.m.; 222 Ave. B, nr. 13th St.; 212-674-9400
Burn Down the Ground author Kambri Crews and her guests (Adam Wade, Corey Pandolph, Robin Gelfenbien, Kim Schultz, Andrew Beckerman, Justin Gray) tell stories, play the deaf party game "Elephant" and offer up the stage for an audience member to share a tale.

Tom Shillue's Funny Story
UCB East; 3/8 at 7:30 p.m.; 153 East 3rd St., nr. Avenue A; 212-366-9231
A night of narration featuring a rotating cast of comics and improvisers, Funny Story is curated and hosted by ECNY Award winner Shillue, whose résumé includes stints on The Daily Show and Last Comic Standing. This month's guests: Mike Albo, Zaitzeff owner Amine Zaitzeff, and Stephen Gevedon (Nurse Jackie, Rubicon).

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs
Public Theater; T–S, 7 p.m. and S–Su, 2 p.m., through 3/18; 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl.; 212-967-7555
Not really a storytelling event but a one-man show by master monologuist Mike Daisey. Part analysis of the late tech icon, part call to action over labor conditions in the Apple production chain, it will close its extended return engagement at the Public on March 18. Grab a ticket while you can.

Stripped Stories
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre; 3/8 at 9:30 p.m.; 307 W. 26th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-366-9176
Loosen up about your sex life while comedians, musicians, and audience members spill the embarrassing, hilarious details about their own at this UCB classic, hosted by Giulia Rozzi and Margot Leitman. Guests this go-round include Dave Hill and Blaise Kearsley, plus music from Erin & Her Cello.

Saturday Morning Storytelling: Stories From Scandinavia
Scandinavia House; 3/10 at 11 a.m.; 58 Park Ave., nr. 38th St.; 212-779-3587
Professional storytellers Kristin Pedermonti and Rolf Stang explore the creatures and adventures of Scandinavian folklore in this kid-friendly event. Afterwards, wander into the Heimbold Family Children's Playing and Learning Center to watch the little ones act out their own imagined tales.

Storytelling Jam
The Pit; 3/12 at 6:30 p.m.; 123 E. 24th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-563-7488
Got a story you're itching to share? Three or four audience members are chosen by lottery for coveted seven-minute slots at the microphone during the Dump, Jake Hart's equal-opportunity storytelling hour. Strictly BYO anecdote.

The Adam Wade From NH Show
Theater Under St. Marks; 3/12 at 7 p.m.; 94 St. Marks Pl., nr. First Ave.; 212-777-6088
The March installment of storytelling juggernaut Adam Wade's talk-plus-video solo show kicks off with tales from comedian Jon Friedman.

The Moth StorySLAM: Marriage
Housing Works Bookstore Café; 3/13 at 7:30 p.m.; 126 Crosby St., nr. Houston St.; 212-334-3324
Moth events are famous for their nuanced explorations of a chosen theme by gifted orators of all stripes. The offshoot StorySLAM events hand over the stage to the amateurs for an evening that's certainly a bit more rough around the edges, but no less moving.


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