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Porchlight Open Door Monday at Hemlock

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Internetdudes and dudettes, have I got a cheap answer to some of your problems. We live in a crazy, mixed-up world and we could probably all use a healthy dose of ridiculous expensive therapy. But what if I told you for a mere five bucks you could spill your heart out for five minutes in front of a captive audience? Sounds cathartic, right? And what if I told you that if a random audience member decides you have the best story of the night, you get $50? Yes, Virginia, it’s true, you might even make money from this exciting venture. And when did your therapist ever give you money for an amazing sock-knocker-off story?

Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte, founders of Porchlight, a storytelling series, added the Open Door night about a year ago, in addition to their still running regular Porchlight night (which is worth the $15 if you can spare it sometime). Show up early to the Hemlock and sign up. Throw back a few cheap well shots and get ready to finally have people listen when you talk. Each night has its own theme and this Monday’s is “Creepy: Stories that Make Your Skin Crawl.” The story about your uncle and that time in the woods certainly would fall into that category. Or your mother making you squeeze the blackheads on her back. It’s finally time to let it all go.

Porchlight Open Door
Hemlock Bar
1131 Polk St [Tenderloin]
Monday, October 25
$5, with possibility of winning $50

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Jessica Longo - Two-Bit Reporter

Jessica was born, moved around a lot and has an odd dialect to prove it (see: hella, bubbler, and cawfee), and is now precariously settled in SF. Despite graduating high school too many years ago to count, she was crowned Prom Queen this summer and considers her life complete now. Last year her production editing job was outsourced to the Philippines. Hope they like it. Luckily for you, this Lady of Leisure is currently accepting applications for the position of Wealthy Benefactor.

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