If you haven’t yet been to Las Vegas’s very own homegrown storytelling event, The Tell, you are missing out on a particularly satisfying piece of authentic local culture. Launched by local attorney, writer, man-about-downtown — and, yes, Globe Salon guest — Dayvid Figler, and sponsored by Seven weekly, The Tell is inspired by other nationally famous storytelling events such as NYC’s The Moth and Portland’s Back Fence — both of which have invited Mr. Figler to tell stories on their stages. Locally, even the Globe Salon team has found itself on The Tell stage, with both Samantha O’Brien and James Reza sharing stories with storytelling aficionados. Think of it as a live version of This American Life.
The latest installment of The Tell is coming Thursday, October 18. Usually held at the El Cortez, this time, in advance of the Vegas Valley Book Fest, the event is being staged at downtown’s Mob Museum, in the recently restored historic federal courtroom. The theme is “I Fought The Law,” and will feature stories told live and off the cuff by longtime Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith, actor Joey Kern, Metropolitan Police Dept cop/poet Harry Fagel and more.
Tell tickets are available here, and they are going fast (Figler says, “Keep trying even if it says Sold Out; we’ll be releasing SRO tickets soon!”). Don’t say we didn’t tell you.