You’ve heard of karaoke? Poetry slams?
Add adult Show & Tells to the list of events where amateurs get stage time.
It’s a concept being promoted by the Association of Personal Historians, of which I am a member. Attendees gather in a public place — sometimes a library, sometimes a restaurant, sometimes a bar — and they each spend a few minutes talking about an item that means something to them.
Could be any item of meaning, not necessarily monetary value. Think: A karate uniform signed by martial arts greats, a handmade violin, a program from when the movie “Gone With the Wind” was released or a Dy Dee Doll box and clothes purchased in the mid-1930s. The owner spends a few minutes telling other people why this item is meaningful, thereby entertaining the crowd while enjoying an audience who listens to them (just like in kindergarten).
Talk about a great excuse to get out of the house this winter!
A member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians is hosting the first Show & Tell in Chicagoland at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 12 at a historic restaurant in Mount Prospect: Mrs. P & Me at 100 E. Prospect Ave.
Bring something special to you to share with the group or just come to watch and listen. Food and beverages available for purchase.
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