Professional storytellers will share their personal tales of “funny, awkward and sometimes poignant moments” during a happy hour in NoMa tonight, one of the raconteurs said.
The “Nerds in NoMa” speaker series is back with SpeakeasyDC performers from 6 to 8 p.m., at 1200 1st St. NE.
The night will include yarns from local storytellers Vijai Nathan (pictured) and John Tong. Tong will tell how a cabdriver taught him “you can find something beautiful in anything,” even when his grandfather’s funeral became a “comedy of errors,” Nathan said. As for Nathan, she will talk about “the trials and tribulations that come with being ‘too American’ for her very strict, immigrant Indian parents.”
“SpeakeasyDC promotes true tales told live — and that is exactly what we’ll be doing,” said Nathan, who is the organization’s business development coordinator.
The event sponsored by the NoMa Business Improvement District is free but attendees are asked to register online. Drinks, as well as chicken sandwiches and tacos from Ooh Dat Chicken, will be available for purchase
Photo via Vimeo/SpeakeasyDC