If you’re a fan of Stranger Things, the hit science fiction series on Netflix, then give Welcome to Night Vale a listen. The twice-monthly podcast transports you to the arid desert town of Night Vale, where possibly even stranger things happen after sundown. Populated by characters like the Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home, Telly the Barber (who has been known to give trims to cacti), and The Glow Cloud, Night Vale is cerebral, silly, and captivating all at once. The series’s creators, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, have translated the folksy, spooky charm of their podcast into a live show that has toured the nation. Join in the weirdness on Thursday, March 30, at Brooklyn’s Bell House, where the show will be accompanied by live music from singer-songwriter and virtuoso musician Erin McKeown, who alone is worth more than the $30 ticket price.
Why You Should Go: Night Vale has developed a cult following since it first streamed in 2012, as evidenced by its almost always sold-out live shows. Three of the four Bell House engagements are already sold out—let us book your spot for the remaining night!
Welcome to Night Vale
The Bell House
149 7th Street (between Second and Third Avenues), Brooklyn
March 30, 7 p.m.
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