Have you ever seen Steve Almond live? Steve Almond is one of those people who seems incapable of opening his mouth without being funny and incisive, which makes him a perfect candidate for Russian Roulette, Back Fence PDX's off-the-cuff storytelling series. If you haven't been, it's a Back Fence spinoff in which participants are given 5 minutes to come up with a 5-minute story, based on a randomly chosen prompt.
Also on the bill: Jillian Lauren, author of Some Girls: My Life in a Harem; Arthur Bradford, creator of How's Your News and director of Six Days to Air: The Making of South Park; and plenty of other fun people.
The show is on Saturday night at 8 pm at Disjecta; tickets are $16-18 and available here—or you can email me by 3 pm Friday with "candyfreak" in the title for a chance to win a pair of tickets. May the odds be ever in your favor. in your favor.