Tonight and tomorrow at the MIssion, Portland's popular, home-grown storytelling series returns with Back Fence, PDX: Redux, which invites 11 of Back Fence's favorite storytellers back for a two-night all-star storytelling blowout. Guests include Beth Lisick, Lauren Weedman, Arthur Bradford, and Adam Arnold; the night's themes are "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Dreams, Idols, Obsessions," for tonight, and "JUST CAN’T GET OVER IT: Revenge, Heartache, Insanity, Anticipation." (Weedman and Lisick will perform at both shows; other performers will vary by show.) Tickets here!

I want Back Fence to do a show about people have lost/killed/maimed other peoples' pets while pet-sitting. It happens all the time! (...I am going on vacation soon. It's on my mind.)