Aladdin Theater (3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland)
It's the 6th Live Wire Wordstock Extravaganza! It's time again for the brilliant wit, bright stars, and big laughs of this year's Wordstock edition of Live Wire! It's a radio variety show recorded in front of a live audience and broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), and includes original sketch comedy, live music, and conversation with some of the fantastic authors joining us at Wordstock. This year's show will feature comedian Paul Provenza; essayist, humorist, and This American Life regular David Rakoff; indie rock icon Kristin Hersh; novelist Jonathan Lethem; and more. This show is always one of the highlights of the festival, and this one is going to be fantastic! Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $35 for reserved seating. Tickets are available in advance all Ticketmaster outlets.