When: Sat., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. 2009
After a year of monthly slams at Chinaski's, the Windy City Story Slam hits the Metro stage. Featured is Don De Grazia (American Skin) reading from his forthcoming novel, "Reel Shadows." He'll be backed by poetry slam movement founder Marc Kelly Smith. Interspersed throughout are a short film by Usama Alshaibi and musical performances by Sergio Mayora, hip-hop group BBU, the Thin Man, and the Minneapolis Henrys. And, of course, the Story Slam Championships. Hosted as always by the debonair Bill Hillman. 18+.