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TICKETS: $35-85 advance // $40-90 day of show + fees
*On Sale Friday 7/15 at 10am*
Doors 6:30pm // Show 8pm
Join us for dinner & drinks before the show in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar which opens at 6pm. Check out the menu & make reservations here. Mezzanine ticket holders will be able to order from The Lounge menu right from their seat.
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Bad Vibes Only (and Other Things I Bring to the Table)
Nora McInerny does not dance like no one is watching. In fact, she dances like everyone is watching, which is to say, she does not dance at all. As a bestselling author and host of the beloved podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking, she has captured the hearts of millions by discussing grief and loss with disarming wit and earnest candor. Now, with Bad Vibes Only, she turns her eye on our aggressively, oppressively optimistic culture; our obsession with self-improvement; and what it really means to live authentically in the online age.
In essays that revisit her cringey past and anticipate her rapidly approaching future, Nora lays bare her own chaos, inviting us to drop the façade of perfection and embrace the truth: that we are all — at best — slightly unhinged. Bad Vibes Only is a response to a society that requires our best vibes even on our worst days, it’s a reminder that sometimes it is just not possible to live, laugh and love in these conditions (and that’s okay).
You know how when someone asks “how are you?” you just say “fine” even when you’re actually dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? Terrible, Thanks For Asking the opposite of that. In this an award-winning narrative podcast — created and hosted by author Nora McInerny — real people share their complicated and honest feelings about their life experiences. Called “a gift” by The New York Times, the show is sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both.