Everybody knows there's no greater amusement than the amusement derived from another person's pain. Prepare for maximum amusement: Three authors will share funny, awkward personal stories while visual accompaniment plays on a giant screen behind them (and the waitstaff delivers pitcher after pitcher of cool, heart-strengthening beer right to your seat). Stranger writer Cienna Madrid talks about the horrors of growing up in Idaho, Josh Zinn discusses traveling cross-country on a Greyhound bus, and Brian McGuigan relates a short history of growing up fat. You'll laugh! You'll drink! You'll wince! You'll drink more! (Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, 686-6684. 7 pm, $5 adv/$7 DOS.)

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