Davy Rothbart is famous for his love of detritus. Ten years ago, he launched FOUND Magazine, an exuberant, lo-fi celebration of things left behind: love letters, Post-It notes, journal entries, birthday cards, shopping lists and other strangely revealing minutiae of human existence. FOUND’s pages are hilarious and heartbreaking; often, they’re both at once.
Though Rothbart remains the magazine’s most intrepid finder, it’s a group effort. That’s part of the reason he and his songwriter brother, Peter, have taken to the road for FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour. “We always get a ton of finds in each city we visit,” he says. “FOUND is really just a gigantic community art project, and it requires participation by people all around the country and the world. The tours function almost as a way for me to get people excited and inspired to contribute.”
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Like the magazine itself, the evening is an assemblage, with readings and music inspired by stuff in the new issue, as well as excerpts from My Heart Is an Idiot, Rothbart’s hilarious new collection of essays. Bring your best discards to the Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo Street, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6; call 303-477-9984 for more information.
Wed., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., 2012