This month, Katan will launch her latest programed event, Lit Lounge.
What Katan describes as a little rock'n'roll, a little This American Life, will be a monthly opportunity to listen to selected authors and performers from Arizona and across the country. These lineups will share their stories, paired with live music, to a live audience in the SmoCA Lounge.
On June 22, Katan encourages all to buckle up for performances by author Beth Lisick and local comedian Leslie Barton.
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"I've tried to mix the lineup a little with people of note and people that might be so well-known," says Katan. "I've had the luxury of seeing Leslie Barton perform over the years in town, and I knew I wanted to bring her in."
Katan says she'll be an "emcee lite" during the show, which runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the SMoCA Lounge, and that future lineups will include New Times contributors Robrt Pela and Sativa Peterson, and Comedy Central Stage's Shaz Bennett (to name a few).
Tickets to the Lit Lounge are $10. Call 480.874.4666 for more info.