Come down to AS220 tonight, Monday, June 6, for the fifth annual Not About the Buildings Spelling Bee. This invite comes from master of ceremonies, Matthew Lawrence, who was spotted two days ago buying yet another dictionary.
Relive your childhood glories and/or traumas at AS220 while competing for fabulous prizes. Speller registration starts at 8:30 and the bee proper begins at 9. (As always, due to time constraints, the number of spellers will be limited to the first 36 to sign up. It’s suggested that you arrive right at 8:30 to ensure that you get to spell.) Prizes this year have been generously provided by the likes of Providence Athenaeum, Tiny Showcase, Craftland, Thee Red Fez, and more!
This is a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Not About the Buildings and there is a gambling component to the event. Whoever wagers the most money on the winning speller will also head home with some fabulous prizes. Or just show up and support/harrass your friends.
Mr. Lawrence has proven to be perfectly suited for this roll (and he actually wears a suit). He is smart, unflappable, and droll. And he is very concerned about getting things right so as to avoid the bench-clearing brawls that plagued initial installments. (But we can not emphasize enough how droll he is.) Still trepidatious? Check out last year’s word list. The event has in past years run past 11pm. Remember, this takes place in a bar. It’s lots of fun.
[Additional Note: Congratulations to Kevin Girard who won with ‘glasnost’. More info and this year’s word list, click here.]
Free to watch, $8 to compete, Bee starts at 9pm,(speller registration 8:30pm), Monday, June 6, AS220, 115 Empire Street