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Pop-Up Magazine: Love Stories

One Night Only

Nov 9, 2022 at 7:30pm



An unforgettable live multimedia experience.

“Sweeping the nation with live performances of human interest stories … like an emotionally intellectual rock concert.”

The acclaimed live magazine show features original and unforgettable true stories, art, music, and performance from the world’s great and emerging storytellers and journalists, accompanied by illustration, animation, film, photography, and an original score performed onstage by our musical collaborators, Magik*Magik Orchestra. Imagine a comedy show, play, concert, podcast, and film—all wrapped into one night. 

Pop-Up Magazine will embark on a themed tour this fall: Love Stories. First loves and blind dates, heartbreak and missed connections, life-long companionship and chosen family. What does love mean to you? Pop-Up Magazine: Love Stories will explore powerful, hilarious, and moving stories about love in different forms: marriage, friendship, self-love, redemption, longing, and so much more. 

Contributors to Pop-Up Magazine: Love Stories include writer and actor Ryan O’Connell (Netflix’s Special; Peacock’s Queer as Folk; author of I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves), poet Sarah Kay (Project VOICE), musician Victoria Canal (Elegy EP), poet and playwright Marc Bamuthi Joseph (The Just and The Blind, Watch Night, The Kennedy Center), radio producers Rachael Cusick (Radiolab) and Annie Brown (Pineapple Street, The Daily), filmmaker Nadav Kurtz (Paraiso, a Sundance Film Festival selection), comedian Pamela Rae Schuller (“What Makes Me Tic”), and more.

Tickets for the first 250 people to arrive (by 6:45pm) will include a complimentary Botanist cocktail. Open to ticket holders 21+.

You can learn more at

With support from Google, Pop-Up Magazine: Love Stories will feature ASL interpreters, open captioning, audio descriptions, and ADA accessible seating. For more information, please visit our FAQ.

Photo by Jenna Garrett

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Point of View

Point of View

  • A sensation
    The New York Times

  • Beautiful
    Los Angeles Times

  • Delightful humanity
    New York Magazine

  • Better than comedy, better than film, better than theater. I laughed, I cried.

  • Picture sitting down with your smartest friends and consuming a magazine with the help of erudite narrators and live musical accompaniment ... Your live event-starved senses will thank you.

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