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School’s Out Adult Spelling Bee

With a few shows already under its belt, Treppenhaus plans to schedule live entertainment more frequently in the future and is hosting an adult spelling bee to raise funds for new sound equipment. The rules are simple: Participants must spell a word randomly selected out of a hat while having a drink in hand on stage. If they spell the word correctly, they must finish their drink and grab another in order to advance to the next round. “We have a great stage, but it’s been under-utilized in the past. It’s a small room upstairs, so it’s more intimate than most of the clubs in town,” says organizer and emcee Dan Mistich. “This summer is sort of our ‘beta-test’ for being a venue in Athens. There are so many great places in town, so we’re experimenting with what our niche will be.” Americana act Sans Abri—Josh Erwin and Michael Paynter of the Packway Handle Band—will provide background music during the competition and a short set after the winners have been declared. Registration begins at 9 p.m., and the competition kicks off at 10 p.m. The spelling bee is $5 for participants and free for spectators.