Forrest Gump had it wrong. Life isnt like a box of chocolates; its like a rancid trash heap of discarded junior high diaries, 80s prom photos, and scrawled-on Post-its that tell the strange, hopeful, heartbreaking and hilarious stories of riotous characters well never meet. Having documented these found relics both online and in a bestselling book series, Davy and Peter Rothbart, the self-described heartthrobs behind the phenomenally entertaining enterprise, took things a step further with Requiem for a Paper Bag, Celebrities and Civilians Tell Stories of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Found Items from Around the World. The basis for their Found Magazines Denim and Diamonds Tour, Requiemis a collection of tales of Dumpster finds by well-known stars such as Public Enemys Chuck D and The Wires David Simon. The Rothbarts read today, with sword-swallower Brett Loudermilk and LAs honey-voiced Watson Twins on hand to deliver the party favors. 7:30 p.m. St. Arnolds Brewery, 2522 Fairway Park Drive. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.foundmagazine.com. $10 to $15.
Fri., May 29, 8 p.m., 2009