Sit 'n' Spin , the monthly personal essay show run by Jill Soloway, Maggie Rowe and Jaclyn Lafer, features a bunch of witty souls all on a holiday theme. Taylor Negron, who is readying his off-Broadway show, The Unbearable Lightness of Being Taylor Negron, tips us off on the new piece he will be reading, "A California Gothic Christmas." Through the magic of computers, he says, "I have written a story about my famous cousin Chuck Negron, the lead vocalist from Three Dog Night, who came to our house on Xmas when I was in the seventh grade and played his new song "Joy To the World," and when the lyric "Jeremia was a bull frog" came on, my grandmother began to dance with my pet monkey -- the perfect California Gothic Xmas. There are also Charles Manson references." I'm sure we can all relate. Also with Ron Zimmerman, Gary Shapiro and C. Brian Smith.
Thu., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2008