'Chronicle' Adult Spelling Bee Takes Place Tonight

Calling all wordsmiths! Or just people who like to watch! And drink!

'Chronicle' Adult Spelling Bee Takes Place Tonight

Yes, the weather forecast is a little ominous, but why base your plans on a “chance” of something when you can be 100% certain that staggering feats of orthographer prowess will rain down on the audience tonight at the The Austin Chronicle’s Adult Spelling Bee at Threadgill’s World Headquarters?

Now in its 11th year, the Chron’s Adult Spelling Bee is good for the head and the heart: fiercely competitive fun that also benefits the Austin Public Library.

Interested in competing? Registration runs from 4:30-6pm – it costs only $3 to enter, by the way – followed by two rounds of spelling tests to winnow down the pool, and finals at 7:30pm. It all happens today (5/9) at Threadgill’s World Headquarters (301 W. Riverside Dr.).

Worried about stage fright? That’s what $3 ZiegenBock drafts are for. Not a speller, more of a heckler? Come to watch your fellow Austinites dominate the dictionary, and all for charity.

Find out more here. For a taste of what’s to come, read Josh Kupecki’s recap of last year’s spelling bee.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

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