They’ll Cast a Spell on You

Admit it. You’ve spent several hours engrossed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, completely mesmerized by a bunch of kids spelling words that you’ve never even heard. It’s quite impressive, watching middle-schoolers go head to head in the coolest of all nerdy competitions. Adults don’t do it because, quite honestly, we suck at spelling (vocab mastery left our brains after the quadratic equation but before fun facts about Lincoln and Kennedy), but some local celebrities are rising to the challenge for the Second Annual Celebrity Spelling Bee, benefiting Reading Partners. Watch as Mayor Mike Rawlings shares the stage with The Bachelorette bad boy Ben Scott and a slew of other local celebs including Mina Chang, Kent Rathbun and Samantha Riddle. See how orthographically challenged (or gifted?) they are Wednesday at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2540 Flora St. The pre-spelling bee cocktail hour kicks off at 6 p.m. and the consonants and vowels start flying at 7. Tickets are $50. Call 469-999-7734 or visit readingpartners.org.
Wed., Feb. 26, 7 p.m., 2014

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