Main Library Hosts “FOUND” Show This Sunday

October 17, 2012

If you’re looking for something fun and free this weekend, you’ve FOUND it at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.

FOUND is a magazine, a website, a series of books, a live touring show, and the brain child of founders and brothers Davy and Peter Rothbart. According to the website: “We collect found stuff: love letters, birthday cards, kids’ homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, receipts, doodles – anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life. Anything goes.”

The FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour makes its way to Downtown on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Admission is free for the all-ages show, and free parking is available in the library garage.

The idea for FOUND started back in 2000 when Davy found a note on his car that was clearly meant for someone else – specifically, someone named Mario. A year later, the brothers published the first issue of FOUND Magazine.

Now, they’re making their way around the United States with the tour and the release of Davy’s book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot. The FOUND shows include a rowdy reading and music performance, full of heartbreak and humor, by the Rothbart brothers. But, here’s how Davy and Peter describe their My Heart is an Idiot tour:

“At each exhilarating show, Davy (FOUND’s plucky point guard) will share the latest magnificent and mesmerizing finds that’ve landed in the mailbox here at FOUND HQ, plus outrageous tales from his new book, My Heart is an Idiot, while Peter (FOUND’s international heartthrob) will dazzle with beautiful, haunting, and hilarious songs based on FOUND notes.”