I really dislike attending events or parties or movies or things outside of my home or office, but every year I count down to the one event I do care about: The Moth Ball. (Okay, I also like MoMA's Garden Party, which is always held within a week of the Moth Ball and it's very stressful to be so social within such a short timeframe, for me, personally.) But enough about my crippling social anxiety, let's talk about you. Don't you want to go to The Moth Ball? Let me tell you about it:

First let's get this out of the way: this post is not sponsored, I just legitimately fucking love the Moth Ball.

Alright, so every year The Moth—a wonderful NYC non-profit that hosts storytelling events and produces a podcast—hosts the Moth Ball. There are hors d'oeuvres, dinner, drinks, dancing, a theme, some storytelling, and each year one person is honored.

This year the theme is The Hatter's Mad Tea Party, and one of our favorite cartoonists, Roz Chast (whose work frequently appears in the New Yorker), will be honored. Sarah Haberman, Executive Director of The Moth, announced, "She is a truly talented raconteur—deftly using her craft to examine our human condition and the world we inhabit in a way that is at once hilarious, heartbreaking and wry." We recommend they serve grilled cheese and tomato on rye for dinner this year.

Tickets are now on sale for the June 5th event (which is held at Capitale on the Bowery). And no, it ain't cheap: tickets cost $500 for individuals and $10,000 for tables, but you'll be helping to support over 550 live storytelling shows in 2018 in the U.S and abroad, as well as The Moth’s community and education programs, and the Moth Radio Hour. And they really do deliver on the open bar.