A Poetry Duel, for the Love of Pasta

Giovanni Rana hosts a Pasta Poetry Duel at Backbar, 85 10th Ave. on June 10, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. On the agenda: Giovanni Rana pasta, Italian wines and liqueurs, and of course, poetry—all for the love of pasta. Tickets are $55, available at brownpapertickets.com.