Hear stories of expectation at Spider House Ballroom on Thursday. Photo provided by Spider House.

Once a month, a few brave bloggers, poets, and performers get onstage in the Spider House Ballroom and tell their stories. The collection of tales about the human experience is called Testify ATX, and it returns on Thursday with a show titled ‘Expecting.’

The storytellers will reminisce on expectations great and small: times of love come and gone, motherhood, less than glamorous pasts. They’ll share their true experiences of what they thought would happen compared to what actually did.

Performers this month include Leigh Ann Torres, Michael Abelman, Kacey Samiee, Carol Ramsey, and Jim Brimble. The show will also include a live musical performance from D. Lindsay Nailling.

The show starts promptly at 7:30. Tickets are $5 (cash) or $6 (credit card) at the box office.