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First Draft Presents is a monthly storytelling show, celebrating the true stories of queer and female creatives. With a new theme each month, we give storytellers a space to share a variety of first-draft-nonfiction in an open-mic format. Stories range from hilarious, often embarrassing anecdotes, to vulnerable and heart wrenching revelations. We’re honored to cultivate this burgeoning artistic community in Atwater Village, where listeners and storytellers can come together to laugh, cringe, cry and drink wine!


Jordee Kopanski
Anna Donnella
Heather Cunningham
Britt Warner
Katherine Bourne Taylor
Demery Zlatic
Elizabeth Frohlich

First Draft Presents is also a podcast that can be found on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  

We hope you enjoy the show! The show will take place at baby battista, the downstairs bar located at nico's in Atwater Village. There is a small parking lot out front of the shop and also street parking in the local neighborhood. 

Doors for the show will open at 6:10 pm. The bar opens at 5pm so feel free to swing by for a drink and a snack before the show! You do not have to have a ticket to a show to enjoy the bar.

All bar and show guests must be 21+. No outside food or drink allowed.

baby battista is ADA accessible. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if any questions ahead of your visit.

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final. In the case of cancellation, funds will be reimbursed. Lineup is subject to change. All guests must be the age of 21 years or older to enter Baby Battista, the downstairs bar at Nico's LA, and to attend a show there - no exceptions. There is no outside food or beverage allowed. In purchasing a ticket, I opt in to receiving emails from nico's or the show about future shows and programming. 

Baby Battista is ADA accessible and has Assisted Listening Devices available upon request. Please contact us at [email protected] if any questions about accessibility or if any other info we can provide. 

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Age Restriction

All shows at Baby Battista are 21+, no exceptions.

Miscellaneous Policies

No outside food or beverage is allowed.