It’s cold and snowy: time to find a comfy chair at Anodyne Coffeehouse and listen to stories artfully told by Richard Rousseau this evening. Yes, it’s as picturesque as it sounds. Rousseau is no slouch, though he presumably enjoys hanging out at coffee shops: he co-founded the Northstar Storytelling League and has participated in 12 Minnesota Fringe Festivals, not to mention regularly teaching others the craft of oral narrative. He’s got plenty to talk about from experiences growing up in Connecticut, driving a taxi in North Dakota, and of course, seeing the Twin Cities grow and change in the last dozen-odd years, adding to that catalogue with traditional lore and history-based stories extolling resilience through life’s hardships. He also bears a striking resemblance to Zach Galifianakis. Turn out tonight for good words (and good crepes). The dimly-lit haven in South Minneapolis plans to host Rousseau through April, just as the last of the snow melts away. 7:30 p.m. Free. —EK

Anodyne Coffeehouse, 4301 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-824-4300,