WHERE: Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St., Batavia
WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25; program at 7 p.m.
COST AND INFO: $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door; waterstreetstudios.org
ABOUT: A passion for coffee motivates the speakers in "I Heart Coffee," next in the Live Art Series. Humans have been telling stories over coffee for 500 years. Organizers honor that tradition by inviting eight local coffee professionals to share their stories, such as the craziest thing they've done for the love of coffee. A cash bar is offered. Represented will be FreshGround Roasting, Geneva; Zoom Doggy Coffee, North Aurora; Modest Coffee and Kindred Coffee Roasters, both of West Chicago; Tredwell Coffee and Endiro Coffee, both of Aurora; Limestone Coffee and Tea, Batavia; and I Have a Bean, Wheaton. Seating is limited to 70.