Last year, Napa’s Lucky Penny Productions theater company introduced a local theatrical reading experience when they debuted Lucky Shorts, a short-story performance festival. That inaugural event was so well received, the company is at it again, offering the second annual short-story performance this weekend. Authors from Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties submitted dozens of short stories, and Lucky Penny has selected nine family-friendly works to take to the stage for a lively afternoon of original works on Sunday, Aug. 13, at Lucky Penny Community Arts Center, 1758 Industrial Way, Napa. 2pm. $15; kids 16 and under are free. 707.266.6305.