Past Events

April 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - April 26, 2017, 10 p.m.

New movie from Danish director Thomas Vinterberg.

The setting is an emotionally fraught commune – what other kind is there? – in 1970s Copenhagen. When Erik inherits his late father’s gigantic family home, Anna suggests they invite various friends and professional acquaintances to move in with them, and so stave off middle-aged, middle-class ennui with a daring experiment in collective living and a stimulating atmosphere of group creativity.

Popcorn and tea will be served, feel free to bring anything else you'd like.

April 20, 2017, 8 p.m. - April 20, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

How has the history of feminist movements excluded groups who have also advocated for equality? How can social movements with differing aims and goals work together? Have you felt excluded by or negatively affected by feminists or feminist rhetoric?

In this salon we will welcome a diverse group of people to discuss the ways feminism has or has not failed to advocate for us. In doing so, our aim will be to find moments of healing between feminists of different races, classes, gender identities, and sexual orientations who may be at odds with each other.

While our aim will be ...

April 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - April 14, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman

This is the third event in our new monthly series. This is the chance to get up and tell us your short stories, tall tales, recount your near misses and great learnings. This is human connection in one of it's oldest forms.

Join us at 7:30pm, please don't be late!

Some wine will be available, but BYOB is encouraged :)

Event is free/ donations accepted.

As always childcare is provided, ask for details.

*CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-- Interested in telling your story ...

April 6, 2017, 8 p.m. - April 6, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Salon: Rich Nomads, Poor Migrants: the human flows of neoliberalism

Today’s economy is a global one in which many specific geographies are witnessing vicissitudinous changes and shifts in demographics, cultures and prosperity. The current national backlash against globalization focuses on immigration while rhetorically and materially ignoring and downplaying the overseas investment of capital, displacing analysis or regulation of the genuine causes of economic crisis and stagnation in a global economy. While there has been a long justification of free movement of capital, the same cannot be said of laborers, who often lack the means to go to places where ...

March 30, 2017, 8 p.m. - March 30, 2017, 10 p.m.

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ”

Humans are inherently social, and social intimacy takes many forms. Physical touch, which includes sexual touch is one form that comprises an integral part of human behavior - through out our lifespans, humans need to be touched and ...

March 26, 2017, noon - March 26, 2017, 6 p.m.

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse.

Come and join us. If you need childcare, we provide this for free.

March 23, 2017, 8 p.m. - March 23, 2017, 10 p.m.

Are we free at all? What does freedom really mean for each of us? What is the relationship between Freedom and Power? What are the subtle ways in which we might have a false perception of our real ability to be free? Are we manipulated into an illusion of freedom? Are we in a simulation where our free will is just part of the code? Are we heading to a Brave New World or a Big Brother world?

Join us for a lively discussion! Doors at 8pm, talk begins at 8.30pm on the dot. Suggested donation is $5. We ...

March 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - March 22, 2017, 10 p.m.

Across the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical and Beatles tribute that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at ...

March 17, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - March 17, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
― Philip Pullman

This is the second event in our new monthly series, following the huge success of our first one! The theme that emerged this month is "Fathers." We have some incredible storytellers for you, including:

Zarinah Agnew
David Witkin
Flower Picard
Danelia Lopez
+ more TBA

Join us at 7:30pm, please don't be late!

As we did last time, if there is time available at the end, we will open the floor to spontaneous storytellers!

Some wine will be available, but BYOB is ...

March 16, 2017, 8 p.m. - March 16, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

“Society exists through a process of transmission quite as much as biological life. This transmission occurs by means of communication of habits of doing, thinking, and feeling from the older to the younger. Without this communication of ideals, hopes, expectations, standards, opinions, from those members of society who are passing out of the group life to those who are coming into it, social life could not survive.” John Dewey – Democracy and Education (1916)

What makes a good education? What makes a good teacher? What are the things and skills you wished you had learned when you were younger? What were ...