Past Events

Jan. 10, 2018, 7 p.m. - Jan. 10, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

I've been organizing & hosting monthly storytelling events throughout 2017, giving individual workshops to all of the storytellers. Now I'd like to offer a workshop in a low pressure group setting. Potential to tell your story at a future event, or just work on your narrative creation and storytelling performance skills.

Space is very limited to allow for individual feedback. RSVP via the ticket link required. If you can't make the workshop, please let us know so that we can open up the space for someone else.

Free, but donations gratefully accepted.

Dec. 21, 2017, 8 p.m. - Dec. 21, 2017, 10 p.m.

Whenever the demons of loneliness or boredom strike, or when the pressures and frustrations of the day call for relaxation amid good company is a powerful resource.
~Roy Oldenburg

Lets soothe ourselves with music and good company as we retire 2017. Come join us this Thursday for our last salon of the year, and let us make it an enjoyable and informal reunion, jam session, and reflection circle.

We will have snacks and an open forum to participate in calming and meditative activities. Feel free but not compelled to bring any snack or beverage of your choice.

Dec. 8, 2017, 7 p.m. - Dec. 8, 2017, 10 p.m.

Join us for our final evening of storytelling for the year-- the theme this month is Undercover. This is a space to learn about and engage with members of your community in a deeper way.

If you are interested in telling a story, you can read more about the event and fill out the interest form here: https://tinyurl.com/y9j98ha7

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB, free
Doors at 7, event starts at 7:30

Dec. 7, 2017, 8 p.m. - Dec. 7, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

“How do you find such a great relationship?”
“You don’t find it, you create it.”

Society tells us all the wrong stories about relationships. We’re told you ‘fall in love’ and live ‘happily ever after’, but most relationships don’t live up to that hype. That’s because most people never learn how to invest in their love in the ways that will help it thrive.

Tom Green and Roxy Wacyk are students of the Epic Relationship. Come join them for a conversation about how to create one, using techniques such as Radical Honesty, Fighting 2.0, and ...

Nov. 30, 2017, 8 p.m. - Nov. 30, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Systemic thinking can be used and scaled out to solve social issues.

Our Guest Nilima Achwal will be taking us through a framework of her design, in the context of #MeToo and gender equality, and demonstrate how we can apply systemic thinking to other social problems and other sectors, keeping large-scale, fundamental, and transformative change in mind.

To learn more about our guest, check out Nilima's website, and listen to Nilima's interview in the podcast Femtastic.

Join us for a lively discussion!
8pm Mingling
8.30pm Talk
9pm Discussion
10:30pm Close-out

Feel free to bring wine, snacks ...

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

Addiction is a biological process by which repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus (a substance, a drug, a behavior) fosters the compulsive and increasing use of said stimulus despite adverse consequences.

...Or is it?

Could addiction be first and foremost a psychosocial phenomenon?
Could addiction be a way humans adapt to extreme social dislocation?
And if it were, what would be the ethical implications on the current perception and treatment of addicts?

We will start questioning what we know about addiction in the light of Bruce Alexander's "Rat Park" experiments', then examine the research showing that, when socially integrated ...

Nov. 9, 2017, 8 p.m. - Nov. 9, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Mid-October, one of the most exciting experimental discoveries of our time was announced: The multi-instrument detection of two neutron stars colliding, including a detection by LIGO of the gravitational wave emission. Here's why it's important:

- We can actually see the light corresponding to this gravitational wave event, which means LIGO really works! Simulated gravity waves can be heard here.

- We now know where heavy metals like gold come from: they are forged in the powerful explosions of neutron star collisions. Supernovas don't have enough game.

- The mysterious cause of gamma ray bursts (terrifyingly powerful blasts of radiation ...

Oct. 26, 2017, 8 p.m. - Oct. 26, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

How much do social standing and wealth affect the culture and availability of love?

From dating culture to marriage contracts, money is tied to our love traditions. As society shifts into Late Capitalism, so do our practices for establishing family and romance. This talk is an exploration of the relationship between love and money, whether it is causal or correlative, and how new structures of love may change our notion of wealth.

Talk starts at 8:30 sharp.
Feel free to bring wine, snacks, anything you'd like.
This event is free.

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


Together, Simon and Bastian are Vizard: a Berlin-based DJ-Team who produces electronic-meets-classical experiences. Come hear this duo perform live with an ensemble of synthesizers and classical instruments this Friday at The Embassy! Stay with us for a music jam afterward, or head to your next party.
Passion, improvisation, and love are on the menu.

Byob, Free

Oct. 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Oct. 18, 2017, 9:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of storytelling-- the theme this month is spooky, creepy, & uncanny. This is a space to learn about and engage with members of your community in a deeper way.

If you are interested in telling a story, you can read more about the event and fill out the interest form here: https://tinyurl.com/y9j98ha7

Otherwise, come prepared to listen to others tell theirs.

BYOB, free
Doors at 7, event starts at 7:30