Reservations required for all salons.
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(chair) = please bring small folding chair
that has padded tips on chair legs

2nd Monday 7PM The Salon
Music for Cello and Piano

Cellist Ruth Wenger and pianist Erin Hales will play music of composers Schumann, Shostakovich, and Bach.

Currently in the gardens of David Wright House is Jun Kaneko sculptural exhibition ‘Capturing the Scent of Rain’.





5th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Language and Stress

Matthias Mehl, PhD, a social and health psychologist and professor at the University of Arizona, will discuss using language to understand and treat stress.



7th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Suit

Nick Newberry will give an inside look at this year’s Art Directors Guild Awards in Hollywood, where his brother Norm Newberry received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Picture Art Direction. Nick will also explain the two month Award season leading to The Academy Awards.


10th Tuesday 7PM The Salon
The New Normal

A conversation with Carl Hammerschlag, MD, psychiatrist, lecturer, author about dealing with life changes in a life span. In his inimitable way he will open up a discussion on the importance of adapting to the new normal while still retaining ones passion, purpose, and joy.



12th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Bee Minds

Margarita Orlova, PhD, an ASU Postdoc researcher in School of Life Sciences, will discuss bees perception, communication, and personalities.



16th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Current Politics and Issues of Europe

Michael Hechter, PhD, a Foundation Professor of Political Science at ASU, will discuss current politics and issues of Europe.



18th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Revolutionary Atlantic, 1776 - 1826

Historian, author Kent Wright, PhD, a professor at ASU’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, will discuss comparisons and connections between the American, French, Haitian, and Latin American Revolutions, 1776 - 1826.



22nd Sunday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Odyssey

Sarah Bolmarchich, PhD, a scholar of Ancient Greece and a lecturer at the School of International Languages and Cultures, ASU, will discuss Homer’s The Odyssey and the role of context and translation.



24th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Dawn of a New Era in Cosmology

Astrophysicist Judd Bowman, PhD, a professor at the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration, will discuss new questions developed from new discoveries of the early Universe.



27th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Cambrian Explosion

Federica Colonna, an Editorial Associate at the Center for Biology and Society, ASU, will discuss The Cambrian Explosion of the fossil record.



28th Saturday 11AM The Salon
Art of Michael Marlowe

Michael Marlowe will discuss his new exhibition of paintings at Bentley Projects cavernous old brick building gallery.



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