November Salons

Reservations required for all salons.

Spaces for some salons are limited and reservations will be
accepted in order of receipt. If you cannot honor
a reservation please call to cancel.

(chair) = please bring small folding chair
that has padded tips on chair legs.



1st Wednesday 6:30PM The Salon
Music for Piano and Cello

Concert pianist Susan Fishman and Phoenix Symphony cellist Fred Chao will peform music by Beethoven and Chopin, and local composer Robert Springer.


3rd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Normal Language in Abnormal Brains

Conversation with Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, PhD, a professor of cognitive science, linguistics, and psychology, UofA, about language and the brain.


6th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Origins of the Modern World

Ian Moulton, PhD, a cultural historian and literary scholar, who is a professor at College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, ASU, will discuss the value of creation myths in the modern world.


8th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Lucid Dreaming

Bob Hoss, author of ‘Dream Language’, and director of the International Study of Dreams, will discuss the experience, research, neuroscience and psychological implications of lucid dreaming.


10th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
LaLaLand, Curious Places in L.A.

Nick Newberry, who grew up in Hollywood, will talk about some of his favorite places in Los Angeles, including elements of art, architecture, history, geography, freeways, rapid transit, and movie studios.


12th Sunday 6:30PM The Salon (chair)
Rules for a Successful Relationship

Richard Lane, MD, PhD, a professor of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience, UofA, will discuss ‘rules’ of romantic relationships.


13th Monday 7PM The Salon
The Superorganism

Bert Hoelldobler, PhD, one of the world’s foremost authorities on ants and ant societies, co-author with E.O. Wilson the Pulitzer Prize book ‘The Ants’, and a Foundation Professor in the School of Life Sciences, ASU, will discuss cooperation and conflict in ant societies.


15th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy

Richard Healey, PhD, a professor of philosophy, UofA, and author of ‘The Quantum Revolution in Philosophy’, will explore the radical consequences of quantum theory for how we understand the world.


18th Saturday 7PM The Salon
Music for Piano, Violin, and Soprano

‘Shall We Dance?’ a chamber music performance by The Salonnieres, with Jennie Rhodes-violin, Karali Hunter-piano, and Jamie Alston-soprano. The evening will include romantic era rep, tango, musical theater, and art songs.


20th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Adversity Advantage

Jude Miller Burke, PhD, author of ‘The Adversity Advantage: Turn Your Childhood Hardships into Career and Work Success’, will discuss her research on how people overcome obstacles and what is recommended to ensure a happy and fulfilling life.


27th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
China and U.S. Issues

Stephen MacKinnon, PhD, a scholar of Chinese history and contemporary China, will discuss current political issues of China and U.S. relations.


28th Tuesday 7PM The Salon
Outer Solar System Astroids

Phil Christensen, PhD, a leading NASA scientist and professor at School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU, who is part of the Lucy mission exploring primitive astroids by Jupiter, will discuss new ideas how the solar system formed, how the big planets have moved around and stirred things up, and where some of the very primitive astroids came from and what they can tell us.



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