March 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.



3rd Saturday 7PM The Salon
Music for Oboe and Piano

An evening of classical music with oboist Martin Schuring and pianist Gail Novak, both of the ASU School of Music.

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


9th Friday 6:30PM The Salon (chair)
The Habit of a Happy Lif

Jeffery Zeig, PhD, a psychologist, lecturer, author, and director of the Milton Erickson Foundation will discuss his new book ‘The Habit of a Happy Life’.


13th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
A Conversation with Lawrence Kraus

Lawrence Krauss, PhD, a theoretical physicist, director of the Origins Project, ASU, and author of many bestselling books including ‘A Universe From Nothing’ and ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far’ will discuss current understandings and explorations about the nature of the Universe.

16th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Science of Art

Nathan Newman, PhD, Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor in Solid State Science, ASU, will discuss fundamental mechanisms that produce colors in paint pigments, art glasses and ceramics, the physiology behind face blindness and it’s impact on Chuck Close’s art, and the geometry of perspective drawing.


20th Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Alexander Hamilton

Peter McNamara, PhD, a Hamilton scholar and economist at the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, ASU, will discuss the history, economic climate, and political philosophy of Alexander Hamilton, and the accuracy of the new musical Hamilton.


22nd Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Current Issues in US Constitutional Law

Paul Bender, former ASU Law Dean and former Deputy Solicitor General of US Supreme Court, will discuss current issues in US Constitutional law.


24th Saturday 10AM The Salon
Art of John Dawson

John Dawson, a figurative artist who specializes in fine art that is personal, perceptive, and psychological, will discuss his art and also demonstrate the technique of Pronto Printing.

After salon, members are invited to visit other open artist studios at the Cattle Track Compound.


26th Monday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Comparative Dog Nutrition

Craig Thatcher, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of College of Nursing and Health Innovation, ASU, will discuss dog nutrition and compare the variety of opinions offered by dog breeders, veterinarians, and dog food manufactures.


28th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Image of Rome

Elena Rocchi, a professor at The Design School, ASU, will discuss the Spirit of Rome, while addressing the built and natural environment of Rome.


30th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Embers of Society

Polly Wiessner, PhD, a professor of anthropologiy at ASU, and member of the National Academy of Sciences, will discuss how campfires are a deep part of our inheritance and how stories told around campfires have had an evolutionary impact on societies.




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