Spring 2008

Tuesday, April 15
Salon at the Mews

Jeffrey Dean
The Mews, Hyde Park

Tuesday, April 29
University Series
Achy Obejas
Iwan Ries Building

Tuesday, May 13
University Series
Robert Wallace
Iwan Ries Building

Wednesday, May 28
University Series
Théâtre des Architectes
James and Kutyla




Salon at the Mews Tuesday, April 15, 5:30-8:30 pm

Live jazz at Jeff Dean's

Jeffrey Dean will be hosting the Cigar Society at his apartment in Hyde Park this coming Tuesday.  Jeff's musical guests will be the Ben Paterson Trio — "Truly fabulous."

Live jazz, spirits, tobacco, and inviting conversation in historic Hyde Park.

Jeff's very private club

Scotch, vodka, gin, wine, and hors d'oeuvre provided. There is no charge for this event, but please bring your own cigars.  RSVP today (or Monday latest) to Curtis Tuckey.

University Series @ Iwan RiesTuesday, April 29, 5:30-8:30

  CUBAWhat's next?

Pulitzer-prize winning Chicago journalist, novelist, and poet Achy Obejas will join the Cigar Society on April 29 to smoke a cigar or two and lead a discussion on the future of Cuba. Achy Obejas was born in Havana in 1956 and emigrated to the United States at the age of six. Since then she has received the Studs Terkel Journalism Prize, several Peter Lisagor journalism honors, two Lambda Literary awards, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, and residencies at Yaddo, Ragdale and the Virginia Center for the Arts. She is currently Sor Juana Visiting Writer at DePaul University. $30 includes premium open bar, light hors d'oeuvre, and special cigars. We will be meeting privately in the Lounge at Iwan Ries. RSVP to Curtis Tuckey.

In 2008 the University Club Cigar Society will be meeting privately two Tuesdays a month from 5:30 to 8:30 PM in the new smoking lounge in the Iwan Ries Building, just around the corner from the University Club, at 19 South Wabash.  Events in the University Series include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp for about thirty minutes, with discussion and more cocktails to follow.  Smoking is permitted and encouraged at all times, and the topic of conversation will wander.  All members of the University Club and Tower Club are invited, and guests of members are always welcome.  Reservations are required.  Jacket and tie recommended.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the University Club Cigar Society and want to be included in our mailing list, write to the Secretary.