17 March 2009

Coming up

Sam Sisodia, Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about the brain, in April.

Abraham Kocheril, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at UIC, will explain how music (and wine) hath charms to soothe a savage breast.

Cigar Society Adventurers there will be an outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late May.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke, in early June.

Events sponsored by the Cigar Society of Chicago are convened privately in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building, at 19 South Wabash.

Tuesday, March 17, 5:30-9:00pm
t. Patrick's Day Cigar Party
in Lake View

Next Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, Cigar Society member Augustus Higginson will host the Cigar Society at his home on Stratford in Lake View.  Our host will supply copious amounts of cold gin, corned beef, cabbage, and stout.  (The gin is unavoidable.)  Bring your own cigars and other drinks of your choice.  There is no charge for this event.  Jacket and tie are recommended; reservations are required.  RSVP to the Secretary.


St. Patrick's Day

When the wintry west extends his blast,
  And hail and rain doth blaw;
And the stormy north sends driving forth
  The blinding sleet and snaw:
When, tumbling brown, old March comes down,
  And roars frae bank to brae;
We shall find our way to Stratford Place
  For Old Saint Patrick's Day.
Walk down the street to six-two-five
  And climb the mighty stair;
We shall chase the tang of gin and smoke
  And find the smoker's lair.

About the Cigar Society

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers, monthly University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.

Visit the Cigar Society archive at logicophilosophicus.org.