January 12, 2010, 5:30-8:30pm
wintry west extends his blast,
And hail and rain doth blow;
And the stormy north sends driving forth
The blinding sleet and snow:
We shall make our way to Stratford Place
And climb the mighty stair;
We'll chase the tang of scotch and smoke
To find the smoker's lair.
apologies to Robert Burns)
On this coming Tuesday the
Cigar Society of Chicago will convene at the
home and studio of Augustus Higginson, on
Stratford Place, east of Broadway, in Lake View.
Our host will provide snacks
and cold gin; for other spiritous libations as well as cigars,
please bring your own. There is no charge for this event.
Jacket and tie are recommended; reservations are required.
Valet parking is available around the corner, or you may take
the CTA Red Line to Addison Station and stomp over.
RSVP to the
Secretary by Monday, January 12.
Tuesday, January 26, 5:30pm
19 South Wabash (2d floor)
On the eve of the state-wide
smoking ban -- December 30, 2007 -- Kogan and Osgood featured
in their column in the Chicago Tribune
Sunday Magazine. We'll hear behind-the-scenes stories
about that essay and hundreds of others of their columns
over the past three years. Copies of their new book,
Sidewalks Volume II -- a terrific piece of Chicagoana -- will
be available for signing and sale.
Tuesday, January 26
Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood will talk about their new
book, Sidewalks II: Reflections on Chicago.
19 South Wabash
Tuesday, February 9
Emanuel Mayer, Ass't Professor of Classics at the University
of Chicago, will talk about kitsch in ancient Roman art, the
rise of the middle class, and the history of the garden gnome.
Tuesday, February 23
Sam Sisodia, Thomas Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of
Neurosciences and Director of the Center for Molecular
Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about his
research on the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
Tuesday, March 16
Asad Hayaud Din, Consul of Pakistan, will take questions about
Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and the world.
Tuesday, March 30
Lee Allison, President of the Lee Allison Company, will talk
about gentlemen's style.
Tuesday, April 13
and Tuesday, April 27
Speakers to be Announced.
Tuesday, May 11
Mark Warden, past president of Daley College, will talk
about the history of two-year colleges in America.
the Cigar Society of Chicago
ONE OF THE OLDEST
AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is 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 Informal Smokers,
University Series lectures, and Cigar Society
Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and
cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of
symposium. To be included in the Cigar Society's
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