18 January 2011

Cigar Society Mixer in Lake View
Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 5:30-9:30pm

The Smoker's Lair

When 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 gin and smoke
To find the smoker's lair.

(with apologies to Robert Burns)  

On this coming Tuesday (tomorrow!) 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 before the end of the day.  Reservations are required.


Some Cigar Society images from 2010.


La Biela, Buenos Aires; The Lounge at Iwan Ries; the Lexus at the Lakefront; The Daley Show at the Lounge; Max and Kim's rooftop; Ceres Cafe (Gus); Ceres Cafe (group); Cafe Haiti, Lima.

Coming up

Tuesday, Jan 25
George Souri, Is Philosophy relevant in the 21st Century?
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, Feb 8
Terry Boyle, Growing Up in Ireland during the Time of Troubles.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor

Tuesday, Feb 22
Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood, On Leadership.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, March 8
Allen Frantzen, Taking the Sting out of the Ring: Masculinity and White-collar boxing.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, March 22
Augustus Higginson, The Rise of the Skyscraper in Chicago: 1955 to the present.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, April 5
Tony Grosch, The Ideal of Brotherhood in Four Classic Chicago Novels in the '30s and '40s.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, April 12
Lauren Viera, New Cocktails for Spring: A Lesson in Mixology.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, April 26
Michael Turner, God, the Multiverse, and Cosmic Arrogance.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, May 10
Robert Wallace, Why did the Athenians Kill Socrates?
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.

Tuesday, May 24
Alfred Rasho, Making Short Documentary Films.
19 S. Wabash, 2d floor.


Events in the Cigar Society University Series take place in the Lounge at Iwan Ries, 19 South Wabash, second floor.  $40 includes premium open bar, snacks, and cigars.  Reservations are required.

About 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 the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.