May 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.



1st Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Mystery of Time

Paul Davies, PhD, a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, pioneer in the field of astrobiology, the origins of life, cancer research, and director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, ASU, and author of ‘About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution’ and other best selling books, will discuss the mystery of time.


3rd Saturday 7PM The Salon
The Unbelievers

Lawrence Krauss, PhD, a theoretical physicist, director of the Origins Project at ASU, and author of ‘A Universe from Nothing’ and other best selling books, will present his documentary film ‘The Unbelievers’ made with famed British biologist Richard Dawkins, about their public speaking around the globe about a world view based on science and reason. The film includes interviews with Woody Allen, Ricky Gervais, Cameron Diaz and other celebrities.


14th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Russia, The Ukraine, and Eastern Europe

Laurie Manchester, PhD, a history professor at ASU, who is author of ‘Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia’ and other books and articles about Russia, will discuss the relationship of Russia with the Ukraine and other Eastern European countries.


15th Thursday 7PM The Salon
The Rational Animal

Douglas Kenrick, PhD, a psychology professor at ASU, who has written books and articles about applying evolutionary ideas to human behavior and thought processes, will discuss the topics in his new book ‘The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think’.


16th Friday 6:30PM The Salon
The Bats

Outside at sunset, Angela McIntire, a bat specialist at the Arizona Fish and Game Department and President, Western Bat Working Group, will lead members to visit a major bat home in Phoenix to see the flight of the bats, followed by an indoor conversation about bats.


20th Tuesday 7:15PM The Salon
Assault on Viruses

Joseph Blattman, PhD, a professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at The Biodesign Institute, ASU, will discuss how the body reacts to viruses.


23rd Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)

Enrico Minardi, PhD, a lecturer of French / Italian at the School of International Letters and Cultures, who is a native of Tuscany, will discuss insights into the history and place of Florence, Italy.


28th Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Grant Woods

Grant Woods, former Arizona Attorney General, who is considered one of the top trial lawyers in the United States and a civic leader in Arizona issues, will discuss Arizona politics.

30th Friday 7PM The Salon
Feelings and Consciousness

Bud Craig, PhD, a functional neuroanatomist at Barrow Neurological Institute, who is a leading researcher in understanding the representation of feelings from the body, which affects theories of emotion and consciousness, will discuss human awareness of feelings of the body.


31st Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Music for Piano

Mark Fuller, recognized as a finalist in international piano competitions, will perform classical selections for piano including Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Schumann at his contemporary home.



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