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Odd Salon SF: ODDMENTS VI
December 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15 – $25
Join us once again for our final salon of the year, a themeless celebration of all things weird and wonderful
Tuesday, Dec 10
Public Works, San Francisco
Doors and pre-salon cocktail hour at 6:30, talks begin at 7:30
Curated by Annetta Black
Sahil Bansal ~ The Unfortunate Victim of a Transit of Venus
This is the story of a 18th century French astronomer who spent 11 years in pursuit of one of the rarest celestial events, a Transit of Venus, in order to accurately determine the Earth-Sun distance. This is also the story of war, disease, terrible weather, heartbreak, and utter misfortune that ended with the astronomer losing everything he held dear – all in the name of Science!
Meghan Dahl ~ Cora & Audrey: Adventuresses on Film
Join us for the adventures of a mountain climbing, bandit fighting, tiger evading, pants wearing, and patriarchy upsetting dynamic duo of the 1920s. Cora Best and Audrey Shippam chased adventure together for more than a decade, inspiring audiences in illustrated lectures and motion pictures, and forming an alliance that aided in education, adventure, and ignited curiosity.
Cody Nichols ~ Jane Froman: With A Song In Her Heart
What if your life wasn’t your own? Loved for your talents, but told to not be who you are. Jane Froman, who sings like a nightingale, but forbidden from speaking. What happens to the speechless when they’re unable to speak for their self?
Casey Selden ~ Tarrare & his Insatiable Appetite
Tarrare had an appetite that knew no bounds. He was like the human version of the hungry, hungry caterpillar; his stomach ruled his life. Though most would see this as a grave affliction, the French Army saw it as an opportunity, and attempted to make use of Tarrare’s unique abilities in their war against the Prussians. And things did not go well. Come hear this true tale of the World’s Greatest Glutton and his adventures across enemy lines.
Crystal Riley ~ Wormholes: Where Did all the Time Travelers Go?
The desire to send ourselves back into time to right a wrong unites us. But, why have none of us seen our future self greet us and prevent our worst mistakes? Come discover the physics of wormholes, and explore some time travel paradoxes!
Arthur Kay ~ Madame Pompadour: Love, Inspiration & Hair from 18th Century France
Famous among nobles for being the mistress of King Louis XV. Famous among artists for having an excellent eye and always paying well. Famous today for some amazing hairdos. Come learn about one of the most kind, beautiful, and gracious people ever to set a slippered foot in the halls of Versailles.