Tonight at 7 p.m. in New York, it's the inaugural meeting of the Athanasius Kircher Society—check out the link to the society's site in the left margin.
And if you're in the Bay Area:
Join us as the San Francisco Film Society's 360 Film Club presents Wholphin.
The night will include a selection of the latest Wholphin films with introductions by the directors themselves. An instructional demonstration of the proper use of a "pooter" (human appendage for transformation into an anteater) by myrmecologist, Brian Fisher. A show-and-tell session with marine biologist, Steven Haddock, and special guest, the manta ray. A select screening of never-before-seen films from the Wholphin archive. Free beer, and more! Tickets are $5.
If you'd like to attend, please RSVP to reserve a ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on 1/16 with WHOLPHIN in the subject and your name and affiliation in the body.
SF360 FILM/CLUB is a social screening series that takes movies out of the theater and puts them inside the club. It's a new kind of movie-going experience.
Tuesday, January 16, 7pm
444 Jesse St. (between Mission and Market)
San Francisco, CA
$5, Free Beer
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