Wednesday, November 2, 2005

DEBATE AT LOLITA BAR: Or Rather, an Urban Exploration Presentation

In one week, at 8pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2, Steve “Undercity” Duncan takes the Jinx Athenaeum back to its roots with a presentation about “urban exploration,” the forbidden hobby whence the Jinx Society sprang, its agents exploring rooftops, tunnels, ruins, and secret places around the world and sharing their findings with one another — and now with you. Join us at Lolita bar (free admission, cash bar) at the northeast corner of Broome and Allen on Manhattan’s Lower East Side (one block south and three west of the Delancey Street subway stop).

And before that (indeed, tomorrow night, Thur. 10/27 from 6-9pm), Steve’s girlfriend, Ellie Hanlon, is organizing a little riverfront exploration in the form of the Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club with food, music, art, prizes, and even moonlight canoeing, for $25 if you order tonight and $40 day-of:

I won’t be able to attend the canoeing because of yet another swell event tomorrow (Thur. 6:30pm sharp), the Smith Family Foundation’s debate (at CUNY Grad Center, 34th and 5th) over the Hollywood communists of old, with the Nation’s Victor Navasky defending and my left-leaning friend Daniel Radosh’s more conservative dad, Ronald Radosh, attacking.

But if secret urban areas, Brooklyn canals, and Hollywood aren’t enough to expand your horizons, you can find a link to my third and final piece about New Orleans — and a link to info on my impending two-day gig in Vegas — in this recent article:

And again, to get the most out of your travels to any city, please hear Steve Duncan at Jinx on Nov. 2.

(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar.)