Odd Salon NYC

Odd Salon NYC’s August Theme, Chutzpah, is represented by the arm from J. Howard Miller's 1943 "We Can Do It!" poster.
Like falling down a Wikipedia hole, Odd Salon entertains with topics you might never intend to study. Considering that the online articles are free, is it worth paying for these live digests?

By Andrew Andrews

New York has seen its share of lecture series, including SASS, Homeschooled and the wildly-popular Secret Science Club. Give some people a copy of PowerPoint and a day to scour the interwebs, and they’ll be happy to put together a ten or fifteen minute presentation about a topic or theme of your choosing.

It’s not surprising, then, that San Francisco’s Odd Salon would find a second home in NYC. Each month, a selection of speakers narrate slide shows about someone or something related to the episode’s theme. This month, the theme was chutzpah; next month will be cockamamie. Presenters include members of the “old guard” that have appeared before, as well as so-called “first time offenders.” Host Daniel Cohen begins the night with an “invocation” in the form of a famous quotation, and each speech is concluded with a toast, for which the audience is asked to raise their glass and drink to the person or ideal of interest.

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Andrew Andrews attended Odd Salon NYC at Kraine Theater in New York on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 7:00pm to write this review.

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