True Stories, Solo Performance, Storytelling, Off-Beat, Lecture - Season 26


Ever upward! Come hear six exciting tales of underdogs that came out on top and men who had far to fall; people who rose from ashes, and those that couldn’t be stopped. Come to Odd Salon NYC: EXCELSIOR 


Wednesday, March 13, 2024
NEW VENUE! Under St. Marks Theater
94 St Marks Place, New York, NY 10009
$25 In Person
$20 Watch From Home + Catch Up Later
Sliding Scale available for both

Curated by Co-Producer Christian Cagigal

Speakers and Topics:

The Mysteries and Meanings of Icarus
Sarah Judd

Tulipmania - The Crypto Currency of the 1600’s
Theresa Handwerk

Henry Longfellow - The Allure of a Poem
Leonard Apeltsin

“I Just Wanna Fly” - Hot Air Balloons to the Hindenburg 
Jessie Wayburn

Stan Lee and Cartoons for the War Effort
Linnie Schell 

Ever Higher! The Epic Rise of the Woolworth’s Building 
David Loewy 

Odd Salon curates cocktail hour lectures highlighting strange-but-true stories from history, science, art, and adventure, live on stage, over cocktails. We bring experts and enthusiastic amateurs together to explore history’s overlooked and under-told stories, from legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge. Sometimes with stick figures.

Founded in San Francisco, in 2014 by Annetta Black, Tre Balchowsky, and Rachel James, Odd Salon is inspired by the salonnières of the Enlightenment, the illustrated lectures of the Victorian period, and a strong desire to tell weird stories in good company. After several years of hosting salons in San Francisco, in 2018 we expanded to add a new chapter in New York City.

We are a community project, centered around a Fellowship of speakers and an extended family of Members, and we have partnered with amazing organizations including the California Historical Society, the Long Now Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences, the tall ships of the Grey’s Harbor Historical Seaport, and the Exploratorium science museum.

As a community-focused and mission-driven organization dedicated to the diffusion of unusual knowledge, we are proud to be a membership supported, fiscally sponsored project of the InterCulture Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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    • Storytelling
    • $20.00 + $2.00 fee - $25.00 + $2.00 fee
    • March 13, 2024
    • 120 minutes
    • Under St Marks
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