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

Odd Salon NYC: Blunder

Join us for six tales of awkward actions and historical hiccups, scientific slips and military miscalculations, societal faux-paux’s and groan inducing misjudgments. We’ll see you next time at Odd Salon NYC: BLUNDER!

Curator by New Co-Producer Olivia Owre-Bell!

Wednesday May 8th
Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Place, NY, NY 10009
Doors at 6:30pm; Curtain at 7:00pm
$25 In-Person
$20 Watch From Home and Watch Party at St. Dymphna's (117 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009)

Stories and Speakers 

Sarah Grant
Alexander the Great
And the Perils of Not Listening to Advice

Jessie Wayburn
Can’t Always Let’em Eat Cake:
The Gershwin’s Failed Musical

John Vaszari 
The Accidental Discovery of Lithium Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Theresa Handwerk
When Going Dutch Failed: Blunders of Dutch Colonialism

Pam Segura 
Before the Lobotomy
The Surprising History of “Crazy”


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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    • $20.00 + $2.00 fee - $25.00 + $2.00 fee
    • May 8, 2024
    • 120 minutes
    • Under St Marks
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