September Book Club: House of Cotton 6:15 p.m. | Meet-and-greet 6:30 p.m. dinner & discussion | The Junction 3-course dinner from The Junction | $65 (includes drink pairings, tax, and tip) Join us at The Junction to discuss House of Cotton by Monica Brashears! Attendees must purchase a dinner ticket to attend; there are 35 spots for each night available for in-person seating. Every month we gather to discuss the book over an original, three-course meal with drink pairings inspired by the book. Purchase your dinner ticket to let us know you'll be coming! Find a copy from the bookstore Hardcover | $27.99 Audiobook | $31.04 or Libro.fm subscription Get Let Book Club Subscription Box: $35/month | includes the book of the month and other thematic goodies! The Fine Print Special diet add-on: If you have any sort of dietary restriction, please include the special diet add-on with your ticket. The base meal is prepared vegetarian, so if you have any further dietary needs (especially allergies!), please contact the Junction directly at [email protected]. Refund policy: Refunds will be granted up to the Sunday before the event. After this time, the Junction has begun preparation for the dinner and cannot grant refunds for the costs. Credits may be given on a case-by-case basis. Transfer policy: Attendees can transfer their Tuesday night ticket to Wednesday night or vice versa if scheduling conflicts arise. If a transfer occurs within 12 hours of the event, please reach out to Itinerant Literate at [email protected] or (843) 225-6569 to notify organizers of the change. About the Book: Find content warnings & reader reviews on StoryGraph! “Every page, every scene, every sentence of Monica Brashears’s debut novel House of Cotton dazzles and surprises. An intense, enthralling, and deeply satisfying read!” —Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Magnolia Brown is nineteen years old, broke, and effectively an orphan. She feels stuck and haunted: by her overdrawn bank account, her predatory landlord, and the ghost of her late grandmother Mama Brown. One night, while working at her dead-end gas station job, a mysterious, slick stranger named Cotton walks in and offers to turn Magnolia’s luck around with a lucrative “modeling” job at his family’s funeral home. She accepts. But despite things looking up, Magnolia’s problems fatten along with her wallet. When Cotton’s requests become increasingly weird, Magnolia discovers there’s a lot more at stake than just her rent. Sharp as a belted knife, this sly social commentary cuts straight to the bone. House of Cotton will keep you mesmerized until the very last page.
The Gaillard Center is thrilled to present An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall. Dr. Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and UN Messenger of Peace, is a world-renowned ethologist and activist inspiring greater understanding and action on behalf of the natural world. Dr. Goodall is known for groundbreaking studies of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, which forever changed our understanding of our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. This transformative research continues today as the longest running wild chimpanzee study in the world. Jane’s work builds on scientific innovations, growing a lifetime of advocacy including trailblazing efforts through her international organization the Jane Goodall Institute which advances community-led conservation, animal welfare, science, and youth empowerment through JGI’s Roots & Shoots program.
Improv Comedy Show and Book Signing for Greg Tavares’ new book – Daddy Issues: How to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Dad Theatre 99 presents a night of improv comedy and book release celebration as one of the founders of Theatre 99, Greg Tavares, shares his hilarious take on becoming a dad. In his new book, Daddy Issues: How to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Dad, Tavares shares his own blunt and funny experiences of becoming a dad, but he also shares the joy and love that he has found in fatherhood. At the event, Tavares will read from his book, and he will also be joined by some of the other members of Theatre 99 for a night of improv comedy. There will even be an all dad improv group. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a hilarious show and support a local author.
Corinne Bailey Rae: The Black Rainbows Tour $35 - $55 English singer/songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae shot to stardom with her self- titled #1 U.K. debut album in 2006, featuring the global hits “Put Your Records On” and “Like A Star.” Over the course of her career she has released three critically acclaimed studio albums—Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea and The Heart Speaks in Whispers—and earned two Grammy Awards, two MOBOS, and has been nominated for multiple awards including the BRIT Awards, Mercury Music Prize and BET Awards. Her work for film and television includes the theme to Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (SKY1), “The Scientist” for Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker opening title and soundtrack which charted globally, and in 2020 her song “New to Me” was performed in the film The High Note by Tracee Ellis Ross. Bailey Rae has collaborated with a wide range of artists including Mary J. Blige, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, KING, Paul McCartney, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Questlove, Salaam Rami, RZA, Tyler The Creator, Paul Weller, Richard Hawley, Stevie Wonder, Tracey Thorn, Pharrell, Logic, Mick Jenkins and many more.
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