Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Emerging as a powerful force on the American music scene in the 1950’s, Rock music has evolved with the decades and now includes many variations that sound pretty different from the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. Join Active Minds as we return to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and trace its history and cultural impact through the years. For information on Active Minds go to www.activeminds.com PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Journalist, blogger, author, and cyclist Bruce Weber will discuss and sign his new book Life is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America ($26.00 Scribner). Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011, at the age of fifty-seven, Bruce Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times, made the trip, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile, a vivid and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road. Now, expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story, Weber gives us Life Is a Wheel, a witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org