Past Events

April 9

Dave Barry with Alan Zweibel

We welcome Dave Barry back to our stage. Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.  Dave Barry is the author of many bestsellers including Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys, Dave Barry Continue reading…

April 3

Dr. Sanjay Gupta with Rich Roll

Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a six-part CNN Original Series that follows multiple award-winning journalist and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta as he goes on an immersive journey around the world in search of the secrets to living better. His travels bring him to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy and Turkey to explore the unusual traditions and modern practices that constitute a healthy and meaningful life.  A practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Gupta plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally and contributes to CNN.com. 

March 21

An Evening with

Meb Keflezighi

Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian and winner of the New York and Boston marathons shares lessons learned from each of the 26 marathons he’s run in his storied career. When Meb Keflezighi ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. As the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal, Meb’s legacy is forever cemented.  26 Marathons offers the wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. Continue reading…

March 20

Gretchen Rubin with Annabelle Gurwitch

Gretchen Rubin writes on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of the New York Times bestsellers “The Four Tendencies,” “Better Than Before,” and “The Happiness Project.” A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, Rubin’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages, and on her  daily blog, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has a podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin.” Her new book is, “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness.” 

February 28

Isaac Mizrahi with Jenni Konner

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now. In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, Continue reading…

February 22

Breakfast with

Bernard-Henri Lévy with Terrence McNally

Bernard-Henri Lévy , one of the West’s leading intellectuals offers a provocative look at America’s withdrawal from world leadership and the rising powers who seek to fill the vacuum left behind. Levy is a philosopher, activist, filmmaker and author of more than thirty books including The Genius of Judaism, American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared extensively in publications throughout Europe and the United States. His documentaries include Peshmerga, The Battle of Mosul, The Oath of Tobruk and Bosna! Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racisme and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.

February 21

Howard Schultz with Maria Shriver

Howard Schultz is former Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, where he has been recognized for his leadership, business ethics, and efforts to strengthen communities. Schultz is the bestselling author of “Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul” and “Pour Your Heart Into It.” His new book, “From the Ground Up” is a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today—as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. It is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Continue reading…

February 19

Roger McNamee with Willow Bay

Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity. His most recent fund, Elevation, included U2’s Bono as a co-founder. Zucked is the story of how a noted tech venture capitalist, an early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and investor in his company, woke up to the serious damage Facebook was doing to our society and set out to try to stop it. Zucked is McNamee’s intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world’s most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is Continue reading…

February 11

Robert Greene with Ryan Holiday

Robert Greene is an  author and speaker known for his books on strategy, power and seduction. He has written five international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law and Mastery. He is an indispensable guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, influence and mastery. His seminal book The 48 Laws of Power continues to inspire business leaders, political figures and hip-hop moguls alike, nearly two decades after its original publication. In his sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, he Continue reading…

February 6

Madeleine Albright with Larry Wilmore

A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state.  Madeleine Albright served as America’s sixty-fourth secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Madam Secretary, The Mighty and the Almighty, Memo to the President, and Read My Pins. She was the 64th U.S. secretary of state, serving from 1997 to 2001. Her distinguished career of public service includes positions in the National Security Council, as Continue reading…