TTT: July 17, 2014
Campus may be quiet in the summer but preperations have already begun to welcome the next batch of Reedies this fall. Freshman far and wide have received their first books and hopefully have cracked the spine on the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Iliad, the first steps following thousands of alumni who have traveled there before. This month features events all across the nation. Find Reedies near you and discuss epics or esoterics.
TTT started as an alumni-driven concept known as "Thirsty Third Thursday" and has developed into a monthly conglomeration of activities that land on the third Thursday, or not. See the myriad locations and dates to gather with Reedies around the world.
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- Berkeley—Thursday, July 17, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Free House serves affordable American food that was once a meeting place for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement.
2700 Bancroft Way
- La Jolla—Thursday, July 17, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Come hang out at the Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe with fellow Reedies. Happy hour lasts until 9 p.m. on Martini Thursdays.
Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe
1298 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA
- Portola Valley (Palo Alto)—Thursday, July 17, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Join fellow south peninsula-area Reedies at a classic location. The Alpine Inn (née Zot's) is a relaxed beer and burger joint in Portola Valley, which is easy to get to from I-280. Weather permitting, we will meet in the back outside at a table near the fence closest to the parking lot.
Look for the purple stuffed Griffin and/or Reed pennant on the table. We have a few regulars and a larger number of fascinating Reedies who drop in once or infrequently.
Directions: Take Alpine Road west from I-280 for two miles. Take a left on Arastradero and an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a clearly marked left turn lane here, it is a unique feature. Proceed very carefully: visibility is poor and bicyclists abound. If you hit Portola Road on the right, you've gone too far.
Keep an eye out for cyclists!
Alpine Inn Beer Garden
3915 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA
RSVP to Ian Kerr '89, email@example.com
- Chicago—Wednesday, July 23, starts at 6 p.m.
Concert and Picnic in the Park
Bring your picnic dinner, lawn chair, bottle of wine, and catch up with your fellow Reedies. Wear your Communism, Atheism, and Free Love t-shirt (or other Reedwear) and we’ll all manage to find one another on the lawn (trust us, we’ve been doing this for years). We’ll be on the lawn, Millennium Park, Chicago, south end (somewhat away from the band shell), just east of Michigan Avenue in line with Madison Street. The Grant Park Orchestra will be performing a selection of music, including Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, and Stookey’s The Composer is Dead (an orchestra mystery by Lemony Snicket).
RSVP or questions to David Perry '73, firstname.lastname@example.org or 312/286-6326
- New York City—Thirsty Third Tuesday, July 15, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday nights seem to work much better in our city, so join us for "Thirsty Third Tuesday" in NYC.
Gowanus Yacht Club
323 Smith St. (Greenwich & Washington St.)
Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens
No need to RSVP, just show up and sniff out the Reedies.
- Portland—Thursday, July 17, starts at 7 p.m.
For many years TTT was held at the Lucky Lab. Let's head back for old time's sake.
915 SE Hawthorne St.
No need to RSVP, we are obvious.
- Seattle—Thursday, July 17, starts at 6 p.m.
For a taste of Portland, bring your AAARRGH to Captain Black's.
129 Belmont Ave. E
RSVP to Bram Wessel '90, email@example.com
- Seattle—Sunday, July 27, 3–7 p.m.
Annual Summer Picnic
Madrona Park, shelter #1
853 Lake Washington Blvd.
Get to know your fellow Rainier Reedies! It’s a potluck, but we’ll have utensils, soft drinks, smoked meats, etc. (There will be vegetarian options, but if you have further dietary requirements, you might want to bring your own food just in case.) We will also play outdoor games.
No RSVP required, just show up. But if you have questions, email Bram Wessel '90, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Washington, D.C.—Wednesday, July 16, starts at 6 p.m.
The Path from Eliot Hall to the Halls of Congress
Congressional event hosted by Suzan DelBene '83 (D-WA) & Richard Hanna '76 (R-NY)
Wednesday, July 16, 6–8 p.m.
B-369 Rayburn House Office Building (the room is in the basement)
45 Independence Ave. SW
RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at email@example.com.