BSI Weekend Recap

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2015 BSI Weekend Recap


Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

ASH Wednesday
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes formally kick off the weekend with a dinner, for those who are already in the city.

6:30 p.m. Dinner at O'Casey's (map)

Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, it's a good idea to let Susan Rice or Evelyn Herzog know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Christopher Morley Walk
Jim Cox and Dore Nash lead the Christopher Morley Walk.

9:30 a.m. The walk commences at the Algonquin Hotel (map)

1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's following the Walk

Cost: The walk is free; lunch is pay-your-own

Please let Jim Cox know if you're planning to attend.

The BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture

This year's Distinguished Speaker is Sir Christopher Frayling, the rector of the Royal College of Art, an expert on spaghetti westerns, and author of Nightmare: The Birth of Horror, a book that accompanied a four-part BBC-TV mini-series that included a detailed examination of The Hound o the Baskervilles.

6:15 p.m. BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Williams Club (map)

Cost: $11.00 per ticket

RSVP form is available in the Resources section at left.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Open House - Mysterious Bookshop

11:00 a.m. Otto Penzler opens the Mysterious Bookshop (map) to Sherlockians; open until 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The William Gillette Memorial Luncheon

12:00 noon Lunch and entertainment at Moran's Chelsea Seafood Restaurant (map)

Cost: $44.00 for salmon Wellington or chicken tarragon; $50.00 for roast beef

Contact Susan Rice for an announcement; send checks to her at 125 Washington Place #2-E,New York, NY 10014.

The Beacon Society

3:15 p.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and Fifth Annual Beacon Award in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel (map)

Cost: Free

The Baker Street Irregulars Dinner

6:00 p.m. The BSI dinner at the Union League Club (map) - invitation only

The Gaslight Gala

6:30 p.m. The Gaslight Gala (dinner and entertainment) at the Manhattan Club (map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends

Cost: $75.00 (checks payable to Will Walsh) should be sent to Carol Fish, Box 4, Circleville, NY 10919

Please include your e-mail address and primary Sherlockian society affiliation).

Those who wish to have seasonal souvenirs in the dinner packets can send 175 copies (for the BSI) to James B. Saunders (3011 47th Street, Astoria,NY 11103), 125 copies (for the Gala) to Francine Kitts (35 Van Cortlandt Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301), and 20 copies (for The Women) to Mary Ann Bradley, 7938 Mill Stream Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46278); your material should arrive by Dec. 15.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Dealers' Room
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale on the second floor of the Algonquin Hotel (map)

9:00 a.m. Doors open; runs until 12:00 pm

Please contact Ralph Hall (2906 Wallingford Court, Louisville, KY 40218) (502-491-3148) for information information about dealers' tables.

The Clients of Adrian Mulliner
Devotees of the works of both John H. Watson and P. G. Wodehouse will hold a Junior Bloodstain

12:00 p.m. Junior Bloodstain, second floor of the Algonquin Hotel (map)

If you are planning to attend, please tell Anne Cotton.

Cost: Free, old Bean

The Baker Street Irregulars Annual Reception
Open to all Sherlockians and friends. Hors d'oeuvres and open bar.

1:00 p.m. Doors open at the New York Bar Association (map)

Cost: $70.00 in advance; $80.00 at the door

RSVP form is available in the Resources section at left.

Lost in New York with a Bunch of Sherlockians
Presented by Baker Street West 1 and The Curious Collectors of Baker Street

6:00 p.m. Dinner at Kennedy's Irish Pub & Restaurant (map)

Details are available from Chrys Kegley.

"Sherlock: Solo"
The new one-man play written and performed by Victor L. Cahn will be performed

8:00 p.m. The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row (map)

Box office phone number is 212-279-4200; tickets cost $20.00.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch

11:30 a.m. Brunch at the Oldcastle Pub (map)

Cost: $20.00, including tax & tip

Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Judith Freeman (280 Ninth Avenue #1-C, New York,NY 10001).