BSI Weekend Recap

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Master Schedule of Events

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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 (22 East 41st St. - map)
Cost: Attendees pay their own checks, it's a good idea to let Susan Rice or Evy Herzog know if you're coming to the event.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

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 (59 West 44th St. - map)
1:30 p.m. Lunch at McSorley's (15 East 7th St. - map) 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 Dr. Lisa Sanders of Yale University, technical adviser to the television series "House, M.D."  The lecture will cost $11.00; seating is limited, and you should reserve early.

6:15 p.m. BSI Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the Midtown Executive Club - note the new location (40 West 45th St. - map)

Cost: $11.00 per ticket Please note: this event is now SOLD OUT

Friday, January 13, 2012
Open House - Mysterious Bookshop
11:00 a.m. Otto Penzler opens the Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warrren St. - 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: $45.00 for salmon Wellington or chicken tarragon; $52.00 for prime rib
Contact Susan Rice or click here for an announcement; send checks to her at 125 Washington Place #2-E,New York, NY 10014.

The Baker Street Irregulars Dinner
6:00 p.m. The BSI dinner at the Yale Club (50 Vanderbilt Ave. - map) - invitation only

The Gaslight Gala
6:30 p.m. The Gaslight Gala (dinner and entertainment) at the Manhattan Club (201 West 52th St. - map) - open to all Sherlockians and their friends
Cost: $78.00 (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 170 copies (for the BSI) to Al Gregory (118 South Prospect Street, Verona, NJ 07044), 100 copies (for the Gala) to Carol Fish (Box 4, Circleville, NY 10919), 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 14, 2012

The Merchants Room (Covent Garden West)
A wide variety of Sherlockiana will be offered for sale in the Vanderbilt Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - 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 Beacon Society
10:00 a.m. The Beacon Society's annual meeting and Eighth Annual Beacon Award in the Park Suite of the Roosevelt Hotel (45 East 45th. St. - map)
Cost: Free

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 (42 West 44th St. - map)
Cost: $79.00 in advance; $89.00 at the door
RSVP form is available in the Resources section at left.

Lost In New York With A Bunch of Sherlockians
Open to all Sherlockians and friends. Stranded in Manhattan on Saturday night with nothing to do, trying to stretch the BSI weekend to its fullest? Then join us in an evening of fun and frivolity in the name of the Master. We are planning to have more fun than a human ought to have including a quiz, toasts to every canonical thing under the elm and some that aren’t and prizes, prizes, prizes!

6:00 p.m. Pete's Tavern map)
Cost: $42.00 per person Dinner, any two drinks per person, tax and tip included. For information see the event invitation, call 818-675-5581 or e-mail. To RSVP please send check payable to Jerry Kegley to arrive no later than January 6, 2012 to 18014 Sherman Way #275, Reseda, CA 91335.  

Sunday, January 15, 2012
The Adventuresses of Sherlock Holmes - informal brunch
11:30 a.m. Brunch at the Irish Rogue (356 West 44th St. - map)
Cost: $20.00, including tax and tip. Payable by cash or check at the door. Open to all, but space is limited and reservations will be important; please contact Lyndsay Faye.