Lectures & Literary
The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series, at 2 pm in the Crest Theatre, will celebrate its 24th season of lectures featuring some of the country’s most in-demand speakers and a variety of topics.
NEW for the 2017-18 season is the National Geographic Live series, at 7 pm!
(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
51 N. Swinton Avenue
The Crest Theatre and The
The Crest Theatre and The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series present Roland Mesnier, former White House Pastry Chef!
As executive pastry chef at the White House for 25 years, Mesnier was responsible for creating thousands of elegant, delicious and dazzling desserts for presidents and their families, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He insisted all desserts made in the White House would come only from the White House, causing him to work endless hours. Mesnier recalls making 1500 cookies without any assistance and another time creating a half ton of fruitcake by himself. He prepared hundreds of desserts for State Dinners over the years, never once making the same dessert twice.
Thursday, April 12th at 2 pm
Tickets: $32 (balcony/non-subscription seats only); $67/$47 (limited non-subscription or Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series subscription seats; includes post-lecture meet & greet reception)
The Robert D. Chapin Lecture Series, now celebrating its 24th season, is generously supported by the Lattner Family Foundation in memory of Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner and by
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
51 N. Swinton Avenue
National Geographic Live presents Mireya Mayor: "Pink
National Geographic Live presents Mireya Mayor: “Pink Boots and a Machete.”
Crest Theatre, Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 (adult); $5 (student); no post-lecture reception; general admission seating
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES:
February 15 – Annie Griffiths: Photography without Borders
March 8 – Chad Pregracke: Mission on the Mississippi
April 19 – Mireya Mayor: “Pink Boots and a Machete.”
Dr. Mireya Mayor’s exploits have earned her the nickname “the female Indiana Jones,” but the fashion-loving anthropologist always packs an accessory Harrison Ford’s character never would: a black dress — “should an unforeseen occasion arise.” A former NFL cheerleader, daughter of Cuban immigrants, and mother of six, Dr. Mireya Mayor followed her unlikely dreams. In short order, she became a respected primatologist, audacious explorer, National Science Foundation Fellow, Fulbright Scholar, and an Emmy Award-nominated wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. Her book, Pink Boots and a Machete is available in bookstores worldwide.