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CFI – Drinking Skeptically DCDate:
Wednesday, January 9
Mackey’s Public House
1306 G Street Northwest
Center for Inquiry–DC (CFI–DC)
Please join CFI for Drinking Skeptically DC on Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM, at MACKEY’S PUBLIC HOUSE, 1306 G Street NW, Washington DC. We will be downstairs. Please look for the ‘CFI’ sign on the table or ask the host for the ‘Drinking Skeptically – Center for Inquiry’ group. See you there!
We usually meet on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at Mackeys Public House, 1306 G Street NW, Washington DC, which is half a block from Metro Center, 13th Street exit, and near the 30, 32, 36, 42, 52, 54, 63, 64, 80, D6, G8, P6, S2, S4, X2, and Circulator Yellow and Blue bus lines.
Drinking Skeptically DC is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship among skeptics, humanists, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics, humanists, and others to talk, share ideas, and, yes, drink in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss science, history, philosophy, politics, and whatever is on our minds.
The Cafe Inquiry discussion group also meets at the Shaw Library on the last Tuesday of each month, and African Americans for Humanism meets at the Hill Center in Eastern Market on the fourth Saturday of each month. In addition, our friends at the American Humanist Association have DC social events on the 1st and 3d Wednesdays of each month. So there is usually at least one place to visit in DC every week. Also check for Drinking Skeptically and other events in Arlington and elsewhere in the DC area that are sponsored by CFI, Washington Area Secular Humanists, and others.
The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. To learn more about CFI and CFI-DC, please see http://www.centerforinquiry.net and http://www.centerforinquiry.net/dc . Please consider joining CFI (but if you just want to drink with us then that’s fine too).
There is a separate Drinking Skeptically DC Meetup group, but Drinking Skeptically DC events are listed under both Meetup groups. Not all CFI-DC events are currently posted on the CFI-DC Meetup page, however, so you may have to go to the CFI-DC website for those.
CFI encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing accommodations or have questions about physical access please post a comment and the event leader will email you.
Don’t drink? Don’t let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world’s most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you!
The venue has no age restriction for the duration of our event.
Drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. Science and personal experience teach us about the effects of alcohol on the human body. This is especially relevant if you will be driving back home, so public transport is encouraged.
We will get separate checks but the restaurant may add a fixed gratuity charge for groups. Please assume about 30% in tax and tips above menu prices for your food and drink. You may pay by cash or credit card but you may need a credit card in order to run a tab.