Books, Booze, and Brains

After the Indianapolis March for Science in 2017, our team offered an inspiring and ambitious vision for the scientific community in our city through several bold asks during the Week Of Action aimed at scientists and science enthusiasts.

Inspired by the March, a local scientists, Cari Lewis-Tsinovoi, decided to start a science themed book club that could bring scientists and the public together through popular books centered on science. She brought together several major partners (Indiana Humanities, Indiana State Museum, and Central Indiana Science Outreach) to make this idea a reality.

Books, Booze, and Brains has filled local bars to capacity every month we have held an event. This program is a powerful example of how scientists, grassroots movements, and humanities can work together to engage local communities in new and exciting ways!

Join us for our monthly meetings at our new location, Centerpoint Brewing, in downtown Indianapolis to talk about recent popular science books. A local scientist whose research relates to the book topic will join us to share insights and help guide the conversation.

Checkout the links below for upcoming events and to past events, which include the live streams and highlight videos!

Current Season

And the Band Played On | Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Upland Brewing FSQ | Facebook Event

The Botany of Desire | Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Upland Brewing FSQ | Facebook Event

Cyborg | Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Upland Brewing FSQ | Facebook Event

Eager | Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Upland Brewing FSQ | Facebook Event

The Butchering Art | Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 18:30 to 20:00 | Upland Brewing FSQ | Facebook Event

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Previous Seasons

Season Five

Note: No meeting in December 2019 | Webcast

When Death Becomes Life | November 2019 | Webcast

Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? | October 2019 | Webcast

Pleased to Meet Me | September 2019 | Webcast

Stuff Matters | August 2019 | Webcast

Breaking the Chains of Gravity | July 2019 | Webcast

Season Four

Note: No meeting in June 2019 | Webcast

Art and Physics | May 2019 | Webcast

The Poison Squad | April 2019 | Webcast

Zero | March 2019 | Webcast

Lab Girl | February 2019 | Webcast

The Great Influenza | January 2019 | Webcast 

Season Three

Note: No meeting in December 2017 | Webcast

Born to Run | November 2018 | Webcast

The Ghost Map | October 2018 | Webcast

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks | September 2018 | Webcast

The End of Plenty | August 2018 | Webcast

American Wolf | July 2018 | Webcast

Season Two

Note: No meeting in June 2018 | Webcast

Frankenstein | May 2018 | Webcast

 In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts | April 2018 | Webcast

Maggots, Murder, and Men | March 2018 | Webcast

Hidden Figures | February 2018 | Webcast

Ready Player One | January 2018 | Webcast

Season One

Note: No meeting in December 2017 | Webcast

Brain on Fire | November 2017 | Webcast | Highlights

Musicophilia | October 2017 | Webcast | Highlights

Almost Human | September 2017 | Note: No video for this event

Stiff | August 2017 | Note: No video for this event