Why Is the Dionysium at Hyde Park Theatre this Wednesday?

What dire, contrail-spewing, conspiratorial forces are to blame?

So, Austin’s quarterly colloquium of intellectual entertainment and wine-fueled argumentation is … taking over The House of Webster for its latest show? WTF?

Has the Alamo Drafthouse kicked them out of their longtime Alamo Village venue? Have L.B. Deyo and Buzz Moran completely lost their gray-matter marbles? Is this somehow the work of … Thanos?

Note: “No” is the answer to those last three questions.

The Dionysium is presenting its latest slate of thought-provocation and witty asides – an evening that will explore the trending abundance of global social movements – at Hyde Park Theatre because they’ve been on something of a venue tour, actually. Because, after having staged their heady hijinx at the Austin Convention Center this February – as a featured part of the annual AAAS conference, no less – why not shake things up a little more by giving the old HPT a go, right? Just this once?

In any case, that’s where the Dionysium will be this week – Wednesday, May 2, beginning at 7pm – with the likes of Dr. Carleen Sanchez addressing the topic of “Why Now?” And Dr. Mity Myhr providing a look at “Cultural Movements of the Past.” And Laramie Gorbett talking about “The Intersections of Equality and Anti-Violence Movements.” And a debate, the ever-gleaming gem in the Dionysium crown, a debate between Jonathan Patschke and Dr. Rich Warms, on “Resolved: We Are Living on the Cusp of the First Global Renaissance.”

All that, and an animated cartoon from Lance “Fever” Myers? And live music from the Golden Arm Trio?

Yeah, we think so, too: Not the kind of evening an engaged citizen wants to miss.

Especially not an engaged citizen who cherishes the wine-fueled milieu of Dionysus in general, y’know what we’re saying?

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