Feb. 2 is the 131st anniversary of Joyce's birth. We're gathering for lunch at Beckett's (weather permitting). There is ample free parking in Shirlington on Saturday, and Shirlington is bicycle accessible, the intersection of several bike trails. (BTW: Joyce would find some auspicious significance in gathering on 2/2 to observe 131, no doubt. Samuel Beckett was Joyce's amanuensis for a time during the writing of the Wake, and Joyce's troubled daughter, Lucia, tried to make him a sexual conquest [see Edna O'Brien, pg. 155]. Beckett himself fought the Nazis while a member of the French underground, won the Nobel Prize for Literature, and is best known for WAITING FOR GODOT.)
A sandwich, beverage, tax, and tip will run you about $20. See Beckett's website for the menu: http://www.samuelbecketts.com/ There are many interesting photos there to be seen in Beckett's so plan to look around a bit.
This venue is not Metro accessible so if you need a ride or can give a ride, please so indicate.