Christopher Hitchens (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens) is speaking in Palo Alto this Thursday. I've seen him in person once before, and he's an excellent speaker.
Please purchase your own tickets. They are $10.50 through Goldstar (http://www.goldstar.com/events/palo-alto-ca/author-christopher-hitchens.html). If they sell out, you can buy directly from the Commonwealth Club (http://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=17&shcode=1339). Also note that if you're a student, you can get $5 tickets directly from the Commonwealth Club.
The community center is pretty spread out, as far as I can tell the event is at the "theater". See map (http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=8865).
I'll be out front with a meetup sign around 6:30p.
Anyone who's interested in post-talk discussion, let's meet at St. Stephen's Green (http://www.ststephensgreen.com/) on Castro St. in Mountain View.