Friendship: Evolution, Biology, & Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond

Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington
Science on Tap - Oregon & Washington
Public group

Kiggins Theatre

1011 Main Street · Vancouver, WA

How to find us

This event is also open to the public, but there will be a designated area inside for Meetup Members to get together at 6:30pm. Look for the Meetup sign.

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Details

DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TIME: Doors at 6pm, Meetup Group at 6:30pm, Event starts at 7pm.

TICKET LINK: https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/3389?siteToken=WxtzsI6OCkSMiLYqPrAyPA%3D%3D

ADVANCE TICKETS*:
- General Admission: $13
- Student / Ages 65+: $7
- VIP** (guaranteed seating): $20
- Supporter**: $30
- Add a book to any advance ticket: $24

TICKETS DAY OF SHOW:
- General Admission: $15
- Student / Ages 65+: $10
- Books sold at event: $29.50

PLEASE NOTE -- RSVP-ing "yes" to these events does not automatically get you in the door. You must either purchase tickets in advance (ticket details above), or if we have not sold out, you may buy tickets at the door.

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
The phenomenon of friendship is universal and elemental. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds not just pleasant but essential, and how do they affect our bodies and our minds?

At this Science on Tap science journalist Lydia Denworth talks about her new book where she takes us to the front lines of the science of friendship in search of its biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. Finding it to be as old as life on the African savannas, she also discovers that friendship is reflected in our brain waves, detectable in our genomes, and capable of strengthening our cardiovascular and immune systems. Its opposite, loneliness, can kill. As a result, social connection is finally being recognized as critical to our physical and emotional well-being. Learn about field biology and cutting-edge neuroscience that shows how our bodies and minds are designed to make friends, the process by which social bonds develop, and how a drive for friendship underpins human (and nonhuman) society. Join us for a refreshingly optimistic vision of the evolution of human nature just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Lydia Denworth https://lydiadenworth.com is a Brooklyn-based science journalist whose work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. A contributing writer for Scientific American and Psychology Today, she has also written for the Atlantic and the New York Times.

Books will be available for purchase from Vintage Books https://www.vintage-books.net.

EVENT WEBSITE:
https://viaproductions.org/events/kiggins_feb_12_friendship/

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver (http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/).

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We at Science on Tap are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the ticket price is a hardship for you, please write to us at [masked] and we’re happy to provide reduced-price tickets to those who request them. Visit https://viaproductions.org/2020tickets for more information on ticket prices.

*A note on advance ticket sales: There is an additional fee for purchase, but this ticket guarantees a seat at the event start time of 7:00pm. In the event of a sold-out show, tickets not redeemed by 7:10pm may be released. Advance ticket sales end at 12:00am the night before the show.

**A note on ticket levels: VIP tickets guarantee front center seating that stays available through entire show — meaning you can arrive late and your seat will be waiting for you. Supporter tickets get VIP benefits (guaranteed seating) plus a voluntary upcharge to help support the true cost of producing events.