On Washington DC’s poetry night, the joke as to which of the white coats would take the stage” became the talk of the night. It was delivered by a stand-up act, Robert Mac. The event was attended by him, science aficionados and scientists themselves at the District Bier Baron Tavern, some Fridays ago. Mac delivered it while he was performing during the Science Comedy Night, which was produced and presented by the DC Science Comedy. When the event’s organizer told Mac that he was more likely to be killed by bees, hornets and wasps than sharks, he said not because he was in the water.
On April 20, the scientists, will, again, be in spotlight, as another group of socializing scientists, DC Science Café, holds the “Versed in Science (and Math): An Evening of Poetry” (Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Streets, NW). The said event highlights Rick Mullin, who is an editor at the “Chemical and Engineering News” and also the author of a sonnet’s book that is based on the travels and adventures of Charles Darwin. It also features blogger, poet and mathematician, JoAnne Growney. Aside from prominent figures, the event will also open the microphone for poets and scientists from the audience.