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Olympia Theater

174 E. Flagler Street

Miami FL 33131

305-374-2444

 

Box Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 10 AM – 6 PM

90 Minutes Before Show

 

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An Evening with Richard Dawkins


Richard Dawkins, world-renowned evolutionary biologist and best-selling author, will be in conversation with author and acclaimed humorist, Dave Barry, to discuss science, secularism, and current events. The on-stage conversation will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Richard Dawkins was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University from 1995-2008. He is an internationally best-selling author. Among his books are The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth, The Magic of Reality, and An Appetite for Wonder. His most recent book is the second part of his autobiography, A Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature. His around-the-world speaking tour is the focus of a recent documentary The Unbelievers which also features appearances by Woody Allen, Stephen Colbert, Cameron Diaz, Ian McEwan, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Hawking, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, and Sarah Silverman.

Dave Barry has been a professional humorist ever since he discovered that professional humor was a lot easier than working.


For many years he wrote a newspaper column that appeared in more than 500 newspapers and generated thousands of letters from readers who thought he should be fired. Despite this, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure location that he does not know about. One of Barry's columns was largely responsible for the movement to observe International Talk Like a Pirate Day every year on September 19. This is probably his most enduring achievement.

Science FairBarry has written more than 30 books, including the novels Big Trouble, Lunatics, Tricky Business and, most recently, Insane City. He has also written a number of books with titles like I'll Mature When I'm Dead, which are technically classified as nonfiction, although they contain numerous lies. Two of Barry's books were the basis for the CBS sitcom Dave's World, which can probably still be seen on cable TV in certain underdeveloped nations.

VIP Reception
$250.00 tickets - Doors at 5pm
General public doors 6pm