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For crimini out loud, you should attend these coming mushroom events at Town Hall. Tickets are on sale now!
On October 13, famed mycologist Lawrence Millman will take the Town Hall stage with his new book, Fungipedia: A Brief Compendium of Mushroom Lore, combining ecological, ethnographic, historical, and contemporary knowledge. Millman will discuss how mushrooms are much more closely related to humans than to plants, how they engage in sex, how insects farm them, and how certain species happily dine on anything from cockroach antennae to leftover radiation. You can learn more about the event here. Tickets are only $5 (and free for anyone 22 and under).
But wait, there’s morel.
On November 15, the visually stunning and groundbreaking documentary Fantastic Fungi will debut. It is directed by award-winning filmmaker and pioneer of time-lapse photography, Louie Schwartzberg. Fantastic Fungi is an immersive experience, showing how the fungi kingdom offers us a response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. The film is narrated by Academy Award-winner Brie Larson. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Schwartzberg and mycologist Paul Stamets. After the movie learn more from Schwartzberg and Stamets about the film itself, as well as the incredible communication network of mycelium under our feet—and its potential to restore the planet’s ecosystems, repair our health, and resurrect our symbiotic relationship with nature. The evening is presented by MOVING ART in association with Atremis Rising Foundation and Reconsider and Area 23a.