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SOLD OUT - An Evening with Rick Steves

Author and host of Rick Steves’ Europe

2019-12-02 19:00:00 2019-12-02 20:00:00 America/New_York SOLD OUT - An Evening with Rick Steves Southern Theatre

Monday, December 02
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-12-02 19:00:00 2019-12-02 20:00:00 America/New_York SOLD OUT - An Evening with Rick Steves Rick Steves will discuss his book “Travel as a Political Act” and reflect on how travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world. Southern Theatre

Rick Steves will discuss his book “Travel as a Political Act” and reflect on how travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world.

The Plain City Public Library, in partnership with other central Ohio libraries (Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries), will present an Evening with Rick Steves at 7 pm on Monday, December 2 at the Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street, Columbus).

Rick Steves, author of Europe Through the Back Door and host of Rick Steves’ Europe on public television, will discuss “Travel as a Political Act” (also the title of his 2009 book) and reflect on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives, and how travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world.

ABOUT RICK STEVES

Rick took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer. By the time he reached 18, Rick jokes, “I realized I didn’t need my parents to travel!” He began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons. In 1976, he started Rick Steves’ Europe (RSE), a business that has grown from a one-man operation to a company with a well-traveled staff of over 100 full-time employees.

Rick is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He is also committed to his own neighborhood. He’s an active member of the Lutheran church and with advocacy groups focused on economic and social justice, drug policy reform, and ending hunger. Rick gave his local YWCA a 24-unit apartment building to provide transitional housing for homeless mothers and their children.

ABOUT THE EVENT

Purchase tickets for an Evening with Rick Steves here. Ticket prices range from $20.00-$75.00. The event will include a presentation, brief Q&A and the opportunity to purchase books and have them signed by Rick Steves.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | World & Culture | For Booklovers | Entertainment |

TAGS: | Travel | Rick Steves | Author visit |

Venue details


21 E. MAIN STREET, COLUMBUS 43215

https://www.capa.com/venues/detail/southern-theatre

The oldest surviving theatre in central Ohio and one of the oldest in the state, the Southern Theatre opened in 1896 as part of a performance space and hotel complex on the corner of High and Main Streets. The Southern was designed for the presentation of theatrical touring productions, and later also accommodated silent films, vaudeville, first- and second-run motion pictures, dance, country music reviews, and community events. Over its life, the Southern has hosted singer Lillian Russell, actors Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, Maude Adams, Sarah Bernhardt, dancers Anna Pavlova and Isadora Duncan, John Philip Sousa, Al Jolson, George M. Cohan, Mae West, and W.C. Fields.