Learn to Crossword!
Doors 3:00 PM, show 3:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door
No outside food or drink allowed. Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event.
About this performance:
Ever thought the crossword just wasn’t for you? Turns out, puzzling is for everyone, you just need to be taught how. You’ll laugh, make friends, and learn how to crossword!
Think you can’t crossword, just because you didn’t grow up yachting on a German river while singing opera? You CAN!
A New York Times puzzle tester will teach you the tricks of solving the NYT Crossword, and lovingly, laughingly guide you through a fun, collaborative big-group solve.
Puzzles are followed by a mixer to meet your fellow word lovers. Solvers of all levels (especially NO experience!) are welcome.
A puzzle tester for the New York Times Crossword made two discoveries while carrying her clipboard of puzzles around Brooklyn. 1) It is kind of hard to look cool with a clipboard. 2) Most people think they can’t solve the crossword! But they can, even if they didn’t grow up yachting on a German river while singing opera solos. To welcome more people into puzzling, especially fellow people of color, women, and young people, she started teaching folks how to crossword, and now it’s a whole thing!
Because puzzling is actually for everyone, join us for a fun afternoon where a true-believer puzzler will teach you the basic tips and tricks of solving the NYT Crossword, and lovingly, laughingly guide you through a collaborative big-group solve. Puzzles are followed by a mixer to meet your fellow word-loving people. Solvers of all levels (especially NO experience!) are welcome.
Elizabeth Hira is a social justice attorney who’s passionate about engaging the arts for equity. In her decade as a democracy-reform attorney, she’s worked in the U.S. Senate for then-Sen. Kamala Harris; in the U.S. House helping to draft H.R. 1/The For the People Act; and as a fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. Her work spans voting rights, gender and reproductive justice, and LGBTQ rights, and you should ask her about her new national oral history project! Elizabeth is gladly a Caveat booster and performed her first one-woman show “Pursuing Guerrilla Equality” right here. A Stanford and Georgetown Law grad, she’s also a puzzle tester for The New York Times, where she’s a fervent ambassador of the idea that “puzzling is for everyone.” (It’s literally on her personalized clipboard, which is not a babe magnet.) Born in the Caribbean, she proudly calls Brooklyn, New York home.