Your Tinder date might be impressed by how you totally smoked a lot of DMT at Bennington, but will your pride survive a brush with the impenetrable quickening? On Friday, The Evolver Network is hosting the 6th Annual Ayahuasca Monologues: Tales of the Spirit Vine, where you can "hear of experiences both miraculous and terrifying, humorous and adventurous, humbling and revelatory when Westerners drink ayahuasca."

The evening's discussion features TV "medicine hunter" Chris Kilham, Vikram Gandhi (from that movie about the guy who fools people into thinking he is a prophet), a guy who used to play with Van Morrison and James Taylor, "drag icon" and performance artist Shelly Mars, and the reliably excellent Hamilton Morris.

Wait, you don't know what ayahuasca is?

The event is at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Webster Hall doesn't give a shit about the ephemerality of currency nor the permanence of your spirit animal). There is also an afterparty at "A Brooklyn loft, TBA." But yeah, sure, your roommate's office holiday party will probably be more fun.

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