While your love affair with New York is as torrid as ever (as is ours!), sometimes you’re struck by pangs of wanderlust, and we don’t mean a trip to the Lower East Side. You’d never dream of jilting your beloved city, but from time to time the wide world beckons you with the gauzy allure of the unknown. Tonight, you’ll hear from one of the world’s last true explorers, a man who travels to the God-forsaken corners of the world so you don’t have to (is there a Cipriani in Ulan Bator?). Wade Davis the author, adventurer, ethnobotonist and hero to lowly anthropology majors the world over, will speak about his new book, Into the Silence. Within the intrepid confines of the Explorer’s Club, you’ll learn about the mountaineers who conquered Everest in the wake of World War I, and hear the stories of those who didn’t live to share their own tales. While you may gasp with wonderment and shiver at the daunting tales, oxygen will be plentiful and the temperature perfectly benign at this enthralling lecture.
Into the Silence With Wade Davis, the Explorer’s Club, 46 East 70th Street, 7 p.m. Tickets, from $20, available by calling 212-628-8383.