There’s something about Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and other colorful expatriates living in Paris in the early 1900′s that intrigues me. I loved Woody Allen’s clever, whimsical movie Midnight in Paris and the novel that portrays that period in time ‘The Paris Wife’ by Paula McClain. Hemingway was a fascinating character, flaws and all.
If you, too, are captivated by the Hemingway era, you can celebrate his birthday on July 21 at Ocho, the cool, funky bar at the Hotel Havana on Navarro street downtown. The San Antonio Library Foundation & Ocho are hosting their second annual Hemingway fete with Hemingway Daiquiris for $5 all night long. The fun starts at 7:30, and there’s no charge to get in. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Library Foundation.