One of the traits distinguishing pipe smoking from cigarette smoking is that pipes demand a larger amount of pocket-stuffing contraband -- tampers, pipe cleaners, tobacco pouches, pipes and stuff. Then, before you can light up, you have to do a little project involving pipe-stuffing and an elaborate lighting procedure. And third, it's pretty indisputable that pipe smoking is the single activity most likely to make you resemble Gandalf, or -- more likely -- Pippin, from Middle Earth. This level of commitment really lends itself to clubs of like-minded smoking enthusiasts. At 8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Cigar & Tabac, meet and greet other pipe smokers and discuss your common shag-cut interests. Call Mike Sull at 913-362-7864.
Third Thursday of every month, 2008