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Virtual NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE


NightLife is now a regularly scheduled delivery: Every other Thursday, tune in to a new volume of Virtual NightLife, an experimental online event that brings science, art, and music to you. To attend, be sure to fix yourself a “quarantini,” ping your friends for some simultaneous event-experiencing, and click over to this experimental showcase streaming live on YouTube and Facebook. We’re all in this together and we’re just as curious as you are to see what happens.

The lineup for Vol. 4:

  • Why do birds of a feather flock together? Dr. Jack Dumbacher, the Academy’s Curator of Ornithology and Mammalogy, explains the science behind the idiom with a talk on why birds (and other organisms) gather in groups.
  • Oakland’s Cunamacué shares dance inspired by generations of Afro-Peruvian culture.
  • Artist and filmmaker Ivan Cash screen his short film, “A Social Distance,” exploring the theme of connection under quarantine.
  • Some foods feel like a hug from the inside. Jocelyn Jackson (People’s Kitchen Collective and JUSTUS Kitchen) and Aileen Suzara (PKC collaborator and Sariwa) invite you into their kitchens to explore the delicious life cycle of the sweet potato and share stories of the sweet potato’s cultural, ecological, & ancestral significance in their lives.
  • Evolutionary biologist and nudibranch enthusiast Allison Fritts-Penniman talk about the theory of “isolation by distance,” and how some nudibranch species maintain connectivity across oceans.

Streaming live on YouTube Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm PDT

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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