Come to Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences – Where Rachel Met Ross

Nerdy Ross and fun Rachel from Friends could have easily met each other at one of the California Academy of Sciences nightLife nights. It’s a perfect place for people their 20’s and 30’s to meet – and the cover charge is low. You can’t beat that.  

Music, cocktails, seahorses, space travel and a general broadening of the mind. Every Thursday night through October 29th, the Academy is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling, and cocktails, for visitors 21 and older. Activities and performers change week to week.”

I’ll say it again – nightLife is too cheap, it’s a bargain

Nightlife nights have areas that look, smell, sound, taste (alcohol everywhere, 21-and-over only please) and feel just like a night club. Click to expand:

OMG! It’s the 60th birthday of the 45 rpm record – what better reason for Red Bull to host an old-school DJ competition?


Look at all the Red Bull and hard liquor. Until they give us back our Sparks, this will have to do. Let’s see, there’s regular, sugar free and I can’t tell what other flavor they had. Oh well.

And all the while, plenty of drinking and ogling downstairs in the aquarium:

And speaking of ogling, you can peek in on Scientists at Work during their evening shift. (I’m sure they just love that.)

This was the bill of fare last Thursday night – you gots to check to see what’s going on as it’s always different every week:

Check out tonight’s sked, after the jump.

See you there!

May 28th, 2009

   Mad Science

Join us as Mad Science, a.k.a. Ace & Gunz of the beat collective BASSYX, provides the music for this week’s NightLife.  Their signature blend features electro-bass flanked by vocal-driven break-beats, and deep, progressive house with tech funk.  They are residents at such local clubs as Infusion, Supperclub, and Harlot, as well as more underground spots, such as Shine, Paradise Lounge, and Mighty. Check out a sampling of their sound and join us this week for a night of drinks and dancing, mixed with science and conversation.
    Kapanya: East African Adventures
Also, Kapanya Kitaba makes the trek all the way from Tanzania in East Africa to share his safari and climbing adventures in the African wilderness. An accomplished wildlife tracker, Kapanya can also lay claim to having scaled the face of Mt. Kilimanjaro over 125 times in the past 15 years. Kapanya will take us on a stunning photographic tour of the birds, animals and sights of the East African wilderness.
    Boca do Rio
The Academy’s own Kevin Welch has assembled a superb team of Brazilian and American musicians to give voice to his vibrant compositions, which he terms música organica – music that is explicitly influenced by his connection to Brazil but filtered through the sensibilities of his California base.  Boca do Rio takes its name from the Portuguese “mouth of the river” – the place where myriad streams and sources converge into one powerful, flowing, physical energy.  Join them for a special live set in Africa Hall.

   Planetarium Shows

Fragile Planet
The Academy’s daytime planetarium show
6:30p, 7:30pm and 8:30pm

Seating for planetarium shows is limited.  Passes will be distributed the night of the event on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium.

Planetarium reservations typically run out early in the evening, so be sure to pick up a pass for your desired showtime upon your arrival at NightLife.


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2 Responses to “Come to Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences – Where Rachel Met Ross”

  1. nanio says:

    “cola” flavored, ugh.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Cola, of course.
    Heard it just got banned in Germany or something like that.