OMG, It’s SHARKTOBERFEST 2010 at Our Cal Academy of Sciences – Imagine an Entire Shark Week Compressed into One Night!

First thing, forget all about Shark Week. It’s history.

Why? Because our California Academy of Sciences has compressed all that kind of excitement into just one night, October 14th, 2010.

Sharks + Beer = SharktoberFest 2010!

A baby shark in Golden Gate Park:

All the deets:

 WHAT:               NightLife celebrates two perennial favorites: sharks and beer. On the shark front, you’ll find specimens from the Academy’s collections, movies, experts ready to answer your questions, shark-inspired art, animatronics, and more.  In honor of Oktoberfest, participate in WIRED Magazine’s search for the “Most Wired Beer,” and enjoy a variety of local microbrewery beers available for sale at the bar.  In addition, the planetarium will feature a special show for the night, presented in conjunction with the Buckminster Fuller Institute.  In Perceiving Home: An Ecological Tour of the Cosmos, David McConville takes you on an interactive exploration of beautifully rendered Earth and space science visualizations, while Violist Christen Lien provides live musical accompaniment with her haunting ambient soundscapes.

WHO:                 DJ Laird and Rafael

WHEN:               Thursday, October 14
6 PM – 10 PM
Perceiving Home Shows at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM; first-come, first-served seating

COST:                  $12 per person; $10 for Academy members
Adults 21 and up

WHERE:             The California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

For more information:

The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, and world-class research and education programs—all under one living roof. Admission to the Academy is: $29.95 for adults; $24.95 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID; $19.95 for children ages 4 to 11; and free for children ages 3 and younger. The Academy is free to the public on the third Wednesday of each month. Admission fees include all exhibits and shows. Hours are 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Saturday, and 11:00 am – 5:00 pm on Sunday. The Academy is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. During peak periods, including some holiday weekends, an admission surcharge and extended hours may apply. Visit or call (415) 379-8000 for more information.

And you taggers, forget about narwhales and unicorns. These days, sharks are the thang. See? For 2011, sharks are the fish to watch in the Arts world. It’ll be 2007 all over again…

Via that_james’ photostream – click to expand

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2 Responses to “OMG, It’s SHARKTOBERFEST 2010 at Our Cal Academy of Sciences – Imagine an Entire Shark Week Compressed into One Night!”

  1. Tenderblog says:

    Your theory that narwhales & unicorns are outdated and that sharks are the thang, doesn’t stand: that picture is 3 years old… and from Barcelona! For some reason, SF prefers the other two.

  2. Check out the new exhibit “ByKill”

    As the sponsor of the event, we hope that this event raises awareness around threats to sharks as well as celebrates their beauty and importance to the ocean. Check our other events including a shark party on the Angel Island Ferry October 23rd with Jim Toomey and other shark heroes.

    See you tonight!