Tales of the SF Cacophony Society at the Exploratorium

If you haven’t visited the Exploratorium since dissecting a cow’s eye on your grade school field trip in the ’80s, here’s your chance to get reacquainted. Tales of the SF Cacophony co-authors John Law & Carrie Galbraith will be appearing this Thursday 7/3 as part of the Exploratorium’s ‘After Dark’ programming.

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Encounter some of the lesser-known geographies of our beloved city, from the Fillmore jazz era to the Doggie Diner heads.

Hear tales of chaos, cacophony, and dark saturnalia with Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society co-authors John Law and Carrie Galbraith. Discover a rare photographic archive of the Fillmore District in its 1940s -’60s heyday with UC Santa Cruz professor Dr. Lewis Watts, and absorb the oral histories of longtime Bayview-Hunter’s Point residents with the Museum of the African Diaspora’s “I’ve Known Rivers” story project.

Meet members of San Francisco’s inimitable order of queer nuns, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Play the iconic Go Girl! pinball machine, created twenty years ago by artist Michael Brown, and navigate your way through the gay rights issues of the day on your way to achieving “wig mode.”

Enjoy a performance of tightwire, juggling, rola bola, plate-spinning, and more with Circus Center San Francisco. Or take a walking tour of the waterfront with San Francisco historian Chris Carlsson, and talk with pile drivers about their work under Pier 15.

Encounter the fantastically diverse inhabitants of the bottom of the Bay with Exploratorium scientists Bryce Johnson and Denise King, and find out how to sustainably harvest our coastal bounty with Sea Forager’s Kirk and Camilla Lombard. See a sourdough demonstration with chefs from SeaGlass Restaurant, and shake up your understanding of earthquake science with Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty.

You can also design your own earthquake-proof toothpick structure with the ever-knowledgeable Explorables volunteers, and watch artist Scott Weaver rock his 37+ years-in-the-making interactive toothpick masterpiece, Rolling Through the Bay. Explore it all (beneath the gaze of Harold Bachman’s vintage Doggie Diner heads) at Exploratorium’s ‘After Dark’.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m
Exploratorium Pier 15
Admission: $15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members
Adults Only (18+

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