Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OMSI After Dark, July 25th, with Wild Ones and Mimicking Birds

Everybody knows that OMSI is awesome.  Everybody likes synthpop and/or indie rock.  (Don't lie, you know you do.)  It is indisputable that futurism- whether retro-, or plagued with zeerust, or the regular ol' philosophical kind- is kickass.  How shall we combine these things... hmm, let me see...

OMSI After Dark!

I'll let the folks at OMSI explain all the pertinent details below, but let's just say I definitely plan to be there next Wednesday night, in bowtie and tweed, acting like the alternate-history-writin' fool that I am.  I'll also be doing an interview with the PIC, which should be quite interesting.  Hope to see you there!

OMSI After Dark Offers Music and Science for “Geeks Gone Wild” 21+ Crowd

July event showcases popular local bands Wild Ones and Mimicking Birds;
Explores science behind future that never happened

Local bands are the newest feature of the popular adult event OMSI After Dark, known for kid-free, brain-building science fun for the 21+ crowd!

July Local Bands in Concert:

Wild Ones and Mimicking Birds

Wild Ones started with Danielle Sullivan and Thomas Himes in 2009 as a synth-pop duo and quickly evolved to include bass player Clayton Knapp and drummer Andy Parker and produce its debut EP "You're a Winner."

Having toured with Modest Mouse and played at festivals such as Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza, Mimicking Birds is no stranger to large crowds.  With lush vocals and a deeply toned acoustic guitar, their songs are ethereal, pensive and austere.

July Science Theme: Jet Packs and RoboMaids: The Future That Never Happened!
Whatever happened with jetpacks, robot maids, hovercrafts, and holodecks? A whole lotta nothing! Explore the future that never happened and the tech that just didn’t take.

Interactive Demos and Activities:

  *   Nano Pants – See the science behind fabric that will repel water
  *   Flaming Tubes and Good Vibes – These flames can groove to the music
  *   Mind Games – Play video games using only your noggin
  *   Holograms – Make a hologram and see it in action
  *   Segway Rides – Whiz around on the transportation of the future
  *   Exploding Ping Pong Balls – Liquid nitrogen + enclosed container
  *   Quiz to the Future – Wild? Or eerily accurate? Explore predictions throughout time
  *   Magic Wallet – Financial planning using simple household items

Wednesday, July 25
7 to 11 p.m.; concerts will be at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

OMSI, inside and out!

Regular tickets will be $18 and include OMSI After Dark and the concert
$9 for OMSI members
FREE for OMSI After Dark members

Visit to learn more about the current exhibitions on display, local artisans and services featured at the event, and the evening’s themed food and drink menu.

Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or<>.

1 comment:

Picton Zane said...

This is one of the best locations for people-watching. Peruse the dozens of booths of handmade home wares, relish the amazing local nourishment and embrace. burdens of food carts offer tasty treats, and localize entertainers and instrumentalists entertain the gatherings.

Russell Solomon