Nightlife 3-28-13

The California Academy of Sciences this Thursday invites attendees to “explore the perception and expression of color in the natural world and man-made environments” with a full evening of events, including a performance by Bay Area electronic pop group Painted Palms. Chances are good that attendees will hear songs from the band’s debut LP, coming out later this year on Polyvinyl.

Check out all of Thursday night’s activities below.

Event Schedule

Science Love Stories at the Project Lab
6:00-9:00 pm
-Beautiful colors of the marine world presented by Academy scientist Gary Williams
-Warning coloration and mimicry in nudibranchs presented by Academy scientist Terry Gosliner
-Colorful birds presented by Academy scientist Jack Dumbacher

Activities in African Hall
6:00-10:00 pm
-See rare books and specimens from the Academy library collection
-Explore color with block printing, watercolors, dichroic glass and graphics with the Sharon Art Studio
-Check out plant-based fibers and dyes with the San Francisco Botanical Gardens and UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
-Learn about the origins of pigments from nature with Sinopia Pigments

Music in the East Pavilion
6:00-10:00 pm, Jamie Jams of Debaser playing all 2000s Indie

6:30 pm, Colors of the Cosmos
7:30 & 8:30 pm, Earthquake

Activity in the Children’s Gallery (East Pavilion)
7:00-10:00 pm, Anticlockwise’s “Watercolor Walls”

Talk in the Forum Theatre (2nd Floor)
8:00 pm, Synesthesia talk by Bryan Alvarez of UC Berkeley explains

Live Music in the Piazza
9 pm, Painted Palms presented by Noise Pop