For Immediate Release:
June 01, 2013
Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367
Zoë Keating Headlines Exploratorium’s After Dark June 6, 2013
Cellist and sampling virtuoso performs as part of museum’s next adults-only event
The Exploratorium’s After Dark returns June 6, 2013 with a special music- and art-focused evening featuring performances by acclaimed cellist Zoë Keating, and highlighting works by artists throughout the museum. Operating as a one-woman orchestra, Keating uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of sound in real time - resulting in intricate and breathtaking music that has been delighting audiences since she began improvising for late night crowds in her San Francisco warehouse in her 20s.
Keating is known for both her use of technology - which she uses to sample her cello onstage - and for her DIY ethic which has resulted in the sale of over 60,000 copies of her self-released albums and a devoted social media following. She will perform at 7:30 and 9pm.
After Dark is the first Thursday evening of each month from 6-10pm for adults ages 18 and up. Programs mix cocktails, conversation and adult-oriented programming in science and the arts, which might include live performances, films and new media, or feature cutting-edge technology and unexpected extravaganzas.
After Dark programs are playful, eclectic, and content-rich, exploring the science behind topics of adult interest from gambling, alcohol, fashion and sex to extreme sports and gaming. Boom (July), Freestyle (August), Decay (November), and Glow (December). Additional programs to be announced.One part theater, one part cabaret, one part gallery and one part Happy Hour, After Dark is a unique way to experience one of San Francisco’s most beloved museums. After Dark is for adults 18 years and older. Tickets are $15; $10 for members.
Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm; every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.
$25 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions.
About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.
Linda Dackman, Public Information Director (415) 528-4363
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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367