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Tonight’s After Dark is a giant art party! Light up the Exploratorium with films, projections, and music curated by SMARTBOMB, the Oakland-based arts collective. Featured artists include Xyla, Macro Waves, Raven, Melanie Marie, AshTreJinkins, rose cherami, and more. And keep your eyes peeled for more illuminating visual touches from Justin Alexander Tuan Smith (Lil' Zen Ten) throughout the museum!

Alter Destiny: Live A/V Performances & Short Music Films
7:30 p.m.
Kanbar Forum
Curated by SMARTBOMB

Settle into a night you won’t forget combining music, live performance, and one-of-a-kind filmmaking. Drawing from SMARTBOMB’s community of creative geniuses, tonight’s After Dark pairs musicians with visual artists to present three distinctive sets that make you think about audio and visual art in a whole new way.
In between sets, experience short films made by emerging Bay Area artists and from the Exploratorium’s iconic Cinema Arts collection. Featured artists include:
Set One: Music from AshTreJinkins, live visuals by rose cherami
Set Two: Music from RAVEN, live visuals by Melanie Marie
Set Three: Music from Xyla, live visuals from Macro Waves
With short films by Xyla, Macro Waves, RAVEN, Melanie Marie, AshTreJinkins, rose cherami, Anna Firth, Aaron Patrick (Perfect Chao), Laneya Billingsly (Billie0cean), Jules Retzlaff (Cereal4thekids), Tessa Shimizu & W.A.L.A, and the Exploratorium Cinema Arts collection.

Return to the Source: Short Film Screenings
6:00–10:00 p.m.
Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
By Macro Waves, Andtheothers, & Jin Lee Baobei

Sink into two short films that traverse a span of landscapes—ecological, imagined, and internal—through the language of cinema. The films are: Garden of the Ancients (Macro Waves, 2022, 12 min.) and 帰宅 ✿ KITAKU (Andtheothers & Jin Lee Baobei, 2022, 16 min.).

Food and drinks will be available for purchase at our Seaglass Restaurant and additional bar locations.