Fog is the stuff of legends, extolled by writers, expounded upon by filmmakers, and studied by meteorologists across the globe. Swirling, beautiful, and occasionally creepy, fog is a salient part of San Francisco’s identity—something we may love, or hate, but which we rarely ignore.
After Dark: Fog, the Exploratorium’s adults-only (18 & over) evening event, Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6-10pm, will celebrate the all-encompassing, shape-shifting nature of fog with a variety of fun, fog-related activities. It’s an opportunity to bid adieu to Fog Bridge, the popular immersive outdoor art installation by Japanese interdisciplinary artist Fujiko Nakaya, slated to close October 6.
The evening will include a special screening of the new documentary film Fog City, by Exploratorium Cinema Artist-in-Residence Sam Green, a meditation on the beauty and mystery of San Francisco fog. Created in collaboration with cinematographer Andy Black, the work takes a poetic view of a complex natural phenomenon that for many months each year defines the region. Green will provide live narration during the screening, and New York-based band The Quavers will play original music composed for the film. Seating to the screening is limited.
After Dark is the first Thursday evening of each month. From 6-10pm, adults ages 18 and up can enjoy programs, cocktails, conversations and adult-oriented activities in science and the arts. After Dark programs feature live performances, science lectures and demonstrations, films and new media, and often cutting-edge technology and unexpected surprises.
Playful, eclectic, and content-rich, After Dark programs are serious fun. Explore the science behind themes of adult interest from fashion and sex to time and decay. Upcoming After Dark themes include Fog (October), The Art of Tinkering (November), and Glow (December). Additional programs to be announced. For more information, or to buy advance tickets online go to https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark
. After Dark is for adults 18 years and older. Tickets are $15; $10 for members. 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.