NightLife LIVE: Resilience

Event has passed (Thu Jun 12, 2014 - Thu Jun 12, 2014)
California Academy of Sciences
6:00-10:00 pm
$10 - $12
Arts, Music, Concert Hall


An SF Design Week Event & second installment of the NightLife LIVE Music & Art Series

LIVE sets in the East Garden by Small Black and Beacon; DJ set in the Piazza by Heathered Pearls curated by ISO50

Art exhibit by Azael Ferrer curated by Betty Bigas

Follow the light…to NightLife LIVE for the second installment of the Academy’s innovative monthly music and art series inspired by science.

Visual artist Azael Ferrer will exhibit interactive video-art pieces and a live dance routine by performance artist Rachel Znerold, in an entrancing blend of movement and mechanics.

Plus, step inside a garden of light with illuminated paper flowers that radiate light from within with the help of customized projectors.

Join Brooklyn-based indie rockers Small Black as they bring a chillwave to the Academy’s East Garden. Supporting act Beacon will turn the lights down low for a down-tempo foray into 90’s R&B, heavy on the bass.

Hear some of the sharpest minds in design talk shop, including Andrew Hessle and John Bielenberg.

In the planetarium, view Starting with Universe: Buckminster Fuller’s Design Science and learn how design visionary Fuller pioneered the way we approach design in the 21st century with a presentation led by David McConville, chair of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

Gain a new perspective on life (and the future of existence) in cities with the forward-thinking urban ecologists of Future Cities Lab, including co-founder Kelly Johnson.

In the East Pavilion, learn how smart, simple design has revolutionized the way we communicate, commute, and compute with displays from Revolights, Stanford, California College of the Arts, among others.

In the Piazza, groove to a disco-driven set by DJ Heathered Pearls, music curator for ISO50.

Bring eyes, ears, and an open mind to experience Late Night Art, a design-focused, social art experiment that encourages interaction between you and your neighbor.

21+ Event, ID required for entry.

Note: The 4-story Rainforest exhibit closes at 7:45pm and planetarium passes are distributed to visitors on a first-come first-served basis. Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will also be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


  1. California Academy of Sciences
    55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA