After Dark’s First Thursday is coming up again! This time it’s on Thursday, July 3rd from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Pier 15. Tickets are the same as the museum’s entrance fees: $15.00 for Non-Members, $10.00 for Members, and Free for Lab-Members. Some venues have limited seating, and your entrance fee does not guarantee a seat in these limited capacity venues. Those are on a firs-com, first-served basis. After Dark is or Adults Only, 18 and older, please.
This month discover San Francisco’s lesser known geographies from the Fillmore, to Doggie Diners. John Law, co-founder of the San Francisco Cacophony Society and Black Rock City (aka Burning Man) will tell tales from the mysterious Suicide Club. Peruse rare photographs of the Fillmore District, ‘the Harlem of the West’, from the 1940s to the 1960s with Santa Cruz professor Dr. Lewis Watts. Join the Museum of African Diaspora’s ‘I’ve Known Rivers’ story project with interviews from long-time Bayview-Hunter’s Point residents.
The members of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be on hand to meet and greet, as will the iconic ‘GoGirl’ pinball machine created 20 years ago by artist Michael Brown. Navigate your way through gay rights issues of the day to achieve ‘wig mode’!
Circus Center San Francisco will be performing tightwire, juggling, plate spinning, rola bola, and more, and you can learn a few tricks yourself! Take a waterfront tour with San Francisco historian Chris Carlsson and talk with pile driver operators about their work under Pier 15 (Local Union 34 members).
Discover the diverse life that exists in the depths of the bay with Exploratorium scientists Bryce Johnson and Denise King/ Find out how to sustainably harvest the bounty of the bay with Kirk and Camille Lombard of the ‘Sea Forager’. You can also watch a sourdough demonstration with the chefs of the SeaGlass Restaurant, or improve your earthquake understanding with Exploratorium physicist Paul Doherty.
Not enough? More of a hands-on type of person? Try building your own earthquake-proof structure with toothpicks guided by the Explorables volunteers, and watch artist Scott Weaver continue work on his 37+ year interactive toothpick structure, ‘Rollin’ Through the Bay’, You can explore and accomplish it all under the watchful eyes of Harold Bachman’s vintage Doggie Diner Heads, another awesome artifact you won’t want to miss!
Come enjoy First Thursday After Dark this coming July 3rd. It’ll be an outing long remembered!