Seismic matters, and this week NightLife is all about earthquakes! Be among the first to see the Academy’s newly opened Earthquake exhibit and planetarium show, complete with shake table, live ostriches, and an all-digital recreation of the 1906 earthquake. Enter an Earthquake Sundae-eating competition organized by Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop.
Experience soundQuake, a unique visual and acoustic representation of Bay Area earthquake data from 1973 to present day which combines geo-located data with graphics and banjo chords. Meet experts on earthquake science and preparedness from the US Geological Survey and SPUR (San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association).
Share your own story of where you were during the Loma Prieta earthquake that rocked San Francisco in 1989. Plus live music presented by NoisePop: catch Weekend, whose power-gloom guitar fuzz blends a post-punk sound with noise-pop mayhem; and Violens, whose cool emotionalism on stage is reminiscent of the mid-'80s U.K. indie scene.