April 18, 2013
8:30 pm to midnight
For adults 21+
Big Bang: Party After Dark! Come for an unforgettable mix of music, dancing, entertainment and local food, all under the Academy’s living roof. This special evening will feature a live DJ set by retro-soul crooner Mayer Hawthorne and an open bar, while raising critical funds for the Academy’s conservation and sustainability programs.
Individual Ticket $75
Bundle (15 Tickets) $1000
Groups enjoy special savings.
The California Academy of Sciences is dedicated to explore, explain, and sustain the natural world. Proceeds from the Big Bang Gala benefit the Academy’s world-class research and education programs ($45 of each ticket is tax-deductible).
Thank you for your interest. Big Bang: Party After Dark tickets are now SOLD OUT. Proceeds from the event benefit the Academy’s research and conservation programs.
Music, Creatures, and Cocktails
Explore the tastes, sounds and creatures of the night amongst friends and 38,000 live animals with acclaimed retro-soul crooner and DJ Mayer Hawthorne. Complimentary late-night bites, desserts and inspired libations at open bars throughout the museum will keep the party going strong.
Mayer Hawthorne (DJ set)
Soul singer, DJ, rapper and multi-instrumentalist, Mayer Hawthorne will headline the night. Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and John Mayer have all taken to Twitter to proclaim their adoration. Mayer Hawthorne puts a modern spin on the traditional DJ set—incorporating Motown classics and his original tracks to produce a truly one of a kind dance party.
Eat fresh Neapolitan-inspired pizza under the Golden Gate Park stars, catered by Del Popolo—a mobile pizzeria committed to creating rustic pizza using ingredients sourced from small, generational producers. Del Popolo is housed in a twenty-foot transatlantic shipping container that’s been re-purposed and modified into a kitchen. A wall of glass doors exposes the interior, including the traditional Italian-made wood-fired oven.
Come join us for a special sustainable pizza making demonstration by Del Popolo pizzaiolo Jon Darsky (formerly of Flour + Water and Pizzeria Delfina).
L.A.-based duo Poolside have a sound that can only be described as “Daytime Disco.” Having spent the majority of their careers in smaller indie dance bands, Poolside puts a breezy disco pop spin on classics like Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.” You may feel like you’re poolside, but you won’t need sunscreen to enjoy this up tempo California vibe.
Rock the Bike
Dance the night away with Rock the Bike, an all bike-powered DJ booth, featuring DJ Izzy Wise. Take turns on the bikes to light up the night sky with El Arbol, a bike-powered art installation (pictured). Based in Berkeley, Rock the Bike is group of cyclists, musicians and innovators dedicated to creating a sustainable future, one bike at time.
Illuminating Visuals by ALL OF IT NOW!
Howard Wong is ALL OF IT NOW!, a locally grown VJ and Public Works’ resident VJ. ALL OF IT NOW! Has performed with Miike Snow, Dirty Vegas, Blackalicious, Mark Farina, Rusko, Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation), Miguel Migs, Derrick Carter, Claude Vonstroke, DJ Craze, Big Freedia, and many more.
More surprises to be announced!
Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.