Nick Hakim
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NightLife is 21+ with ID. Last entry to rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Planetarium passes available for purchase online.

Live performance by Nick Hakim
with Kadjha Bonet
DJ set by Arumi & Lil Waifu​​​​​​​
Co-presented by Noise Pop
In partnership with DoTheBay, Deep Eddy Vodka, and artist-in-residency Maggie West.

Check the Spotify playlist to hear Nick Hakim & more.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Show
West Garden

  • 7:30 - 8:15 PM - The “inventive, inspiringly devious” (NPR) Kadhja Bonet opens the show, infusing her experimental and idiosyncratic mix of soul, jazz, and folk with a rich, ethereal soprano.

  • 8:45 - 9:45 PM - Our final headline act of the year, Brooklyn musician Nick Hakim, closes out the night with experimental soul music with the sonic luster to transport you to another world.

  • 6:00 - 10:00 PM - Explore a colorful new art installation by NightLife LIVE’s first artist-in-residence, Los Angeles-based artist Maggie West. Also, check out her interactive AR (augmented reality) art app THEIA and watch it transform the Academy before your eyes.

Art, Albums and Screen Prints
Swamp & Project Lab
6:00 - 10:00​​​​​ PM

Spruce up your record collection by visiting Amoeba Records’ pop-up shop and collect all of San Franpsycho’s “one-night-only” screen printed shirts designed just for NightLife LIVE. Plus, creativity workshops & button making with Paint Pens Collective.

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NIGHTLIFE TIPS

  • Last entry for the Rainforest dome is at 7:45 pm. Please note: drinks are not allowed inside the Rainforest exhibit.
  • Thirsty? Each bar area features a unique seasonal craft cocktail—there are multiple bars throughout the museum.
  • Special programs and lectures may have limited seating and admission will be available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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PLANETARIUM PASSES

  • Planetarium passes are required for the 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 pm shows.
  • Passes are $3 each and may be purchased online or at the ticket window. Since shows do sell out, we always recommend buying in advance.
  • The 6:30 pm live show is always free. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please arrive at the planetarium 15 minutes before your ticketed showtime for seating. We run a tight spaceship!

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FOOD & DRINK

  • A variety of food options are available at NightLife from 6:00-9:30 pm, including The Academy Cafe and The Academy Cafe Food Cart located in the front lobby.
  • Enjoy a different fresh seasonal "craft on draft" cocktail at each NightLife bar area designed by our resident mixologist Shane McKnight!

All bars accept cash and credit cards.

Music

Planetarium Shows

6:30 pm, 9:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Twist and turn through alien worlds and lose yourself in mesmerizing forms, colors, and music.

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