One of the coolest upcoming events in Georgia must surely be the Atlanta Science Festival, taking place at various locations throughout the city March 9th through 24th.
The scope of the daily activities, many of which are geared toward kids, teens and/or families, is bewildering (check out the full agenda at atlantasciencefestival.org), but suffice to say that learning has rarely been so fun or entertaining. And naturally, since music has many connections to science and technology, there are some intriguing musical offerings.
On Sunday, March 11th at The Space (4630 S. Atlanta Rd.), the Hereafter Artist Collective and music/dance ensemble Flight of Swallows will give two performances inspired by the two golden phonograph records full of sounds and images that were sent into space as part of the Voyager Mission. On Friday, March 16th, Newnan drummer/producer Deantoni Parks will give a special performance at the Red Light Café exploring the balancing of technology with self. On Saturday, March 17th, the Silver Scream Spookshow (a live, lighthearted, kid-friendly monster/comedy performance group) returns to the Plaza Theatre for a special science edition prior to a 3D screening of the classic film It Came From Outerspace; goofy Atlanta-based conceptual band Leucine Zipper & the Zinc Fingers (pictured, featuring ASF advisory board member Jennifer Leavey) will perform afterwards. And on March 20th at the Decatur Campus of GSU Perimeter College, musician Scott Burland will perform as part of a Theremin demonstration where participants will learn how they work and make models to take home!
These are just a fraction of the wide-ranging events and activities as part of this year’s Atlanta Science Festival. For a full list, including ticket info, locations, dates, times and descriptions, visit atlantasciencefestival.org.