We’re submerging again for Cephalopod Week! Join Science Friday and Atlas Obscura for an evening full of cephalopods and the scientists who study and care for them.
There’s only one marine animal we want to talk about for eight days—one for each arm! Cephalopod Week is public radio show Science Friday’s annual celebration of these amazing creatures, from the cunning cuttlefish, to the superb squid, to the outstanding octopus. This year, from June 21-28, Atlas Obscura and Science Friday are teaming up to give you a place to celebrate these incredible invertebrates together.
Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and talent, featuring four original short films from Science Friday at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. Want to find out how the dexterous arms of an octopus works? Just give it a toy! We’ll get a chance to hear from David Gire and Dominic Sivitilli from the University Of Washington, who monitor octopuses’ brains as they grasp and play with monitoring toys to better understand just how those arms function, and aquarist Tim Carpenter from the Seattle Aquarium, who works with the aquarium’s visiting Giant Pacific Octopuses and other amazing creatures. Don’t be a sucker and miss out on this evening!
Learn more about Science Friday’s Cephalopod Week!
- Doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.
- Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is located on the Southeast Corner of East Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South. The entrance of the building is located on the east side of 17th Avenue South.
- Street parking is available along with parking lots on the northeast corner of East Yesler Way and 17th Avenue South. There is additional parking behind the building in the southeast parking lot.
- Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute is dedicated to providing access to patrons with disabilities and the building is ADA compliant.
- This event is family-friendly.
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