Science and art merge in the first Science Art Cinema event at Miami’s Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Set for 7 p.m. Aug. 29, the evening will explore lasers via films, performances, multimedia presentations and an immersive laser installation by artist Matthew Schreiber. Supported by a Knight Arts Challenge grant, the series kickoff is the first of four events. It’s also among the last to be held inside the nearly 50-year-old Planetarium before it shuts down; next summer, the museum moves into a $300 million home at Museum Park on Biscayne Boulevard.
Schreiber will introduce his laser installation, which will be activated during a live performance by guitarists including Autumn Casey, Rick Fantasies, Gavin Perry, Beatriz Montevaro, Julie Ghoulie and Frank Falestra. The films that will be shown during the evening are Laser Blast, We Study in Moscow, The Simple Lens: An Introduction, Learning About Light, Lasers Unlimited, Crime: Dye Guns Lasers Justice?, Air Force Now 141 and Holography Memories in Light.
Tickets, which are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, also include complimentary food and drinks. The Frost is at 3280 S. Miami Ave. To buy tickets in advance, visit https://scienceartcinema1.eventbrite.com. For information about the event, call 305-646-4200 or visit www.miamisci.org.