Beyond the skin we live in, clothing and accessory is a ubiquitous human visual identity. It can be a strong marker of culture, values, and resources. It can define how we see ourselves or how we want to be seen. Get your hands on contemporary wearable designs, catch a fabulous fashion show, or learn about how humans transform themselves with their “second skin.” Come wearing the true you and celebrate the creative, expressive, and radical ways in which we adorn our physical forms. Then learn about the silvery rare earth metal Yttrium at Everything Matters.
Make Up Yourself With the Rice Rockettes
6:30-7:45 and 9:00-9:30 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1, Black Box
Get in step with the Rice Rockettes for a hands-on skillshare of some of the essentials of drag: makeup, wigs, shoes, and attitude! Let these pros guide you through the steps to achieving a vibrant cut-crease look, advise on the perfect accessories, and teach you to walk the walk (in heels). Join in on the dress-up at our makeshift makeup counter and wear your new style with pride.
Contemporary Muslim Fashion With Saba Ali
7:30 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum
This year, for the first time, a model wearing a hijab and burkini appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue a sign that a more nuanced discussion of Muslim dress and identity has entered the national conversation. Get a fresh and informed perspective with stylist Saba Ali hear about her work in the fashion industry and ways in which cultural identity can be carried through this fast-growing fashion sector. Discover the vibrant and diverse palette of style represented in Muslim culture, what it signifies for the wearer, and what it signals to the observer.
All the World’s a Stage With Heike Winterfeld
8:00 p.m. | Gallery 1 - Black Box
How much of what you did today how you decided to dress, whether you worked out, what emotions you chose to display was influenced by concerns about how others perceive you? Self-presentation refers to the behaviors intended (even unconsciously) to manage the impressions others form of us. Come join Exploratorium social psychologist Heike Winterheld in an intimate and interactive conversation about the ways in which science-based strategies can help you present yourself as you intend, the role of shyness in impression management, and the costs of worrying too much about how we come across to others.
Articles of Interest With Avery Trufelman
8:30 p.m. | Osher Gallery 1, Kanbar Forum
Hear the hidden, overlooked, or forgotten stories of clothes and styles in the American fashion lexicon with radio producer Avery Trufelman. Following up her six-part series Articles of Interest on the 99% Invisible podcast, Trufelman’s work covers a broad range of concepts like the rise of casualwear, the environmental impact of the textile industry, and why womenswear doesn’t have pockets. Try on something new and see what you discover.
Everything Matters: Yttrium With Ron Hipchman
8:00 p.m. | Bechtel Gallery 3, Wattis Webcast Studio
The metallic element Yttrium probably won’t spontaneously combust during Everything Matters: Yttrium It requires temperatures over 400 C but there’s no doubt it’ll be an explosive evening anyway. Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman; follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective experience.
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Cost:17.95 advance, 19.95 door, AD members free
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 528-4444
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