Reel Eats: Spirited Away [Sold Out] [Encore!]
Fifth Annual Studio Ghibli Film Retrospective: Jan 9- Jan 26 18 Films, 18 Days, 1 Giant Screen Complete Schedule Here
Reel Eats taps into the senses using both cinema and cuisine. Each curated bite is tucked away in different numbered boxes matching key moments in the film, enhancing the narrative in electrifying ways. Come join us for this quarterly film series and experience the silver screen like never before.
6:15PM | Doors open; guests arrive and will be greeted with a tray of numbered boxes
7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions
7:15PM | Movie: Spirited Away (Duration: 2 hr. 5 mins. | Rating: PG
ABOUT THE FILM
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts
Tickets: $35 per person (due to the nature of the event, no dietary restrictions can be accommodated)
The Empirical Theater seats 300 guests. Due to event logistics, we sell a maximum of 250 tickets to this event so there is no need to arrive extra early to reserve a seat. Doors open at 6:15pm and we aim to begin the event promptly at 7pm.
The tasting menu that accompanies the film consists of 8 food items that average 3 bites. If you would like to purchase beverages or additional food from the Empirical Café prior to the event, please plan on arriving early. The café will be open until 8pm should you wish to get something additional during the movie.
OMSI After Dark: Cards & Consoles
From the table to the screen and everything in between! Power up, gamers, and see how much play you can pack into one night.
Shoot off water rockets, concoct chemical creations, and explore the wonders of OMSI with no kids in sight! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning about robots, tornados, or fossils. Talk to a brewer about the science behind beer, or sample products from local artisans.
All that and more with OMSI After Dark, a night at the museum for the 21-and-over crowd filled with food, drink, and science fun!
Admission to our featured exhibit, Exquisite Creatures, is included with OMSI After Dark admission.
21+ Only | IDs Required
Please check out our event FAQ page.
Due to the popularity of this event, we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity is limited and may sell out.
OMSI After Dark admission:
FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders*
*At this time, we have discontinued the OMSI After Dark Access Pass. We will honor existing passes until they expire.
Counting Cards | There’s a chance you’ve heard of counting cards, but what’s the probability you’ve mastered the math behind it?
Drunk Goggle Gaming | Think you’re a gaming champion, greatest of them all? See if you’re still standing tall after last call!
Monty Hall Problem | Let’s make a deal! “Come on down” and find out how a simple game show can reveal statistical surprises!
The Prisoner's Dilemma | To confess, or not to confess, that is the question! Explore this classic example of game theory and see if you'll be set free!
Musical Tesla Coils | 7:00pm | Come hear your favorite video game themes played using high voltage electricity.
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Indie Games on the Empirical Screen, with Ground Kontrol | 7-10pm |
Make a Videogame! with Will Lewis | 6:45pm | Ever wanted to use your skills in art, writing, music, or programming to make a game? Are you interested in learning those skills with others? Find out how the Portland Indie Game Squad helps local students, hobbyists, and professionals collaborate to make their own tabletop and videogames.
Ideation with Marlowe Dobbe | 7:30pm |
Scoring Points: Music & Video Games with Bryan Minus | 8:00pm | The contributions of music on our entertainment experience of visual media and video games is often overlooked, but vital to our reactions and emotional investment! From choosing a musical palette based on the individual content and psychology of music to creating a cohesive immersive musical experience, Portland-based composer Bryan Minus will outline how music helps build and enhance the unique world of video games. In this lecture, Bryan will discuss his scoring process and provide examples and demonstrations from a variety of his projects.
Making Board Games Inspired by Nature with Tim Eisner | 9:00pm | Join local game designer Tim Eisner as he discusses the importance of theme in board games. This presentation will cover how using real life facts about animals and nature has helped solve design problems, mesh themes with mechanics, and create memorable games inspired by nature. Tim Eisner runs Weird City Games. His published designs include March of the Ants, Grimm Forest Aquicorn Cove, Grimm Masquerade, and his upcoming game, Canopy.
Flamebuoyant Breakdancers: Mario & Luigi | 7:15 and 8:00pm
Portland Indie Game Squad
Rose City Rollers
Weird City Games
2 Towns Ciderhouse
Aidan's Atomic Pickles
Honybee Sparkling Lemonades & Syrups
How Sweet It Is
Nothing Bundt Cakes
peace. love. pretzels.
Tostado Coffee Roasters
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Cheese Making Workshop
Explore the wonderful world of cheese making! We’ll learn the art and science of making cow’s milk fresh mozzarella cheese in this class. Participants will sample a variety of cheeses, make their own mozzarella, and learn about several types of fresh cheeses to make at home.
Recommended for ages 8 and up with an adult, 14 and up without. Each ticket is per 1 lb batch of cheese, up to three people per ticket.
One ticket per batch of cheese, maximum three participants per ticket. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket. All Maker Workshops are 15% off for museum members.
Time: 11AM - 1PM
Laser Romance Under the Stars takes on "light-hearted" romantic songs in laser light!
Mo Phillips & The Electric Groundhogs
Do your kids have a need to wiggle? Bring them to OMSI and rock out to the cool musical stylings of Portland-based kids’ band Mo Phillips and the Electric Groundhogs. This interactive show respects the intelligence of young people with wit and irreverence, and is built for kids and parents alike! Open to members and museum guests with General Admission.
Adults must be accompanied by a child under 8 to enter.
About the artists: Mo Phillips writes kids’ songs from his secret ninja laboratory in Portland. In the old days, Mo played crazy jazz and psychedelic math rock on three continents to much acclaim. Mo grew up recreating Neil Young and the Rolling Stones in his bedroom, and after some university years trying (unsuccessfully) to cross D. Boon with John Coltrane, he fell back into his classic rockin' ways. It has been said that Mo's album Train Beard sounds like Black Francis joined Wilco to make a kids’ album—a fine, distilled blend of Americana, Soul and Blues, while not being afraid of a poppy hook or straight rockin' out.
Impossible Science LIVE
Jason Latimer, World Champion of Magic and the Curator of Impossible Science, will change your understanding of what is possible!
Impossible Science LIVE’s unique blend of science and magic takes audiences on the journey of making the impossible possible through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. From the foundation of all science and discovery to the leading edge of technology and innovation, this live performance demonstrates how the right question changes everything. Latimer integrates all fields of science into mind-blowing illusions that will inspire your sense of wonder.
Learn how to see beyond the illusion! Challenge your understanding of physics as Latimer walks through solid objects. Discover the power of curiosity and chemistry as he forms water into objects. From bending light with his hands to drawings that come to life, you will not want to miss this wonderful science experience.
“Our next cure, next technology, or next revolutionary change will come from a question that has never been asked. It's wonder that changes the world. It’s the right question that changes everything.”
Feel the bass drop under the planetarium dome! Enjoy a mix of electro-house hits from Deadmau5 accompanied by riots of colorful lasers.
$2 Days at OMSI
$2 Days at OMSI
Explore the museum and all permanent exhibits for just $2 per person on the first Sunday of every month! Submarine Tours, Theater and Planetarium shows are also reduced to $5 per person, or less with applicable discounts.
SOLD OUT - Behind-the-Scenes Dinner with Christopher Marley
SOLD OUT - This event is sold out. We have a waiting list in case more tickets become available due to refunds. Please fill out this form.
FEB 4, 2020 | 6:15-9PM | Upstairs Featured Exhibit Hall
Join us for a unique behind-the-scenes lecture and viewing of Exquisite Creatures with exhibit creator, Christopher Marley. Enjoy a buffet dinner inside the exhibit (upper level), your choice of beer or wine and a special guided tour with the artist.
Tickets are $65 (OMSI members receive $5 off) and includes dinner, beer or wine and gratituity.
- Honey Ricotta Crostini w/fall squash and fried herbs
- Pazanella Salad w/Pistachio Vinaigrette - roasted beets, cara cara orange, arugula, brioche
- Wild Mushroom & Pancetta Lasagna - local wild mushrooms, pancetta, braised kale, ricotta
- Stuffed Delicata Squash w/local wild mushrooms & quinoa (vegan option)
- Crispy Cauliflower w/fried capers, lemon, marcona almonds
6:30PM: Science Store Closes (last chance to get an Exquisite Creatures book)
6:45PM: Buffet Dinner
7:00PM: Lecture & Q&A
8:00PM: Tour the Exhibit
9:00PM: Event ends
Exquisite Creatures: Experience how awe-inspiring the natural world can be through the intricate design of its inhabitants. Examine the connections between art and science through stunning three-dimensional displays of rare specimens from all over the world.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christopher Marley is an artist, naturalist and bestselling author whose three-dimensional art features reclaimed and sustainably sourced animal, mineral and plant specimens arranged in precise, geometric compositions.
Raised in Oregon, Christopher Marley left home at 18 to pursue a career in fashion while studying art and design. During his travels, what began as an interest in enigmatic organisms and minerals soon became his life’s work: to broaden the world’s appreciation for the little-known and misunderstood artifacts of nature.
Possessing a brilliant eye for color, pattern, and texture, Marley explores the deep relationships between vastly different natural objects with the goal of deepening our relationship with the world around us. Marley maintains design studios in Oregon and Malaysia where he develops new methods to preserve natural artifacts of all kinds.
Marley’s three-dimensional art has been featured in numerous publications including Smithsonian.com, Scientific American, Wired, and Audubon magazine. His popular first book, Pheromone, was listed as one of the best books of the year by The Times (UK). His second book, Biophilia, was a New York Times bestseller.
Science Pub Portland: Science Minded Life
Beyond the "Issues": Living A Science Minded Life
With Troy H. Campbell, Assistant Professor in Marketing Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon
February 4, 2020 | Doors Open @ 6PM | Theory will be open from 5-7PM
PLEASE NOTE: Science Pub at OMSI will now be the first Tuesday of the month.
$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets will be available online or at the OMSI front desk until 2pm the day of the event; see below for details.
“Being a science minded person is not just about correcting others and protesting for science, it is a daily and very personal thing,” Professor Troy Campbell explains. His talk will look beyond “the issues” at the rich beautiful existence of living a science minded life.
“Science mindness,” as he explains, “is an orientation toward the world, where you just keep asking intelligent and constructive questions and look for more detail.” Professor Campbell talks about how he is science minded everyday as an academic, a creative at Disney Imagineering and Netflix Insights, and as an inclusion scientist for Nike and Apple, but also when interacting with strangers, planning dinner parties, or making everyday choices.
The talk will also touch on how we sadly, just see science as for the serious or for the few and not for everyone. There will be lots of fun, interactivity, and lots of nuanced depth as Professor Campbell will touch on why we stop calling it “confirmation bias” and instead “confirmation process”.
In a science minded existence, he says one sees more of existence, because you are constantly asking what else is there. And yes, he says, some may perceive that their life is ‘full’ but we know that those people have seen only a few drops of reality. He will close with a call to show the world that science minded isn’t here to critique you but to offer a better and fuller existence.
Troy Campbell is an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing at the Lundquist College of Business. His expertise and research focus on consumer enjoyment, identity, goals, and overcoming resistance in communication. Campbell's classes cover topics including marketing, storytelling, scientific communication, the science of cool, and experiential design. He sums up his interests as, “I love using scientifically derived insights to make things awesome from experiences to art to social movements to business to education to just an afternoon with my family.” Campbell's work has been featured in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and Management Science.
Campbell received his PhD from Duke University. Before joining the Lundquist College, he worked for Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Apple, and Comic-Con; his academic research has influenced companies including Nike, Daimler, and United Health, as well as the biggest government entities.
OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until 2:00pm the day of the event. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.
If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.
Science Pub OMSI is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!
OMSI's restaurant, Theory will be open from 5-7pm. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, salad, ice cream plus draft beer and cider. The Empirical Cafe will also be open from 5-7:30pm with snacks, sandwiches, and bottled beer, wine and cider.
For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.797.4529.
Cider Making Workshop
Cider drinking is a lost American tradition, recapture it here and learn how to make your own! Participants will explore the history and science of cider, as well as learn the steps to turning a half gallon of apple juice from the store into delicious hard cider to drink at home.
Ages 21+, one participant per ticket. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket. All Maker Workshops are 15% off for museum members.
Meet A Scientist: February
Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.