From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk.
Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.
Filmed on location in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles, Dunkirk features a multigenerational ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.
Nolan directed Dunkirk from his own screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.
Duration: 107 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
Thor: Ragnarok is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
Duration: 130 mins. | Rating: PG-13
Great White Shark
Misrepresented, maligned and on the verge of extinction, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white's place in our imaginations, in our fears and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film concentrates on key global aggregation points, examining what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of researchers whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes--Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash--it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Duration: 120 mins. | Rating: PG-13
A woman (Thora Birch) inspires millions with her "PIG Theory" blog promoting a formula that keeps you safe from cheating until she meets a handsome lawyer (Chris Klein) who challenges her to a competition to prove her theory wrong. It's a competition! Who will win?
The Competition was filmed entirely in the Portland area. Several local residents including Kelsey Tucker (writer/producer) and Scott South (executive producer) were instrumental in bringing this romantic comedy to the big screen.
Duration: 103 mins. | Rating: NR
Make soap from scratch to take home while learning about the awesome chemistry of soap molecules! Participants must wear clothing that completely covers their arms, legs, and feet (no sandals or open-toed shoes) as we will be working with caustic substances.
Recommended for ages 6 and up with an adult, 12 and up without. General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
One ticket per batch of soap. | Maximum three participants per ticket.
Time: 10AM - 12PM
Meet A Scientist: January
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 the 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.
January 27 Topics
- Food scientist Seth shares the secrets of jams and jellies.
- Meet Kestin and learn about how we study the gut microbes of fish.
- Join Kara and celebrate the linguistic diversity of Oregon with an interactive exploration of some of its common dialect features.
- Meet Sydney and find out how snow melts faster because of wildfires, rain, and warmer temperatures!
- Get a closer look at live plankton and explore their importance in lakes and rivers with Vanessa.
- Who’s a better listener: you or Siri? Join Charlotte and find out!
OMSI After Dark: Now You See It
Step into the mysterious realm that Houdini once called home and explore the science behind the curtain.
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!
21+ Only | ID's Required
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: $15/non-members, $7.50/OMSI Members and FREE for OMSI After Dark Access Pass Holders
PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS
Mathis: The Charming Cardist | Experience the impossible with a local Magician and Illusionist! Specializing in cards, coins, and close up effects, Mathias provides a magical experience to people of any age and events of all kinds.
Liquid Laser Show with Kevin Noonan | Can lasers be liquid? Or does it just feel like liquid? Come explore the psychedlic world of light, lasers and liquid with local artist Kevin Noonan.
...and more coming soon!
...and more coming soon!
Questions? Call 503.797.4642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ticketing questions call 503.797.4634
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Science Pub Portland: Motor Proteins
Moving in a Microscopic Hurricane: How Motor Proteins Create Order in a Cell
With David Altman, PhD, Professor of Physics at Willamette University
February 1, 2018 | 7-9PM; Doors Open @ 5PM |
The inside of a cell is both incredibly crowded and extremely organized. It is the organization within a cell that allows it to be an exciting environment capable of the functions associated with life. Important players in a cell’s ability to stay ordered are motor proteins. These microscopic engines allow a cell to transport, compartmentalize, and arrange its components by generating force and creating motion. However, this motion occurs at the microscopic scale of the cell, where all biomolecules are constantly undergoing violent, jittery motions due to collisions with surrounding fluid molecules. In this way, a motor protein is like a car moving through a crowded city in the middle of a hurricane.
In this talk, David Altman will discuss how a cell’s miniscule engines achieve this remarkable feat. He will highlight his own research studying the behavior of a type of molecular motor called myosin, which is most notable for being the biomolecule responsible for muscle contraction.
David started his research career as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, where he studied how microscopic particles in solution move near a boundary. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University, conducting research in a biochemistry lab that introduced him to the motor protein myosin. He then conducted two post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Chemistry and in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford. He is currently an Associate Professor of Physics at Willamette University, where his research lab uses techniques and approaches from multiple disciplines to understand how myosin motors function and are regulated in a cell. David also enjoys fiber arts, and is currently knitting plush models of the amino acids, the building blocks for proteins.
OMSI Science Pub at the Mission Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. 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 Mission 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! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner and drinks will be available throughout the presentation. Please visit the McMenamins Mission Theater website for a dinner menu and venue information.
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Raise Your Weapon
The Longest Road
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SOLD OUT - Bitters Making Workshop
Bitters demystified! Learn how to make and use bitters in this hands-on workshop. This class will cover the history and science of bitters as well as basic formulas, tools, and processes to make bitter tinctures at home. Participants will have the opportunity to do tastings of various commercial bitters brands, as well as 30+ individual tinctures, and will blend two batchs of bitters to take home.
One participant per ticket. Ages 21 and up, General Admission is not included in the price of the ticket.
$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.