Published February 6, 2014
The Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret, which features entertaining talks by leading artists and scientists, will travel to the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School on the evening of Feb. 12.
The cabaret, held several times a year, will focus this time on the theme “Terra Cognita” — the known and mapped universe.
It will begin at 7 p.m. at the planetarium in the high school at 1595 Hopkins Road, Amherst.
The Science & Art Cabaret is a collaboration between the UB College of Arts and Sciences, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the Buffalo Museum of Science.
At each event, a mix of artists and researchers share stories, discussing how a common theme relates to their work. Meant for a general audience, the talks are both enlightening and entertaining. Past cabaret topics have ranged from time and relativity to failure and “the end of the universe and the future of life.”
The cabaret’s usual home is the Ninth Ward at Babeville, a basement club in Buffalo. But the event travels to other venues for special presentations — like Percy’s forthcoming planetarium talk.