Media Advisory: Science & Art Cabaret to Present a Night of Conversation on Time

The event, held in a basement club, invites members of the public to grab a drink and listen to artists and university researchers discuss a common theme

Release Date: November 26, 2012 This content is archived.


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Time is the second event in the 2012-13 season of Buffalo's Science & Art Cabaret.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In a dimly lit basement club in downtown Buffalo, scientists and artists will gather on the night of Nov. 28 to discuss that most mysterious of concepts: Time.

The event is the second in the 2012-13 season of the Science & Art Cabaret, a series of evening conversations that invites the public to grab a drink and listen as some of the region's greatest minds discuss how a common theme relates to art and science.

On Nov. 28, the cabaret will take place at 7 p.m. at The Ninth Ward at Babeville at 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Guests will enjoy a night of entertaining conversation and a cash bar. Entry is free.

The lineup for the night includes:

-- Sarah Shandera, assistant professor of physics at Pennsylvania State University, who will deliver a talk titled, "A Travelling Cosmologist's Clock Runs Slow"

-- Dejan Stojkovic, associate professor of physics at the University at Buffalo, who will speak on the theme, "From Time to Time and Back"

-- John Massier, visual arts curator for Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, who will discuss the artwork of Karen Henderson, a Toronto-based artist whose work addresses site, time and material processes.

-- Rob Lynch, a painter and musician, who will be keeping time on drums.

The Science & Art Cabaret series is organized by the UB College of Arts and Sciences, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Buffalo Museum of Science.

Co-founder Will Kinney, a UB associate professor of physics, describes the cabaret as "an entertaining mash-up of cutting-edge science and technology with art, music, poetry and performance." It's a tribute to the time-tested ideal that public spaces, like cafes and bars, can serve as hubs of intellectual discussion, and not just as places to engage in leisurely pursuits.

"Time" is the 12th cabaret held since 2009. For information on the Science & Art Cabaret and past events, visit and

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