Who said costumes were reserved solely for Halloween, or, in our case, Bay to Breakers? This Friday, throw on a top hat, turn back time, and revisit S.F.'s days of yore. You know, when the 1906 quake rocked our fair city, vaudeville shows were the entertainment of choice, and cocktails were rarely poured sans brandy (the latter may still ring true).
The California Academy of Sciences is kicking off its brand-spankin'-new earthquake-centric exhibit, aptly titled "Earthquake," which features images of S.F. before and after the monumental '06 shake-up. And to fete the anticipated show, it is hosting a 19th century-themed shindig. The five-hour affair will play host to an assortment of old-timey activities including cancan dancing and variety shows.
And while we're positive those performances are sure to knock our socks off, it's the 1906 earthquake simulator and live ostriches (according to sources, they have some connection to earthquakes) that have us counting down the minutes until Friday night. Well, it's time to dust off that old costume and kick up your heels (literally), because we're giving away a pair of tickets to the bash.
Score two tickets just by telling us what you'd wear to the big event in the comments. The winning package includes access to the party and exhibit, planetarium show, and two complimentary drinks. We’ll announce the winner Wednesday, so stay tuned!
Photo: Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences