Class up your Cinco de Mayo with an alternative to the typical tequila- and taco-filled debauchery hoopla. Don your "festive glamour" attire and check out Party After Dark at the California Academy of Sciences' Big Bang fête for an evening of music and dancing, plus a chance to schmooze with some of the world's brightest scientists. You'll have to leave your sombreros at home but don't worry, there will be plenty of inspired cocktails and snacks from local celebrity chefs, and the Bay Area's finest DJs guaranteeing some good times on the dance floor. Scientists do know everything, especially how to throw a swanky soiree.
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