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Science on Tap Portland -- What is Happening This Week in Science? Find out with TWIS! - 03/25/19

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Ore.

Tickets: $15 for GA or $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only) 

Food & Drink: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available

Event Website: https://viaproductions.org/events/alberta_apr_3_twis/

What IS happening this week in science??? It’s often hard to keep up with the pace of new discoveries. But, that’s where the This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast comes in! Prepare to laugh and learn while TWIS, the longest running, woman-run science podcast, entertains you with SCIENCE!

This Week in Science (TWIS) is a weekly web and radio talk-show presenting a humorous, often opinionated, and irreverent look at the week in science and technology. In each show, the hosts, Dr. Kiki Sanford (a neuroscientist), Justin Jackson (a car-salesman turned geneticist), and Blair Bazdarich (the zoologist), discuss the latest in cutting-edge science news on topics such as: genetic engineering, stem cells, human evolution, climate change, space exploration, neuroscience, microbiology, and show favorites – Countdown to World Robot Domination and Blair’s Animal Corner. 

Feed your curiosity about the world, and join the TWIS crew for this very special LIVE broadcast from the Alberta Rose Theater where we will be joined by nerdy musical guests, The PDX Broadsides! If you enjoy music by Jonathan Coulton, Ingrid Michaelson, Magnetic Zeroes, Karen Kilgariff, The Finches, Paul and Storm, and Barenaked Ladies, you are going to love the PDX Broadsides.

It will be a night of science, music, and fun… don’t miss out!

This Science on Tap event is brought to you in partnership with Science Talk, a local organization dedicated to improving science communication and engagement.

 


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

Science on Tap Portland-- Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert - 03/22/19

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location:  Broadway Rose Theatre12850 SW Grant Ave, Tigard, OR

Tickets: $15 for GA or $8 students with ID

Food & Drink: chocolates, cookies, nuts, candy, soda, red & white wines, beer, coffee, tea, and bottled water available.

Event Website: https://viaproductions.org/events/broadway_apr_1_music/

Partnering with Broadway Rose Theater to bring this special Science on Tap back by popular demand!

Our brains undergo numerous changes that affect memory, motor, and sensory functions as we age. Many of these changes are amplified in diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Could music limit the effects of aging and neurodegenerative diseases?

At this event, learn from Dr. Larry Sherman, a musician and Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University, singer/songwriter Naomi LaViolette, and cellist Erin Ratzlaf as they explore how listening, practicing, and performing music influence the brain, and how these activities could impact brain aging and disease. They will also discuss Naomi’s work as a pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer with Steven Goodwin, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and the Saving His Musicproject, which has received prominent coverage in national and local news.

Join us and enjoy a multi-media presentation that combines live music and visuals with discussions about cutting edge science. All three presenters will be performing live music ranging from Debussy, Leonard Cohen, and the Beatles to original pieces by Ms. LaViolette and Steven Goodwin.

Science on Tap Portland -- Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions & What They Tell Us about Ourselves - 03/12/19

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie Ave,, Portland, Ore.

Tickets: $15 for GA, $36 tix+book combo, $8 students with ID 

Food & Drink:  Beer, wine, & sodas, as well as pizza and snacks like candy bars and mixed nuts.

Event Website: https://viaproductions.org/events/aladdin_mar_21_mama/

New York Times best-selling author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotions in his new book Mama’s Last Hug. It opens with the dramatic farewell between Mama, a dying fifty-nine-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and biologist Jan Van Hooff. This heartfelt final meeting of two longtime friends, widely shared as a video, offers a window into how deep and instantly recognizable these bonds can be. So begins Frans de Waal’s whirlwind tour of new ideas and findings about animal emotions, based on his renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates.

At this special Science on Tap, join us for De Waal’s discussion of facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, Mama’s life and death, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. Learn how he distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species. Hear about his radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have, and the same is true for our emotions.

Frans de Waal has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. The author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, among many other works, he is the C. H. Candler Professor in Emory University’s Psychology Department and director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Books will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Broadway Books.


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.

Science on Tap Vancouver -- The Role of Cannabis in the Opioid Crisis - 03/04/19

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2018

Time: Event at 7 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.)

Location: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Cost: $9.00 advance tickets, $10.00 at the door, $8 for students

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn, and snacks available.

Event Website: https://viaproductions.org/events/alberta_mar_13_cannabis/

In collaboration with WSUV’s Brain Awareness Week!

Cannabis has been used for centuries to relieve pain, and it is a less dangerous alternative to pain-relieving opioids. Mounting evidence also suggests that cannabis could help people who are recovering from opioid dependence. Once demonized as the “gateway drug,” cannabis could actually be the “exit drug” from opioid addiction.

Adie Wilson-Poe, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist who studies the pain-relieving properties of opioids and cannabinoids, and how cannabis can diminish the negative side effects of opioids. Her long-term goal is to characterize the harm-reduction potential of cannabis in the opioid overdose epidemic. Dr. Wilson-Poe is also the co-founder of Habu Health, a consumer research group that studies the effects of adult-use cannabis.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver

 


Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, drink a pint, and enjoy learning. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don't have to be a science geek to have fun--all you need is a thirst for knowledge! For more information on this event or about Science on Tap, visit Via Productions.