Saturday, April 05, 2008

Yuri's Night

Tonight, it was a hard decision. Lately, I haven't been going out to do much. Not like I would usually do. Normally, I'd be looking up all the cool stuff around the city and taking part, checking it out, blah blah blah, I'm a joiner-girl. But lately, I've been stay-at-home-girl. Clean-the-house-girl. Watch-TV-girl, even.

But tonight, somehow I found out about Yuri's Night at the Science Centre. It's an international celebration of the first human spaceflight, taken by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in April 1961. Over one hundred Yuri's Night events are planned all over the world. Toronto's is organized by Newmindspace - an organization I've been interested in for some time now (ever since I found out about their light saber battle at the ROM). Tonight will feature space exhibits, guest speakers, dance music, food, drink, and likely some drugged-out teenagers. It's all ages, but I'm really curious to know what it will be like.

My alternative was Timeraiser. Written about in this blog by my colleage Don and edited by yours truly, I thought it sounded like the coolest thing. And totally something that people at work are interested in. In fact, a couple of my colleagues ARE going.

It was a tough choice, honestly.

But other friends of mine made it easier by buying the tickets for Door #1, and so off I go soon to Yuri's Night.

What does one wear to celebrate the first human spaceflight? I mean, aside from silver lame and a space helmet?

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Oh, update on this: disappointing!

It was a rave. And not even a very good one, actually. It was interesting to see the rave kids.

And I had a good time being creative, making crafts and looking at all the exhibits.

However, other people were not so easily amused, it seems.

I thought that it was fun, but it wasn't what I thought it would be. Too bad.