Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday! - Atlas Obscura
Join us on an Atlas Obscura Trip in 2019 »

San Francisco, California

Cephalopod Movie Night with Science Friday!

Join the Science Friday and KQED crew to celebrate Cephalopod Week with libations and an immersion into the underwater world of these strange tentacled creatures.

They’re quick, they’re clever, they’re masters of disguise and every year public radio program Science Friday dedicates a week to celebrating them. Cephalopod Week, Science Friday’s annual celebration of some of the smartest, most interesting invertebrates on Earth, is back, and Atlas Obscura and Science Friday are teaming up to make it a total cephalo-party!

Join us for an evening of talk, tentacles, and merriment, featuring four original short films from Science Friday at Public Works, as well as films by KQED’s Deep Look science series, that have never been shown in San Francisco before. This evening is your chance to hear Danna Staff's talk entitled “Octopuses: Not Aliens, Still Awesome” as you rub elbows with Science Friday Executive Director Danielle Dana and KQED’s Deep Look Coordinating Producer, Gabriela Quirós. Ask them anything you want to know about these amazing, adaptive, and sometimes creepy creatures!

You'll join other Atlas Obscura Society members and Science Friday listeners for this very special screening, sip the specialty cephalopod-themed cocktails, and engage in riveting conversation as you enjoy scenes of giant octopus attacks from 1950s cult film.


  • Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7:30pm.
  • 21+ only.


Email Larissa Hayden at larissa.hayden@atlasobscura.com.

Stay connected! Subscribe to Atlas Obscura's San Francisco Obscura Society Newsletter and like our Facebook page for a first glimpse at upcoming events.

Advance tickets only. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.