Join Atlas Obscura and the Philosophical Research Society as we celebrate Pi Day (yes we know it's technically the day after!) and take in a performance by the Magic Castle's own "mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin. Then, dig into some delicious pie while enjoying the classic Disney featurette "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land."
By day, he's a Harvey Mudd Professor of Mathematics. By night, Arthur Benjamin is a "Mathemagician." Equally at home performing in a science museum or on stage at Hollywood' world-famous Magic Castle, Arthur combined his two loves to create a dynamic show called "Mathemagics". Here he demonstrates and explains the secrets for performing rapid mental calculations faster than a calculator.
You'll learn how to mentally multiply enormous, multi-digit numbers (faster than a calculator); how to memorize any 100 digit number; how to figure out the day of the week of any date in history; and more!
Then what Pi Day party would be complete without some pie? Following the performance, we'll have a variety of tasty pies on hand to satisfy your sweet tooth while watching the 1959 Academy Award-nominated 27-minute Disney educational film "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land." Join everyone's favorite cartoon duck as he explores a fantastical place where trees have square roots, streams flow with numbers, and birds sing the digits of pi.
Now that's the way to celebrate math!
- Doors open at 7pm, with the performance starting at 730pm sharp.
- Please note this event takes place on Friday, March 15, which is technically the day after Pi Day.
- The PRS has limited parking, and street parking is available. Please read signs carefully and park at your own discretion. Alternatively, consider public transportation or take an Uber/Lyft.
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