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MAD Thursdays

Join us for MAD Thursdays as part of Digital Dynamics 2018

Step out of your comfort zone and do something truly INTEResting this New Year! You’d be MAD not to take part in THEMUSEUM’S multi-modal art exhibition INTERACTION. This unique drop-in programming is for adults 19+ (because, booze) and runs every Thursday from January 4th– March 29th. Museum After Dark (MAD) is the only place where you and your friends can INTERmingle at a Valentine’s Night Market or reach for the stars with INTERstellar. Cool sh*t happens here.

$7+HST| January 4th-March 29th, 2018| Doors 6:00pm |Programming 7:00pm-9:00pm| 19+, must present a valid ID| Drinks can be purchased at B@THEMUSEUM

Join us every Thursday evening this winter for some cool sh!t


January 18| INTERtwine – Toy Hacking 

Toy Hacking presented in partnership with the Underground Studio MakerSpace
So you’ve broken all the cool gadgets you got for Christmas? No biggie! We know you’ve been dying to check out our Underground Studio Makerspace – and here’s your chance. Come in to hack, tinker, and play during this adult-only session. The chance to create a wonderfully weird new creation… and enjoy a cold one, awaits.

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February 1| INTERscholastic – Science on Tap

Science on Tap presented in partnership with Nerd Nite and UWaterloo Science Outreach
Looking to expand your intellect and for the opportunity to meet a real-life scientist? Hang out with some scientists – we promise they’re not intimidating! It’s an informal series of short talks featuring the application of their research, followed by Nerd Nite trivia and the chance to put your newfound knowledge to the test.  

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February 8| INTERmingle – A Digital Love Story
In honour of Valentine’s day, we present: INTERACTION, A Truly Magical Moment by Adam Basanta. Stare into your lover’s eyes the new-age way – through your mobile phone! After perusing the exhibition, join us for a screening of Her, a film that is sure to make you feel better about just how connected you are to your device.  

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February 15| INTERcept – Ping Pong Tournament & Board Games
Break out your best paddles, it’s time to play!

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February 22| INTERmix – Mixology

Networking and Mixology presented in partnership with Brew Over Design
*** This event is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of Brew Over Design
Move over for Brew Over Design as they call on all designers! We’re talking graphic designers, user-experience architects, photogs and animators. Drown those winter blues with inspired cocktails, drink with new friends and explore our interactive exhibitions. Cheers!

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March 1| INTERcut – Sci-fi Movie

Sci-fi Movie presented in partnership with Grand River Film Festival
Still not convinced that we’re living in the future? Browse – and engage – with INTERACTION and then consider the role of technology in our everyday lives. Stay for a special screening of the futurist classic, Ex Machina. Watch the trailer here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

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March 8| INTERchange – Clothing Swap

Clothing Swap presented in partnership with Le Prix Fashion & Consulting
Your wardrobe probably needs a refresh, but on the cheap. Bring in your old items for a chance to swap, shop, and upcycle! Get styling advice from fashion expert and Le Prix founder, Robyn Hobbs, on how to make old items new again and browse their collection for some new (to you) additions! We’re looking for gently used men and women’s clothing, as well as small homeware items, including mugs, cushions, notebooks, etc.  Please drop off your contribution by 6:45 PM; shopping starts at 7PM! *Please note the maximum donation is 10 items per person.

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March 15| INTERsect – Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality presented in partnership with UW Games Institutes
Coolest job on the planet alert: There are people who get PAID to study Virtual Reality games. We’re calling on you to contribute to valuable research… or at the very least, to try your hand at the latest VR advancements available today.

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March 22| INTERlude – Live Music with deadbeatblast 

Join us for a night of interactive 8bit electronic grooves with deadbeatblast!

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March 29| INTERvene – Your Vote
How do you want to send off MAD Thursdays? Place your vote at any of our events throughout January & February.

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