#ATLSciFest Virtual Performances

Enjoy dinner and a show, all from the comfort of your own home! Tune in for some of our favorite science-centric performances, performance art, and theatrical displays during the 2021 Atlanta Science Festival.

Guthman Musical Instrument Fair | Saturday, March 13th at 1:00 pm 

Presented by: Georgia Institute of Technology

Meet the finalists in Georgia Tech’s 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. In this interactive virtual event, you’ll learn about innovative new musical instruments pushing the limits of art, technology, and design. You’ll also be able to speak directly with their creators to learn more about their work. Then stick around to hear from our judges about this year’s winners! Register here.

Completeness | Sunday, March 14th at 7:30 PM (multiple showings)

Presented by: Horizon Theatre, Science ATL

Tune in for a reprise of our popular science-based theatrical production, Completeness. In Completeness, Elliot, a computer scientist, and Molly, a molecular biologist, are struggling with the realities of romance. When love is the answer, how do these two intellectuals manage to figure out the equation in the first place? When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. You’ll see both their romantic triumphs and regressions mirrored in the science they create. Stick around after for a talk-back with some super scientists!

To learn more about Completeness and our special post-show guests, visit https://www.horizontheatre.com/horizon-at-home-completeness/ after March 1.

This will be a live event, but if you’d like to watch the show with previously recorded talk back sessions at another time, please go ahead and register and we’ll send you recordings. Register here.

Science Improv | Monday, March 15th at 7:30 pm 

Presented by: Whole World Improv Theatre, Georgia Tech

It’s improv comedy with a science twist! Tune in to see experienced improv actors and professional scientists take the virtual stage together to put on a unique entertainment and educational experience. We’ll get your scientific suggestions to drive the performance, and you’re sure to have a great time and come away having learned something too! Comedy improvisation has never been geekier.

50% of proceeds from the donations will go to the performers and 50% go to Carlos Giron fund.  Carlos was a Latino improviser who worked as a mainstage actor at Whole World Theater and died unexpectedly.  He was a gifted geek who performed at many Science Improv shows, and the fund supports his Legacy at the nonprofit theater.  Learn more about this event.

The Shift | Saturday, March 13th at 8:00 pm (multiple showings)

Presented by: Found Stages

In this virtual, immersive theatre experience, the United States has undergone a significant change. Due to “The Shift,” life as we know it is obsolete, and there is a shortage of natural resources, including water.

A river runs north to south through the city, and “The Fault-Line” divides the town. The wealthy citizens of Fault North have dammed and rerouted the river, leaving the working-class people in Fault South without a sufficient water supply. Three female engineers from Fault South plan to reroute the city water system, and they need the audience’s help. Register here.

Ask Deer Abby: Live from the Atlanta Science Festival! | Saturday, March 20th at 2:00 pm 

Presented by: Ask Deer Abby

Welcome to Ask Deer Abby, a podcast where we uncover what ails our animal friends and offer some top-notch animal advice from our delightful doe, Abby. In this special live episode, join Abby and Hopper virtually as they catch-up with some friends from Season One. Not only that, but they’ve also got a brand new mystery animal who needs YOUR help! Will you help Abby and Hopper uncover the mystery identity and ailments of this new animal? Register here.

Science Jazz Hands | Tuesday, March 23rd at 8:00 pm 

Presented by: Science for Georgia, Georgia Tech

Tune in to catch scientists getting your attention, not with jazz hands, but with comedic bits about their research. The scientist comedians will be trained by Dr. Lew Lefton and Dr. Pete Ludovice – official doctors of philosophy AND unofficial doctors of science comedy. After the comedy sets, we’ll all have the chance to dig deeper into the science with interactive Q & A and games!

Half the donations for this event will go to Science for Georgia and the other half will be given to an organization dedicated to serving underrepresented minorities in science. Register here.

The Story Collider | Friday, March 26th at 7:00 pm 

Presented by: The Story Collider

The Story Collider brings true, personal stories about science to life. At this online story hour with three Atlanta tellers, you’ll hear from scientists tell heartwarming (and heartbreaking) stories about their failures, successes, and everything in between, and you’ll also hear from people who haven’t had a formal connection to science in years. This show will feature stories connected to tellers’ personal trials with COVID-19. 

Science is a part of all of our lives and The Story Collider brings chemists, comedians, actors, neuroscientists, writers, and physicists alike onto the “stage” to tell their (true) stories. Register here.