Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything

Special Science on Tap at the Alberta Rose Theatre!

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

Location: Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Ore.

Cost: $12 advance tickets - OR - $40 for one ticket and a signed copy of the book Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything

·  $15 tickets on the day of the event

·  Books will also be available for purchase at the event for $30

Food & Drink: Beer, wine, popcorn, Pacific Pie Company’s hand pies, and an assortment of snacks available.

Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. The new book Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything explores hundreds of the most interesting, unusual, and surprising chemical bonds, from rocks to ropes, and painkillers to pigments. At this special Science on Tap, Theodore Gray, author, and co-founder of Wolfram Research, Inc.., will tell fascinating stories, show stunning photography, and have live on-stage demonstrations in this exploration of some of the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful chemical structures that make up every material in the world.

Molecules is the long-awaited sequel to Theodore Gray’s bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Theodore is also the author of Gray Matter, a long-running Popular Science column, where he chronicled lots experiments, including several where he set himself and other things on fire.


Science on Tap is produced by Via Productions, LLC.

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  • Roy P.

    Hi, I went to to OMSI Pub Night a couple years ago and I'm really excited to see something so similar organized better than any other time I recall.

    2 · October 1

    • Thor P.

      That's no surprise... Amanda used to do this for OMSI and she knows how to do great events like this. :-)

      October 15

  • Ruth


    October 15

  • Ruth

    I hope this cost isn't going to continue. I wouldn't have agreed to meet my friend if I would have looked at the cost first.

    1 · October 14

    • Thor P.

      In the future, please make this more clear when advertising the event (instead of explaining it afterwards). Thanks.

      October 15

    • Amanda T.

      Hi Thor, thanks for the feedback! We hope to continue having special events with nationally-known authors and scientists, and we'll be sure to make it more obvious if and when we are charging a higher ticket cost to cover our expenses. In the meantime, our regular monthly events at the Kiggins and Clinton Street theaters will remain at the $10 suggested cover at the door. Hope you can make it to another Science on Tap soon!

      October 15

  • Andrea

    I paid $16.65 at the door. Worth every penny. Or should I say worth every copper and zinc atom.

    1 · October 14

  • Prairie K.

    $15 per ticket? I am my mother's primary caregiver. She is 95 years old and cannot be left alone. I have to bring her, but I'm not willing to pay $45 just to get in the door for me, my boyfriend and my mother. That's just ridiculous! Why is it so much? The other Science on Taps I've been to weren't so expensive.

    October 14

    • Michelle

      Thanks for being helpful Ian. However the issue is that this is a special event and our sliding scale suggested donation doesn't apply. Sorry for the situation, Paired. It doesn't seem that this event will work for you. We do hope to see you at future events.

      October 14

    • Michelle

      *Prairie. Silly spell check...

      October 14

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