Natural Selection - A Party Dedicated to Darwin and Dancing
The Academy Celebrates Darwin's 193rd Birthday and
Valentine's Day on February 14, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO (January 15, 2002) - Just what does Charles Darwin have to do with Valentine's Day? He may not have been a regular Romeo, but Charles did champion a theory called "Sexual Selection" - a revolutionary idea about the power of sexual attraction. Thus, it is fitting that his birthday should fall on February 12, just two days before the international day of love.

Hosted by The California Academy of Sciences, Natural Selection celebrates Darwin's Birthday and Valentine's Day with revelry and romance. Headliner Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers will entertain with classic jazz and funky blues. Later, visitors may "smooch under the stars" during a special planetarium show. Those who prefer to pucker up among the fishes may wander through Steinhart Aquarium. To top it all off, birthday cake and light refreshments will be served. Join us for Valentine's Day and Darwin's birthday: appropriately matched for a quirky, romantic evening.

Thursday, February 14 8:30 pm - midnight
21 and over - ID will be checked at the door
No Host Bar
$20 in advance/ $25 at the door


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