PAMLA Saturday Night Live

As part of our 2018 Conference, PAMLA is sponsoring a three-part event on Saturday night, November 10, in downtown Bellingham. Do please join us for some of the wonderful cultural and entertainment opportunities Bellingham has to offer as you mix and mingle with your fellow PAMLA Conference attendees. There will be a complimentary shuttle between the Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham, the Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham, and Aslan Depot in downtown Bellingham (a seven minute walk from the SPARK Museum and Mindport). In addition to terrific restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and ice cream shops, downtown Bellingham is the site of our three PAMLA Saturday Night Live events:

Aslan Depot
Saturday, November 10, 7-11 pm
Free to conference goers and their guests over 21
1322 N. State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Aslan Depot is open to 21 and older PAMLA Conference Attendees and Guests Only

Aslan Depot, the “lounge” for our PAMLA Saturday Night, will have complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar serving artisan beer, cider, and wine. Only those over twenty-one can join us at Aslan Depot, but there will also be snacks available at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention a brief walk away and open to everyone. Aslan Depot is in the historic Union Depot building, built in 1916 by architect Frank C. Burns and originally serving as the public station for Bellingham’s interurban electric streetcars and motor buses. Do please join us at Aslan Depot for food, beverages, community, and conversation.

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention
Saturday, November 10, 7-11 pm
With the 8, 9, and 10 pm MegaZapper Electrical Show, with one of the largest Tesla Coil “Lightning Machines” in the US
1312 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360/738-3886
Free to PAMLA Conference Participants and Guests of All Ages

PAMLA’s second Saturday Night Live site is the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, a hands-on, interactive museum where we will have snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and where you’ll be able to explore a wealth of unique artifacts dating from the earliest days of scientific electrical experiments in the 1600s through the 1940s and the Golden Age of Radio. SPARK displays artifacts from the laboratories of the early pioneers of electricity, from magnets and Leyden jars to Edison light bulbs, vacuum tubes, telegraphs, rare music boxes, early phonographs, telephones, a Theremin (the first electronic musical instrument), and radios ranging from the early “Herzian-wave” devices to a complete set of Atwater Kent “breadboards.” SPARK’s collection also includes rare books, treatises, and scientific papers by authors such as Gilbert, Newton, Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, Volta, Hertz, and Marconi.

Be sure to come by at 8 pm, 9 pm, or 10 pm, for SPARK’s MegaZapper Electrical Show, with a demonstration of one of the largest Tesla Coil “Lightning Machines” in the US, which will create dazzling bursts of lightning on command.

Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
210 West Holly St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Free to PAMLA Conference Participants and Guests of All Ages

Mindport offers Saturday Night Live wires of a different kind, with a place to explore, play, and stimulate the imagination. At Mindport you’ll find interactive and fine art exhibits, odd things and ordinary, lyric and ludic, simple and elaborate, technical and artistic. Do join us at Mindport—where art and science come together to fascinate and delight!