Win Tickets to Yuri's Night Bay Area on April 10th with Common, the Black Keys, N*E*R*D...

by PopMatters Staff

4 April 2010


Simply send an email to [email protected] with your name, email address and city/state and we will select a winner each day this week to win a pair of tickets to the event. The event is in the Bay Area, so please keep that in mind when entering.


Enter to win a pair of tickets to Yuri’s Night Bay Area on April 10th with Common, N*E*R*D, Les Claypool, the Black Keys and more!

Celebrated across the world, Yuri’s Night is a global party in honor of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Yuri’s Night’s mission is to support space programs and make space exploration cool again. Founded in 2000 by the UN’s Space Generation Forum, Yuri’s Night has evolved into a planet-wide event celebrating man’s scientific achievements.

Hosted in the Bay Area at NASA Ames Research Center, the local party will feature demonstrations and seminars by NASA employees, cosmically-themed art exhibits, and a live music by a quadruple-threat of a lineup: Common, the Black Keys, N*E*R*D, and Les Claypool.


From the press release:

San Francisco, CA, March, 29, 2010 – Ankh Marketing, Symbiosis Events and Lumatech Lighting, in association with NASA Ames Research Center, are proud to announce the return of Yuri’s Night, an event celebrating humankind’s curiosity with space and technology. The two-day event will be held at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10. Over 10,000 people are anticipated to join astronauts, installation artists, musicians, scientists and engineers for two days of learning, exploring and honoring the stellar achievements in space exploration over the last 50 years.  Tickets for the April 10th festival are now on sale at

The first of the two-day extravaganza is an education day free to all Bay Area elementary, high school and college students.  With a variety of interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and guest speakers, the education day boasts a full day of nonstop action and fun, to explore art, space, and the future of the world being built in Silicon Valley.

“This year’s free education day is the realization of a vision we’ve held since the first Bay Area Yuri’s Night event at NASA Ames in 2007,” noted Karen KoChen of Symbiosis Events. “Our team has brought together some of the Bay Area’s leading minds for this unique opportunity to engage and inspire the next generation of scientists.”

Day two brings together some of the biggest acts in music to the festival on April 10th. With highly anticipated performances by blues rock duo the Black Keys, hip-hop legend and actor Common, musical visionary Les Claypool (of Primus), chart-topping super group N.E.R.D., along with a host of other live performers, the festival will feature dynamic art installations, flying demonstrations,  special guest speakers from NASA and more.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of such a progressive and important event that bridges education, entertainment and exploration,” said Ankh Marketing‘s Kamel Jacot-Bell.  “We are really excited about the activities and talent lined up for both days and can’t wait for people to experience what’s in store.”

For a complete listing of activities, performers, education day registration, festival tickets and more, please visit

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