EMP/SFM Opens a New "Avatar" Exhibit
Hop on your mountain banshee, plug in your braid and fly to the Science Fiction Museum, where an extensive new exhibit offers a look behind the scenes of James Cameron’s latest fictional universe. Avatar: The Exhibit features concept models, original sketches, costumes and props from the blockbuster film, including a full-size Amplified Mobility Platform exo-suit, which looks a bit like Ripley’s power loader (from another James Cameron sci-fi movie, Aliens) if it were hopped up on steroids. Na’vi nerds will feel like they’ve landed at the Hometree, with interactive exhibits that show how motion-capture and 3-D technology made the characters come to life, and scientific explanations of Pandora’s “natural” universe. Stock up on blue body paint—it’s going to be at a premium. 6/4/2011–9/3/2012. Times and prices vary. EMP/SFM, 325 Fifth Ave. N; 206.770.2700; empsfm.org.