My 8-year old son and I just got back from seeing Mythbuster-turned-Glowforge-consultant Adam Savage and Michael Steven’s Brain Candy Live!. We had a great time. As we left my son simply said “Well that was amazing.”
It was definitely geared slightly towards children, which is good! But they didn’t pull any punches with the science! It was fun and pure! Discussing gravity and vacuums and… balls. Adam even got to put his Charmin toilet paper history to good use. (I wonder if he realized how much toilet paper would play a role in his career.) They took questions in form of Tweets from the audience and answered them live.
There were Brain Candy Live! ping pong balls scattered throughout the audience and kids were encouraged to go up and grab one as a souvenir. Which is good because… 30 bucks for a stinkin’ t-shirt?! I mean, I bought one for my kid and all, but geez!
All in all, a very fun show and an enjoyable evening. If you have any interest, I recommend you see when it’s coming to a town near you.