I’d like to give a high-five to classic Winnipeg spots that are getting creative and finding new uses for their spaces – in this case, the Planetarium! I’ve got great memories of it from field trips as a kid, but they’ve made it way more than just a place to try to figure out yet again which one Casseopeia is. (OK, that’s not the only one I don’t know. I’ve got the Big Dipper down, but other than that…)
They’ve got laser Beatles shows. And laser Radiohead, laser Pink Floyd, and laser Daft Punk shows for that matter.
The shows take music from all these bands and combine them with laser-light images that get projected on the Planetarium dome. Some songs use animated characters or scenes drawn with the laser, other ones use fractal patterns, abstract images, or special effects – whatever they use is specially chosen to match the music. The idea kind of feels like an abstract music video, performed live!
They play 3-4 shows every night from Thursdays through Saturdays – check the schedule to find out when your favourite band is playing!