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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Squid Life

OMSI Science Pub
With Annie Lindgren, PhD, Research Staff and Adjunct Lecturer for the Center for Life in Extreme Environments at Portland State University

5 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. 'til 9 p.m. presentation
Free; $5 suggested donation
Minor with parent or guardian

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Squid Life

Only about ¼ of our oceans exist in shallow waters where ample sunlight drives photosynthesis. But below the shallows lies an entire world filled with animals living in constant darkness at near freezing temperatures under crushing pressures. From dime-sized squids that migrate the length of 6 football fields twice a day to feed, to deep-sea fish with built-in red flashlights to find food, the deep sea holds a some of the greatest diversity seen on our planet.

In this lecture, Dr. Annie Lindgren will present an overview of the biology and physiology of the most enigmatic and diverse creatures that call this cold dark ocean realm, home and will discuss her research on new species discovery in the deep sea. Using a combination of genetic, biogeographical and morphological approaches, Dr. Lindgren will provide insights into how cephalopods (cuttlefishes, squids and octopuses) invaded, diversified and became one of the most successful predators in the deep oceans.

Annie Lindgren, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor of Biology at Portland State University. She also oversees the Center for Life in Extreme Environments and works to help increase K-12 students' access to university STEM research. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Biology at New Mexico State University and her Ph.D. at Ohio State University (2008). In addition to continuing her research on evolution, biodiversity and systematics of deep sea squids, Dr. Lindgren teaches courses related to marine biology and science outreach. She has participated in deep sea research cruises in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, conducted field work in France, Ireland, and Australia, and worked extensively in Natural History Museums around the World.

OMSI Science Pub

OMSI Science Pub

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About Mission Theater

Featuring Music, Movies & Events

Our historic Mission Theater in Northwest Portland features special movie screenings, live music, engaging talks, select sports event screenings and other fun experiences—join us for the next event! We’ve installed a much larger screen & a thundering new sound system, and have space for you to either sit or stand.  

Food and Drinks at the Mission
We’ve got a full bar, pizza, salad and concessions for you to enjoy.

Theater pricing and policies 
•  All shows are 21 and over unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or unless stated otherwise.
•  Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before show time, unless stated otherwise.
•  Admission is $2 for adults and children for shows starting before 5pm, $4 for adults and $3 for children after 5pm, unless stated otherwise.
•  Daily ticket specials only apply to standard movies and are not available for special screenings or events.

Accommodations Closed Captioning 

Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seat’s cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of headphones: hearing impaired headphones that amplify the dialogue, or visual impaired headphones that describe the scenery and action. Just inquire before showtime to use any of these devices.

Please note: Mission Theater is wheelchair accessible.


Menu  Dietary Restrictions  Catering

We’ll serve you a meal or a snack to enjoy while you sit and take in the feature film. Enjoy pizza by the slice or whole pie, salads and movie concessions – along with both non-alcoholic beverages and our own handcrafted ales, wines, hard cider and beer (plus guest taps).


The location that serves as one of McMenamins favorite neighborhood theater pubs was the locus of great spiritual zeal beginning in the 1890s. That's when the Swedish Evangelical Mission established its church here....

From a church to a theater-pub, the Mission's history ain't exactly saintly. Click here for more info!

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The Mission Theater (ca. 1912) offers historic splendor in the heart of Northwest Portland. The preserved balcony, ornate finishes, woodwork, high ceilings and grand stage all make for a magnificent and memorable wedding venue. Our catering, staff, and sweeping area for a dance floor add the desirable detail to your big day.

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