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In the style of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Art After Hours, the Australian Museum is bringing you art, live music, film and talks all through summer with Jurassic Lounge – an initiative by the people who bring you the annual Canadian Film Festival, The Festivalists. Enjoy a little culture after hours every Tuesday till the end of February. So instead of watching a film like, I don’t know, Valentine’s Day this Valentine’s Day, bring your partner to a discover the truth behind love, lust and the science behind attraction. It could be the way someone’s face is stretched to the limits after a botox overload or the way they say ‘like’ after every three words, love is inexplicable. What? I’ve been Keeping up with the Kardashians. On a serious note though, sexologist Dr Patricia Weerakoon from Sydney University will talk about everything from the way you lose your ability to form sentences around the luster to the scientific secrets behind everlasting love.

Feb 8, Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney, $20-30, 9320 6ooo,

  • jj

    Interested participants may also wish to view the videos in the UK series, The Science of Attraction, up on YouTube. The series is made up of 6 x 10-12 minute videos, created by public broadcaster, Channel 4. Series site is at Might be a good way of whetting the appetite for Weerakoon’s lecture.