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Countdown to Yuri's Night

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Editorial Review

Fifty years ago, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin rocketed into orbit aboard Vostok 1, becoming the first human in outer space. This momentous event is celebrated every year with Yuri’s Night, a worldwide night of space-themed parties and special events. Because April 12 — the anniversary of Gagarin’s flight — is on a Tuesday, the annual Out of This World Party is being held on Saturday. Check out science fiction and space-themed works by 19 artists, groove to ska tunes by Eastern Standard Time and surf music by the Atomic Mosquitos, and watch male and female burlesque dancers perform space-themed routines during two special shows.