Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under cause of death and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with this GrouponLive deal to see Mythbusters: Behind the Myths at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Sunday, March 17. For $30, you get one ticket for seating in the main rear floor or sections 103–106 (marked in green) at 8 p.m. (up to a $64 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Two audience members pedal madly on stationary bikes. A pair of water balloons hang precariously above them, slowly filling thanks to their partners’ motion, and both participants are attempting to avoid a soaking. But there's a problem—the contraption has become unhooked. “Am I allowed to climb this?” asks host Adam Savage, scaling the 12-foot structure without waiting for an answer. Moments later, the balloons are filling, then bursting, and the two racers are dripping wet. These impromptu hijinks perfectly sum up Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman’s live show: the Mythbusters don't guarantee that everything will go right the first time (or even at all), but they do guarantee it will be fun.
Inspired by their long-running television series, Mythbusters: Behind the Myths invites audience members on stage to get down and dirty with some hands-on science. Among other experiments, fans may recline on a bed of nails, run a simple obstacle course with an altered sense of perspective, or marvel as a medieval suit of armour faces off against a gatling gun loaded with paintballs. All the while, Savage bounces from setup to setup with a boyish, barely-contained energy, and Hyneman keeps things grounded with deadpan charm. Part physics class, part performance art, and all live-action cartoon, the show gives attendees the chance to become human guinea pigs without renting an enormous running-wheel.