POSTPONED VERSUS: Stars vs. Black Holes

SUN // MAY 31 // 06:00PM

Tonight’s live-streamed show is postponed. Caveat and the Versus team agree that a fun and distracting show is not the best way to serve our community right now.

Thank you so much for purchasing a ticket - due to the precarious financial situation Caveat is in due to COVID-19 closings, we request that, if possible, you do not request a refund, and we will happily honor your ticket purchase for any future Caveat livestream (including future Versus livestreams). Simply email when you’d like to use your ticket credit. If you decide to request a ticket refund at this time, we will of course honor that. 


VERSUS is back for another round – this time, with the Science Events Summit!

Your hosts Meg PiersonZak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics. Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes, the show will conclude with the answer to an age-old question. The winner is up to you, as audience endorsements and YOUR vote will ultimately determine which team is crowned champion of VERSUS.

THIS MONTH: Stars vs. Black Holes

Repping Stars: Sarafina Nance (@starstrickenSF) is a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley studying astrophysics. She studies supernovae from both an observational and theoretical perspective. When not doing astrophysics, she focuses her efforts on advocating for women's health – Sarafina recently had a preventative double mastectomy and reconstruction. She is passionate about communicating science, whether it be about breast cancer or exploding stars. 

Repping Black Holes: Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) is a theoretical astrophysicist who studies a range of questions in cosmology, the study of the universe from beginning to end. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University, where she is also a member of the Leadership in Public Science Cluster. Throughout her career she has studied dark matter, the early universe, galaxy formation, black holes, cosmic strings, and the ultimate fate of the cosmos. Alongside her academic research, she is an active science communicator and has been published in a number of popular publications such as Scientific American, Slate, Sky & Telescope,, and Cosmos Magazine, where she is a columnist.

– This event is part of the Science Events Summit, and the hosts and experts will stick around after the show for a chat with attendees on science communication, events production, and any other questions you might have!




  1. After purchasing a ticket at any price level, you'll receive an email receipt from Eventbrite that includes the streaming link. The show will be streaming as a private livestream on Caveat's YouTube channel (don’t search for it on YouTube - it won’t show up! The link in your email is the only way to access the show when it starts.).
  2. You’ll receive another email 2 days before the show; 2 hours before the show; and 10 mins before the show (because there’s no shame in not knowing what day or time it is anymore). Those emails will also include the link to the livestream. 
  3. Just click on the link to watch the show! Shows typically run between 60-90 minutes. 
  4. If you’d like to participate in the live chat & say hi, or ask questions to the hosts, you’ll need to be logged into your YouTube account - it’s free, and if you have a Google account, it’s super easy to sign in. Not necessary to watch the show though! 
  5. You can buy a ticket even if the show has already started! And, the video of the livestream will be available to watch after the show - so if you’ve got plans for the actual time of the show, it’s ok! You can buy a ticket, click the link when you’re free, and watch the show at your leisure. 

Thanks in advance for not sharing the private streaming link! 

Please email with any questions



All ticket proceeds & PayPal contributions are split between the performers you see on the show, and Caveat. Any amount you’re able to pay will help us continue paying our staff, supporting the performers, paying our rent, and ensuring we’ll be able to open our doors again on the other side of this! It may be a while before live, in-person entertainment will be back in full force in NYC - Caveat is committed to doing livestreams sustainably for our business & our performers until then! 

If you’d like to support us with more than a ticket: 

Contribute to our staff fund here:

Purchase a gift card here (good for anything at the bar when we re-open!):


If you are not currently able to afford the $5 ticket, we are offering a limited number of free tickets per show to those experiencing financial  hardship. 

Simply email with your request. 

We are a small business, and we’re providing these free tickets on good faith, so please be conscientious, and please do not share the link. 

Please DO share the link to the ticket page to spread the word about the show, and encourage friends & colleagues to buy tickets! That helps us a lot. 

We’re happy to help keep you connected & entertained through this rough time! 



Caveat Members get free access to all Caveat Livestreams! 

Members: use your email address as a promo code on the ticketing page to access your free member tickets.   

To become a Caveat Member, click here!


Wash your hands and keep calm: Caveat is here to keep our community entertained and our creators working.



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