The Life Size Mousetrap Returns To The Haunted Barn

The Life Size Mousetrap returns to The Haunted Barn on April 18th and 19th.

The famed board game miniature turned life-size spectacle, The Life Size Mousetrap, returns home after a tour including both Maker Fairs San Mateo, and Austin TX, to celebrate its 13th year anniversary of engineering artistry. and smashing cars with a 2-ton safe. The Mousetrap will snap into action for a weekend of fanatical fun April 18th and 19th offering two distinctive sets of performances for adults and families, respectively.

Friday evening, April 18th is a semi-formal event with libations, conversations and sophisticated exploits of the mature kind. Saturday is family day with midway style entertainment, games and live bands all day and night.

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot, 2,000-lb game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a vaudevillian style carnival show. Creator, Mark Perez directs a cast of clowns who man the series of triggers tripped by an inertia driven bowling ball which results in releasing a suspended bank safe. Sexy dancing mice are choreographed by Rose Harden of Ultra Gypsy, to a live soundtrack performed by Esmeralda Strange, the clanking and grinding one woman band.

April 18th
7-9pm private pre-show performance followed by a workshop tour with Mark Perez.
Drinks and hors d’oeuvre served. $30 donation requested.
9pm-12am $10
Life Size Mousetrap is set off 3 times throughout the night.

April 19th
2pm-12am $10 all day midway type entertainment
Life Size Mousetrap is set off 5 times during the day/night

Performing Bands: Hobo Goblins, Slow Poisoner, Toshio Hiramo, Telepathik Friends, Fat Water

Special Attractions: Chicken Shit Bingo, Ax Throwing Contest, Rat-Tac-Toe, DJ Deep-fry, and David Apocalypse’s Oddity Museum.

The Life Size Mousetrap is located in Hunter’s Point at The Barn, 702 Earl St. San Francisco, with parking available along Innes Street

UPDATE: Here’s my video of the Mousetrap’s first run at Maker Faire Austin 2007.