Where else but in LA can you get a combination night-out of scientific discussion, dinosaur viewing, and live music? Yes, the Natural History Museum begins its First Fridays series again this week that features mind-expanding discussions along with musical vibes to tease your brain and get you dancing. All amidst the dioramas and dinosaurs of the fabulous Natural History Museum.
Begun in 2004, this year’s series is titled This Time It’s Personal and promises to explore “…passionate people who are fascinated with solving puzzles contained in the world around them.” The event this month on the first Friday of January (the 6th) starts off with a curatorial tour of exhibits 5:30-6:30pm, followed by Dr Michael Shermer speaking on “The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths”. Think TED lecture, right here in your backyard. To top off the night, two live bands will be performing followed by KCRW DJs spinning tunes, all in the marbled halls of the museum.
Space is limited and fills up fast. Tickets can be purchased on the NHM site, and if you become a museum member you are offered free admission to all First Friday events (with a reservation.) Los Angeles Magazine once dubbed the event the “Best Museum Party Night” in town so mark your calendars for future First Fridays down the line:
February 3, 2012
March 2, 2012
March 30, 2012
May 4, 2012
June 1, 2012
About Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.