Every January, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles hosts a string of events known as First Fridays: the museum stays open past its usual 5:00pm closing time to host an evening of guided tours, themed lectures and discussions, and live music played in the hall of African mammals.
They also have food and beverages, including alcohol, for sale next to the T. Rex skeleton in the front foyer. Haven’t you always wanted to sip wine and look at fossils while listening to techno musical stylings? Of course you have! Who on earth hasn’t?
This year’s program kicked off on January 7 with a talk by Jonah Lehrer entitled, “The Science of Creativity.” You can hear podcasts of past events in iTunes.
Next up: Friday, February 4, 2011
Tours at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30: “It’s a fossil…but of what?” with Dr. Margaret Hardin and Mary Stecheson
Discussion at 6:30: “Long for this World: The Strange Science of Immortality” with Jonathan Weiner
Musical performances from 8:00-10:00: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Special Guests
Tickets available here.