Friday, January 8, 2010

Do It. First Fridays at the Natural History Museum.

First Fridays is back! I first discovered this awesome event while in college across the street from the Natural History Museum, and in looking for an easy, cheap concert to go to, I came across what has become one of my favorite things to do in L.A

For the first Friday of every month in the spring, NHM stays open late for a science-plus-music party, all meant to bring out the inner geek in us. The lectures can be hit or miss (and you can always bypass that part by museum-exploring) but the bands are usually pretty cool, ranging from the super local to some bigger names (Wolfmother, A-Trak). And it's all for the regular price of admission (although important tip: there are presale tickets available here, and they're probably worth buying because the performance space is limited). Plus, there's food and drink (yes, beer and wine) and other cool things like screenprinting and live DJ sets.

This time around, it looks like there's going to be some talk about spiders--including real, live ones!--followed by music by Atlas Sound, a not-to-miss live act. Oh, and don't forget those wild animals there--they're always ready to party.

First Fridays begins tonight at 5:30pm at NHM at 900 Exposition Blvd.

-- Chau Tu

Photo credit: Natural History Museum

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