With the new year comes another edition of the Natural History Museum's ever popular First Fridays series. Thanks to its intellectual hip factor, the program, which combines scientific lectures and discussions with performances up-and-coming musicians, has grown significantly in the past couple of years. And rightfully so -- the booking staff is always on top of good entertainment.
But take note: while it all used to be free, and it used to be easy to try and catch the musical performance by walking in the Mammal Hall that night, the event was causing lines out the door early on Friday nights this past year. Now they've set up a ticketing system, which will surely make it easier for everyone.
And with the first First Friday event coming up on next week (Jan. 7), it's time to get on buying those tickets. Keeping up with tradition, Little Dragon (which gained more exposure after guesting on Gorillaz's Plastic Beach this past year) and Sister Crayon will be performing, and the science discussion will be on "The Science of Creativity," which actually sounds quite interesting -- why do we get our best ideas in the shower? Admission for the night is $9, and you can get your tickets here.
And stay tuned to the First Fridays website for the rest of the series.
-- Chau Tu
Photo credit: Natural History Museum