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First Fridays at The Natural History Museum: John Doe & Exene and Much More

February 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

First Fridays at NHM

Are you passionate about the history of Los Angeles? Then you’ll want to to visit the Natural History Museum on February 2 when First Fridays returns. The February 2 event explores L.A. inventiveness, capped with live music from two local legends: John Doe and Exene of the iconic band X!

This lively evening begins with a museum tour called “L.A. Backstory.” Guests will go behind the scenes at the NHM to check out rarely seen History Department artifacts. Learn about the beginnings of the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries, along with sports, early oil exploration, SoCal architecture, and local design studios with worldwide impact.

Then. listen to a stimulating discussion called “From LA, to Infinity – and Beyond!” moderated by Patt Morrison, an L.A. journalist who has shared two Pulitzer prizes. The City of Angels has been instrumental in space travel — the first air show was in L.A., the sound barrier was broken here and the technology that ended World War II was invented in L.A. Morrison will chat about L.A.’s space history with leaders from the Mars Mission, the Columbia Memorial Space Center and the Aerospace History Project at the Huntington-USC Institute.

In addition to the performance from John Doe and Exene, see a live set from local folk singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. The DJ Lounge will be manned by KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez and guest DJ Reflex.

Tickets are $20. Enjoy!


February 2, 2018
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007 United States
(213) 763-3466