Dinosaurs, music, and cocktails? I'm in! Join me at the Natural History Museum for "First Fridays" where you can join in on a tour and discussion on what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, have cocktails, and hear live performances by two bands, while conversing with new and interesting people at this great event!
This is what First Fridays is: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays
The link for the May 3rd First Friday Event: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2013
The tickets are $12.00 for general admission, however, it looks as if we want the $18.00 ticket which will give you access to the concert hall which is where the bands will be. They can be purchased beforehand online but it looks as if May's tickets are not on sale yet. If anyone knows the deal before I learn what the ticket situation is all about, can you let me know? It looks like you can also buy tickets there the day of which go on sale at 5:00 p.m.
I'll be there at 6:00 p.m. for the "Tools of the Trade" Tour. Then there is a discussion at 6:30 "The Day the Mesozoic Died". After that, we'll be somewhere having a cocktail. The Bands start at 8:00 but there is a DJ there from 5:30 until 10:00 p.m.
Once a month, the entire Natural History Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours. First Fridays has been an immersive program designed for audiences of all ages, bringing together a dynamic discussion with scientists on the cutting edge of their fields and musical performances by fresh and innovative artists. In recent years, the program has been hailed as Los Angeles’ “Best Intellectual Event in Disguise” (L.A. Downtown News) and “Best Museum Party Night” (Los Angeles magazine). First Fridays welcomes its audience back to the Museum they loved as kids, putting a new and exciting spin on an old favorite.
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP HERE:
The Natural History Museum is located in Exposition Park at 900 Exposition Boulevard between Vermont Avenue and Figueroa Street.
Due to our own construction on the front side of the Museum, our directions avoid Exposition Blvd. east of Vermont.
From the Westside
10 East, exit Vermont Ave., turn right. Left onto Exposition Blvd. Museum is on the right.
From the South
110 North, exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., turn left. Right on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). Parking lot is on the left; Museum is on the right.
From Pasadena, Downtown
110 South, exit Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., turn right. Right on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). Parking lot is on the left; Museum is on the left.
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Parking is available for $8 in the Museum’s Car Park on Exposition Blvd. and Bill Robertson Lane. If the Car Park is full, patrolled lots are also available directly across from the Museum on Bill Robertson Lane for $10 (cash only), as well as in lots throughout Exposition Park. Parking rates and availability may vary during special events in Exposition Park. NHM has designated parking during USC games.
The Expo Rail Line is open now, running daily from 5 am to 12:30 am and will provide service between the 7th/Metro station downtown and La Cienega/Jefferson Blvds. The future expansion of this line to Culver City will be announced at a later date. Visit theMetro website for more information.