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First Fridays at NHM - "Forces of Nature"

  • Natural History Museum of LA County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90007 United States (map)

Our June First Fridays has an awesome lineup of bands, DJs, discussions, food trucks, delicious cocktails, and more. Get ready to experience the museum after hours.

This year's theme is "Forces of Nature." We'll find facts and bust myths about our four horsemen of the Golden State apocalypse: fire, drought, flood, and earthquakes. In June, we take a look at California's history with earthquakes. 

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General Admission: $25 
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Conversations: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm

SECRETS FROM THE VAULTS

Join science correspondent and Ologies podcast host, Alie Ward, as she asks museum research specialists about their collections and discovers details hidden in plain sight. Each month features a different expert to uncover the big mysteries, strange oddities, and untold stories from NHMLAC.

Can't make it out to the event? Catch a live stream of the 5:30 pm presentation via NHMLAC on Facebook.

Discussion: 6:30 pm

SHAKE IT OFF: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN DR. LUCY JONES AND PATT MORRISON

Seismology can chart them, even sometimes predict them, but it can’t stop them. The more we know about the quivering, roiling Earth underfoot in California and the West—earthquake faults, calderas, volcanoes— the more tools that gives us to brace ourselves for the certainty of the Big One or Big Ones.

SPEAKER: Dr. Lucy Jones

Dr. Lucy Jones is founder and chief scientist of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society, which aims to foster the understanding and application of scientific information to create more resilient communities, and a Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech. With a BA in Chinese Language and Literature from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Seismology from MIT, Dr. Jones furthers resilience to natural hazards through scientific research and collaborations with policy makers, including 33 years with the US Geological Survey, and writing over 100 published papers on statistical seismology and integrated disaster scenarios.

MODERATOR: Patt Morrison

Patt Morrison is a Los Angeles writer and newspaper columnist who has a share of two Pulitzer Prizes. She has won six Emmys and eleven Golden Mike awards for her work hosting public television and radio programs. She also hosted the nationally syndicated television program “The Book Show with Patt Morrison,” and her seminal nonfiction book “Rio LA, Tales from the Los Angeles River” was a best-seller. Her writing appears in both fiction and nonfiction anthologies. And Pink’s, the legendary Hollywood hot dog stand, named its vegetarian hot dog “The Patt Morrison Baja Veggie Dog” in her honor.

DJs: 5 pm–11 pm 

KCRW RESIDENT DJ: Novena Carmel 
Main Stage: 6 - 7:30 pm / 8:15 - 8:45 pm / 9:30 - 10 pm

DJ MS. JCK 
DJ Lounge: 5 - 8:30 pm

ANTHONY VALADEZ
DJ Lounge: 8 - 11 pm

Performances: 7:30 - 11 pm

CLAUDE FONTAINE
Main Stage: 7:30 - 8:15 pm

GAVIN TUREK
Main Stage: 8:45 - 9:30 pm

BRASSTRACKS

Main Stage: 10 - 11 pm