Loading Events
Natural History Museum Los Angeles
  • This event has passed.

First Fridays @ the Natural History Museum

Buy Tickets

Tours: 5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm
“Food for Thought” with the Anthropology and History Departments
The food on our plate evolves as technology advances, alternative diets are sought, and the climate changes. Join us on a special tour and discover the connections between food and natural history.

Discussion: 6:30 pm
“LA History on Your Plate” with Jonathan Gold, Bricia Lopez and Josh Kun
Once upon a time, Angelenos grew what they ate. But WWII Japanese internments whisked accomplished growers off the land, and by the 1950s, aside from some fancy New York-style eateries, food culture was bleak. New immigrants brought delicious unknowns in the ’60s, and casual chic cuisine emerged in the ’70s. The cheeseburger, fortune cookie, French dip, Chinese chicken salad – all L.A. creations. Find out how the most diverse city in the nation became its foodie capital.

Performances: 6 – 11 pm

Nick Hakim 7:30 pm, Gabriel Garzón-Montano 8:45 pm, Wild Belle 10 pm, DJ Sets with Anne Litt 6 pm, 8:15 pm, 9:30 pm
DJ Lounge: 5 – 11 pm

VOOMZ5 – 8 pm, Vinyl Selections by DJs Victoria Rawlins and Nina Tarr 8 – 11 pm