First Fridays – March

“L.A. Backstory” with NHMLA History Dpt.

TOURS: 5pm | 5:30pm | 6pm

Los Angeles has influenced the growth and development of American culture and technology for over 160 years. Tour guests will go behind the scenes to view seldom-seen History Department artifacts from the evolution of the automotive, aviation and aerospace industries to sports, early oil exploration, SoCal architecture, and local design studios that have affected global lives.

Tour tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Museum’s Grand Foyer.

Behind-the-Scenes After Hours: The Seaver Center will keep its doors open after the tours for guests to stop by: 6:30 pm – 8 pm.


Play It Again, L.A.


The same year L.A. outlawed bullfighting, in 1860, it played its first baseball game. Now we’re one of the only three-peat Olympic host cities, and from too few pro teams, we’ve gone to two of each for football, basketball, and baseball. Yet we’ve put our own stamp on sports, popularizing camel races at Exposition Park, chariot races in Pasadena, and beach volleyball in Santa Monica. And we’re the home of the Zamboni. What will the Olympics, and Los Angeles in general, look like in 2028 Sportsville USA?


Anita L. DeFrantz, Vice President, International Olympic Committee; author and founding board member,

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Jerald Podair, Professor of History AND Robert S. French Professor of American Studies at Lawrence University

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Moderator: Patt Morrison

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7:15pm: Shannon Lay

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8:00pm: Superet

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9:15pm: Mondo Cozmo

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DJ Lounge

5 – 6pm & 8:30 – 10pm: KCRW Anthony Valadez—Resident DJ

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6:00pm-8:30pm: Anne Litt (KCRW)

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