Before we head into the holidays we have a bit of news about the Natural History Museum’s all ages, after hours series First Fridays, presented by KCRW. The series kicks off on January 6 with headliner Mariachi El Bronx and we can now announce the lineup through March:

February will feature the entrancing, hypnotic and slightly gothic tunes of The Soft Moon alongside Light Asylum (February 3) while March will spotlight the unmistakable vocals of songstress Zola Jesus, who graced the Hollywood Bowl stage earlier this year (March 2).

Tickets for January are on sale now and tickets go on sale THIS Friday, December 23 for February.

Each evening also includes DJs sets from KCRW’s Anthony Valadez as well as lectures and more. Read all about it here and below.

2012 Season Dates and Line Up:

**January 6, 2012 – “The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies—How we Construct Beliefs and Reinforce them as Truths ” with Dr. Michael Shermer

MUSIC : 5:30pm-10:00pm DJ Lounge – KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Travis Holcombe

8:00 pm – El-Haru Kuroi http://www.myspace.com/harukuroi

9:15 pm – Mariachi El Bronx http://www.thebronxxx.com/mariachi-el-bronx

**February 3, 2012 – “The New Science of Darwinian Feminism” Evolutionary Insights from Bonobo Social and Sexual Interactions” with Dr. Amy Parish

MUSIC : 5:30pm-10:00pm DJ Lounge – KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Mario Cotto

8:00 pm – Light Asylum www.lightasylum.com

9:15 pm – The Soft Moon www.myspace.com/thesoftmoon/music

**March 2, 2012 – “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming” with Dr. Michael Brown

MUSIC : 5:30pm-10:00pm DJ Lounge – KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Chuck P

8:00 pm – EMA www.cameouttanowhere.com

9:15 pm – Zola Jesus www.zolajesus.com

** March 30, 2012 – “Is it Good or Bad that the World has so Many Languages” with Dr. Jared Diamond  (*This date replaces the first Friday of April, which is Good Friday)

**May 4, 2012 – “Wicked Bugs–Fearsome and Ferocious Creatures in Your Backyard and Beyond” with Amy Stewart

**June 1, 2012 – “The Imagination Is Made of Other People” with Jonah Lehrer

DETAILS

WHEN :  Friday, January 6, 2012. Extended Museum hours until 10:00 PM.

WHERE:  The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007.

ADMISSION:  Concert Ticket +Museum Admission ($18) / Museum Admission ($12) BUY TICKETS

Guided tours and discussions are available on a first come, first served basis to all ticket-holders.

It is recommended that you purchase tickets in advance as capacity for the evening is limited and often sells out early. There will be a limited number of tickets sold on-site the evening of the event; however, once on-site tickets are sold out, admission to the Museum and/or Concert may not be available.

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