March First Fridays Event: From Animal to Person Examines What Separates
Man from Beast
Popular Music and Discussion Series Features Tufts University Professor Daniel Clement Dennett, DJs Ale & matthewdavid, and performances by YACHT and Why?
WHAT This month, First Fridays: Discovery in the Age of Mammals examines the evolutional journey between animal and man, with From Animal to Person: How Cultural Evolution Furnishes Our Minds with Thinking Tools. In this discussion, one of the world’s leading mind philosophers, Dr. Daniel C. Dennett, will talk about the revelations on evolutionary biology and cognitive science uncovered in his research. The evening will begin with a curator-guided tour of the Lando Hall of California History, where visitors can take in California’s rich past through an expansive exhibit covering such themes as New World exploration, motion pictures, and pre-World War II Los Angeles. Dublab DJs Ale & matthewdavid will spin throughout the night, and indie-rock bands YACHT and Why? will perform.
WHEN Friday, March 7, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Guided Tour 5:30 p.m. Tour of Lando Hall of California History led by
Dr. William Estrada, NHM Curator &
Chair of History Department
Discussion 6:30 p.m. Daniel Clement Dennett, Tufts University Professor of Philosophy
Michael W. Quick, Ph.D., Moderator
DJs Dublab DJs Ale & matthewdavid
Performances 8:00 p.m. YACHT and Why?
WHERE Enjoy all three floors of the Natural History Museum with your First Fridays admission. The evening begins with a guided tour inside the Lando Hall of California History on the ground level, followed by DJs, discussion and performances on the first level. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90007. (213) 763-DINO, www.nhm.org. Convenient parking is available across the street, near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
HOW Admission is free for Museum members, $9 for adults, and $6.50 for children. Advanced tickets for First Fridays will be sold via Ticketweb.com.