First Fridays - February 5, 2010 | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Tour and Discussion (5:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Tour (5:30 pm): Energy, Power, and the Transformation of Early L.A. with the History Staff


Discussion (6:30 pm and 7:30 pm): Where in the World Will Our Energy Come From? with California Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Nathan S. Lewis

What would it take for the world to get away from fossil fuels and convert to renewable energy? The dirty secret is: It’ll take more than a Prius in the garage and solar panels on the roof. If we want to use wind, solar thermal and electric, biomass, hydroelectric and geothermal energy, it will take planning and willingness on the part of governments and industry. It will take R&D investment, a favorable price per unit of energy to get anyone to produce alternative energy, and plenty of resources. Nathan Lewis will discuss these and other hurdles — technical, political, and economic — that must be overcome before the widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies.


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Performances (8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

In the diorama halls are Warpaint and Yeasayer

Warpaint's hypnotic, layered, bass-driven music with ethereal vocals creates an atmosphere that seems to melt and float around the listener. This quartet is not to be missed. Hailing from Brooklyn, Yeasayer's music is a genre-bending journey into pop, rock, Middle Eastern and African musics, folk, and dub.

DJs (5:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

Resident DJ, Them Jeans (a.k.a. Jason Stewart) and headliner, Ana Calderon

Ana Calderon's roots run deep with music and art with her father being a seventies psychedelic musician, and her mother an artist.  This native of Peru will bring her passion for classic rock'n'roll with a mix of today's newest sounds. 

With musical tastes spanning from hardcore punk to dancefloor-friendly hip-hop, post-rock to ambient electronic, Them Jeans never fails to deliver a set with the perfect mood for the gathering.

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