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First Fridays feat. The Tallest Man On Earth @ Natural History Museum 05/07/10

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It’s the end of the first week of May, and if you’re a nerd (just admit it) and like good music, then you might’ve considered yourself a hot dog wrapped in bacon the other night at this season’s fifth First Friday at the Natural History Museum. If you haven’t heard, First Fridays are a miraculous transformation in which one of the most prestigious science museums in the world transforms into a rump-bumpin’, hip-happenin’, love-makin’ nightclub. I wouldn’t be surprised if I discovered a secret switch that flips the DJ table from out underground, or maybe that certain elephant tusk you tug on twice to descend a disco ball from the ceiling.

On the May 7 show, Dr. Regina Wetzer gave a tour of the marine biology collections while Dr. David A. Caron lectured on the growth of toxic algae on the coastlines. This lecture followed what seems to be the ongoing theme of “You Know You’re Going to Die... But How?”. Last month was earthquakes, this time it’s the breakdown of your nervous system via the Red Lobster, and in June a supermassive black hole will suck all that is into nothingness. I smell a sequel for 2012...