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Community in South Bay
05/03/2016
CREATE A HEARTFELT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT BOUQUET WITH SOUTH BAY GALLERIA’S KIDS CLUB ON MAY 3!

1815 Hawthorne Boulevard, Redondo Beach, 90278 (310) 371-7546 - Free - Nothing says ‘I love you’ mom like a handmade gift from the heart! Join the South Bay Galleria Kids Club as it hosts a special Mother’s Day craft event on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m., located in t ....

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Books in San Gabriel Valley
05/04/2016
CROWELL LIBRARY: HISTORIC ALEXANDRIA COMES ALIVE

1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108 626-300-0777 - free - In 92 AD, Alexandria, Egypt was the height of civilization at that time. It included the famous Library, Museum, and Lighthouse. While lesser known than Rome, it was the unchallenged pinnacle of West ....

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Music in Glendale
05/04/2016
FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS

610 E. California Ave, Glendale, 91206 818-244-7241 - Free - FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MAY 4, 2016 at 12:10-12:40 pm: CALICO WINDS: "Going Dutch"
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Comedy in Santa Monica
05/04/2016
NERDOLOGY

1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-0850 - FREE - Think you know a lot about a lot? Are you the one who always seems to have the answers to your friends' questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? ....

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Community in San Fernando Valley
05/04/2016
EL CENTRO DE AMISTAD OPEN HOUSE

566 South Brand Blvd. San Fernando, 91340 818-898-0223 - 0.00 - This event on Wednesday, May 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is an open house invitation to the community to learn more about the mental health programs and services accessible to children, youth, fam ....

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Special Interest in Hollywood
05/05/2016
EVIE LITWOK: QUEER, OLD, AND IN SOLITARY

1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood 90038 323-860-7300 - FREE - When Evie Litwok was 60 years old, she was wrongly convicted of tax evasion and sent to a Federal women’s prison. Litwok personally experienced many of the shocking injustices faced by millions dail ....

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Festivals in Downtown LA
05/05/2016
ˇFIESTA AT FIG!

735 S. Figueroa ST. - FREE - ˇFiesta at FIG! Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Thursday, May 5 | 3pm-9pm
TASTE Food Hall Courtyard
FREE & Open to the Public Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the debut of outdoor cocktail service in the Courty ....


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Nightlife in Los Angeles
05/05/2016
CINCO DE MAYO WITH MEZCAL EL SILENCIO

4441 Sunset Blvd, 90027 323.664.0871 - free - Mezcal El Silencio will be hosting several awesome events around Los Angeles. The main event is at El Chavo (4441 Sunset Blvd, 90027), where they'll be throwing the biggest Cinco de Mayo fiesta in LA ....

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Nightlife in Ventura County
05/06/2016
BE THE DD AND WIN!

Camarillo Nightlife (805) 276-6352 - FREE - Be the DD and Win! is a designated driver program launched in 2011, and it’s taken hold of the Ventura County nightlife scene in an incredible way. The campaign includes the popular Prize Posse, a g ....

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Music in West Hollywood
05/06/2016
ZARINA NARES LIVE INTIMATE ACOUSTIC SET

8462 West Sunset Blvd 9174784169 - FREE ADMISSION - Zarina Nares Live At Bar 20 - An Intimate Acoustic Set "A voice simultaneously reminiscent and pristine, an old soul pouring from a new vessel. Zarina. Quintessentially New York. Naturally Los Angele ....

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Nightlife in Santa Monica
05/06/2016
CLUB TUBTHUMP - WESTSIDE 90S PARTY

2020 Wilshire Blvd. 3233309559 - FREE - Oh snap, the 90s are back again! Club TUBTHUMP brings the best of the 90s back to V Lounge in Santa Monica with the top rock, grunge and pop hits, along with costume contests, games, themed drink spe ....

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Art in San Gabriel Valley
05/06/2016 to 05/07/2016
2016 SPRING CERAMICS SALE

4469 Chevy Chase Dr, La Canada, CA 91011 818-790-4353 - free admisson - Just in time for Mother's Day!! Come shop Mother's Day Weekend for unique pieces of art! Our Ceramics Sale features the art of over 50 CCLCF ceramic students!Thousands of ceramic pieces will be avail ....

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Classes & Seminars in East LA
05/06/2016 to 05/07/2016
CONFERENCE ON AMÉRICO PAREDES

5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, 90032 (323) 343-2195 - Free to the public - Cal State LA to present a Conference on Américo Paredes May 6-7, focusing on the theme of “Border Narratives and the Folklore of Greater Mexico.” Admired and acknowledged as one of the inspiring fo ....

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Amusement Parks & Arcades in San Fernando Valley
05/06/2016 to 05/07/2016
MOTHER'S DAY FRAGRANCE FAIR @ BLOOMINGDALE'S SHERMAN OAKS

14060 Riverside Dr. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 - - Mothers' deserve flowers and fragrances. Come and enjoy a variety of designer fragrances and discover your signature scent. Wrap your floral arrangement with your own artistic flare, as a gift with ....

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Festivals in Orange County
05/07/2016
SOKA UNIVERSITY'S FIFTEENTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - MAY 7, 2016

1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 (949) 480-4081 - Free - Soka University’s annual International Festival is held on the first Saturday of May from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. The Festival, which is part of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration (www.sparkoc.co ....

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Health & Fitness in Santa Monica
05/07/2016
FITBIT LOCAL LOS ANGELES

Palisades Park, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - FREE - Sweat it out with Fitbit Local, Fitbit’s free monthly workout series led by fitness ambassadors from around your community. Join Fitbit Local Ambassador Elise Joan for an invigorating yoga flow that ....

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Recreation in South Bay
05/07/2016
MARY KATHARINE BRANDEGEE

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - Free - Connie Vadheim, professor at California State University Dominguez Hills, will discuss the impact that Mary Katharine Brandegee, has had on the botanical world. She has discovered several species of ....

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Recreation in South Bay
05/07/2016
NIGHT HIKE ON THE PRESERVE

3201 Plaza Del Amo, Torrance, 90503 310-782-3989 - $ 5.00 per person / $ 10.00 per family - Visit the Madrona Marsh as the sun sets and day gradually fades into night. Observe and listen to the sounds of the animals and insects as they begin their nightly activities. ....

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Music in Glendale
05/07/2016
OPERA TALK - LA BOHEME

1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201 818-548-2051 - FREE - LA Opera’s Community Educators, in partnership with the Opera League of Los Angeles, will present a series of talks focusing on the magical and powerful world of opera. Admission is free. ....

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Classes & Seminars in South Bay
05/07/2016
FREE - PIANO INFORMATION SESSION

1603 Aviation Boulevard Suite 1, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 310-376-8646 - FREE - What is a “Free Introductory Session”? A Free Introductory Session is a chance to learn more about Simply Music – the amazing piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music educati ....

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Music in Hollywood
05/07/2016
2ND STREET STEEL DRUM BAND

6360 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 - FREE - 2nd Street Steel Drum Band. Reggae-Jazz, Calypso, Soca, Caribbean Tropical Grooves, Latin & Movie Themes. Lineup: PanMan Ross Harper (Steel Drums), Kirkwood Coakley (Bass) and Quinn Johnson (Keys) 2n ....

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Art in Culver City
05/07/2016
WITH EVERYTHING BUT THE MONKEY HEAD: ITERATION I

1512 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, 90035 - Free - The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) is pleased to announce the launch of With Everything but the Monkey Head: Theorizing Art's Untheorizable Practices, a major project centered on the burgeoning ....

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Community in Los Angeles
05/07/2016
HEADS ARE TURNING, CHILDREN ARE LEARNING - ANNUAL CHILDREN'S LITERACY DAY AT CAAM

600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 - Free - On Saturday, May 7 2016, from 11:00am to 3:30pm, The California African American Museum will be celebrating children's literacy day with a family fun-filled event. There will be celebrity readers, st ....

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Museums in Los Angeles
05/07/2016
HEADS ARE TURNING, CHILDREN ARE LEARNING - ANNUAL CHILDREN'S LITERACY DAY AT CAAM

600 State Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 - Free - On Saturday, May 7 2016, from 11:00am to 3:30pm, The California African American Museum will be celebrating children's literacy day with a family fun-filled event. There will be celebrity readers, st ....

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Festivals in Los Feliz & Silverlake
05/07/2016
MICHELTORENA ELEMENTARY ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL

1511 Micheltorena Street, Los Angeles, 90026 3233468512 - FREE - CALLING ALL AMATEUR CHEFS! Micheltorena Elementary School is hosting a fun, mouth-watering Cinco de Mayo event that is open to everyone! Compete for fabulous prizes and Salsa Glory during Friends of ....

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Art in Los Angeles
05/07/2016
"UNCONDITIONAL LOVE" ART OPENING

5373 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-857-0030 - Free - Dysonna is getting ready for May with a showing all about mothers and women around the world. We want to celebrate and appreciate females and empower them through our showing entitled, "Unconditional ....

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Art in West Hollywood
04/30/2016 to 05/08/2016
BIRD FLEW

315 S. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 90048 - Free - Artist Market Price [MP] opens Bird Flew, his third solo show in as many years at 315 S. Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles, April 30th-May 8th. The two-story exhibition space will be open 24 hours a day ....

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Special Interest in Santa Monica
05/10/2016
TONI&GUY MAY CLASS START DATE

1358 5th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-0101 - Free - The cosmetology program at our Los Angeles area beauty school prepares students to pass the California State Board exam and be salon-ready upon graduation. Schedule a free tour of our cosmetology sch ....

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Community in San Fernando Valley
05/10/2016
MENTAL HEALTH: STOP THE STIGMA -- MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY

13356 Eldridge Ave, Sylmar, 91342 818-898-0223 - 0.00 - The stigma of a mental health diagnosis is still prevalent. One in five American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental ....

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Books in Los Angeles
05/10/2016
DIANE GUERRERO-IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 3104404500 - FREE - Don’t miss Diane Guerrero, best known for her roles on the hit television shows Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, at the Skirball. In conversation with Angelica Salas, director of the Coa ....

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