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Friday, May 1

VIPiNK Weekend with Bright Pink at Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 150, Los Angeles, 90067

11:00pm to 5:00pm

Westfield Century City and Bright Pink have partnered for the third year for VIPiNK Weekend, a pre-Mother’s Day celebration of breast and ovarian health in young women. The 2015 VIPiNK Weekend at Westfield Century City will include a live mural by Collette Miller, Made in LA Marketplace, cocktail bar and lounge, beauty services provided by Glam Squad, a puppy zoo, services provided by Man Servant and more.


Westfield centers nationwide will be bringing back Pink Central, which is the official hub for all events, activations, and sweepstakes throughout the weekend. Bright Pink ambassadors and center representatives will be on-site at Westfield Century City to help sign guests up for helpful Breast Health Reminders™, where Westfield has committed to donating $1 for every guest that signs up, up to $10,000. Brighten Up® information kits on how to prevent breast cancer will also be provided.

Bright Pink is on a mission to save women’s lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Come take part in this celebration of health, life, and moms.


For more information on the event, visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldCenturyCity



For more information on Bright Pink, go to BrightPink.org.

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Saturday, May 2

Center for the Art of Performance presents Zorn at LACMA


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


John Zorn, 2006 MacArthur Fellow, composer, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist presents a series of 10 chamber works in select permanent collection galleries at LACMA on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 3 pm in celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary.

Over the course of five hours, ensembles consisting of solo instrumentalists, duos, vocal trios, and string quartets perform selections from Zorn's vast catalogue in spaces shared with works of art. JACK Quartet, Kenny Wollesen, Dave Lombardo, William Winant, Tony Arnold, and others perform a different set every half hour in the Ahmanson and Hammer Buildings, creating poignant counterpoints with compositions hand picked by Zorn himself for their sonic and ethereal resonance with works by Tony Smith, Jackson Pollock, Paul Klee, and others.

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Baltaire's Kentucky Derby Celebration


11647 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

11:00am to 12:00am

For Angelenos who can’t make it to Louisville for this year’s Kentucky Derby, the recently new mid-century, modern-inspired Brentwood steakhouse Baltaire will be offering a viewing party for those who want to watch the greatest two minutes in sports!

On Saturday, May 2, patrons can view the race on Baltaire’s large projector screen in the bar and lounge as they enjoy the traditional Derby cocktail the Baltaire Julep, a bespoke take on the traditional mint julep, which is customizable based on the guest’s desired spirit. Executive Chef Travis Strickland will also be offering a specialty elevated take on the Hot Brown, the race’s classic Southern sandwich. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best Derby wear such as big hats, summer dresses, and 1920s style suits and bow-ties. The full lunch, dinner, and beverage menus will also be available.

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In Praise Of Earth: Poetry of Nature, Jubilation and the Soul

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

580 Hilgard Avenue (UCLA), Los Angeles CA, 90024

7:30pm to 9:30pm

The public is invited to a poetry reading on Saturday, May 2, 7:30 pm, featuring PEN-award winning novelist Deena Metzger, poet, teacher, healer & author of Ruin & Beauty and La Negra y Blanca; Carolyn Brigit Flynn, poet and teacher, author of Communion and editor of Sisters Singing; Regina O’Melveney, award-winning poet and novelist, author of Blue Wolves and The Book of Madness and Cures; Sharon Rodgers Simone, poet, writer, educator, and social justice activist; Carmen Tolivar, Spanish language and literature teacher, writer and social justice activist; and Deborah Edler Brown, award-winning poet, journalist, performance artist, teacher and author. Tickets are $10.00. St. Alban's Church is located at 580 Hilgard Ave, 90024, in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. See carolynbrigitflynn.com

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