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Friday, May 27

Movie Under the Guns at Battleship IOWA

Battleship USS IOWA

250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731


Bring the entire family for “Movie Under The Guns” on board Battleship IOWA. This month’s movie will be the 1995 animated classic Toy Story produced by Pixar Animation and Walt Disney. The film is rated PG and features on a group of toys who pretend to be lifeless when humans are present, and focuses on the relationship between Woody, a pull-string cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear, an action figure astronaut. The voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles and more give life to characters.

The movie is FREE and will be held outdoors on the ships’ fantail. Limited seating is available. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring blankets and outdoor chairs. Concessions will be available, no coolers or outside food and beverages allowed. Event is subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions. Donations are greatly appreciated.

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Fiesta Hermosa

Hermosa Beach Pier

Pier Ave. and Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA


(ALSO MAY 28-29) Since 1972, HBCCVB has produced Fiesta Hermosa, the “Largest Arts & Crafts Fair in Southern California,” featuring approximately 300 artists including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters. The festival takes place every Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in downtown Hermosa Beach.

Fiesta Hermosa attendees can choose from a wide selection of cuisine in the food court, which also boasts a new clean uniform look to vendors and general seating area. The AB InBev-sponsored Charity Beer & Wine Garden offers beer, wine and beeritas with proceeds benefiting a number of local charities. There is live music on two main stages as well as a new satellite stage situated outside Java Man. A full schedule is available under music lovers.

Families have plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. The Kiddie Carnival features a 30 foot slide, mechanical rides and games for kids from 3 to 10 years old. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo, face painters and a new improved Adventure Plex sponsored KIDZone.

Mommies can find solace in their very own tranquil zone at the Fiesta Siesta. Fiesta Siesta is a staffed, secure Mommy zone, where diapers can be changed, babies can be nursed, water can be found, and mommies can freshen up and just relax. Alison, a very grateful mom had this to say about the Fiesta Siesta: “I was able to nurse & change my 3 month old. Just wanted to say Thank You! It was very comfortable and much appreciated!”

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Marble Relief with a Young Girl Holding Doves

Getty Villa Malibu

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA


An exquisite Greek marble relief of a young girl holding a pair of doves is on loan to the Getty Villa from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Dating from about 450 B.C., the relief served as the grave marker for the little girl, who is shown in a moment of tenderness as she cradles her pets.

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Thursday, June 2

San Pedro 1st Thursday Art Walk

Downtown San Pedro

398 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731


Since 1996, both locals and cruise-ship tourists from the nearby Port of Los Angeles have flocked to the area to experience San Pedro’s tight-knit artists’ community, impromptu street performances and conversation-worthy art — all classic ingredients for a great art walk. The tour's 30-odd participating galleries include contemporary and textile art.

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Friday, June 3

National Donut Day at the USS Iowa

USS Iowa Battleship Museum

250 S. Harbor Blvd., Berth 87, San Pedro, CA

10:00am to 12:00pm

Come and enjoy free donuts and coffee and personally thank a veteran for their sacrifice on June 3 @ 10 am at the USS Iowa located at 250 S. Harbor Blvd Los Angeles. After the donut day celebration, tour the Iowa museum – Veteran tickets are free and all others can get a discounted ticket by telling the box office they are there to support The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army cares for the men and women who wore our nation’s uniform. Tens of thousands of veterans face serious obstacles when they return to civilian life: shortage of affordable housing, low wages, lack of access to healthcare and the lingering effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Abbot Kinney First Fridays

Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Abbot Kinney Blvd. and California St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm to 10:00pm

(JUNE 3) Local merchants on or near Abbot Kinney, the thoroughfare that runs diagonally through Venice, come together every month to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music in the area. Local charities benefit as art junkies, couples and families descend on the always funky beach community. And, of course, beverages are available.

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