The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community.
610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, 90245
The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) will be hosting a Hot Wheels® Garage event on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be featuring a Hot Wheels® display of life-size cars and numerous Hot Wheels® tracks and cars to race with. The museum will be supporting Toys for Tots children's charity this month. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Donate NEW UNWRAPPED toys, children’s books, or stuffed animals to receive a free raffle ticket to the drawing for some really cool Hot Wheels® toys. In addition, a face painter and balloon artist will be available for the kid’s enjoyment. Take a picture with our special guest SANTA! Yes, the big guy will be here taking pictures in one of our classic automobiles. The ADM will also be featuring a special Hot Wheels® kid’s sundae in their Ice Cream Station ice cream parlor. The Automobile Driving Museum is located at 610 Lairport Street, El Segundo, CA, 90245 (310) 909-0950. The event is free to attend, although a $10 donation is requested for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children (11-17), children under 10 are free. For more information about the ADM, visit: www.TheADM.org, Twitter @TheADMorg, and Facebook at /TheADMorg.
(ALSO DEC. 9) The Weeknd’s path to Beauty Behind The Madness has defied all conventions. He avoided revealing his face until over a year after he released his very first song online. The story itself is now legendary. In 2011, he released an untouchable series of three critically revered free mixtapes — House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence — and the internet exploded with praise and a whole lot of theories about him as he personally remained silent. Soon though, his reach and appeal exponentially expanded. He teamed up with Ariana Grande for the platinum-selling hit “Love Me Harder.” He then had the mainstream completely in his grip with the release of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” in early 2015. The first release from the chart-dominating, platinum Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture soundtrack became a triple-platinum smash that enjoyed 27 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Can’t Feel My Face” formally ushered in Beauty Behind The Madness. The song quickly shot to #1 on iTunes worldwide and within weeks, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Weeknd has also become a touring force. The 2014 King Of The Fall Tour sold out all dates and since then, The Weeknd's festival appearances, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and HARD Summer, have drawn massive crowds.