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Friday, May 1

First Fridays Long Beach

First Fridays Long Beach Art Walk

4313 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, 90807

6:30pm to 9:30pm

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.

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Saturday, May 2

Crawl for a Cause Bar Crawl

Culver City

Culver and Washington, Culver City, 90232

2:00pm to 5:00pm

No Kid Hungry has teamed up with Ludlows Cocktail Co. to Crawl for a Cause. Join us on Saturday, May 2nd as we explore the Culver City Arts District and support their local businesses while benefiting No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
Each ticket includes:
-Choice of Beer or Wine + Cheese tasting at Bar and Garden, one of the city's best small production wine and spirits purveyors
-Grass Fed Hot Dog, Chips, and Craft Soda at Let's Be Frank's cart located at The Helms Bakery
-Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich to-go as we peruse Art Gallery Row
-Custom No Kid Hungry craft cocktails at The Mandrake, a favorite amongst the Arts District crowd for their DJ nights, outdoor patio, and strong drinks.
-Donation to No Kid Hungry!
Bonus: Special ticket pricing for event attendees who want to attend Taste of The Nation's main event on June 7th in Los Angeles.

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HELMET “Betty” 20th Anniversary Show

Federal Underground

102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, 90802


What: Knitting Factory Entertainment is excited to announce the legendary alternative metal band Helmet will be performing their “Betty” 20th Anniversary Show at the Federal Underground. The band will play the entire “Betty” album from start to finish, followed by a second set spanning the entire catalog. The show is 21+ and general admission tickets are $18 and can be purchased here: http://tktwb.tw/1FUkyBh

When/Where: Saturday, May 2 at doors open at 7:00 pm / show 8:00 pm
The Federal Underground
102 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

More: “Betty” is the third album by legendary alternative metal band Helmet. Released in 1994, it peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200 album chart, making it Helmet’s highest ranking album so far. Regarded as experimental and considered by fans one of the band’s best albums, “Betty” has provided a strong influence on the post-metal genre. Helmet formed in New York City in 1989 and released its first full-length album, “Strap It On,” in 1991. A year later, they signed to Interscope Records and found mainstream success. The New York Times praised Helmet for being “a band that made important connections between indie-rock and metal.” The legendary group has inspired several alternative metal and nu metal groups, including Tool, System of A Down, Nine Inch Nails and Korn.

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Sunday, May 3

Stand Up Paddleboard Race Clinic to Prepare for the 2015 Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

ProSup Shop

4175 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 90292

8:00am to 10:00am

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to get in the water with professional paddleboarder Brennan Rose and the team at ProSUP Shop for this FREE race clinic (usually priced at $150 per person). It’s the perfect chance to start preparing for the 6th Annual Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival, which takes place on Saturday, June 6th. Get tips from professionals and sharpen your skills for the big race.

Participants in the race clinic should intend to compete in the Tommy Bahama Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own board, however rentals will be available for only $25. Sign-up for the race clinic is limited to 60 participants.

Instruction is FREE and open to all capable paddleboarders. Participants must sign up in advance RSVP: [email protected]

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