Bikes, Fast and Fundraising and Fun: It's true that the Pasadena CicLAvia, which'll see tens of thousands of cyclists take to Colorado Boulevard, is still two weeks out, but the middle weekend of May shall be very bikey around SoCal, in several ways. Look to The AMGEN Tour of California, which rolls into LA and Pasadena on its final stage on May 17 (to spy some of the world's top riders, find your spot; festivals abound, too). Stationary bikers'll pedal at the 3rd Annual Tour de Pier in Manhattan Beach to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research on May 17. And LA Bike Week wraps with a Bike Night soiree at Union Station on May 15.
Long Beach Pride 2015: The headliners are always major at this celebration, which regularly draws some 80,000 people over two days (those days in 2015: Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17). Patti LaBelle is bringing her superstar talents to the revelries, as are Salt N Pepa and several other acts ready to get people moving over five dance areas (think Main Stage, Fiesta Caliente, Dance, Urban Soul, and Country). A family fun zone, a Sunday parade and other happy additions make this one of the liveliest and long-running LGBT parties in all the land.
29th Annual Bug Fair: If you've ever been out in the woods, or perhaps your own yard, and come across a roiling nest of creepy crawlies, you probably described it to your pals as being "a million billion bugs." Probably not, but this mondo Natural History Museum festival is in that impressively huge sphere. Bugs of all sort, those that have passed and those that still skitter, will make cameos at the Exposition Park institution on Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17. A perennial highlight? "Squirmy Snacks," which is just what you think it is -- brave enough? Do it. We're rooting for you.
What to do, where to go and what to see
Yoga Day at Dodger Stadium: You may have enjoyed Child's Pose or Sun Salutations in a number of interesting studios over your time as a yoga practitioner, but have you ever rolled a mat out in a Major League Baseball park? Now's your chance, on Sunday, May 17. There are a few things to know, like leaving your own mat at home, but definitely arrive for the Dodgers-Rockies game in your stretch-out, tank-toppiest best. Tickets? They're fifty to seventy seven bucks, mat included.
Super Saturday Los Angeles: It's a huge fundraiser in a huge building and several businesses and organizations come out to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe are the hosts of what's billed as "the Rolls Royce of garage sales." Trina Turk, Sprinkles, and a host of fashion and foodie purveyors will be on hand, too, at the May 16 happening. Want your pup to attend? He/she definitely can. For ticket info, click.