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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

Each month the LAArtParty staff, led by Kathy Leonardo decides which events will be featured. Posted at noon on the Thursday prior to the last week of the month, LAArtParty.com features the Top Ten Art Parties, plus other fun events each month. VIP subscribers find out ONE week prior to the public and receive discounts and invites to VIP parties throughout the year.

See Contact Page to find out how to become a VIP subscriber so you don't miss any more great ART Parties!! See Contact/Rates Page to find out how submit and promote your own events!

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May 6, 2017: Ocean Avenue's DAY AT THE RACES

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, head to Ocean Avenue's DAY AT THE RACES from 12-5 pm. The culinary tour benefits Surfrider Foundation and celebrates the Derby at Ocean Avenue's Finest Restaurants and Hotels.

Ladies, don your best Derby hat and Gentleman, sport your bow ties for complimentary tastings and food and drink specials at each participating location along Ocean Avenue. Other Participating Restaurants Include: O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar, Herringbone, Chez Jay, Red O, Jimmy's Famous American Tavern, Shore Hotel, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel & more.
May6-2017-DAY-AT-THE-RACESTICKETS: $40 per person - CLiCK Here to purchase tickets! (LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE) 

Ticket price includes:
- Complimentary Mint Julep at check-in (Del Frisco's Grille)
- Complimentary food tasting at each location
- Food/drink specials at each location
- Dress in your Derby best! Enter to win our Best Dressed & Hat Contests
Derby Attire Suggested See the Kentucky Derby website.
Need a Derby Hat!? Fedora Primo on Pier Ave near Main Street is offering 25% OFF to those who mention "Day at the Races"

Bet on the winning horse & be entered to win a one-night stay at Shore Hotel!
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Learn more at https://wlam.surfrider.org/.

Where: Festivities begin at Del Frisco's Grille Santa Monica, 1551 Ocean Ave.
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12-5 p.m. (race starts at 3:34 p.m. PST)
Website: http://bit.ly/2osRMkd   https://wlam.surfrider.org/