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AVALON, Calif. – The Catalina Island Museum invites you to search for the perfect wave during First Fridays at the Museum on Friday, August 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
This month's event features live music and a screening of the ultimate surfing movie Endless Summer. The evening also offers the opportunity to experience Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum at night while the artwork is dramatically illuminated.
The film follows two surfers from Southern California around the world as they search for the perfect wave. Living the ultimate dream from West Africa to Australia, Tahiti and beyond following the summer season up and down the world, essentially creating an endless summer. Along the way, they ride some fantastic waves, capture amazing footage and meet a variety of characters.
A review by NPR called it "part surfing film, part travelogue, occasionally even anthropological study and wildlife film, ultimately it visually taps into the wanderlust that sends us to far-flung beaches in search of an escape from life that we can't find at home."
Neptune Cocktail is trio of accomplished musicians who love to play traditional and modern surf music, featuring songs first performed by Southern California's trail blazing groups of the early 1960s such as Dick Dale, & the DelTones, Eddie and the Showmen, The Bel-AIrs, The Challengers, and the The Ventures. The music perfectly compliments the vibe of the film.
The museum will re-open for this event at 6:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to enjoy in the open-air plazas of the museum's second floor or during the film. Wine, beer, soda and water will be available for purchase.
Live music by Neptune Cocktail: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
Screening of Endless Summer: Dusk (around 8:15 pm)
Members $20, Non-Members $25
Children (15 & Under) $5
Visit the new Catalina Island Museum located at 217 Metropole Avenue. Explore the island’s rich cultural heritage in its galleries permanently dedicated to its history, including its connection to the Chicago Cubs, World War II, the Great White Steamships, Hollywood celebrities, Catalina Island Pottery and Tile and more. A special exhibitions gallery changes consistently with exhibitions traveling to the island from around the world. The museum is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+), $9 for military (active and veterans), $9 for students (must show valid student ID), and children (age 15 and under) are free.
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