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This month, let’s put Netflix on pause, get off the couch, and take advantage of all the cool stuff L.A. has to offer. From a Backstreet Boys concert to a comedy festival, these are the best happenings this city has to offer. Plus, we scored four free tickets to an amazing shopping event — and we're passing them on to you, of course!
Ahead, 11 can’t-miss events to keep you busy, whether you’re a movie buff, a yoga fanatic, or a margarita aficionado. Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time to get going!
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Super Saturday
Listen up: We're giving free tickets away to this amazing event! At Super Saturday, you'll be able to shop deeply discounted wares from Versace, Hudson Jeans, Kate Spade Saturday, and more. And, you can shop your heart out knowing it's for an amazing cause, because 100% of the proceeds goes to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The JCPenney-sponsored event will be hosted by none other than Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims, and will also feature food and drinks aplenty, activities for kids, complimentary blowouts, and more. And, here's the best part: We're giving two lucky winners a pair of free tickets to the event (valued at $250 each)! All you have to do? Leave a comment below and tell us why we should pick you. Good luck!

When: Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Barker Hangar Santa Monica, 3021 Airport Avenue; 310-390-9071.
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Coolhaus Anniversary Party
Coolhaus — a.k.a. the geniuses behind the all-natural, ice cream sandwich truck — is turning five this year! Join it in celebrating this cream-meets-cookie landmark this weekend — and, yes, there will be endless ice cream sandies available for personal consumption.
When: Friday, May 2, 8 p.m.

Where: The Unique Space, 1275 East 6th Street; no phone.
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L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival
Does a weekend of nonstop laughs sound like a good time to you? Head to L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, where you'll get to see screenings of hilarious shorts by some pretty awesome filmmakers. Our favorite one on the lineup: "Girls Season 38: Same Girls, same dreams, same problems...forty years later." Genius!

When: Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 18
Where: Click here for full list of venues.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tribeca Films.
Palo Alto Screening
James Franco and Emma Roberts star in this coming-of-age movie helmed by first-time director Gia Coppola. See a special screening of the flick next week, which will be followed by a sure-to-be-fascinating Q&A with Coppola herself. Budding filmmakers, be sure to take notes!

When: Tuesday, May 6, 6 p.m.
Where: The Ray Stark Family Theatre at USC, 900 West 34th Street; 213-740-8358.
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Backstreet Boys Live
Backstreet's back, alright! No, seriously though, the quintet is playing The Forum at the end of the month, and we're not going to be able to sleep until then. If you don't go, it will be ain't nothing but a mistake...ain't nothing but a heartache.

When: Thursday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Forum, 3900 West Manchester Boulevard; 310-330-7300.
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Artisan Market at W Los Angeles
There's a lot in store for you at this food and fun-filled Sunday afternoon. You'll be able to sip on specialty cocktails, shop scrumptious homemade products, make your own DIY body scrubs, sample 10 different olive oils, gorge on a custom BBQ menu, and much more at the can't-miss Artisan Market this weekend.

When: Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: W Los Angeles Westwood, 930 Hilgard Avenue; 310-208-8765.
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Wanderlust Festival
What's better than yoga by the beach? Free yoga by the beach. For one day only, the Wanderlust Festival brings together a remarkable group of locally based teachers for a day of free yoga classes for anyone who wants to join. Stop by for a class and show off your best Warrior II!

When: Saturday, May 10, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Pier; 855-926-3375.
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Some Favorite Writers at The Hammer Museum
Not only will you get to hear renowned author Mona Simpson discuss her new novel, Casebook, but no doubt you'll also enjoy hearing from another special guest: Oscar-winning director David O. Russell (of American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook fame, of course).

When: Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Hammer Museum at UCLA, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-443-7000.
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Cinco de Mayo at The Bungalow
Don't even think about spending Cinco de Mayo elsewhere. The Bungalow will be offering up its signature Bitchin' Sangria and Bungalow Margarita to celebrate the holiday, along with quesadillas, chips and guac, and much more — all with the restaurant's Baja flair and amazing views.

When: Monday, May 5, 5 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: The Bungalow Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Boulevard; 310-899-8530.
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Photographed by Chika Okazumi.
The Un-Private Collection: Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer
The wildly colorful graphic artist will joing author Pico Iyer in the latest installment of The Broad museum's art-talk series, The Un-Private Collection. Whether interested in art, narratives, or just culture in general, this is one you don't want to miss.

When: Thursday, May 29, 8 p.m.
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 842 Broadway.
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Date Nights at The Grove
If your recent "date nights" have ended up being you and your boo getting takeout and ordering Frozen On Demand, it's time to change things up. Enter The Grove's new "date night," which includes dinner for two from the restaurant of your choice, two movie tickets, and free valet parking all for $30 per person. Sayonara, take-out boxes and Queen Elsa!

When: Now through May 31, every Monday-Friday
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive; 323-900-8080.
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