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Get Out: Fruit Harvet for a Cause, SqueezeFestLA, Free Burgers in Malibu, Special Screening, Motorcycle Club Swap Meet, Afternoon Party

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Lend a Hand in a Big Pick
They're just getting underway right now, but Food Forward, in partnership with SOVA & CSUN Hillel, will be out picking fruit at CSUN's Orange Orchard (Nordhoff/Lindley) until 4 this afternoon, and chances are they can still use a hand--well, your hands, actually. Get involved in this "Big Pick" event--the largest to date and open to volunteers of all ages--the harvested fruit is all donated to help feed the hungry. Get to CSUN to help out, or get in touch with them for future Pick events. [CSUN Map]

SqueezeFestLA at the Ford
Tonight the LA Accordion Festival hosts SqueezeFestLA at the historic John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Experience the distinct sounds of three accordion groups cabaret-style Vagabond Opera, the Tex-Mex Conjunto Los Pochos, and Louisiana 's Feufollet. Arrive early with a picnic and enjoy al fresco dining at the beautiful Ford, and catch "accordion diva" Gee Rabe's performance in the plaza ahead of the evening's show. Tickets are $30-40.

Shake Shake Opens: Free Food!
Okay, folks, this will get you fed with burgers, fries, and shakes on the Malibu Pier...for FREE! It's Ruby's Shake Shack's grand opening party from 11AM to 4PM, (the resto opens to the public for regular business tomorrow). Just head down to the Malibu Pier and enjoy the eats and the historic location. You might even get to meet the real-life "Gidget"!

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Special Screening: The Island at the Top of the World
The Art Directors Guild (ADG) Film Society and American Cinematheque (AC) will honor Production Designer and Special Effects designer Peter Ellenshaw with a screening of Disney’s The Island at the Top of the World (1974). The film screens this evening at 5:30 pm at the Aero Theatre (1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica), the fourth of this year’s screening series focusing on specific genres of narrative storytelling. Academy Award® nominated Visual Effects specialist Harrison Ellenshaw, son of Peter, who was an assistant Matte Artist on the film, will participate in a discussion to be moderated by John Muto. General admission: $10. American Cinematheque members: $7. Students/Seniors with valid ID: $8. Ticket information: 323-466-FILM (3456).

Cretins Motorcycle Club's Annual Swap Meet
The Cretins Motorcycle Club is hosting their annual swap meet at 1460 Naud Street (near Chinatown). Shop for all manner of motorcycle goods (vintage, cafe, rats, bobs, chops, scoots, moped) hotrod & kustom kulture, apparel, inspired art and literature, and more. Open to the general public 8 a.m. - 2 p.m,, $2 entry fee.

Swagger: A Sunday Afternoon Party
So here's the formula: Music + Mojo + Cocktails + Casual Cool=Swagger. Rusty Updegraff (Beige), DJ Paul V. (Dragstrip 66, Bootie LA) and DJ Matt Cornwall team up to offer a very different Sunday afternoon hangout and dance party - for a gay/mixed crowd, looking for something a bit more sexy & refined. It's a cocktail party and dance event held at Barbarella Bar starting at 4; they promise the music format will be fluid and eclectic and all the food is available to order from the Bar menu. No cover--and there's happy hour drink prices, too!

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