By the Sea, By the Sea...

Sorry, but you’re not getting anywhere near David Sedaris at Vroman’s today, so instead of a trip to the Pasadena bookstore, how about a little — make that a lot of — ocean air? Come to the re-opening of the the historic (by L.A. standards) Malibu Pier, built in 1905. The pier’s been shut down since a storm damaged it in 1995. The party’s a benefit for the Malibu Legacy Park Project, and you can check out the new Surfing Museum while enjoying hors d’oeuvres from the Beachcomber; a Ketel One ice bar serving up Gidget’s gimlets, Catalina sunsets and Zuma surfers; swing band Stompy Jones and a wine tasting. Yeah, my invitation got lost in the mail too. A portion of the ticket price and all of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Malibu Legacy Park Project; the park will be constructed in the Malibu Civic Center area, directly adjacent to significant natural resources. It will simultaneously improve water quality, restore native riparian habitat and preserve crucial open space. Sun., June 29, 5-9 p.m., 2008


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