A clip from the film “Breaking Away”

The Hammer Museum down by Wilshire & Westwood will be hosting Bike Night on the evening of April 8th, starting at 7PM. There will be free bicycle valet parking by the LA County Bicycle Coalition (thanks, Ramon!), delicious vegetarian appetizers, a live musical selection, and the screening of a BREAKING AWAY (1979):

Recent midwestern high school graduate Dave is obsessed with bicycle racing. His dream is to compete in the Italian races someday and his immersion in all things Italian is driving his father crazy. Dave and his three best friends fight with the local college kids who look down on them for being townies. When the Italian bicycle team comes to their town to race, Dave is disillusioned by their snobbery and the dirty tricks they use to win. So Dave drops his Italian identity and he and his friends enter the university’s bike race and compete with their college student rivals.

At a loss over what to do before Bike Night begins? No worries! The Hammer also holds a Happy Hour regularly between 4 and 7PM, with wine, beer, and weekday food specials.