What is the Eurovision Song Contest?
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Each member country submits one 3 minute song to be performed on live television and radio, followed by a series of voting for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song. The contest began in 1956 and is not only one of the longest-running television programs in the world, but also one of the most viewed non-sporting events with audience figures between 100 million and 600 million internationallyEvery year the nations of Europe each submit one artist to a competition that has launched the careers of artists like ABBA and Celine Dion.

On May 18th Los Angeles joins Europe as all eyes are on Malmo, Sweden.
We're talking about the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finals, of course! Join us at Angel City Brewery for the show and help raise money for the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic through AIDS Lifecycle simply by enjoying great food and beer, playing games, and competing for incredible prizes.

We want to make this as interactive as possible and will have tons of fabulous prizes as incentives. There are 90 minutes of performances followed by 60 minutes of scoring. During the scoring (~1:45pm) we will have a "dress as your favorite Eurovision Song Contest star" costume contest, a few rounds of trivia, and a live auction!

The Eurovision Song Contest's internet feed begins at 12:00pm PDT, so come a little early to enjoy a brewery tour and secure your seat for the show. This is our inaugural event, and with your support we can make this viewing party an annual gathering!

AIDS/LifeCycle is the largest fundraising event of its kind in the world, every June 2500 cyclists ride 545 miles over 7 days from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Last year over $12.8 million was raised for HIV/AIDS education, prevention, treatment, and counseling services provided by the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center's Jeffrey Goodman Specialty Care Clinic and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. 2013 marks the 4th ride for Jason and the 5th for Michael, both of whom as Training Ride Leads have helped recruit and prepare countless other riders.