It’s the first Friday of the month, and as we round the bend towards summer, LA has some fantastic shows coming to town. If you feel like dancing, check out my picks for the events in the area that you don’t want to miss.

1. Tycho @ The Fonda Theatre – 5/7 and 5/8 – Sold Out

Tycho’s two-date engagement at The Fonda comes hot on the heels of his new LP, Awake. While the show is sold out, I wouldn’t be too quick to give up hope on snagging tickets to one of the nights.

2. Armin Only: Intense @ The Forum – 5/9 – Tickets

Internationally acclaimed and world renowned DJ/producer Armin Van Buuren has been touring the world with his “Armin Only” show, which features an incredible array of performances while Armin takes the stage for a full five hours.

3. gLAdiator @ The Roosevelt Pool – 5/10 – Tickets

LA based DJ/production duo gLAdiator (Danl Goodman and Ian Johnson) will be joined by other local LA talent to benefit the LA-based charity Hollywood Heart Foundation for this poolside event in Hollywood.

4. Erick Morillo @ Avalon – 5/10 – Tickets

In addition to marking the unveiling of the brand new Avalon remodel, this May 10th event will feature legendary DJ/producer Erick Morillo playing a special five-hour set. Avalon Hollywood is a staple to the dance world in Los Angeles, bringing in huge talent every Friday and Saturday, so you really want to make it out to this one.

5. Andrew Bayer @ Exchange – 5/22 – Tickets

Washington DC-born DJ/producer Andrew Bayer has received support from the likes of Above and Beyond, Tiesto, and a multitude of other big names in EDM. His music is deep and danceable at the same time, and set in the beautiful club of Exchange, this promises to be a night to remember.