Do This Today: The Greg Proops Film Club: Bill Durham

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Come see the hilarious Greg Proops record his Film Club podcast live. Then watch the awesome Bill Durham film. It’s a great way to spend a Monday!

Event: Cinefamily/Silent Movie Theatre (event link)
Location: 611 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Monday July 28, 2014, 7:30pm
Cost: $10 tickets HERE

Do This Today: Monterey Park Night Market

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Come check out the MPK Night Market with food trucks, art, live music, and tons of cool stuff to investigate!

Event: Monterey Park Night Market (event link)
Location: Barnes Park,350 S. McPherrin Ave, Monterey Park, CA
Time: Friday July 25, 2014 5-10:30p
Cost: Free entrance, but the food will cost you

Do This Today: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival

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Come support local theater in Griffith Park and see the Independent Shakespeare Company presentation of The Taming of the Shrew. It’s free! It premieres tonight! Hit up Trader Joes, get some goodies, layout a blanket and enjoy the show. I can’t recommend it more!

Event: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Frestival (event link)
Location: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Time: July 24, 2014, 7pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: Charles Fleming Reading at Skylight Books

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Tonight at Skylight Books (voted best neighborhood bookstore by LA Weekly) Charles Fleming will be reading from Studio Kill. I’m a big fan of Charles Secret Stair book (as I’ve completed them all), but he also writes adventure novels and his newest, The Studio Kill, is out. Come see him read from his newest book!

Event: Charles Fleming Book Reading  (event link)
Location: Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA
Time: July 23, 2014, 7:30pm
Cost: The event is free!

Do This Today: Outstanding Art of TV Costume Design

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Today visit the FIDM Museum downtown to see the opening of their exhibit Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design. Mary Rose (President of the Costume Designers Guild) is curating the exhibit. Expect to see costumes from your favorite nominated programs.

Event: Outstanding Art of TV Costume Design (event link)
Location: FIDM Museum & Galleries, 919 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Tuesday July 22, 2014, 10a – 4pm
Cost: Free!

Do This Today: Hot Tub with Kurt + Kristen


It’s Monday so it’s Hot Tub day! Join Kurt Braunholer and Kristen Schaal as they present Eliot Glazer, Jim Hamilton, Joe Mande, Julian McCullough, Sean Patton and Beth Stelling! Tickets are $5 pre-sale or $8 at the door. So cheap! So cheap!

Event: Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen (event link)
Location: The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Monday July 21, 7pm doors, 8pm show, 10pm party
Cost: $8 at the door $5 presale HERE)

(I Bless The Rains Down In) Africa

(Me and my buddies on a safari)

The time has come! Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I begin my adventure to Africa! I’ll be away for a while, but I’ve pre-posted daily events for each day I’m gone, so be sure and check the blog for updates of fun things to do around Los Angeles.

Will all of this fit in my bags?! Today I’m finalizing the details and figuring out what I can leave behind. Eek!

Once I’m back, expect a FULL recap of my journey. I’ll be exploring Nairobi (feeding elephants and giraffes), venturing into Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, and then embarking on a safari into the Serengeti, before ending my journey on the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. I will be meeting up with my sister (As Her World Turns) as she is mid-trek into her very long African journey. We will be climbing with Zara Tours and then safariing with Nomad Tours.

Follow along with up-to-the-second updates on my instagram (LifeAbsorbed). Erica and I will be using the #sistersonsafari as a way to track all our posts on social media, enjoy!

Below is the theme song for my trip :)