I love craft beer. There, I said it. This week happens to be American Craft Beer Week (in my house I call it “Friday Night”). Tonight Ladyface Alehouse has Archived Ales on tap. Select Beer Store is being taken over by Stone Brewing. West 4th & Jane is having Sam Adams Brewery Night trying out 4 rare brews of theirs. The Surly Goat is having Firestone Night. Wades Wines is doing Stone Brewing Rare Vertical Tasting (through Sunday- and this place is awesome). City Tavern will be doing 9 selections of Drake’s Brewing. Little Bear will be taken over by Avery Brewing at 6pm. How cool is this? One of these places has to be in your neighborhood. Check it out!
It’s Thursday and time for more cheap comedy. Comedy Palace is happening tonight at 9:30 (9p doors) and check out these hilarious comedians: Matt Ingebretson, Lauren Brown, Liquid Feet, Allen Strickland Williams, Eric Dadourian, Andres Du Bouchet, and Kurt Braunohler, hosted by Ed Salazar! It’s also FREE!
Event: Comedy Palace (event link)
Location: Comedy Palace, 2112 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Thursday May 16, 9pm doors, 9:30pm show
Come check out The Super Serious Show! They changed venues from their usual Culver City spot to The Virgil in Hollywood. As much as I love the South Culver City space, it’s nice to have these shows playing at an easier to get to spot. Presale tickets are $7, $10 at the door. Starts at 7, 8pm show. Tonight see Neal Brennan, Ron Lynch, Rove McManus, Karen Kilgariff, Kate Berlant, Wil Anderson and videos by Payman Benz.
Tonight Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die is performing at Largo! This comedy band is made up of Paul Rust, Harris Wittels and Michael Cassady. Check out a full write up about them HERE. Tonight’s tickets are two for one with the code “dontstop”. Other performers include Doug Benson, Chelsea Peretti, the band FMLY, and I think Nick from Islands.
Event: Don’t Stop Or We’l Die at Largo (event link)
Location: The Largo, 366 North La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Tuesday March 14, 7:30pm doors, 9pm show
Cost: $25 (but 2 for 1 tickets with code “dontstop”)
Tonight’s What’s Up Tiger Lily features Pete Holmes, Morgan Murphy, Rory Scovel, Barry Rothbart, Julian McCullough, Erik Charles Nielsen, Karl Hess, Raj Desai, Rye Silverman, Greg Baris and Anne Lederman in residency. That’s an awesome lineup and it’s free!
Event: What’s Up Tiger Lily (event)
Location: Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill, 6211 Sunset (and Gower), Hollywood
Time: Monday March 13 2013, 8pm
Tonight check out the Josh and Josh Show at Lubitsch. The guests are Brody Stevens, Chelsea Peretti, Hampton Yount, Jason Nash, Jono Zalay, Josh Haness and more! Did I mention it’s free?! Per their facebook event, “dj/dance party/love making contest to follow”.
My apologies. I’m sorry that a “Do This Today” wasn’t posted this morning. It’s been a busy, stressful, emotional day. No worries- it will be back to regularly scheduling programming tomorrow. I’ll leave you with this to brighten your day (NSFW):
Today Fitz and the Tantrums new album is released! You can stream it here to listen to it, but just go ahead and buy the album here, because it’s amazing. All of the songs are catchy and I’ve been listening to the album on loop since it became available.
If you’re a fan living in Los Angeles, tomorrow Fitz is doing a mini-concert for Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow May 8th. Click HERE to get free tickets!
Event: More Than Just A Dream Album Release (buy it here)
Tonight hit up The Satellite for a free night of music. Robert Schwartzman, Gangi, Kisses, and Knesset will be performing. Free tacos for the first 100 people at the show. From 6-9p there are $2 well drinks/PBR and $5 cocktails. Get there early, grab a drink and tacos, and then hit the dance floor.
Event: Robert Schwartzman and Friends the Satellite (event link)
Location: 1717 Silverlake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 6pm doors, 9p-2am
Friday night (May 3rd) check out the Pancake and Booze art show downtown from 8p-2am. It’s being held at Lot 613, 613 Imperial St, LA (aka warehouse party/art show). Cover is $5 but it includes all you can eat pancakes. There will be live body painting, a photo booth, a stencil art performance, and a 3d blacklight experience. Street parking is free but sketchy, and the show has a $7 lot.
Independent Label Market is hosting a FREE music event on Saturday May 4th at 11 to 4pm in Silverlake. Expect food trucks and live music. Think of this as a farmers market for the music industry. It’s located at the Micheltorena Elementary School in Silverlake and check HERE for more details.
After checking out the Independent Label Market, head over the the Vegan Beer & Food Festival on Sunset in West Hollywood on Saturday. More than 40+ brewers are participating with more than 30 food vendors and live music. Tickets are $40 in advance (get them here) and general admission gives you unlimited beer sampling. Beer lovers unite!
On Sunday May 5th it’s Cinco de Mayo… but it’s also Big Sunday! Big Sunday is a volunteer weekend about helping your community. In the past I’ve chopped wood at a kids summer camp, danced with elderly people at an old folks social, volunteered at the first Echo Park Art Walk and even made sandwiches and hand delivered them to homeless people. All of these activities were rewarding, eye opening, extremely memorable and a great chance to meet others in the community interested in helping others. There’s still plenty of time to sign up for an event. Do it!