Weekend Guide October 12 + 13 + 14

Due to a bad/spotty internet and a rushed day at work, I’m going to have to give you the abbreviated version of the Weekend Guide. Sorry bout that, but there are some gems!

The weekend is the LA Podcasting Festival downtown. If you are like me and love podcasts (specifically the comedy ‘casts) come check out this event and meet the faces behind the voices. It’s all weekend, so check the schedule to see your favs.

Tonight there is an outdoor Grand Park movie screening of The Goonies with festivities starting at 5:30p. Pack up a picnic, hop on the metro and head downtown to watch this classic film. Over on the west side? Check out the Santa Monica’s Pier screening of Exit Through The Gift Shop.

Jesse Miller’s Talk Show is tonight at the Improv Lab, with special guest Martin Starr (Freaks and Geeks) and lots more. You’ll have fun and it’s only $5.

Do you have Space Shuttle fever? If you missed it flying across LA, don’t miss your chance to see it driven to it’s final resting spot at the California Science Center.

The OohLaLa Festival is happening this weekend around Los Angeles. This festival is a showcase of French bands playing all around LA. Check HERE for the schdule. At least if you can’t make any of the shows you can find them on itunes and get cultured. Oui Oui!

If you’ve never been to the Walt Disney Music Hall (like me), then their “Where The Wild Things” event this weekend might be the perfect opportunity to experience the LA Philharmonic. Tickets range for $18-$180, and check here for availability.

On Sunday from 11a -5pm the LA Antiques, Art and Design Show is happening at the Santa Monica Hangar. It’s a bit pricy ($20) but you’re supporting the arts and hopefully getting inspired.

Sunday night at El Cid is a new comedy show called “El Show!”. It’s a $10 suggested donation (it goes to the Livestrong Foundation), tons of comedians including the NYC based Dan Mintz, Trevor Moore, Eric Andrea, Kyle Mooney, Jon Dore… basically, you need to be there.

Weekend Guide October 5 + 6 + 7

Now that Im back as a workin’-stiff, I’m definitely counting down the days until the weekend and it’s finally here! My prayers have been answered! This is a fun Weekend Guide full of (free or cheap) festivals!







Weekend Guide March 2 + 3 + 4

ACK! Another crazy work day. Okay, fastest weekend guide ever. I’m sorry, but if it’s any consolation, next weekend there are a TON of cool things going on and I can’t wait to tell you about those next Friday. Any who, this weekend comes first. Here it is!

FRIDAY March 2nd:

Today is First Friday’s in Venice, which means Abbot Kinney is going to be CRAZY. Go check it out and get something small from every food truck (there will be tons of them). This is one of those very LA events, so if you have guests in town you should go.

My only other Friday night activity, is a new show added to the Upright Citizens Brigade line-up called Set List. Paul F. Tompins, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Besser and Jake Johannsen are in this improv show. It says online that the show is sold out, but I know they let people in from an extensive waiting list. It should be worth the wait! It’s $10 and starts at 8pm.

SUNDAY MArch 3rd:

From 12-4pm, the Pasadena Museum of Art is having their Art as an Appetizer event (part of Pacific Standard Time event). The food truck roster is Border Grill, Casablanca Truck, Flat Iron Truck, Gourmet Genie, and GO CHEW.

This weekend (and next weekend) Dana Point is celebrating the 41st Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales. There are all sorts of events where you learn about animals, whale watch, even a parade. The video below talks about all that this has to offer. It sounds awesome, and if the weather is beautiful (per usual) you should make a day of it and hit the beach.

SUNDAY March 4th:

If you don’t want to check out the Dana Point Festival of Whales on Sunday, visit the Hammer Museum at 11am for their showing of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This black and white film was made in 1972 and still holds up over time.

From 11am-2pm, join the Silver Lake community for the opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza. Come check out this new outdoor space and get some vitamin d. While you’re there, stop by the independent shops and support locals!

Check out the opening of Umamicatessen this weekend downtown. If you like Umami Burger (which most people do), youll love their new deli/bar experience. It’s garunteed to be packed and delicious.

Okay I’m off. Enjoy!