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: Wes Anderson Collection Book Reading at Skylight Books

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Tonight at Skylight Books (voted best neighborhood bookstore by LA Weekly) Matt Zoller Seitz will be reading from The Wes Anderson Collective. You know Wes Anderson as the director of “Rushmore”, “Royal Tenenbaums”, “Darjeeling Limited”, “Moonrise Kingdom” and about 30 other artistic, beautiful films.

Event: Wes Anderson Collection Book Reading  (event link)
Location: Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles CA
Time: February 20, 2014, 7:30pm
Cost: The event is free, but it’s $40 for the book

Weekend Guide: February 14-16, 2014

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Angel City brewery is hosting an event with the Keep A Breast Foundation tonight Friday February 14, 2014. There will be a variety of breast casts all of women affected with cancer. There will be a mural by Lucy McLauchlan, live music and food trucks! $1 of every pint of Berliner Weisse will go to Keep a Breast.

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On Saturday, February 15, 2014, check out the Brew HaHa at Marissa’s Backyard in Silver Lake at 4221 Normal Ave. It’ll be 1 Comedy Show + 2 Simultaneous Drinking Games. Awesome comics will be performing: Nate Bargatze, James Adomian, Aparna Nancherla, Jerrod Carmichael, JC Currais, and Ari Katcher.

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Sunday, February 20, 2014 join Arash Saedinia and Samira Yamira and Golner Adili (via skype) as they discuss the Craft & Folk Art Museum’s exhibit, “Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin”. It starts at 3pm at the CAFAM, and your ticket is free with admission to the museum.

Do This Today: Buy Ticket to Comedy for the Holidays

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Sadly, Comedy Bang Bang’s Christmas Pageant is no longer (I’m still sad about that). Wipe those tears away and make your “Do This Today” buying a ticket to Loud Village’s Comedy For the Holidays! The show is at the Troubador (great venue- not too big, not too small), it’s only $15 in advance (so cheap!), and it’s taking place on Tuesday December 17th. To clarify, the show is NOT tonight, but you should get your ticket today because it will probably sell out quick.

Who will be there? Um, everyone. Pete Holmes, Rob Delaney, Paul Scheer, Eric Andre, Brett Gelman, The Birthday Boys, Howard Kremer, Taylor Williamson, Emily Maya Mills, Joe Sib and hosted by Jeremy Burke.

Event: Loud Village presents Comedy for the Holidays (event link)
Location: Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Time: 8pm doors
Cost: $15 advance, $17 at the door (get tickets here)

Do This Today: Hot Tub with Kurt + Kristen

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It’s Monday so it’s Hot Tub day! Join Kurt Braunholer and Kristen Schaal as they present Simon Amstell, Mike Burns, Bryan Cook, Alex Hooper, Karen Kilgariff, Matt Knudsen! 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 November 11, 7pm doors, 8pm show, 10pm party
Cost: $8 at the door $5 presale HERE)

Weekend Guide: August 23 + 24 + 25

I’m not feeling well today.. or for the past fews days.. so the Weekend Guide will be brief. I finally got around to uploading my cell phone images which means new fun DIY posts coming up this next week. So lets get to it!

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Tonight, Friday August 23rd, at 4pm Culver City in the Park is doing a Fiesta La Ballona to kick off a weekend of fun. If you’re in the area, stop by. It’s a family friendly event with food trucks, live music, carnival rides and more.

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This weekend is also the Manhattan Beach Open for volleyball. Come head to the beach for some fun, sun and pro-vollyeball. It’s supposed to be crazy hot this weekend too.

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Loud Village is hosting a house party tonight to celebrate comedian Brooks Wheelan’s move to NYC. Andy Hayes, Jim Hamilton, Emily Maya Mills, Matt Ingebretson and Power Violence will be in attendance. Get ready to say goodbye and BYOB.

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On Saturday August 24th, 2013 FYF is happening in LA’s Historic Park. They only have 2-day weekend passes left (for $100 each). For me that’s too much to spend, but if you have that kind of money lying around you should definitely go. I went several years ago, and we called it “line-fest” due to all the waiting around. But thankfully it’s been reworked and organized in the past few years.

The Avocado Festival is happening at LA City Brewery this weekend. Rumor has it they are unveiling their new avocado beer so come try it for yourself.

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If you can’t make it to FYF, there’s a FREE show at the Getty’s  Saturdays Off The 405 event this weekend. La Santa Cecilia will be performing along with DJ Hoseh.

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As for Saturday night comedy, Largo is hosting a live podcast taping of How Did This Get Made with Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukis, and Diane Raphael. Tickets are $25 and still available.

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On Sunday August 25th check out Grand Park for their Sunday Sessions starting at 2pm. Pack a picnic for try local places downtown (or food trucks) but get ready to relax and listen to the Leverage Agency Showcase with Acid Pauli/NU/Eduardo Castillo and more.

 

Do This Today: Hot Tub with Kurt + Kristen

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It’s Monday so it’s Hot Tub day! Join Kurt Braunholer and Kristen Schaal as they present Adam Newman, Jenny Slate, Karen Kilgariff, Sean O’Connor and Tony Sam. 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 June 3, 7pm doors, 8pm show, 10pm party
Cost: $8 at the door $5 presale HERE)