Weekend Guide Oct. 4 + 5 + 6

It’s time for the weekend and for once I’m able to put out a Weekend Guide! It’s been crazy at work, but I can’t not do one on Life Absorbed’s birthday! Crazy-talk.


Tonight, Friday October 4th, maybe you were lucky enough to snag a $60 ticket to the small Moby concert at the Fonda? It looks like a limited number are left, so if you’re a fan it’ll be worth the price. The concert starts at 8:30, so you’ve only got 4 hours left to decide.


Not a Moby fan? Like outdoor movies? The many outdoor summer series throughout the summer may have ended, but there’s one that normally begins in Fall, It’s the Barnsdall Art Park’s Outdoor Movie Nights. For some reason they have only committed to doing this one night this fall, and it’s tonight! I hope you like the film Inception. The remaining tickets are $25 but include wine/beer. Usually food trucks are there too and it’s fun to layout a picnic on the hill overlooking downtown as the sun is setting while sipping wine and watching movies. Enjoy!


Lastly, you can check out Maria Bamford tonight in NoHo at The Federal Bar. They have good food, beer and comedy (upstairs). She will be performing with other comedians in a Ladies Night Fun-raiser. Tickets are $15, get there at 7pm!


If you’re up for shopping Saturday, October 5, check out THIS Pop-up Vintage Marketplace happening downtown. There’s going to be a dj and food and all that jazz from 3-8pm. Tickets are $10 and you can get them HERE or at the door.


If you are ready to rock out, you better hit up the Eagle Rock Music Festival happening (you guessed it) in Eagle Rock (Colorado Blvd)! It’s a $10 suggested donation. Check out the lineup HERE!


At night head downtown to see the Zombie Fashion Show + Creature Art Exhibit at Lot 613. There’s a $10 cover and the event includes tons of zombie pieces in this fashion show as well as djs (of course). 21+


On Sunday, October 5th, CicLAvia is happening downtown from 9a-4pm. Check out the map and deets HERE!


Book Soup in West Hollywood has Bo Burnham stopping by Sunday at 5pm. There’s also a Saturday Book Soup event with Nick Offerman for his new book. Check out the store website for details.

Alright, Happy Weekend Everybody! Go out there and have fun!

Do This Today: Weekend Edition

This weekend has SOOO much going on, I can’t do all the events justice so instead I’m going to do an abbreviated Weekend Guide. Here goes…


Tonight visit the Iam8bit  Art Gallery for the opening of their newest show “It’s the ShizNICK!” celebrating the good ol’ days of Nickelodeon tv shows and cartoons. From 7-11p tonight they are having their opening celebration with live tunes by DJ Lance, a “Photo Playset”, and SLIME! Get ready to get nostalgic!


Do you love reading? And books? And Authors? Check out the LA Times Festival of Books! I went last April and had a fun day (check that post here). Be sure to bring sun screen and walk’in shoes, cause it’s a big event.


The Echo Park Art Walk is happening on Saturday in Echo Park (duh) from 12p-6pm! I do a lot of my secret stair walks around here and it’s a fun neighborhood to explore. Many shops are participating and this is a fun people-watching neighborhood. I went to this two years ago and saw Danny Devito and his wife enjoying a local band performing on the street. I can’t recommend this event enough and it celebrate local small businesses.


Go from the Echo Park Art Walk to the Frogtown Art Walk! Come check out this cool neighborhood along the LA River from 4 to 7pm on Saturday.


Are you less into books and more into cycling? Or running, or just general moseying along the streets of LA? The next CicLAvia is happening this Sunday from 10a-3p. Check out the map HERE for details about road closures. It’s Marina Del Ray to downtown. Get out your sneakers!

There’s just SO much happening this weekend, it’s hard to choose! Either way, get out there and have a fabulous weekend. It’s FRIDAY! Enjoy!

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!

Sunday Pep Talk

Are you enjoying this beautiful weekend? Just a reminder about CicLAvia. It just started about 3 seconds ago and it happening until 3pm. Take a look at the map (in the link) and get there!

I was hoping to be able to do it, but instead I’m about to cross something off my resolution list: Yoga. I told myself I had to take at least 1 Yoga class in 2012, and I’m about to do that at a free class in Sherman Oaks at Corepower Yoga. Hopefully I love it and it’ll become one of my new hobbies, and even if I end up hating it at least I was open to it and gave it a try. I’m bad with group exercises classes, so hopefully this will go better than I’m anticipating.

I also shared the photo above because, I’m not sure if you can tell, but I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I’m lacking drive, energy, and motivation. It is what it is, and I’m working hard to get out of it. Only you can really pull yourself out. I bought the book above, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, because it was recommended to me by a friend. It sounds quite similar to my 2011 year, and I figure anything to help motivate me out of this slump would be good. That, and my Real Simple (May) arrived 🙂 I’ll let you know how they both turn out.

I’m off to a pre-yoga walk, then yoga, then the gym for a 5k, then collapsing into my bed.

Weekend Guide April 13 + 14 + 15

It’s a rainy Friday here in LA, but word has it the sun will be out all weekend and you should plan accordingly. There are a lot of things going on this weekend, so I really tried to whittle it down for you. Lets get to it!


I know a ton of you are headed out to the dessert for Coachella, but if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets or too poor for the zillion dollar price tag that goes along with this desert event, have no fear because there is a FREE music festival happening April 12-22. Yup, FREE (or a $5 suggested donation). The event is called Moon Block Party. These are legit bands too.

If you can’t make it this weekend, catch it next weekend. It’s out near Joshua Tree/Palm Springs. Make a weekend of it!

If music isn’t your thing, but theatre is.. check out Lyric Cafe and Theatre. On Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, the Lyric Theatre is showing “Central Air” (Sex, Drugs, and no Self Control), directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier. Tickets are $20 (get them HERE), which is a tad pricy but it goes to support local theater and a cool indie venue. I’m all for it!

If you’re on the west side tonight, check out Gallery 1988’s Venice location for the opening of “Suspense & Gallows Humor” from 7 to 10pm tonight. Remember when I went to the Melrose opening of a Gallery 1988 exhibit this past week? I bet it’ll be as cool as that.. art and beer!

Do you also remember my adventures in Horse Racing at Santa Anita Park? Well on Fridays they offer free admision and $2 beer, hot dogs, and sodas. That sounds like a cheap fun night!

Tonight “Marry F*** or Kill” is playing at the Mirror Theater at 7:30p in North Hollywood. Goldstar was offering cheap seats earlier in the week, and if you missed the deal, don’t worry. Stubdog is offing $13.50 (including service charge) tickets to the show. There are more dates, so if tonight doesn’t work for you, check out the full schedule. It sounds like a good show.


On Saturday Burbank is offering a Downtown Arts Festival. It’s happening on Saturday and Sunday, so you should pop in for the event. The streets will be filled with artists from 10am-5pm on San Fernando between Magnolia and Olive. This sounds like a fun local event, and I will definitely be stopping in.

Silver Lake Art, Craft & Vintage is back at it again this month. Think food trucks and unique artwork and clothing. It’ll be a gorgeous day on Saturday. Why not go to the fair and then check out Intelligentsia for some coffee.

Have you ever heard of a Yarn Crawl? Well it is a very real thing that started on Thursday and will continue on until Sunday. If you are like me and secretly wish you knew how to knit, check out the stores participating for deals. There are raffles and prizes. If anything the website features a long list of awesome sounding yarn shops which I’ve actually been investigating prior to this event. Now you have no excuses. Hit-up one of the stores this weekend to start knitting!

It’s the second Saturday of the month again, which means NELA art walks is happening! Check out the map of the walk HERE. Remember when I went to The York? Yup! It’s along the walk. Go there and eat their yummy food and drink their delicious drinks!

Why not end your night with a 10:15pm Pajama Party at the Silent Movie Theater? Click HERE for all the details. They are screening the movie Girlfriends and the writer/director Claudia Weill will be there for a Q+A after the screening. Tickets are $12.


This Sunday at 3pm, CicLAvia is taking over LA. HERE is a link to the map of the event. It’s all about shutting down the streets and encouraging people to run, bike, walk, skateboard.. just be outside with one another going down major streets with no car interference. How cool is that?

Also this weekend is the 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Leann Rimes will be there singing the anthem and celebrities will be participating in the race. Sunday will be the final day where around 1:45 the big 85 lap race will begin. If you like car racing, this is the place to be this weekend.