Do This Today: The Adventures of Pete and Pete Reunion

If you grew up in the 90’s, then you must know the Nickelodeon show, Pete and Pete. It was awesome. Like truly, the best. To sum up the Everything Is Festival that Cinefamily has been throwing, they are having a Pete and Pete Reunion as their closing night celebration. Don’t miss this event. I am (hopefully) climbing back down Mt. Whitney as you’re reading this, so there is no way I can attend- so you must go in my place!

Event: The Adventures of Pete + Pete Reunion (website with videos)
Location: Orpheum Theater, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles (downtown)
Time: 8p doors, 9p show
Cost: $25 – $75 (get tickets HERE)
FYI: Take the red line of the metro!

Do This Today: Doug Benson Movie Interruption (comedy!)


I got to see Doug Benson last night at UCB (more on that later) and he was hilarious per usual. He brings his movie loving hilarious self to the Silent Movie Theater tonight to screen Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter with a few of his comedy friends. You watch the movie and listen to the comedians comment on the film. It’s pretty great and Doug’s friends are usually very funny (like Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifinakis). Also, I read the other day that this theater is haunted (it has a famous history).. so keep an eye out for ghosts!

Event: Doug Benson Movie Interruption- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Location: Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater, 611, N Fairfax Ave, LA, CA 90036
Time: 8pm
Cost: $14
FIY: Parking is tough in this neighborhood, bring quarters for the meter or allow extra time to circle the blocks.

Do This Today: Live Podcast Taping!

***UPDATE: I SCREWED the pooch on this one folks! I apologize, but I got the days mixed up. I thought yesterday was Wednesday and posted about this Wednesday event. FAIL on my part. I do apologize. But, the good news is that if you couldn’t go last night, well now’s your chance! It’s still happening and tickets are still available for tonights show. ***

Greg Proops (Who’s Line is it Anyway) has a hilarious podcast called The Smartest Man in the World, and tonight he’s doing a live recording at the Cinefamily’s Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax. He’ll be screening Point Break and then deconstructing it in the hilarious way that he does. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $12 (free for theater members). Get your tickets HERE before they sell out.

The Weekend Guide April 27 + 28 + 29

If you can’t tell, I’m running a tad behind today. Fun-employment is on the horizon and yet the workload hasn’t slowed. Any who, I’m so close to the finish line and this next week is my final dash. In the meantime, you’ll have to accept this late-in-the-game Weekend Guide, my sincere apology, and this blog hug that Im sending through WordPress.

Before I get to the guide, I want to throw a shout out to a great hiking blog which is hugely successful: Modern Hiker. I’ve used it to help check trail conditions and only recently did I find out that it’s written by a friend of mine. It’s extremely thorough and accurate. His most recent post is about LA hikes that can help get you ready for climbing Mt. Whitney. Since I’m hoping to climb it in August, you can expect me to be doing these hikes on my hiatus and blogging about them diligently. Check out his blog!

FRIDAY April 27th:

I know it’s almost too late to even mention these activities but… BKB (a radical 90’s cover-band) is playing at the Kibitz Room (Canters Deli) tonight at 10:30p. There’s still time to get there and join in the 90’s merriment. Check the facebook invite HERE!

SATURDAY April 28:

The first thing I’m telling you about is an exhibit you can see for a while and there’s nothing specific relating to this Saturday… but it looks like a very LA thing to check out. Add it to your list, and if you’re free, it’s the Paley Center’s “Television Out Of The Box” by Warner Bros. Tickets are $10, but you get to see items specific to your favorite TV shows that you can’t see anywhere else. Why not test your tv trivia HERE?

From 11am-6pm tomorrow night is the Grilled Cheese Invitational at the Rosebowl. Stop your eating now, so you can have the appropriate appetite for this monster event. For $15 tickets to the event click HERE.

If you’re lactose intolerant, skip the Grilled Cheese event and get $12 tickets to TJ Miller’s Hangover Matinee at Cinefamily (Silver Movie Theatre). T.J Miller is hosting a screening of the old school (1933) Alice and Wonderland.

Maybe when you’re done with the movie or the cheese, hit-up Known Gallery’s exhibit of Sesame Street. It’s not exactly the Sesame Street youre thinking of.. think street art. Check out this video:

SUNDAY April 29:

This Sunday in Burbank is Ladies Night Out along Magnolia. The stores stay open later, and food trucks come out. Even if you’re not in it for the shops of the food, come for the walk. It’s a great area to people watch and get some exercise. Maybe visit Tony’s Darts Away when you’re done? 🙂

This next activity is WAY outta my price range, but for $100 you can get a ticket to Largo on Sunday to the charity event One Kid One World. Kevin Nealon is hosting and features Sarah Silverman, Amiee Mann, David Spade, Dana Gould, and more guests.

Weekend Guide Jan 13 + 14 + 15

Alright, the Weekend Guide is back! I’ve gone through a zillion emails to find you the best cheap/free stuff happening this weekend. Lets just dive right in!

FRIDAY Jan 13th

On this unlucky day, why not check out some free live music? At 1717 Silverlake Blvd aka The Satellite they’ve doing free shows all week culminating in Friday nights show featuring Cinderella Motel, Coco Morier, Mad Planet, and Roman Candle Wars. The doors open at 8:30p, and show starts at 9p. Since tickets are FREE, get their early before they fill up.

If youre not into music but want to try a new cool bar there are 2 bar openings this Friday night (and a brewery opening this Sunday.. but more on that later). At sunset Venice Ale House is cracking into their first official keg and you should be there for the celebration at this Gastropub! If you’re less into beer and more into cocktails, come to the opening of Oldfields Liquor Room, a cocktail lounge with an apothecary vibe. It’s from the same people who brought us Bigfoot Lodge, so you know the decor will be cool.

So if music and booze aren’t your thing (because you’re crazy), the Cinefamily is hosting a an awesome comedy film event this week and weekend called The 1st Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival. Tonight at 7:30p Jeff Garlin presents “Topsy-Turvy” and at 11pm Doug Benson hosts Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption: Cocktail! Both of these shows will be awesome and the theater is so reasonably priced so there is no reason not to pull a double feature.


Keeping in tune with Cinefamily’s 1st Annual Wayne Federman Film Festival, on Saturday at 7:30p Kevin Pollak is screening “The In-Laws” and at 10:30 Andy Kindler is screening “Modern Romance”.

The Long Beach Travel + Adventure Expo is happening this weekend in the Long Beach Convention Center. This is the expo’s 7th year and is your chance to win trips and giveaways as well as learn about new adventure opportunities like ziplining, diving in their scuba pool and other cultural events. The event is happening Saturday and Sunday this weekend and $9 tickets get you a pass to one of the days. It’s 10am to 5pm and you can get tickets HERE.

After you check out the expo and make adventure plans, head to Bock Fest 2012! The event is from 1-5p and tickets are $25 and the money goes to support local charities. Mark your calendar because they also have a St. Patrick’s Day event!

The LACMA has a new exhibit opening this weekend called Metropolis II. This larger than life sculpture is a fun edition to their already great collection. Mini cars speed through the sculpture which is dense with buildings. Check it out.

SUNDAY Jan 15th
The Nerdist Writers Panel is back. Dana Gould, Liz Tigelaar, and Robert Hewitt Wolfe are on the panel this Sunday. Tickets are $15 and go to a good cause (826LA). As usual, the event as at Meltdown Comics at 5pm.

And now, for the event I am most excited for this weekend… the piece de resistance… Golden Road Brewing is having their grand opening event from 11am to 11pm. Friend them on facebook HERE and then sign-up for the event HERE! I’ll be there!

Weekend Guide Dec. 16 + 17 +18

The weekend is upon us, are you ready for it? I’m sure you’ll all be busy running around doing last minute holiday things… but check out all of these events if you can. Hopefully you got your ticket to the Sarah Silverman show at Largo tonight, because they have already sold out. I will be there, but if you are out of luck, chck out these other events instead.

FRIDAY Dec. 16th:

Olvera Street is having their holiday fair and nightly candle light procession tonight. The celebration begins at 5:30p and get ready to sing some carols (in English + Spanish) and crack some pinata’s.

If Olvera Street is too far away, and you want to stick to the valley, check out NoHo Commons Holiday Party. Check out the artwork of Cella Gallery and Rico Adair Gallery and enjoy some free beverages.

SATURDAY Dec. 17th:

This 826 LA sounds awesome. On Dec 17, the Spread The Word fundraiser is happening at the Mark Moore Gallery. Tickets are $25 and this includes listening to a set by DJ Mister Amigo and Jason Bentley as well as free beer tasting and yummy food trucks. Artwork is for sale by a bunch of awesome artists, and from what I hear it’s all at awesome prices. This is a great place to pick up a gift for that unique relative that already owns one of everything. Check it out!

At 5pm on Saturday, the 3rd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl is happening for charity. So get your festive gear on and get ready to drink. Tickets are $10 and get all the info online HERE. There’s even unlimited bus rides for $4. Get a team together and get ready to have some scavenger hunt/ bar crawl fun.

The Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce is putting on their Holiday Night Out this Saturday from 3-8pm. There will be family events, live music, free goodies and sales. Check out the website HERE for the full list of vendors and locations.

Cinefamily is having their 24 hour marathon fund-raising event this weekend.  Check out their full 24 hour list of events HERE. They have special guests and a ton of different types of events to choose from.

SUNDAY Dec. 18th:

Are you looking for some more holiday events to get you in the spirit? Check out Pershing Square this weekend and do some ice skating! Check their website for prices and hours HERE.

If theater is more your thing, The Santaland Diaries is having it’s last performance on Sunday at 2pm at the Stella Adler Theater. Advance tickets are $30 and student rush tickets are $30.