The Weekend Guide May 25 + 26 + 27 + 28

It’s Weekend Guide time!! I know I couldn’t give you one last week (which I feel bad about) but I’m sure you did awesome things all on your own. And now that I’m back it’s in time for a massive 3-day Weekend Guide. Score.

FRIDAY May 25

Tonight, per usual, the LACMA is doing Free Jazz Fridays. Come take a listen to this weeks performer, Ernie Andrews, and maybe stop by the Stark Bar for a drink (not free).

Burbank is doing another one of their “Ladies Night Out” which means food trucks, later hours, and a fun Friday night. Why not go, and then walk down Magnolia and check out Tony’s Darts Away.

SATURDAY May 26

I hope you like movies, because summer in LA means outdoor (and indoor) movie events! Lets start with the Echo Park Film Center (which does year round movie events). On Saturday they are going to screen the Artur Aristakisyan’s documentary Palms. On facebook it says it starts at 8am… but I find that hard to believe. I’m sure it’s supposed to be 8pm.

Looking for something a little more mainstream? The Drive-In is showing The Goonies, which is one of my favorites. Cinespia which hosts the cemetery screenings is showing Sabrina (another classic). And if that isn’t enough to choose from, Street Food Cinema is showing Napoleon Dynamite. Get tickets for that HERE. All these films are cheap and great group events. Pack a picnic basket or even just a blanket and get some food truck goods.

SUNDAY May 27

T.J. Miller is hosting another Hangover Sunday Matinee at the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax. He’ll be screening The Bank Dick. Tickets are $12 and doors open at 11am for a brunch on the back patio. TJ is very cool, so you’ll enjoy this.

Tony’s Darts Away is hosting an event called Books and Brews: The Sriracha Cookbook from 12-9p. Their menu items will be based off the recipes, so if you like it hot check out Tony’s on Sunday.

Speaking of food, the JW Marriott downtown (Across from LA Live) is doing Blues and BBQ on Sundays all summer long. Check out the info HERE.

On Sunday night Neil Hamburger (Natasha Leggero, Brody Stevens, and John Roberts) are performing at the Satellite at 8pm. It’s a cool venue in Silver Lake and tickets are just $8! Such a god price for all those comedians. Get tickets HERE.

MONDAY May 28

LACMA is having it’s Free Museum Day (presented by my nemesis, Target). Come check it out! You can bet I’ll be there. They have a Vanity Fair exhibit going on right now featuring Annie Leibovitz work. Did I ever tell you about the time someone gave me her notebook while I was working. Yeah, it was awesome. I gave it back to her of course, but it was so cool.

When you’re done with the LACMA check out the Satellite for free music all night! It’ll be sweet. Come listen to Caught A Ghost, Busy Living, True Loves, Dirty Murdered Birds etc.

Now enjoy! It’s summer! I leave you with a link to animals being adorable. I’m not normally into cute things but this is pretty funny, 35 Animals That Need Your Help.

UPDATE:
I completely left off an awesome event happening this weekend… infact it’s starting right now! It’s the Silver Lake Jubilee! Bands, food trucks, comedians, crafts and more! It’s $35 for a weekend pass or $20 for a day pass. It’s kind of alot, but if you make the day of it it’s a good deal.

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Weekend Guide Dec. 9 + 10 + 11

I’m sorry this is coming to you SO late on a Friday! I thankfully finished my jury duty week without being called in. If that’s not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is. Unfortunately, I’m crazy busy so this will have to be brief.

FRIDAY Dec. 9th

Eames: The Architect And The Painter opens this weekend, and judging from the trailer (see below), it’s going to be awesome! So if you get a chance you better see it… why not tonight?

Tonight at 9p, Jonathan Richman (featuring Tommy Larkins) will be playing downtown at The Smell for $15 at the door. Check out The Smell’s website HERE. If you think you aren’t hip, go to the Smell. You will feel WAY less hip then everyone else there, but later when you tell people “I went to The Smell.. no biggie” they will think you are infinitely cooler than you are. Everybody wins!

SATURDAY Dec. 10th

I’m so happy to announce that my favorite event of the year is happening in LA this weekend: the Renegade Craft Fair. It’s happening on Saturday and Sunday and you can bet my bippy (whatever that is), that I will be there at 10am (when it begins) on Saturday morning. It’s a great place to buy unique gifts for your friends and you can get there on the Blue line (?) of the metro. The money goes to help artists struggling in a rough economy, and their work is beautiful. They have prints, jewelry, crafts, clothing, furniture, and everything else you could ever want. I’m getting to bed early to be fully ready for tomorrow. It’s like my Christmas morning!

After you’re done Christmas shopping you should sign-up through Thrillist for their Hollywood Craft Beer Crawl HERE, on Saturday from 1-6p. It’s happening all through Hollywood, which means you can take the metro red line. $25 tickets gets you 8 craft beers… 8! That’s a steal! Plus for those of you new to LA it’s a great way to meet new people.

At night the Devil’s Drive-In is showing Die Hard! So die hard Die Hard fans should check it out. Especially if you’re sick of holiday stuff.

SUNDAY Dec. 11th:

The Nerdist Writers Panel this weekend is AWESOME! Paul Scheer, Rob Cordrry, David Wain, Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Curtis Gwinn, and John Stern are attending. Did you read that list, it’s practically a Wet Hot American Summer Reunion! Such a rare occasion, you must go. It’s only $15, and it’s a Meltdown Comics (an intimate venue), 5pm and get tickets  HERE.

And of course you can always check out the Sunday Renegade Craft Fair 🙂

Weekend Guide Nov. 11 + 12 + 13

Happy 11/11/11! I know you probably have many 11/11/11 parties to attend this weekend, but for all of those not observing this date-holiday, here’s your WEEKEND GUIDE!

FRIDAY Nov. 11

The Center for Inquiry (LA) is hosting another Drinking Skeptically event at the Federal Bar in North Hollywood. This informal gathering happens once a month and if you ask the doorkeep, they will direct you to the special area within the bar where this gathering is happening. This event is all about meeting new people and having fun while discussing science, skepticism, and rationality. This event happens in small gatherings all over the country and you can find more info on that HERE. If you want to be updated monthly about this event, join their group on Meetup.com HERE.

Marc Maron is performing at Occidental College tonight. He is always hilarious and had a well followed podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. Check that out HERE and then plan to see him at Occidental tonight at 7p!

Pretty? Pretty? A Divine Art Show is happening tonight at Meltdown Comics celebrating the the character Dawn Davenport as played by Divine in John Waters’ 1974 film, Female Trouble. The opening begins at 8pm and includes many artists celebrating Divine. The night will include the artist themselves, a live DJ, free booze and drags finest performers. Trust me, you will remember this event and it’s free! You can’t beat that.

SATURDAY Nov. 12 

 

Rumor has it, rain is in the forcast for this weekend in LA. As far as I know the NoHo Arts Festival is still scheduled to happen from 12p-8p on Saturday. Check out the NoHo Arts District page HERE to learn about all that the North Hollywood neighborhood has to offer.

 

This weekend you have your choice of festivals, because if NoHo isn’t your scene,  the LA Pizza Festival is happening from 1pm-5pm and did I mention that Joe Pesci is the honorary chairman? Julia Perri is hosting the LA celebration at Olympic Collection, and the goal is to raise money of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Come support a good cause and enjoy some, pizza, wine and goodies from around the world!

 

Devil’s Night Drive-in is presenting Kick Ass this weekend. That’s right, a drive-in exists in LA! The movie starts at 7:30p, but the gate opens at 6p, so come early for a good spot. Tickets are $10 and you can get them HERE.

*Silverlake Craft and Vintage is cancelled due to rain 😦

SUNDAY Nov. 13

The MOCA is having an event at the Geffen on Sunday at 3p called Theaster Gates: An Epitaph for Civil Rights with guest performances by Theaster Gates and the Black Monks of Mississippi (free with the price of admission). KCRW offers a 2 for 1 discount at the MOCA (if I remember correctly), so show them your card for a deal. The MOCA Geffen is a really great gallery space located in Little Tokyo. If you come early, you should explore Little Tokyo (see my post about the area HERE).

 

The Rosebowl is doing their monthly Flea Market this Sunday! There is plenty of free parking, and admission prices depend on the time you go in the day, but general admission is $8 after 9am. Click the Flea Market link above for all the info.