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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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+

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

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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!

Eagle Rock Music Festival 2012

Last weekend I hit up the Eagle Rock Music Festival in Eagle Rock (duh) on Colorado Blvd. They shut down the streets and really turned this $10 suggested donation party into a real block party. There was a stage for families, and booths for local businesses. The stores stayed open longer and this became a massive event with something for everyone.

You can see food trucks lined the closed off streets. The above area was away from the stages and was actually a break from the crowds… you can tell this was really a huge packed event, if the above was the “quiet area”.

The ducks came out for the event.

The sunset was the perfect backdrop to this festival.

So Many Wizards took to stage #5 Indie Rock (of 11 total) around 7pm. We had a lot of fun listening to them. We liked them enough that my friend bought their album and we even chatted briefly with the lead singer. He was very nice and they had very well designed merchandise. The designer in me was very impressed.

More pics of So Many Wizards (above).

The sun was setting and the crowds were growing.

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On stage #7 Funk/Soul/Electronic, Chrome Canyon took the stage. I love this guy’s jacket/belt/leggings combo. This band had a sound similar to Chromeo.

I got this close up of the lead singer and had to share it.

We decided to visit the family stage (# 3) and see Glen Iris finish out a set. It was adorable watching the little kids running around dancing to their covers of classic songs. It was really sweet, the kids had a blast and the lead singer has such a melodic voice.

After a delicious dinner break at the vegan friendly Four Cafe, we made our way to the center of the giant crowd that formed around stage #1 for the performance of Daedelus. He’s a DJ who was spinning fun dance tunes and the crowd was loving it. It was packed with people dancing and having a really good time.

Daedelus looked like an Amish/Pilgrim DJ, which I love. I love when people look a certain way and then surprise everyone by being totally unexpected.

There was a speedy turnaround between Daedelus and the headlining act, Thundercat. The crowd got bigger and bigger, and mosh pits formed. We started to get claustrophobic and decided to check out the last performances on the other stages.

We went back to stage #5 (the indie stage) to see the “Special Guest Band” La Sera, who I coincidentally saw perform at the Silver Lake Jubilee back in May.

We moved to the last big stage (#7) before we headed home for the night. We got to see Peanut Butter Wolf and Black Shakespeare.

Thank you to Center for the Arts Eagle Rock for putting on this awesome festival and I look forward to the 2013 festival.

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!