Weekend Guide March 30 + 31 + 1

Woo hoo! It’s Friday and time for the Weekend Guide! Do you have mega millions lottery fever? What would you do with 640 million dollars? In case you are one of the zillion people who don’t win this weekend… here are some cheap ideas for an awesome weekend in LA!

FRIDAY March 30:

Tonight from 6-9pm, Burbank is having Ladies Night Out which is when the shops stay open late and food trucks line the street to allow a night out of fun for Burbankers. I would suggest hitting this event and then heading down to Tony’s Darts Away for some fresh brews.

I know it’s technically not April yet, but tonight is First Friday at the Natural History Museum. Get there early because this event is always packed. Matthew Dear and Songodsuns are performing. Anthony Valdez and Eric J. Lawerence will be spinning in the DJ Lounge. Tickets are sold out but at 5pm they are selling tickets at the door, only $12! For an awesome night… that’s a great price.

SATURDAY March 31:

I know I’ve told you all about the Pacific Standard Time events that have been going on all year, but we are approaching the conclusion. As part of the celebration, on Saturday 20 museums are offering free admission. FREE ADMISSION! That’s such a good deal! You better take advantage of it! Check out the full list of museums involved HERE.

Do you want to see MORE art? The Brewery ArtWalk is open twice a year from 11am- 6pm and one of those times happens to be this weekend. To check out their website and see some of the art that will be displayed, check out this LINK

What? That’s not enough art for you and you want even MORE?? Well here it is! Maximillian Gallery has an exhibit opening from 6-8pm. The topic is street art in their New Urban Voices exhibit. They even have a street art blog (HERE) describing shots of graffiti from all over LA.

SUNDAY April 1:

On Sunday the Barnsdall Art Park is having an art sale from 11am to 4pm. That neighborhood is really cool. Come for the art and stay for the tour, sunshine, and views!

Neraby, from 12-5pm Royal T is holding a Recollection: Vintage Swap and Shop event. Guests are supposed to bring 3 items for the “swap rack” and expect to find some killer steals.

Now get outta work and have a nice weekend!

Weekend Guide March 2 + 3 + 4

ACK! Another crazy work day. Okay, fastest weekend guide ever. I’m sorry, but if it’s any consolation, next weekend there are a TON of cool things going on and I can’t wait to tell you about those next Friday. Any who, this weekend comes first. Here it is!

FRIDAY March 2nd:

Today is First Friday’s in Venice, which means Abbot Kinney is going to be CRAZY. Go check it out and get something small from every food truck (there will be tons of them). This is one of those very LA events, so if you have guests in town you should go.

My only other Friday night activity, is a new show added to the Upright Citizens Brigade line-up called Set List. Paul F. Tompins, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Besser and Jake Johannsen are in this improv show. It says online that the show is sold out, but I know they let people in from an extensive waiting list. It should be worth the wait! It’s $10 and starts at 8pm.

SUNDAY MArch 3rd:

From 12-4pm, the Pasadena Museum of Art is having their Art as an Appetizer event (part of Pacific Standard Time event). The food truck roster is Border Grill, Casablanca Truck, Flat Iron Truck, Gourmet Genie, and GO CHEW.

This weekend (and next weekend) Dana Point is celebrating the 41st Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales. There are all sorts of events where you learn about animals, whale watch, even a parade. The video below talks about all that this has to offer. It sounds awesome, and if the weather is beautiful (per usual) you should make a day of it and hit the beach.

SUNDAY March 4th:

If you don’t want to check out the Dana Point Festival of Whales on Sunday, visit the Hammer Museum at 11am for their showing of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This black and white film was made in 1972 and still holds up over time.

From 11am-2pm, join the Silver Lake community for the opening of Sunset Triangle Plaza. Come check out this new outdoor space and get some vitamin d. While you’re there, stop by the independent shops and support locals!

Check out the opening of Umamicatessen this weekend downtown. If you like Umami Burger (which most people do), youll love their new deli/bar experience. It’s garunteed to be packed and delicious.

Okay I’m off. Enjoy!