Weekend Guide August 17 + 18 +19

I’ve been running around all day, and even had a morning photo-shoot (more on that to come!) but you know what it’s finally time for? THE WEEKEND (Guide)!! Are you ready? Here’s a list of awesome stuff (all cheap or free of course) to keep your weekend filled. And this weekend happens to be my birthday! I’ll have plenty to report about next week. Stay cool!

FRIDAY August 17:

What: Golden Road Brewing Los Feliz Pub Crawl (facebook event)
Where: Tam O’Shanter, 55 Degrees + Link n Hops, Bigfoot Lodge, and The Griffin
When: 6p -11:30p
Cost: Free to follow them, but the beer will cost ya’
FYI: If you can’t make this event, they are doing a pricier crawl Saturday downtown @ LA Craft Beer Crawl
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What: Jim Hanft + Samantha Yonack @ Hotel Cafe (facebook event)
Where: Hotel Cafe, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd, LA CA 90028
When: 9:30p
Cost: $10 at the door
FYI: Parking will be tricky (it is Hollywood and all) so allow time to circle or expect to cough up some dough.
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What: Heavy Hitter Midnights @ Cinefamily: Road House  (facebook event)
Where: The Silent Movie Theater, 611 North Fairfax Ave, LA CA
When: 11:55p
Cost: $12 (Get tickets HERE)
FYI: This theater is haunted OooohooOOoohhh 🙂
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SATURDAY August 18:

What: Hester Indie Design Market  (facebook event)
Where: 6200 Hollywood Bvd, LA CA 90028
When: 11a -7p
Cost: FREE
FYI: Parking onsite!

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What: Wicked Lit  (event website)
Where: Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo Ave, Altadena CA 91001
When: 6pm
Cost: General Admission $20, $40 for poker tournament players
FYI: This event sounds weird/awesome/fun and it’s in a graveyard?! If this doesn’t get you ready for fall/Halloween, what will? It also goes to support local theater.

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What: LA Mobile Arts Festival Opening Ceremony (event website)
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 7p -10p
Cost: FREE?
FYI: This event goes until August 25th, so you have an extra weekend, but you should still come to join for the opening celebration this weekend. _________________________________________________________________________

What: Steven Harrington “Insideout” Opening Reception (facebook event)
Where: Known Gallery, 411 N. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
When: 8p-11p
Cost: FREE
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SUNDAY August 19: 

What: 826LA Writers Panel: Key & Peele (event website)
Where: Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
When: 5pm
Cost: $15 (get tickets here)
FYI: The money from this event goes to the 826LA charity (helping kids learn to read and write), so come to learn about tv writing and feel good about supporting a great program. _________________________________________________________________________

What: Stardumb! (event website)
Where: Flappers in Burbank, 102 East Magnolia St, Burbank, CA 91502
When: 7p-8:30p
Cost: $15 and 2 drink min. (get tickets here)
FYI: These comedians are all awesome (as you know I’ve written about Baron Vaughn and Andy Kindler recently) and Oscar from The Office! _________________________________________________________________________

What: Shut Up! I Hate You! (event website)
Where: UCB, 5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA
When: 9:30 pm
Cost: $5 (get tickets here)
FYI: The guests are Paul Scheer, Jason Manzoukas and many more. This will be a very fun event and only $5! Make a reservation before they sell out. _________________________________________________________________________

Shakey Graves at Hotel Cafe

Last Thursday night, instead of doing my usual walk or gym visit, I decided to meet up with some friends in Hollywood for a fun night out. We started at Hotel Cafe. I’d never been before but it’s been on my radar for a while. We arrived at 6:50p for a 7pm show. To get in it’s $5 for the night, which is a pretty good deal. We were there early enough to get seats (there were only 6 tables, so that was pretty lucky).

The band we were there to see was Shakey Graves. When I agreed to go, it was based on my friend sending me a link to some of Shakey Graves music which sounded great, but I knew nothing other than that. You can bet I was very surprised when this band turned out to be one guy. Check out THIS link to hear his music. It’s so hard to believe that that music comes out of 1 person! It’s one guy who plays the guitar and has a drum built into a suitcase that he props-up behind him with a kick stand attached linking to his right leg. And his left leg is kicking a kickstand connected to a tambourine.

Here he is setting up the drum and tambourine. It was wild. The coordination alone to play 3 instruments at once, and still sing well. So good. Check out his stuff, I’m sure he’ll be a big star someday.

 

**FYI- Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die is playing a FREE show at Bootleg next Monday (5/7)! I’ve never been to that venue before, so if you can’t make the show, check in early next week for a full blog report.