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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.