Do This Today: Free Night at Satellite

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Tonight The Satellite has free shows! Come see Spirit Vine, Raw Geronimo, The Reflections, and The Preatures for free. Don’t miss out!

Event: Free Night at the Satellite
Location: 1717 Silverlake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8:30p
Cost: FREE!

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Weekend Guide: August 23 + 24 + 25

I’m not feeling well today.. or for the past fews days.. so the Weekend Guide will be brief. I finally got around to uploading my cell phone images which means new fun DIY posts coming up this next week. So lets get to it!

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Tonight, Friday August 23rd, at 4pm Culver City in the Park is doing a Fiesta La Ballona to kick off a weekend of fun. If you’re in the area, stop by. It’s a family friendly event with food trucks, live music, carnival rides and more.

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This weekend is also the Manhattan Beach Open for volleyball. Come head to the beach for some fun, sun and pro-vollyeball. It’s supposed to be crazy hot this weekend too.

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Loud Village is hosting a house party tonight to celebrate comedian Brooks Wheelan’s move to NYC. Andy Hayes, Jim Hamilton, Emily Maya Mills, Matt Ingebretson and Power Violence will be in attendance. Get ready to say goodbye and BYOB.

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On Saturday August 24th, 2013 FYF is happening in LA’s Historic Park. They only have 2-day weekend passes left (for $100 each). For me that’s too much to spend, but if you have that kind of money lying around you should definitely go. I went several years ago, and we called it “line-fest” due to all the waiting around. But thankfully it’s been reworked and organized in the past few years.

The Avocado Festival is happening at LA City Brewery this weekend. Rumor has it they are unveiling their new avocado beer so come try it for yourself.

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If you can’t make it to FYF, there’s a FREE show at the Getty’s  Saturdays Off The 405 event this weekend. La Santa Cecilia will be performing along with DJ Hoseh.

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As for Saturday night comedy, Largo is hosting a live podcast taping of How Did This Get Made with Paul Scheer, Jason Mantzoukis, and Diane Raphael. Tickets are $25 and still available.

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On Sunday August 25th check out Grand Park for their Sunday Sessions starting at 2pm. Pack a picnic for try local places downtown (or food trucks) but get ready to relax and listen to the Leverage Agency Showcase with Acid Pauli/NU/Eduardo Castillo and more.

 

Weekend Guide August 16 + 17 +18

Weekend Time!! Lets get into it….

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Tonight, Friday August 16th, stop by the Hammer Museum to see No Age, Sun Foot, Devin Gary & Ross for a FREE all ages music event. Parking under the museum is $3 after 6, which is pretty great for the neighborhood. The event titled Generationalpictomusicapolis starts at 8p (cash bar and food inside).

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If you need some laughs tonight after a stressful week, check out Hello Giggles at the Nerdmelt theater at Meltdown Comics on Sunset. The show is from 9 -10:30 and tickets are $8 (get them here). Tonight will have Rory Scovel, Eric Andrea, Cameron Esposito and more. It’ll be a good time.

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My only event for Saturday August 17 (and also is happening August 18) is so good it stands alone: Echo Park Rising. HERE‘s a link to the stages and times. This all weekend music event stretches all over Echo Park, so get ready for it!

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On Sunday August 18th, if you want to continue the Echo Park Rising party, it’ll still be going on all day. If not check out Andy Dick at Cinefamily for their Everything Is Film Fest. Tickets are $14, and you can get them HERE. Get ready for Moral Orel and claymation for this 3pm show.

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Hot Mess Vintage (at 3318 W. Sunset)  is hosting “The Drop In Show” from 8-9:30p with Jerrod Carmichael, Rory Scovel, Robert Dean, Alice Wetterlund, Danny Solomon and “The Drop In”! Hosted by Zach Sims.

Do This Today: Origami Vinyl

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Tonight Buildings + Hawks will be in store for a joint performance. They recommend checking out “Snag” from Hawks of their new record (on sale at Origami Vinyl).

Event: Buildings + Hawks In-Store Performance
Location: Origami Vinyl, 1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Wednesday August 14, 2013, Starts at 7pm – 9pm
Cost: Free
FYI: Two Boots is nearby… yummy pizza is calling your name.

BONUS Do This Today: KCRW at the Hammer Museum

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It’s time for a BONUS Do This Today! Tonight head to the Hammer Museum for a free summer concert sponsored by KCRW. If I remember correctly, KCRW members get a special shorter line (double bonus). Tonight see AM & Shawn Lee, Jason Bentley, and Dan Wilcox. Check out a video of them here.

Event: KCRW at the Hammer Museum (event link)
Location: The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Time: Thursday June 27, 7pm
Cost: FREE!

Do This Today: The Spare Room

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The Spare Room has live music tonight! Tashaki Miyaki will be performing with Reverberation. Click HERE to see their promo video. Make a reservation!

Event: Live Music at the Spare Room
Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Thursday June 27, 8p-2am (music at 10p)
Cost: Free but RSVP by emailing reservations@spareroomhollywood.com

Do This Today: The Spare Room’s Evening of Tiki

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Tonight Marcos Tello and Chris Ojeda are taking over the bar at the Spare Room. It’s a tiki inspired night, so Hawaiian shirts are encouraged. Get ready for Island cocktails and music & food.

Event: An Evening of Tiki at the Spare Room
Location: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Wednesday June 5th 2013, starts at 9p
Cost:  Free and RSVP by emailing reservations@spareroomhollywood.com