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!

The Queen Mary

I must admit.. almost all of my knowledge of The Queen Mary comes from Arrested Development (when Tobais named his nightclub after the ship). Basically, I know nothing about it. As a last hurrah, before taking my parents to the airport, we decided to have dinner aboard the docked ship in Long Beach. I can’t wait to go back here. There are several dining options, and while you pay to board the ship ($15 a person, I think?), it’s given back to you as a food voucher to use at any of the restaurants. They do this to prevent people from boarding for sunset views and then leaving without spending any money.

There is a museum exhibit (Princess Diana’s dresses), several dining options that range from fancy, to bar/lounge, to family dining. There is so much to do and see on board. Especially in fall because they offer a haunted house. I’ve been told this is a fun place to come have a few drinks in the lounge and take sunset photos, and then dance the night away in classy attire.

She’s so big!

It feels like boarding the Titanic!

Most people love the views of the Long Beach coastline. It’s really special at sunset. Come on LA people! Get a group of friends together and venture down to Long Beach on a Saturday night for a fun boat adventure!

Happy Hump Day

It’s Wednesday and boy is this week going by slowly! Last night I got my exercise on, so I don’t have any new tales to tell (gotta detox-to-retox). But tonight I’m attending 2 bars around town and seeing some live music, so expect a more thorough update tomorrow.

Seeing as this week is building in anticipation for Halloween weekend, I thought I’d advertise some fun events happening around town this week. Of course I can’t hit them all, so you’ll have to tell me what was fun and what was a time waster. Input is greatly appreciated!

On Thursday, Echo Park Jazz is doing another session in their 826LA benefit series. It all goes down at 9pm tomorrow at Lot 1 Cafe (on Sunset). Find the event on their facebook page for details.

To get your fright on, check out Delusion. It’s an interactive guided story that is more like a play than a haunted house. Tickets are $40 on their website (which is pricy for me) but if you love a good scare and you’re sick of the Knottsberry/Universal Horror scene, it could be worth a visit. I have a friend going tonight and Ill have to relay her experience.


Goldstar is offering a deal on Queen Mary ‘s Halloween Tour with Haunted Mazes. $17 and it’s from 7p-midnight with Thursday, Sunday and Monday tickets still available.

While we are on the subject of this Halloween, I need to bring it up again because it sounds awesome: Drink + Hunt LA. $25 to participate if you join through Thrillist. It’s happening on Saturday in Santa Monica and includes 3 beers and specials as well as an after-party. Start assembling your team now and get your costumes ready!

Ronna & Beverly

If you hate all things Halloween and are looking for a good laugh instead of a scare, I have to recommend the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre this weekend. On Friday one of my favorite comedy duos is performing: Ronna & Beverly. Ronna & Beverly are two female comedians portraying their Jewish mothers and it is always a good show. They usually have 2 celebrity guests and this month it’s Ken Marino (The State, Party Down) and Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings). They interview the guests about their love life and make them squirm, which is amazing to see. For $10, it’s totally worth it. Get tickets HERE before they run out!