Weekend Guide: July 19 + 20 + 21

Happy Weekend Everyone! Are you staying in town or heading south to Comic-Con this weekend? For people staying in LA there are still fun things to do this weekend (and hopefully less traffic than last weekend). Lets get to it!

FRIDAY

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Tonight, Friday July 19th head to the Known Gallery on Fairfax in West Hollywood to see this Push exhibit.

“As a part of the Game Changer series, SIMPLE Mobile told Push they wanted to give him a chance to do something he always wanted to do with his art, without restriction. Push’s first choice was a to do a three-dimensional installation piece that stretched his skills and the ideas of what people thought of when it came to graffiti and street artists in Los Angeles. ”

It’s opening reception is from 8-11pm tonight and it’s free! If you can’t catch it tonight, it’s running through the weekend.

It’s also DineLA Restaurant Week! Check HERE for full listings and details. Maybe you could eat out at an amazing restaurant at a reduced price and then hit-up the Push opening exhibit? That would be so LA of you.

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Tonight if you’re looking for an outdoor movie, check it Friday Night Flicks: Thelma and Louise in Pershing Square. Bring a picnic and low lawn chairs (no alcohol or smoking allowed). It starts at 8:30p, so why not get there early, head to Perch for a cocktail on the roof and then stake your spot for the movie.

SATURDAY

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Etsy Renegade Craft Fair is happening this weekend! It starts at 10am on Saturday July 20th and you can always come back Sunday incase you haven’t had your fill. Expect food trucks, tons of cool booths and a fun crowd. I look forward to this bi-annual event all year and it’s HERE!!

While you are near downtown, continue into the city to hit up some sample/warehouse sales. Splendid and Ella Moss are having their warehouse sale at the Cooper Building from 9am-3pm. If you are in West Hollywood, Just One Eye has their warehouse sale from 10a-7pm at 953 N. Orange Dr on Saturday.

Dream Collective on Sunset is hosting a $75 leather tooling workshop (for DIY’ers out there)  where you learn leather working skills.

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Are you looking to save money and instead get exercise and be outside for free? Ten Bridges Epic is happening Saturday from 8:30a-4p. Be at the starting point at 8:30a by the Gold line on Spring St. Join a great group of walkers as they explore all of downtowns bridges.

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On Saturday at 8pm Grand Performances is hosting Rufus and Friends with Black Light All Stars. Click the link to find listen to their jams.

SUNDAY

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Hit-up Shakespeare in the Park on Sunday July 21. In Griffith Park (by the Old Zoo) they will be performing Macbeth at 7pm on Sunday. It’s free (although donations would be appreciated) and be sure to pack a picnic, bug spray and a jacket for once the sun sets. It’s a really fun time.

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The Echo is hosting The Grand Ole Echo (a night of country music and bbq) for FREE on Sunday night from 5-9pm. Whispering Pines, The Americans, Phoebe Bridges, and Sutter Zachary will be performing.

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Do This Today: Comedy of Errors (theater!)

 

Today’s “Do This Today” is going to make you feel like a smarty. The Independent Shakespeare Company does free shows Thursday-Sunday during summer, in Griffith Park. Tonights performance is of Comedy of Errors and starts at 7pm. Pack a picnic, a blanket, a sweater for after sundown, and some bug spray (trust me on this one). Head over to the Old Zoo (you can even play in the old animals dens!) and claim your spot in front of their stage. I’ve loved going to this free event last summer and highly recommend it.

Event: The Shakespeare Company’s presentation of Comedy of Errors
Location: The Griffith Park’s Old Zoo (see map below)
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE (donations accepted)
FIY: Bug spray and a jacket are a must!

Weekend Guide July 13 + 14 + 15

I’m sorry I’m so lacking today. I even have the day off from work, but I’ve been scrambling to get ready for a big camping weekend (as well as still doing work from home). That’s right folks, I’ll be out in the wilderness for the next 2 nights, so there won’t be any updates.

As for the weekend guide, here’s all I’ve got because I have to leave shortly.

FRIDAY July 13th:
Check out Shakespeare in the Park! It’s in Griffith and it’s free. Tonight they’re doing The Winter’s Tale. Grand Performances is doing a show called Mexico: Unexpected (MMM) which could be fun. If you like comedy, Set List is on at UCB tonight and tickets are still available. Dana Gould, Jackie Kashian, Rory Scovel, and Moshe Kasher will be there. Get tickets here.

SATURDAY July 14th:
On Saturday Silver Lake Craft and Vintage is back, and this time with free coffee. It runs from 10am to 4p so you should stop by and then explore the Silver Lake hills. It’s very fun. Later that night Church and State Bistro as well as Cliff’s are offering Bastille Day deals. So if you want to celebrate, hit them both up. Also, Eat See Hear is showing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure down in San Pedro if you’re south and want a night under the stars. At 10pm, Cinefamily is showing Party Girl starring Parker Posey and the director will be there in person (Daisy von Scherler Mayer). Tickets are $12 and you can get them here.

SUNDAY July 15th:
I’m having a hard time finding new unique events happening this Sunday. I blame comicon. Just because there aren’t new events doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do in Los Angeles on Sunday. Why not try a museum: Moca, LACMA, The Hammer, or even The Museum of Death (if you’re feeling brave). Have you seen Gallery 1988‘s Arrested Development exhibit? Go because it’s awesome and it closes after July 21st. On Sunday night UCB does their free Asssscat show, so get in line early to secure a spot and enjoy a free night of comedy.

I sincerely apologize to you for this lack-luster imageless update, but it’s all I can do. Just know that you are most important to me. Now go off and have a fabulous weekend!