Weekend Guide April 13 + 14 + 15

It’s a rainy Friday here in LA, but word has it the sun will be out all weekend and you should plan accordingly. There are a lot of things going on this weekend, so I really tried to whittle it down for you. Lets get to it!


I know a ton of you are headed out to the dessert for Coachella, but if you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets or too poor for the zillion dollar price tag that goes along with this desert event, have no fear because there is a FREE music festival happening April 12-22. Yup, FREE (or a $5 suggested donation). The event is called Moon Block Party. These are legit bands too.

If you can’t make it this weekend, catch it next weekend. It’s out near Joshua Tree/Palm Springs. Make a weekend of it!

If music isn’t your thing, but theatre is.. check out Lyric Cafe and Theatre. On Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, the Lyric Theatre is showing “Central Air” (Sex, Drugs, and no Self Control), directed by Benjamin Pohlmeier. Tickets are $20 (get them HERE), which is a tad pricy but it goes to support local theater and a cool indie venue. I’m all for it!

If you’re on the west side tonight, check out Gallery 1988’s Venice location for the opening of “Suspense & Gallows Humor” from 7 to 10pm tonight. Remember when I went to the Melrose opening of a Gallery 1988 exhibit this past week? I bet it’ll be as cool as that.. art and beer!

Do you also remember my adventures in Horse Racing at Santa Anita Park? Well on Fridays they offer free admision and $2 beer, hot dogs, and sodas. That sounds like a cheap fun night!

Tonight “Marry F*** or Kill” is playing at the Mirror Theater at 7:30p in North Hollywood. Goldstar was offering cheap seats earlier in the week, and if you missed the deal, don’t worry. Stubdog is offing $13.50 (including service charge) tickets to the show. There are more dates, so if tonight doesn’t work for you, check out the full schedule. It sounds like a good show.


On Saturday Burbank is offering a Downtown Arts Festival. It’s happening on Saturday and Sunday, so you should pop in for the event. The streets will be filled with artists from 10am-5pm on San Fernando between Magnolia and Olive. This sounds like a fun local event, and I will definitely be stopping in.

Silver Lake Art, Craft & Vintage is back at it again this month. Think food trucks and unique artwork and clothing. It’ll be a gorgeous day on Saturday. Why not go to the fair and then check out Intelligentsia for some coffee.

Have you ever heard of a Yarn Crawl? Well it is a very real thing that started on Thursday and will continue on until Sunday. If you are like me and secretly wish you knew how to knit, check out the stores participating for deals. There are raffles and prizes. If anything the website features a long list of awesome sounding yarn shops which I’ve actually been investigating prior to this event. Now you have no excuses. Hit-up one of the stores this weekend to start knitting!

It’s the second Saturday of the month again, which means NELA art walks is happening! Check out the map of the walk HERE. Remember when I went to The York? Yup! It’s along the walk. Go there and eat their yummy food and drink their delicious drinks!

Why not end your night with a 10:15pm Pajama Party at the Silent Movie Theater? Click HERE for all the details. They are screening the movie Girlfriends and the writer/director Claudia Weill will be there for a Q+A after the screening. Tickets are $12.


This Sunday at 3pm, CicLAvia is taking over LA. HERE is a link to the map of the event. It’s all about shutting down the streets and encouraging people to run, bike, walk, skateboard.. just be outside with one another going down major streets with no car interference. How cool is that?

Also this weekend is the 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Leann Rimes will be there singing the anthem and celebrities will be participating in the race. Sunday will be the final day where around 1:45 the big 85 lap race will begin. If you like car racing, this is the place to be this weekend.

Weekend Guide March 9 + 10 + 11

Hi All! I’ll be hitting the road this weekend for a much needed getaway in the mountains. Expect some wilderness themed posts next week. In the meantime here are the details on things happening around LA this weekend. I’m SUPER jealous I won’t get to partake in these activities, but hopefully you will enjoy them. Lets get into it!

FRIDAY March 9th:

Stop by Art Night Pasadena from 6-9pm on Friday. Expect art, live music, great people watching, and a long list of food trucks. This FREE event involves institutions all over Pasadena and has a FREE shuttle connecting them all. There is even an art night bicycle tour. Follow them on facebook HERE to learn more about this event and their upcoming events.

If you’re not near Pasadena and closer to the West Side, check out Gallery 1988 for a show that combines 2 of my favorite things: art and comedy. Weird Al is hosting the opening of Is This Thing On? which is sponsored by Funny Or Die. I’ve been to this gallery space before and it isn’t huge, so expect a line, but it’s totally worth it. HERE they are on Facebook. Friend them!

SATURDAY March 10th:

Now once you’ve left Gallery 1988.. maybe linger on Melrose and head to the LACMA where anywhere form 2-6am, Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass will be delivered to the LACMA after it’s road trip around LA. The museum will be closed, but their parking lot will be open and FREE. There will be bathrooms available to vistors waiting to see the rock. There will be a coffee cart and food trucks parked along Wilshire. Check the LACMA’s blog HERE for updates and tweets telling you exactly where the rock is at any moment of the night. It might sound like a waste of time, but if you get a couple friends together and make a night/morning of it, it’ll be a night you never forget.

Once you go home and rest up after a night of rock waiting/watching, hit up Silver Lake Art, Craft and Vintage. It’s the second Saturday of every month, so if you miss this one it will be back. Expect a bunch of food trucks and support local. Why not walk around and explore the neighborhood? Silver Lake is awesome, so buy some unique art and hit up an indie coffee shop. Then find a street that’s new to you and explore.

If you aren’t sick of the LACMA from the night before, come back at 7:30p for their Young Directors Night. This is a chance to watch films from directors around LA, as well as learn from a panel discussion about filmmaking. Tickets for the general public are $30. It’s a bit steep, but if you’re in the production world this event is a great place to meet people and network. Once you’re inside there’s free food, drinks and music. Check out images from past events HERE.

Since it’s the 2nd Saturday of the month, check out the NELA Art Gallery Night in Eagle Rock/ Highland Park. If I weren’t going out of town I would for sure be here. You know what bar/ restaurant is in the neighborhood? The York! Check it out while you pop in and out of art galleries. When I was in the York last week, I swear I saw a flyer advertising The John Corbett Band playing there this weekend. I can’t find ANYTHING online to confirm this, but I know what that flyer said. So go to the York, and if they aren’t there then sit, stay and enjoy the food. If they are there, repeat steps 1 through 3 and add “have an awesome listening experience” as step 4. Plus John Corbett is a hottie, so your eyes will have a great experience too 😉

At 7:30p on Saturday night, Devil’s Night Drive-In is screening Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. There are car-hops delivering food, new astroturf, and walk-in’s and bike in’s welcome. DJ Morgan will be dropping beats before the movie. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Add this EVENT on facebook.

If you don’t like art, good food, live music, classic films, and appreciate roughhousing (which my blog never provides for you), then you need to pay a visit to the LA Derby Dolls. On Saturday night the LA Derby Dolls and playing the Sand Deigo Durby Dolls in a March Radness Exhibition Bout. Get your tickets HERE. It’s quite an experience. PArking is tricky, so expect to neighborhood surf for a spot (and bring your rape whistle). Derby Doll events are always a good time. I had one bad visit where the spinning, loud noises, and packed crowd made me really nauseous, but in general this is a fun event. Now you can’t say I never blog about sports 🙂

SUNDAY March 11th:

This weekend is the Los Angeles Animation Festival. There are events happening all weekend (see the full schedule HERE). On Sunday at 2pm there is a Shrek Gala Event. At 4pm there’s a screening of A Cat In Paris, which was a 2012 Oscar nominee. At 6pm Sean Lennon is presenting Grave of the Fireflies. At 8pm Tom Kenny (aka the voice of Sponge Bob and an awesome comedian) will host The Tune and an Awards Ceremony. Is that not a day full of fun events? This is all happening at the Regent Showcase on La Brea and you can get tickets online in advance.

Golden Road Brewing is hosting a Beer Festival from 2-5p for $20. I took the above image at Tony’s the other night. Get your tickets HERE! They do brewery tours… just say’in.

I’m pretty sure your weekend just went from empty to jammed packed, because that was a lot of good stuff. Also, if you want Comedy Bang Bang tickets for next Tuesday, click HERE at noon, so any minute now!