Do This Today: Comedy Bender

I’ve talked a lot about Mohawk Bend┬árecently and I vowed to take a break from posting about them, but then they started something called Comedy Bender and how can I not share that with you? Tonight is a FREE comedy show at Mohawk Bend, and hopefully the beginning of a more regular event.

Event: Mohawk Bend’s Comedy Bender (facebook event)
Location: Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 9pm – 10:30p
Cost: FREE!
FYI: They have a huge craft beer list and delicious apps. They are also very vegan/veggie friendly.

Do This Today: Zoom-B (music!)

I know I wrote about this a week ago, but Mohawk Bend┬áhas another fun event going on tonight. Zoom-B is performing an every-third-wednesday residency from 8-10:30p. Zoom-B is a Forro band, meaning they are a percussion-heavy, accordian-led, rythmic dance band. It is also worth noting that it is Wednesday night… aka Echo Park outing night. So hit up Mohawk for dinner and music, then walk down to Short Stop or Barragans for their Wednesday night drink deals.

Event: Zoom-B @ Mohawk Bend (the bands facebook page)
Location: Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 8p – 10pm
Cost: free to hear the music, but the drinks will cost ya’

Do This Today: Brendon Walsh Album Recording (comedy!)

(I apologize for misspelling his name in the file above.. e not a)

Happy Comedy Wednesday! Your “Do This Today” assignment is to go to the Hollywood Improv lab and watch Brendon Walsh record his live comedy album. Here’s hilarious and it’s only $5! So cheap to have your laughs forever recorded on a soundtrack.

Event: Brendon Walsh CD Recording
Location: Hollywood Improv Lab, 8162 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA
Time: 8:30-10p
Cost: $5 (get tickets here)

Do This Today: Sock Puppets Sitcom Theater (The Golden Girls!)

I’m cheating a little, because the “Do This Today” event isn’t happening for a few days but I wanted to give you plenty of time to get tickets. So your “Do This Today” assignment is to watch the video above (check out more on their Youtube Channel) and to buy tickets for this upcoming show. This Saturday at the Echo, the Sock Puppet Sitcom Theater is performing an episode of Golden Girls from 1985, where “Blanche opens up her doors to renters widow Rose and divorcee Dorothy who answer an ad on the bulletin board in a local grocery store”. This sounds awesome. Why not get a NY style slice of pizza at Two Boots next door and then check out the show.

Event: Sock Puppets @ The Echo- The Golden Girls (1985)
Location: The Echo, 1822 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Time: Oct 13 (Saturday), 7pm doors, 8pm show
Cost: $10 (get tickets here)

Do This Today: Late Night Happy Hour

Delicious food and tons of beer options make Mohawk Bend an awesome establishment. They just raised the bar and added a late night happy hour. From 10p-1a expect $4 Golden Road beers, $5 selection of mixed drinks and $6 snacks. If you’re up tonight, why not check it out?

Event: Mohawk Bend’s Late Night Happy Hour
Location: Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: 10p – 1am
Cost: New late-night happy hour deals!

El Cid

Did everyone have a lovely Easter/Passover/Weekend? I have much to update this week, so check back throughout the week for updates. Today I’m going to back track a little to last weekend, when Michelle Lindsey and I went to El Cid on Sunset.

I parked on a side street and walked down Sunset to El Cid. I dressed up for the occasion (flamenco dancing and a three course meal), so I was wearing a dress with tights and heels. I didn’t realize quite how flowy this dress was and walking down the wind tunnel of Sunset, meant that I gave a lot of people a show. Lets just say it was a full moon out.

I finally got to the front of El Cid, which I’ve passed many times before. The interesting part of El Cid is the mysteriousness of the entrance off Sunset.

The building is below Sunset, so when walking in you have to go down several flights of stairs which lead you to a courtyard and into a very dark/red lit room and bar. The lead-up to entering the restaurant makes you feel like your stumbled upon a hidden gem.

We ordered a pitcher of sangria to share and got ready for our ladies night out.

I should preface that we had a BuyWithMe (which is now Gilt) that they restaurant was no longer accepting. That was a bummer, especially because we told them we had the deal when we booked it. Although they said they could give us the discounted price, we still had to pay and then request our money back from BuyWithMe. Since BuyWithMe is now Gilt, Gilt couldn’t pay us back but instead gave us all a credit. King of a pain, and I’m starting to see the downside of getting Groupons/Gilt/LivingSocials.. etc. But that said, the restaurant did give us the discount and we still had a lovely time.

The first course was a cold tomato soup puree. So yummy. And our waiter was very conscious of time, as he wanted us to finish by 8pm for the show. He was very gracious and speedy. My main meal was the salmon. Very delicious and a good sized portion. It was very hearty. all the courses were yummy and you do get your moneys worth. While we ate we could head the band practicing behind the red curtain on the stage before us. We can also hear the dancers clapping their feet to the beat.

Eventually, the curtain rose and we got a solid 45-50 minutes of dancing and music entertainment. It was so well done. They all seem to really enjoy what they do.

When the show ended, the dancers and musicians came around to all the tables to talk with the audience about what they do. We had a great time and I’m so glad I got to visit the mysterious, acclaimed, historic, El Cid.