Weekend Guide July 20 + 21 + 22

Since the Weekend Guide is a “Do This Today” that covers the weekend, I’ll be back with that segment on Monday. Are you excited its the weekend? I’ve got so much to do this weekend and I’m grateful it’s here. I actually have a little art assignment I’ve given myself, which will help make the blog better, so check back for that in the next week or two. Alright, let’s get to it.

FRIDAY July 20:

Tonight at 6:30, Paul F Tompkins and Andy Daly will be performing in Dead Authors at UCB. Tickets are $5 and still available. Click HERE to make a reservation. Proceeds go to benefit 826LA, which is a great charity focused on helping students 6-18 with their creative writing skills. Come get your laugh-on!

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This next event is more of a special occasion event, but Mt. Baldy is offering Sunset Dinners. This is a great birthday present for a loved one and a great gift for someone who “has everything”. The reservation is $10 (you’ll have to pay additional fees for the food) and includes the cost of a lift ticket. How fun to have a romantic dinner at the top of the mountain followed by stargazing? Men, take note. Click HERE for all the details and conditions.

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Tonight from 7-7:30p, the MOCA Grand downtown is hosting L.A. Dance Project with  Benjamin Millepied. He and Amanda Wells will dance through the galleries where The Painting Factory: Abstraction After Warhol is on view.  Check out THIS Curve article about the event. Doesn’t that sound awesome? It reminds me of the rollerskating scene in LA Story, where they skate around the museum when the guards turn.

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SATURDAY July 21:

Bloomfest is happening downtown on Saturday from 2-10p. There will be live music, street art, food trucks, and vendors. Bring the family and come celebrate this community event. Check out their fun website for details and maps.

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I almost don’t want to tell you about this because the cost of the ticket is in my opinion, too much, but Los Angeles seems to be abuzz about it so I’ll talk about it here. The LA Street Food Fest is happening on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. A $45 ticket gets you unlimited food and drinks from a ton of LA food trucks from 5-9p. There will be a DJ, so bring a blanket and layout on the lawn. If you’re a high roller and this is the night for you, get tickets HERE. At least partial benefits go to charity.

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Pack up the blankets and picnic baskets to see The Winter’s Tale performed at 7pm on Saturday. It happens near the Old Zoo in Griffith, it’s free, and it’s put on by the Independent Shakespeare Co. Bring a jacket because it gets chilly when the sun sets.

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The Rookie Road Trip is coming to LA on Saturday from 7-10p at Space 15 Twenty. It’s an art installation/DIY event. Why not stop in and check out out.

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SUNDAY July 22:

Galco’s Soda Pop Stop is doing a soda tasting from 5-8pm. They are located in Highland Park, so maybe you could explore the secret stairs and then stop by for a soda refresher and some live music. What else is on York Blvd in Highland Park? The York!  Remember when I went? Why not stop there after the soda tasting?

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The W Hotel in Westwood is doing movies in their backyard this summer. On Sunday at 7pm they are doing a FREE screening of Matchstick Men. Get there early to get a spot, because they aren’t taking reservations, unless you want to pay for a cabana.. but who wants to pay for a free movie? Check out SHOW: Me The Movies for all the details.

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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!

Weekend Guide June 1 + 2 + 3

Happy June 1! At that end of this month, we’ll be halfway through the year! Can you believe it? Where does the time go? We’ll it’s Friday already, which means it’s Weekend Guide time. There aren’t a ton of things on my radar this weekend, but the few events there are sound very cool. This weekend I’ll be posting the rest of the Hawaii posts so this way we start next week anew. Expect an insane amount of secret stair walks, and another Comedy Bang Bang post.

FRIDAY June 1:

Today is FREE DONUT DAY! at Krispie Kreme. You heard me right. Get there tonight!

After you’re all full on donuts, check out the Gallery 1988 opening at their Melrose location from 7-10 tonight. The show is called “Inner Nature” with work by Brad Klausen and Marq Spusta.

If you are interested in musicals and or Lord of the Rings Parodies, check out the Trepany Theater (formally the Steve allen Theater) for tickets to tonight’s 8pm show. It looks hilarious.

SATURDAY June 2:

On Saturday check out the Hester Street Fair, it’s FREE! From 11am to 7pm they are hosting the Bite Size Food and Craft Festival. There will be a craft beer garden, craft vendors, food vendors, and live music. Did I mention it’s free? This all takes place at Hollywood and Argyle Ave, right near the metro stop. There’s no reason not to check out this event.

You know the usual Saturday night public movie screenings, Street Food Cinema is hosting Ghost Protocol. Bring blankets and food, or get something from the many food trucks that will be there. It all takes place at Exposition Park, with $10 parking. Doors open at 5:30p, band plays at 6:30, movie at 8:30p. Tickets are $10 each.

SUNDAY June 3:

On Sunday the Franklin Village Festival is happening on Franklin Ave (duh) in Hollywood. Check out their facebook page, or their website for the full list of bands performing.

I leave you with this trailer for TJ Miller’s short. Watch the trailer then click the link below it and watch the full 14 min video. It’s really funny and worth your time.

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