Friday, August 31, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Aug 31 - Sep 2

Labor Day weekend in many cities is often pretty quiet, as everyone hits the road. Not so in LA.  There is tons to do. This list is just a smattering.


LA is drawing a blank tonight. Nothing going on. Am I wrong? Did I miss something? Submit your event here.


FYF Pre-Party Party

It's FYF Weekend, but if you want to avoid the ticket cost, just go to the free events.  I mean, I love seeing bands and I love festivals, but I don't love the price tag.  No need to miss the party, though.  Join DJs Lexinterior and Funzo Verated for music and cheap drinks at Footsies in Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park.


Happy Hour Prices from 1pm - 8pm
$2 PBRS, $3 Wells, $3 Domestics
$5 Marys and Margs

DJ Funzo Verated [Sharif Dumani] will be spinning party tunes from 3-6

DJ Lexinterior [KOOLRANCH]will be spinning ragers from 6-9

2640 N. Figuerroa
Los Angeles

Bach-bq at the Hammer

For Wild Up's second large-scale concert as Hammer Museum Orchestra in Residence, they're presenting a Brandenburg Cycle. From the website: there will be virtuosic strings and screaming piccolo trumpets, baritone saxophones and an electric bassoon. Join us for this end of summer concert in the courtyard of the Hammer. Bring your own blanket and picnic, we’ll provide plenty of sound.

Cheap BBQ
Cheap Beer


Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90024

The Secret Trails and Woodland Cocktails Club

Machine Project hosts a guided hike on the little known trails of an area they like to call Runyon Canyon Adjacent: All of the great views and sweet smelling sage of Runyon, none of the crowds and dogs in baby strollers.

Post-hike, you'll rehydrate with sage-infused Campari punch and entertainment in a mysterious dwelling/succulent garden in a hidden canyon.  Ooh. This is so up my alley, I'm salivating.

The hike will be led by David Fenster and the cocktail party will be hosted by D’Arcy F-M.

From the website:

Wear actual hiking shoes – trail runners or boots. These trails are seldom used and are not in great shape. Some sections are very steep and gravelly.
Bring plenty of water. It will be a steep strenuous hike.



1824 N. Curson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Meet on the lawn in front of the Wattles Mansion.

Cinespia Presents Dirty Dancing

Oh, the kitsch factor here is overwhelming.  Perhaps the best 80's cult classic, screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.  Get there early to stake out your spot. It's going to be a mad house.

DJ Ana Calderon spins before and after the screening.

$10 donation tickets available at gate

Reservation tickets available now:

Gates 7:00 pm / movie 8:30 pm
No reservation necessary

Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening below the stars. As a courtesy to other moviegoers: no tall chairs. No distilled spirits please.

Eat | See | Hear Presents Kill Bill

Watch Kill Bill Volume 1 outdoors, with a crowd that is bound to say every line out loud.

Admission: $10 / $15.

Time: Doors at 5:30pm | Band at 7pm | Movie at 8:30pm

This is a drive-in movie. There is also open, general admission seating available.

PARKING: To access the Drive-In movie lot enter Parking Lot F on Flower Street between 20th St & Washington St. If you are walking in, you may park for FREE on Grand Ave between 21st & 23rd Streets.

METRO/PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Take the Metro Blue Line to Grand Station or the new Expo Line to the 23rd Street Station.

Los Angeles Trade Tech College (LATTC)

400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA


Surfer X Blood at The Standard

SurferxBlood presents Rad Times | The Good Life | Rock & Roll Surf Extravaganza - an all day and all night event at the Standard West Hollywood.  Check out the DJ lineup on the facebook page: This is guaranteed to be a scene.

Free with RSVP

1:00 AM to 6:00 AM

Pool Party: 1-7 PM
Night Club in the Hotel: 10-3AM

The Standard Hotel Hollywood
8300 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90069


Catsby is one of the best indie improv shows around, hosted by improv team Cat Bath. It's an open-house four hour marathon, with two teams in each hour, and each hour is book-ended by STRANGR DANGR, where complete strangers team up to make improv magic together.

Free with beer and snacks available for a small donation.

8pm - 11pm

The Asylum Lab
6320 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(* use the side entrance on Lillian Way)

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