Friday, September 28, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Sep 28 - 30

This weekend is about art. Art art art. As was last weekend. Did you see The Clock? Incredible.


Still need to get in your workout for the day? Clim nearly 1,700 stairs to the top of the West Coast's tallest building and be a part of the 19th Annual Stair Climb for Los Angeles. Each step you take benefits the impactful work of the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA.  From 1-9pm Hope St will be shut down to make room for food trucks, music stages, a beer garden, a rock-climbing wall, and more.


1 - 9pm

YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
401 S Hope St
Los Angeles 90071

“The Wizard of Oz” Presented by Front Porch Cinema

The Santa Monica Pier is LA's front porch. Front Porch Cinema, co-produced by Eat|See|Hear, LA’s premier outdoor movie event series, will feature an eclectic line-up of movies, pre-show DJ, interactive booths, refreshing drinks and delicious snacks under the stars, complimented by a cool, ocean breeze. The series kicks off tonight with the 75th anniversary celebration of “The Wizard of OZ.” Moviegoers are encouraged to walk the yellow brick road and dress as their favorite character.


6 -11pm

Santa Monica Pier
100 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica 90401

Friday, September 21, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Sept 21 - 23

Autumn ought to be the time of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and knitted scarves. But no, not so in LA. It's hot. Iced coffee hot.

There's SO MUCH happening this weekend, all crammed into Friday and Saturday. Get out!


NewFilmMakers September Screening

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles holds its September screening tonight of a dozen new short films at Sunset Gower Studios. There are pre- and post-receptions for each program, a filmmakers’ lounge, and audience Q&A sessions.  It's a fun way to see the studio campus, and support and network with new filmmakers.


Three programs: 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm and the third at 9:30 pm

Sunset Gower Studios
1438 N. Gower St. Box 83
Hollywood CA 90028

Chocolate and Art Show Experience

This art experience is currently one of the largest underground art shows in the Los Angeles area! Free chocolate fondue, live music, art, nude body painting, and more.  KGB Studio is an ever-evolving creative space, a hidden gem located east of Chinatown. The Crispy Food Truck will be on hand.


*free parking 7pm-2am,

KGB Gallery
1640 North Spring Street
Los Angeles 90012 – be sure to use this zip code so you don’t get lost!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Busy in Paradise

I've registered for the Malibu International Half Marathon.  Look at this course.


I imagine that the running will be a breeze alongside the paradisical views of the PCH.  And then I remember that I currently struggle to run more than four miles straight through.  My last half marathon was nearly a year ago.  And these days, balancing writing, acting, and work, I'm finding that I have no time to run. Truly, no time. Unless, of course, I were to utilize the early mornings.  I've set my alarm for 6:15 am every morning this week, and every morning I've slammed my zombie paw on the ringing button, shutting it down.

I've been doing a lot of walking, though.  That counts for training, right?

Friday, September 14, 2012

The City Obscure: Weekend Events Sept. 14 - 16

Last weekend one was one of working followed by winding down. One of my favorite places in the world to wind down is Canter's Deli. If you eat in the dining room, you can order cocktails from the bar in the Kibbitz Room. How much will a classic Manhattan with a side car run you? Six dollars. Yes, you can still get a cheap drink in LA.

This weekend's events consist primarily of, once again, outdoor screenings. Perfect, since it's hot as hell outside!


Rod Serling: Other Dimensions

UCLA’s Film and Television Archive continues the Rod Serling: Other Dimensions series with a double feature tonight at 7:30 pm. In addition to creating The Twilight Zone (can you imagine a world without it?), Serling also amassed an impressive list of other credits, including screenwriter for The Yellow Canary (1963), a mystery starring Barbara Eden and Pat Boone as a n’er do well singing idol who must man up when his son is kidnapped. The screening will be followed by Assault on a Queen (1966), a caper movie with Frank Sinatra. Pat Boone will appear in person at tonight’s screening! Hollywood royalty! Man, LA is so great.


Billy Wilder Theater

Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard (intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Friday, September 7, 2012

The City Prolific: Weekend Events Sept 7 - 9

Summer might be winding down, but thank goodness the outdoor screenings aren't!


First Friday on Abbot Kinney

Clothing stores, galleries and restaurants stay open late on this lovely stretch of Venice. Lots of live music, plenty of food trucks. Hardly any parking.

Primitivo will feature a happy hour with $5 wines and $4 sangria, from 4-7pm and 10-11pm



Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291


Swimming with Sharks Closing Party

Boo. I'm sad this is ending, because I didn't get to go to one this year, and I can't go to this one. But you should! Splash in the rooftop pool, swallow a few free jello shots.  KCRW DJ's Mario Cotto, Mathieu Schreyer and Travis Holcombe spin.  Bring waterguns and your A-game. Get there early!

Free for first 100 with RSVP

1pm to Sundown

The Standard Downtown
550 South Flower at 6th Street