Saturday, March 23, 2013

The City Prolific: Weekend Events March 23 & 24

I haven't been doing much lately, other than exploring my new 'hood, (and admiring its old facades like that above), doing homework, and training for a marathon.  But there's some fun stuff around town that you ought to go do.


Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkein Nerds Unite! Tonight at downtown's Last Bookstore, volunteers from Tolkein Forever, L.A.'s chapter of the Tolkein Society, will be reading selections aloud from "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy.


2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Last Bookstore
453 S. Spring St, Ground Floor

Downtown LA

A Current Affair Vintage Pop-Up Shop

It's Spring! Time to go shopping! This vintage pop-up show features over 40 vendors including Spanish Moss, Scout, Adored Vintage, Just Say Native, Mercy Vintage, NEW/FOUND, Timeless Vixen, and The Guise Archives.  The show is hosted by musician Nicole Simone, who will style 10 head-to-toe vintage looks that will be on exhibit and available for purchase.  Music by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges; open bar sponsored by Key Club and VitaCoco; lite bites by The Ceviche Project. Street style photographer Histyley will be snapping pictures, so you can get proof that you attended this cool event.


3:00pm - 8:00pm

Cooper Design Space
860 S Los Angeles St, Ste 900
Los Angeles 90014

Lebowski Fest

It's Lebowski Fest, and although the price point on this is a little higher than the events I usually post, this is an L.A. bucket list event. That said, I've never been. But I will some year, I promise.

Catch the film on the big screen and follow it up with some bowling, trivia, costume contests, and, of course, White Russians.

The Friday night film screening will feature music by the Kyle Gass Band (of Tenacious D fame), and actors from the film will make appearances throughout the weekend; Philip Moon (Woo the carpet pisser) and Lu Elrod (family waitress) are among the confirmed guests. And everyone will be on the lookout for The Dude (I hear he shows up from time to time).

Movie $20-25, Bowling $25 in advance, $30 same day


Saban Theatre

8440 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles

Selected Shorts

Your favorite actors (Robert Sean Leonard and Leonard Nimoy, Yay!) perform stories about the pleasures and travails of all the things we love to do—from baking to ballroom dancing, card playing to movie watching, and knitting to sex. $20 ($15 students/seniors)

3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday; 3:00 p.m. on Sunday

Check out the website for details on the pieces, and which celebs are reading what. (Bring on the Leonards!)

Getty Center
Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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