Saturday, April 27, 2013

The City Prolific: Weekend Events April 27 - 28

Summer is coming, can you feel it?


River Bike + Walk Spectacular

This is such a good idea! The wonderful folks of the L.A. River Revitalization Corporation have combined a day of exploring one of L.A.'s greatest treasures by bicycle with an outdoor movie screening. Bike valet provided.

4 pm: Bike+Walk
Expore the River and its neighborhoods via the L.A. River Greenway Trail, participate in a live mapping project.

6 pm: Community Fair
Enjoy art and educational activities and bike-powered music.

8 pm: Bike-in Movie
Enjoy a free outdoor screening of "Beetlejuice" in the park. It'll be chilly so bring blankets!


Marsh Park
Elysian Valley
Check the website for meet-up details.

Food Truck Haven

Food Truck Haven, presented by Angel City Brewery in downtown, is a gathering of LA's best food trucks on the parking lot of the historic John A. Roebling Building.  Each month, the trucks will gather on the last Saturday of each month, from noon to 10 p.m. In addition to eating and drinking in a lovely outdoor urban setting, you can take a tour of the brewery, given throughout the day.

Free (just bring cash for beer and food!)

12:00pm - 10:00pm

Angel City Brewery
216 S Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA

Spring Fair

Norma Coombs Alternative School Spring Fair will showcase art and craft vendors from throughout Southern California. Food Trucks will be on hand, including The Grilled Cheese Truck, Slammin’ Sliders, and Coolhaus.  Sounds like a good excuse to get outside, and find mom a handcrafted mother's day present.



Norma Coombs Alternative School
2600 Paloma St
Pasadena 91107


Films at Sundays at Seven

Every Sunday night at 7pm, Wood & Vine will project a full movie, with sound, on the patio. Each month will be a different theme, beginning with a couple of Los Angeles set classics. Tonight's film is The Third Man. Classic movie in a classic setting.



Wood & Vine
6280 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles 90028

Thai New Year Festival 

If you find yourself downtown, this will be a fun, cultural event to observe. Join Mercado La Paloma, a project of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, throughout April 2013 to celebrate Thai Culture as a part of our Annual Art and Cultural Program, Cultural Continuum. There will be a Thai New Year Procession starting from Esperanza Community Housing Corporation to Mercado La Paloma from 11a-12p. There will be Thai festival foods, Thai fruit carver, Thai dance performance, Thai arts and crafts, and possibly a water “blessing,” Angeleno style.



Mercado La Paloma
3655 S Grand Ave, Ste 240
Los Angeles 90007

Crashbar Improv

Personal plug: this is my improv show. My team, IT GIRL, is first in the line-up. Now that I've made full disclosure, allow me to describe this as one of the most fun improv shows ever. The Clubhouse is a great venue, casual and comfy, and they provide beer for a donation. The line-up is stellar. If you feel like laughing on a Sunday evening, come on by.



Check the event page for the full line-up.

The Clubhouse
1107-a El Centro
Los Angeles

The Hangout Group Presents Facts on File at the Down and Out

Personal plug number two: this is my husband's band. Facts on File does garage rock, and they do it well. The Down and Out is as its name describes. They make stiff drinks in the heart of downtown at dive-bar prices, and they offer plenty of jailbird photo opportunities.


Facts on File goes on at 9:45pm.

Check the event page for the line-up.

The Down and Out
501 S Spring Street

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