Thursday, August 22, 2013

Heat Wave (Summer isn't Over)

Though the summer season may be rolling to a close, our summer weather has no intention of cooling itself down. In time for FYF and the Los Angeles County Fair, our temperatures have skyrocketed. I, for one, appreciate any reason to get outside of my non-air conditioned office.

Keep these sites bookmarked, for more outdoor opportunities:


Eat | See | Hear

Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The City Prolific: Weekend Events August 10 - 11

Apologies for my silence the last two weekends. I was in Hawaii on a research project. Posts on Honolulu and Waikiki coming soon. Here in LA, this weekend looks like most summer weekends - outdoor screenings all across town.


Cinespia presents Cabaret

Liza, I love you. In Bob Fosse’s film about a cabaret singer in the Weimer days of Berlin, Liza sizzles - SIZZLES! - as Sally Bowles.  Bring your picnic, your booze, and your best Bowles wig. Oh, and those eyelashes.



Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles 90038

Eat | See | Hear presents Kingpin

An epic bowling saga with Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray & Randy Quaid. This one'll be fun.

Feel free to bring a picnic, but there will be food trucks galore.

$10 Advance General Admission
$12 General Admission At the Door (cash or credit)

5:30pm - Doors open
7:00pm - Band (George Glass) performs

8:30pm - Movie begins

Paul Revere Middle School
1450 Allenford Ave

Street Food Cinema presents Swingers

The quintessential LA movie. Seriously, you don't realize how much people rely on this film for their entire sense of LA humor until you move here. Everyone quotes from it all the time.

5:30pm - Doors open
6:30pm - Band (Decorator) performs
8:30pm - Movie begins

Exposition Park

700 Exposition Park Dr.
Los Angeles 90037 

The Tubes at Pershing Square

Again, bring a picnic and camp out at Pershing Square to see The Tubes. Their live shows have involved "mock bondage rituals, simulated sex, 12-foot high rock stars by the name of Quay Lude singing ‘White Punks On Dope’, exploding televisions, chainsaws and an array of semi-clad dancers." Hm. Fun.



Pershing Square
Downtown LA


Ecuadorian Festival and Parade at Olvera Street

The Ecuadorian community in Los Angeles celebrates their Independence Day at La Placita Olvera across the street from Union Station.  The 15th Annual Parade starts at 11:00am on Broadway & 7th St. going north on Broadway until Temple St. then Main St., ending at La Placita Olvera. The parade will have car clubs, dance groups, drill teams, convertibles, motorcycles, and 24 beauty queens.


12:00pm - 6:00pm

Olvera Street
845 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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