Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekend Docket: 9/10/10

This is a weekend filled with more ridiculous food, adorable puppies & roller derby girls! But first I'm starting off with a little Hammer Museum culture, checking out Tom Marioni's new Beer Drinking exhibit. From there, maybe hit up Melrose to get a Fashionista Cocktail which I'm sure they'll be handing out in droves to drive sales.

Saturday is Derby Dolls day, marking yet another thing off my list.  I think I'm on a pretty good track to hit the 100 mark by New Years.  Although that Cinespia screening keeps eluding me.  I might have to replace it with LA Confidential next weekend at Barnsdell.

Which brings us to massive amounts of food and puppies.  Sunday at the LA County Fair for County Employee Appreciation day.  There's even a parade (which my dad most certainly will be in...) I know I'll be spending a vast majority of my time at either the puppy bark park, or inside the wine testing arena. 

**** Other Fun Happenings In & Around The City ****

All Weekend
Hammer Museum: Drinking Beer With Friends Is the Highest Form of Art
Runs until October 8th, 2010
Artist Tom Marioni is presenting his on-going artwork Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art. Along with the bar-like installation and remaining empty Pacifico beer bottles from private gatherings he has hosted as part of the piece.  The show ($7) features a selection of Marioni’s drawings and ephemera, including two site-specific wall drawings made for the occasion of the exhibition.. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood

Original Lobster Festival 
Friday through Sunday
5 to 11 p.m. (Fri.); noon to 11 p.m. (Sat.); noon to 10 p.m. (Sun.)
The Original Lobster Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. We combine local popular artists, Swing, Salsa, R&B/Motown, Decades 70s/80s Dance Bands, tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobsters steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker prepared and served by Bristol Farms Master Chef for that mouth watering taste, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Lobster Festival outside of Maine, right here in Southern California. Tickets are only $25 (advance ticket price). Rainbow Lagoon, 400-403, Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach

Pink Martini at the Hollywood Bowl
Performances Friday, Saturday & Sunday
“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure … if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist.  It's the final weekend of the Hollywood Bowl season & they always go out with a fireworks spectacular!  So if you haven't had a chance to visit the open air amphitheater, now is the perfect time!  Hollywood Bowl

Oktoberfest in Alpine Village
Starts this weekend & runs through October 24th
6 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Fri. and Sat.); 1 to 6 p.m. (Sun.)
Alpine Village is the home of the oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California!  Traditional Bavarian fun is supplied by Oom Pah Pah big bands flown in direct from Germany, your belly is sated by traditional German fare, and your thirst is quenched by delicious German beers. We deliver an authentic Oktoberfest to you each and every year...and all within 10 miles of Southern California's beautiful beaches! Alpine Village, 833 W. Torrance Blvd., Torrance

Oktoberfest in Old World (Huntington Beach & by far the better of the two)
Started last weekend & runs through October 31st
Oktoberfest promises to be the best year yet at Old World Village in Huntington Beach. This year will bring on the oom-pah zing that fun-seeking party animals love. From Dachshund Races to German Oktoberfest bands, sexy shot girls in dirndls with their trays of liqueurs to mix with your bier (beer) and pretzels, to men in lederhosen dancing, this is not your normal Huntington Beach event. DACHSHUND RACES?!  At 3pm on Sundays.  This is a MUST.  Old World, Huntington Beach

Friday, 9/10
Fashion's Night Out
Fashion's Night Out is in it's second year, and this time Los Angeles (and West Hollywood, and Santa Monica...) is doing it up big. From a ferris wheel on Rodeo Drive to a Justin Timberlake meet-and-greet at Santa Monica Place, LA's fashionistas will be amply entertained while they "shop for good." For more low-key shoppers, there are plenty of deals, door prizes, and DJs at West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Robertson Boulevard, and Abbot Kinney boutiques. Various Locations all over the city

Saturday, 9/11
3rd Annual "Brew Haw Haw"
3pm to 7pm
This ultimate outdoor festival will include live music, food stations, lively auctions – and, of course, beer tasting. Here is your opportunity to Sample Great Brews poured by the region’s best microbreweries, and Savor Great Cuisine from Los Angeles’ most popular restaurants, all while supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as we work to raise funds for a cure. Tickets are $50+ Advance tickets only.  Gene Autry National Center, 47oo Western Heritage Way

Devil's Night Drive In: Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark
6:30pm doors || 8pm movie
Devil’s Night, a Los Angeles production company and radio station, is showing Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark this Saturday night. Located on an elevated parking lot downtown, the drive-in offers a needful escape from summer in the city. Patrons have the option of driving in and staying in the car or enjoying the film on Astroturf provided by staff. According to Devil’s Night owner Morgan Higby Night, the lot, located on Broadway and Fourth, “has this great feeling of seclusion and a great view of the skyline.” 240 W. 4th St. (at Broadway) - 2nd Floor

Barnsdall Art Park Screening: LA Story
Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy outdoor screenings on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, perched on the beautiful Olive Hill at Barnsdall Park. Beer, Wine, and a Movie every Saturday in September. Each Saturday, we will screen a modern classic film that showcases the architectural and historical uniqueness of Los Angeles. All screenings are 17+ to attend (except for Roger Rabbit, which is family-friendly), and 21+ to drink. Admission is $10 for only the movie or $25 for the movie and three drinks. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.

LA Derby Dolls vs Iron Curtain
Gates open at 6pm
The L.A. Derby Dolls are the premier all-female, banked-track, quad-skating, rock 'n' roller derby league in Southern California and they're facing their rivals, the Iron Curtain this Saturday.  While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, the L.A. Derby Dolls are real athletes who skate a sport that is pure, unscripted and real.  I know I need to sit down and finally watch Whip It before going, but I'm super excited!  There are also discounted tickets on 1910 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, 9/12
Perishable: A Pop-Up-Pickle-Shop 
10am to 1pm
Supper club collective Chicks With Knives will be showing off their pickling skills at Perishable: A Pop-Up-Pickle-Shop, hosted by downtown's Starry Kitchen. For $5 (cash only), you can watch a pickling demo, sample drinks and snacks featuring pickles--including a Pickle-Barrel Martini--and pick up any of the 12 varieties of pickles and all the canning paraphernalia you need to make your own at home. Starry Kitchen, 350 S. Grand Ave., Downtown

Venicestock 2010
12pm to 8pm
Venicestock 2010 is an all-day music festival to be held on Sunday September 12 in Windward Plaza on an outdoor stage – right in the heart of Venice Beach. Admission will be free. It will be a day of wonderful music and community engagement highlighting the work of St. Joseph Center, a Venice-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. All proceeds raised will be donated to St. Joseph Center to support their broad range of programs.  Venicestock is a concert series bringing live music to Venice Beach, California to raise awareness and resources for various organisations and charities. Started as an all day live music house party in 2009 to benefit the American Cancer Society, the show was so well-received we decided to continue it as a yearly event to contribute to the Venice community. Windward Plaza, 1800 Oceanfront Walk, Venice

The Dining Society
A family style meal dedicated to good food, this meal features treats from personalities at Red Medicine, XIV, Eva Restaurant & Providence and libations from Eva, Red O and Daniel Nelson. At $50 a person, this seems like it's too good to be true.  Read the website for further instructions, and you must RSVP to attend. Hancock Park

Monday, 9/13  
Drinks with Alie & Georgia
7pm to 9pm
I'm totally in love with these adorable girls whose revolutionary cocktails have changed the face of alcohol appropriate mixers.  Their McNuggetini is something I've always wanted to try.  Well thanks to Caroline on Crack, she's alerted the blog-o-sphere world to the fact that Alie & Georgia will be guest bartending at Cha Cha Lounge in Silverlake Mondays from 7pm to 9pm to coincide with the release of their new web series segments!  Cha Cha Lounge, 2375 Glendale Boulevard, Silverlake


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