Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Docket: 1/06/12

I'm baaaack!

Barely recovering from the amazing Wild Game dinner last night at Whist with hottie Chef Chris Crary (vote for him as Fan Favorite!) and Jo of MyLastBite I think I'm going to lay low tonight... hitting up Jeff Goldsmith's HAYWIRE Q&A screening and then going to bed early so I'll be nice and refreshed for a fun weekend of Oceanside Rooftop Yoga, Oysters + Caviar!

Plus it's my best friend's birthday :).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYRA!  So we'll be doing a little whiskey tasting + ice skating Saturday night... good god my life is turning into one big living social adventure.

Also if you want to connect, you can always follow me on twitter @nicolemiizuka or find me on Facebook!

Friday, 1/6
First Fridays on Abbot Kinney
6pm - 10pm
It's the First First Fridays of 2012 tonight, and I'd normally not mention the monthly gathering, but there's a new kid on the block that's worth checking out... Brian Dunsmoor and Kris Tominaga's pop-up eatery Wolf in Sheep's Clothing is still serving in their Capri outpost on Abbot Kinney, and if you're lucky enough to snag a seat, this is the perfect way to kick off the new year. Plus the normal smattering of awesome art, boutiques and food trucks will still be on hand should you have to wait. Plus, if you're lucky Cirque de Soleil will be doing ticket give-a-ways for their Iris show (if you win a pair, take me!) Abbot Kinney, Venice http://www.abbotkinney1stfridays.com/

Double Feature at the Egyptian Theater: The Goonies and Stand by Me
7:30pm
"How could you have never seen The Goonies?!  What kind of film student are you..." was a question that constantly plagued me in my early Tisch years, so I never got any of those Truffle Shuffle jokes.  What a sad life, right?  So now, having FINALLY caught up to what I should have watched back in 5th Grade, I'm sort of excited to see that American Cinematheque is doing a double feature tonight at the awe-inspiring Egyptian.  So if you're not going to Jeff Goldsmith's HAYWIRE Q&A tonight, this should be your Friday night movie choice. Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-goonies-stand-by-me

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
5:30pm - 10pm
It's back!  This awesome after hours series at the Natural History Museum runs January - July, and they're kicking it off tonight.  Once a month, the entire Natural History Museum stays open until 10 pm and features live music, exciting scientific discussion, and behind-the-scenes curatorial tours. Since its inception in 2004, First Fridays has been has been an immersive program designed for audiences of all ages, bringing together a dynamic discussion with scientists on the cutting edge of their fields and musical performances by fresh and innovative artists. In recent years the program has been hailed as Los Angeles’ “Best Intellectual Event in Disguise” (L.A. Downtown News, 2008) and “Best Museum Party Night” (Los Angeles magazine, 2009). First Fridays welcomes its audience back to the Museum they loved as kids, putting a new and exciting spin on an old favorite.  There will also be musical performances by Mariachi El Bronx and El-Haru Kuroi from 8-10pm. Resident DJ Anthony Valadez featuring Travis Holcombe will be spinning from 5:30-10pm. Natural History Museum 900 Exposition Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90007 http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays

Saturday, 1/7
Graze Little Tokyo Walk
10am - 2pm
The Japanese American National Museum has pulled together a weekend of educational and enlightening events including a little walk around Little Tokyo, highlighting what else? Food! A food centric cultural exploration of the hidden corners of Little Tokyo. This walk provides opportunities to sample local Asian food from lotus root to pounded rice while learning about the history of the neighborhood. Plus afterwards you can certainly whet your whistle at Spitz Downtown that has a new (and tasty) bar!! $15 Members, $20 non-members, includes admission. Wear comfortable walking shoes. http://www.janm.org/events/2012/01/#07

Monday, 1/9
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret w/ David Cross Q&A
8pm Start
Join David Cross in person for a special presentation of what’s possibly his most warped creation ever! Created, written by, and starring Cross (“Arrested Development”, “Mr. Show”), IFC’s “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” follows the awkward misadventures of an American office temp/convenient liar who bluffs his way into a senior sales position heading up the London office for the new energy drink/toxic poison Thunder Muscle. Aided in his imbecilic gaffes and misfortunes by his mysteriously devious and sometimes useless assistant (Blake Harrison of “The Inbetweeners”), Todd inadvertently wrecks havoc on the entire city of London, to devastatingly hilarious results. Co-starring Will Arnett, Janeane Garofalo, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn. Come watch a special feature-length edition of Season One with us, followed by a Q&A with David Cross — and catch Season Two on IFC, Fridays at 10:30pm starting January 6th! Tickets are $10 for non-members. Silent Movie Theatre 611 N. Fairfax Avenue - Los Angeles, CA www.cinefamily.org

Tuesday, 1/10
That's me! With a rifle... awesome, right?
Living Social Adventures: Shootin' & Drinkin'
goes onsale
I think you guys all know that I have pretty much one of the coolest p/t jobs ever working for Living Social Adventures and while all of the adventures are awesome, THIS ONE deserves to be brought to your attention because really... what more could you want out of life than an afternoon of shooting shotguns & drinking whiskey!!!!!  (before you ask, the whiskey comes after the shooting.)  SO.  Get Excited, Mark your Calendars, and be sure to buy early before the spots get snapped up and the prices increase!  See, this is me giving you lots of planning time so you're not scrambling Tuesday morning trying to figure out if your friends are as cool as you & down for some Shootin & Drinkin. http://www.livingsocial.com/adventures

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