Movie: Wrong at AFI Fest
If you have a totally insane Netflix que like we do (Mad Men/90s movie with Brittany Murphy/obscure French film) then you may have seen Quentin Dupieux’s film Rubber, where a tire is the protag. Wrong is a surrealistic quest about a man’s journey to reunite with his dog that is supposed to create an absurd world unlike one you’ve ever experienced in, as AFI describes it, a “dizzying absurdist canvas you won’t forget”. We get the feeling-off its mixed reviews-that it’s one of those love em’ or hate em’ movies that we usually love (but sometimes, you know, hate). The weirdness begins at 9:15 pm.
Get free tickets to this this Magic Eye for Adults right here
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Music: Downtown Dia de Los Muertos at Grand Park
If you still haven’t gotten in your Dia de Los Muertos fix, head over to Grand Park tonight, which is looking really lovely and romantic if you haven’t seen it lately. Punk mariachi favorites (yep!) Mariachi El Bronx are slated to perform along with Buyepongo, Trio Ellas, and others in a night of food trucks, boozing, and face painting. Festivities kick off at 5 pm and run until 11 pm, and the best part is, it’s totally gratis (that means FREE).
210 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Other: Mike Birbiglia at Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks
We know, you’re freaking out. Thousand Oaks is so far out of LA. But Mike Birbiglia’s character in Mike Birglia’s movie about Mike Birbiglia (it’s called Sleepwalk with Me, and it’s kind of a big deal) loves the crap out of driving, so it’s all the more fitting that you can drive to see him. The show begins at 8 pm in a theatre you’ve probably never been to and tickets start at $20 (plus that nasty fee), but you’ve come to see some pretty endearing, always relatable, comedy from the fantastic … Well, you know his name by now.
Go (bir)big or go home
2100 E. Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Movie: A Tribute to Kim Ki-Duk at Cinefamily
A Tribute to Kim Ki-Duk is a tribute to the winner of the highest prizes at the Berlin, Venice and Cannes Film Festivals. The South Korean filmmaker has achieved cinematic awards while being shunned in his home country of South Korea. He began his artistic career when he dropped out of the South Korean military to become a painter in France. The event includes a rare appearance by Kim Ki-Duk along with a screening of his film Time.
Tickets for the 6:30pm show
611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Music: Cello Madness at Silverlake Lounge
Feel classy like a rich person on the budget of a twenty-something (we sort of just assume that rich people listen to classical music). Check out a ton of free cello music on Saturday starting at 6 pm at Silverlake Lounge (we know, you so did this last week). The fun kicks off with happy hour drink specials and feature chamber music for cello, a film composer, and more. So go support some cellists and get your dose of culture (no, it’s not a gateway drug) for FREE.
2906 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Other: Independent Label Market at Micheltorena Street Elementary School
A free lesson in indie music is headed your way this weekend with the Independent Label Market in Silverlake, where fresh vinyl is sold directly from the labels to the public. It’s like the farmer’s market of indie rock, only we’re betting people will look really really cool without trying. The event that started in London is experiencing its second run in LA, and will be filled with artist performances, exclusive releases, and absolutely no MP3s (don’t even ask). Plus, it’s totally FREE. Whether you have a record player or not, it’s a great chance to meet local musicians, discover new tracks, meet a date for the night, or buy records for your Pinterest projects.
1511 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Movie: Shorts Program 3 at AFI Fest
Do you like films? What about short ones? We know, we’ve been scared by watching a thirty minute “masterpiece” of a white wall for thirty minutes that’s supposed to represent inner turmoil too. But this is AFI Fest. They’re classy and stuff, and the films here are really, really top notch. If there’s a white wall, it’s going to mean something. Why not support new filmmakers and check out Shorts Block Three this Sunday at 9:30. We’re pretty sure you won’t regret it, but even if you do, the films are really, well, short.
James Cameron’s least favorite form (short and FREE!) here
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA
Music: Divine Fits with Cold Cave at the Fonda
Get yourself to the Fonda on Sunday’s eve for Divine Fits, a trio comprised of Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner, and Sam Brown of New Bomb Turks. That’s right, we just name dropped on you. If that wasn’t enough for you, they’ll be accompanied by loving, brooding, synths of Cold Cave. The show starts at 8 pm, and tickets start at twenty bucks.
Have a fit. That’s right, throw one
6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Other: Patchwork Indie Art and Crafts Festival at Helms Bakery
Support local artists (and patchwork-ists) at Helms Bakery this weekend and celebrate the holidays early with the Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts festival in Culver City. Listen to tunes, check out handbags, accessories, art, home goods, crochet and knit goods, and other stuff that takes money from the “Etsy” portion of your budget and get holiday gift shopping done early (parents in other states seem really enthused about the whole “local artist thing” and will sometimes mention they read a news article on it). Have fun in the sun, we’ve heard shopping is good for the soul. Or maybe we just came up with that.
8758 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90034