Movie: Arthur Christmas at the Grove
We know that your Friday nights are generally reserved for the likes of Godard … or, you know … Twilight. But why not bring in some (FREE) holiday wonder at the most magical place on earth (well, besides Disneyland, that is). Street Food Cinema is back for a special holiday screening of Arthur Christmas this Friday. Canoodle with a loved one near the Grove’s ornate Christmas castle, and cozy-up underneath the holiday lights. And if the date goes well, you can even plan what your future children would like (that was a subtle warning that there might be a lot of children there). The evening kicks off at 5pm with music by Sun Kings, and the film starts at 7pm. Treat yourself to gourmet movie munchies a la Dylan’s Candy Bar or a hot cocoa before making your way over to Tim Allen’s greatest nightmare.
189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 90036
Go red and go green here
Music: Lianne La Havas at the Roxy
If you like to bring in your Friday with song, bring it in right with London bred funk soul songstress Lianna La Havas and special guest Van Hunt. We’ve heard she puts on an amazing show, and Bon Iver agrees. Tickets are $17.50 with doors at 8pm, though you may need to kick it old school and call the box office.
9009 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Box office: 310.278.9457
Other: The Night Sky Show at Santa Monica College
Get intergalactic with an amazing excuse for you to bust out the Coldplay quotes this weekend at SMC’s the Night Sky Show, featuring a Digistar II Planeterium projector (yeah, we totally know what that means) that’ll make you feel as if you were looking at the night sky in your backyard of some small town where you can really see the night sky. The show starts at 7pm and will only set you back for five dollars. It also allows for news developments in space exploration and astronomy and plenty of time for you to ask questions. So go out. Learn something. Look at the stars. See how they shine for you.
1900 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405
Movie: Rob Schrab’s Birthday Found Crap at Cinefamily
Come celebrate comedy writer it-boy Rob Schrab’s birthday at Cinefamily this weekend in a birthday bash filled with drinking, Rob Schrab, and Dan Harmon, creator of Community. Schrab and Harmon will provide clever commentary on terrible found footage while you drink yourself into merriment in a weirdly perfect birthday extravaganza that starts at 7pm.
611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Find yourself here
Music: Prog Angeles at the Echo
What more could you ask for than cheap Echo Park-laden Pink Floyd covers for only $7 on a Saturday night? Maybe you’ll like that they’re performed by members of Weezer, Yes, Incubus, and the Rentals as a tribute to Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Yes. Or maybe you’re like us and just super excited to support the folks over at 826LA in a music based fundraiser that’ll make for a fun cheap date. That’s right, reading is cool. Doors at 5pm for a 6pm show.
1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90026
Enter the dark side of the moon here
Other: Magnetic at Lot 613
Give your eyes a pre-Thanksgiving feast of their own with a visit to the ultra cool warehouse chic Lot 613 this weekend for CreateFixate’s Magnetic, a light and sound gallery. Magnetic explores the science and art of connection through use of illuminated and interactive art, kinetic art, interactive video, light sculptures, and music. Let’s put it this way – your cat would love this stuff, and we’re sure you will too! $15 at the door for you pre-9pm early birds, butcover rises to $20 after 9pm.
613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Movie: The Comedy at the Downtown Independent
The Comedy is a not comedy, in fact, the only joke is probably the title itself (fooled ya!). It’s more of a brooding hipster drama from what we can tell, starring Tim Heidecker of the Tim and Eric Awesome Show. We’re guessing it’s sort of like an Adam Scott movie only if Adam Scott was replaced with Tim Heidecker. Having said that, it looks like a pretty good film, and we’re very curious to check out this 11pm screening.
251 South Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Comedy right here
Music: The Faint at the Fonda
Pretend that the weekend isn’t over yet with drinks and the Faint on Sunday night at the Fonda, where they’ll play alongside Trust and Casket Girls, shortly after the reissue of their 2001 favorite Danse Macabre. The show starts at 7:30pm and will cost you $25, before all those nasty service charges, in an event the Fonda boasts will be “the best dance party of the year.”
6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
We could nearly faint
Other: Tour Walt Disney’s Barn
Did you know that Disney, casually known as Walt, had a barn in Griffith Park? And did you know you can tour it every third Sunday? The barn is operated by the Carolwood foundation from 11am to 3pm and admission is free with suggested donation, so it’s a perfect journey into the history of magic before your observatory hike or a scone at Trails Cafe. You can even check out the space where Walt would get inspired for his movies … or you know, giant theme parks.
5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027