Movie: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou at the New Beverly
Coen. Clooney. Classic. This Friday, do your old high school lit teacher right (the one that taught you the Odyssey with the crazy costume jewelry) and check out the fantastic O Brother, Where Art Thou at the New Beverly. Go travel to the deep south, you know, without actually traveling to the deep south (phew!). Movie at 9:20pm, tickets are $8.
7165 West Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Music: Dante Vs. Zombies at the Echo
Do you like catchy music, or just good music in general? This weekend, Dante Vs. Zombies, praised as the “surreal outlaws of the live sing-n-dance along” play with Wounded Lion, The Dagons, and Hallucinations. Doors at 8:30pm, show at $8.
Walk dead here
1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90026
Other: Potato Chip Pop-Up at iam8bit
Potato chips go worldly this weekend when lunch’s best friend gets a chance in the spotlight. If you didn’t know that your favorite crunch comes in more than five flavors, this weekend you’re in luck, when your taste buds can indulge and delight in 50 different kinds of potato chips from all over the world at iam8bit’s opening ceremony of gluttony. If you’re quirky and broke, there’s nothing like holiday gifting a rare Japanese Wasabi Plum potato chip to your West Hollywood bestie. Event starts at 7pm, FREE beverages sponsored by Phunket beer.
2147 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Movie: A Christmas Carol at Laemmle Playhouse 7
Jim Carrey loves the crap out of Christmas, which is great, because we love the crap out of Jim Carrey. Check out this ultra high budget Robert Zemeckis flick on the best budget possible: FREE. The film starts at 10am, and is a pleasant post-breakfast, pre-Pasadena shopping spree start to your day.
673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Music: 1st Annual XMas Fest at Echo Park Outpost
Two stages made up of indie locals jamming out to Christmas classics or original Christmas songs make a great pick for Saturday night, especially when there’s an old fashioned Santa photo booth, mall style. The day turned into night starts at midnight and runs until 3pm, featuring the likes of Gothic Tropic, LA Font, Races, and more than twenty others. It features holiday go-go dancers, a vinyl booth, and a holiday bar. $15 at the door to watch a bunch of musicians try their hand at being Santa.
1770 Glendale Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026
Other: Gifted: A Holiday Market for Uncommon Goods at Santa Monica Pier
For one of the first times ever, you can buy something that’s not a Santa Monica snow globe or decorative paperweight (those things will just crack your iPad screen) on a pier. This weekend, checkout SM Pier’s “Cure for the Common Gift” craftaganza with unique clothing, artisan foods, beauty products, paper and home goods, a free vintage photo booth, free crafting workshops, and a DIY wrapping station. For that last minute Etsy clad friend or just a little beachy self gifting, shop till you drop next to the ocean with a sweet admission price of FREE from noon to 8pm.
200 Santa Monica Pier, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Movie: A Christmas Story at The Arclight
Take your Sunday date, or yourself, to our favorite Christmas movie, screened in Hollywood style at the Arclight in 35mm. $16 for the 5pm time travel back to the 40s. If that’s not your thing, enjoy Ralphie’s sweet hipster specs.
Buy a leg lamp
Music: Scott H. Bivram, Restavrant at the Satellite
Austin bred Scott H. Bivram, bluegrass extraordinaire, will serenade you with vintage guitars and a stomp board of his own creation to music described by the Satellite as “the rusty scrapings of resin that have come from modern times having it’s way with old time blues, country, and bluegrass roots music.” Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm, Tix are 12 (dollars).
This grass is blue
1717 Silverlake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Other: Yelp’s Nifty Under Fifty at The Establishment
Still in need for a special gift for someone? You still have people that you’re clueless about? An awkward, heavy breathing co-worker? Your mailman? You can buy a cheap and totally awesome gift this weekend at Yelp’s Nifty Under Fifty, where you can score tons of gifts all for under fifty dollars. They’ll even have FREE booze and small treats to nibble on while you celebrate local festivities. Free event with a $5 recommended donation to Together We Rise, runs from 2pm-5pm.
RSVP with your Yelp account, or if you don’t have one, get hooked up here for free.
2894 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039