Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You / Mean Girls Drink-Along at Downtown Independent
Do girls’ night right with drinking and chick flicks at the Downtown Independent Theatre for a screening of 10 Things I Hate About You, Mean Girls, and other people probably more drunk than you are. Get nostalgic and remember Lindsay in the good old days or see Joseph Gordon Levitt geek out before he was a household name. Doors at 7 pm, movies at 8 pm, and your $12 ticket includes your first drink on the house.
Go back to high school here
251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Music: Fiona Apple at the Greek
Okay, we know it’s expensive. That’s why we’ve included two free shows for the rest of this weekend. But if you’re feeling like splurging and hearing the great Fiona Apple at our favorite outdoor venue, then take out the plastic and head right here for the 7:30 show on Friday.
2700 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Other: 2012 Lobster Festival at Los Angeles Port of Call
San Pedro is just twenty minutes out of downtown LA, and if you’ve never had a reason to make the trek before, you might just dig the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival. Bands like Saint Motel, Races, Great Northern, and Vice Junkies are playing, and you can say you attended an event that once won a Guinness World Record for “most seafood served at an outdoor event”. Features dancing, pirate ships, shopping, tall ships, free parking, and tons and tons of lobster. Starts at 5 pm.
Tickets are $10 at the door, $1 off with this coupon
1190 Nagoya Way, San Pedro, CA 90731
Movie: Back to School Double Feature at Street Food Cinema
So all these outdoor screenings are about to end, but why not make those back to school blues more lively with a trip down memory lane? Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds play back to back at Exposition Park, along with comedy by Laugh Factory comedians, food trucks, and live music.
Nerd out here
700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037
Music: Poolside at Saturdays off the 405
Poolside, a band described by the Getty as “daytime disco music” is playing a completely free show as a part of the Saturdays off the 405 concert series. Their album Pacific Standard Time has been favored by LA Times and KCRW, and consists of 16 freeing tracks that are bound to make a great statement against the backdrop of the Getty. Bring some $, as it’s cash bar only. Starts at 6 pm, free entry.
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Other: No Shirt No Shoes at the Standard
If you’re feeling laid back in a trendy way, that sort of Palm Springs laid back where you’re by a pool but still holding a $12 drink, then head on over to the Standard’s free (if you RSVP below) pool party on Saturday afternoon. Lounge and look at pretty people while DJs spin hits and pretend you’re on vacation.
500 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
Movie: Liberal Arts at the Sundance Cinemas
That Laemmle Theatre that’s been in renovation for what seems like a century? It’s back in action as Sundance Cinemas, and we’re psyched to check it out this weekend for the first time with a screening of Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts, starring Radnor and America’s sweetheart, Elizabeth Olsen. Our guess is that Radnor will grow some kind of facial hair while wearing a tweed sports jacket and having flashbacks to his past while set to Sundance-y music, but we’re still thinking it’ll be good with a 71 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Plus, we’re just so excited to check out the new digs, which serves food (looks relatively expensive on this end), and booze at their 21+ screenings (which, this one is)! Screening times vary throughout the day.
Ted Mosby+Olsen Sibling+Facial Hair = this
8000 W. Sunset Blvd between Laurel and Crescent Heights, West Hollywood, CA
Music: Sea Wolf at the Federal Bar
Head over to the Federal Bar on Sunday morning to recap Saturday’s revelry with music, mimosas, bagels, and some special time with Sea Wolf’s soulful indie ballads. If that doesn’t convince you, this 20’s inspired plush red and purple lounge serves Red Velvet Pancakes as a part of their Sunday brunch. Show begins at 11 am upstairs in the Federal Bar.
5303 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA
Other: Thirty Minute Musicals: Top Gun at the Celebration Theatre
If you’re one of those folks that prefers the high octane rushes of action movies to Mamet, you might just be in luck, since this
weekend, you can see a musical version of a movie in thirty minutes. That’s right, no intermission, just totally awesome musical theater chock full of aviators and dancing based on Top Gun in the time it would take you to watch Gangnam style a few times. Show starts at 9 pm.
Find that lovin’ feeling here for $10
7051 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90038