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What We’d Do This Weekend – 9/7-9/9

What We’d Do This Weekend – 9/7-9/9


Music: Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks at The Hollywood Bowl

Get classy on Friday at the Bowl by checking out some Tchaikovsky (“chai” like the latte), and for those of you that don’t know his work, you’re going to hear music from the Nutcracker and Swan Lake (think Black Swan).  Or if that’s not your thing, get set for some incredible explosions in the sky.

Tickets start at $15.50 here

2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068


Movies: Lance Bangs – Immortal Volume: 1990-2012(Lance Bangs in person!) at Cinefamily

Feeling adventurous? Have an OK Cupid date with a shared interest in “music”? Just feeling too cool to function? How about a guided tour of Lance Bangs short films, music videos, concert footage, tour projections and collaborations? They feature the Arcade Fire, Archers of Loaf, Belle & Sebastian, Guided By Voices, LCD Soundsystem, Menomena, Neutral Milk Hotel, No Age/Black Flag, Pavement, R.E.M., The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, Syd Tha Kid, the White Stripes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other people you have definitely heard of. Starts at 8 pm, tickets are $12 dollars.

Get immortal here

611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Other: Matty’s Pizza Party at The Lyric Hyperion

If you’re looking for a cheap date on Friday, why not check out a pizza infused comedy show in Silverlake for a measly $5 at the door and free pizza? You’ll see lots of funny people you’ll recognize like Eric Andre, Chris Dotson, Josh Fadem, Matty Cardarople, Jayk Gallagher and way more. Starts at 10 pm.

2106 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, California 90027



Music: D.I.Y. Music & Fashion Fest at The Glass House

It’s oh so nice when Saturday combines a few of our favorite things like shopping local artists and music at the Glass House. Featuring upcoming clothing lines and performances by Stevie Crooks, Curtiss King, Kasino Gang, Cam Gnarly, Chief,Fredo, Twin Towers, N.I.D, Dirty Suspects, Smokin’ Ice, A.R.S, Cam Archer, and 3DBeats, a trip to Pomona might be just the stay-cation you need post mini Carmageddon on Friday night. The revelry starts at 7 pm and will cost you $10-$15.

Rock until you shop here

200 W. Second St., Pomona, CA 91766


Movie: An American in Paris at Helms Bakery

Have you wandered by the ever mysterious Helms bakery on a recent venture to Culver City and wanted to learn more about it? Or just aching to get some more free outdoor screenings in until fall is officially upon us? Sounds like a great excuse to get out to Helms this Saturday for their free sidewalk screening of An American in Paris on Gene Kelly’s 100th birthday. Gene Kelly’s widow Patricia Kelly will be there at 6:15, movie starts at 7:15, and it’s totally and completely free.

8800 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034


Other: KCRW’s 4th Annual Good Food Pie Contest at LACMA

If someone tells you that they don’t like pie, you probably shouldn’t hang out with them. Or you could just opt not to take them to this pie based event at LACMA, with hundreds of edible entries in the fruit, nut,cream/chiffon/mousse and savory categories, as well as pies inspired by one of the museum’s current exhibits, Chris Burden’s sculptural installation Metropolis II. The day includes music by a KCRW DJ and food and wine by Patina. Also, if you really swear to us that pie isn’t your thing (we don’t believe you), get into LACMA for free today simply by wearing an apron. It’s that easy. The event is free to attend and starts at 2 pm, running until 4 pm (winners announced at 3:45 pm).

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

More delicious details right here



Music: Thee Oh Sees at El Rey Theatre

End Sunday right with a trip out to see San Francisco natives, Thee Oh Sees at the El Rey. They play with Sic Alps, Mallard, and Zig Zags. John Dwyer’s musical outlet has even been featured on your other favorite TV show (Breaking Bad, duh).

Channel your inner Seth Cohen here

5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Movie: The Goonies at the soft opening of The Service Station

The new creative space The Service Station is holding a soft open this weekend, and you can be among the first to check it out. We don’t know quite what to expect, but Goonies trivia, treasure, a beer garden, and food trucks are said to be present at this screening where doors open at 5 pm and movie starts at 7pm.

Children of the eighties and nineties, click here for your $10 (+service fee) tickets

3160 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Other: Oktoberfest at Old World Village

Guys, we are so excited for the new Arrested Development eps that have apparently been shooting around town that we are thinking of driving out to Huntington Beach this weekend to see the German Town that “Wee Britain” was based on during their Oktoberfest, where they’ll have a happy hour on beer from 3 PM-6:30 PM. Your $10 ticket gets you a meal, games, dancing, a Dachshund race, an Oompah-pah band, and more things you forgot existed.

Visit Mr. F here

7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

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  1. chandler September 7, 2012

    this is a very good weekend series, but is there any chance you can post it a day or two in advance? it would be nice to be able to make plans with friends more than a few hours before we get together!

    • Thea G September 13, 2012

      Great suggestion, thanks! We tried to get it up a little earlier this week. 🙂

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