The last couple of weeks have been super hectic. Between the New Music Seminar and the Durango Songwriters Expo, I haven’t had much time to think, let alone write. Sorry for not publishing my weekly Things to Do article, but under the circumstances, I hope you understand. But today is another chance, and I have found some great things to do this weekend and next week. Let’s get right to it!
Cinema buffs – take advantage of our two great local theaters to quench your movie madness. This week, the Vintage Cinemas Los Feliz 3 features “The King’s Speech” and “Rango”, screening at 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., as well as “Biutiful,” screening at 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Over at the Vintage Cinemas Vista, you can catch “The Adjustment Bureau,” with screenings at 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
If you love books, then Skylight Books is definitely worth checking out. They have a great variety of books that you can’t find at your local Barnes & Noble, and very friendly staff to assist you. Skylight Books is located at 1818 No. Vermont Avenue. Don’t foget Skylight 1814, located next door. Tomorrow at 5 p.m., Write Girl teens will read from their anthology, “Beyond Words.” On Sunday at 5 p.m., Monte Schulz will read and sign his novel “The Last Rose of Summer.” For more info, check out their website for more details – www.skylightbooks.com.
For those craving comedy, don’t forget about the “Keep it Clean Comedy” show, every Monday at 9:30 p.m. at the 1739 Public House. Now that football is over for the season, there’s still lots of great hockey and NBA action, all available on multiple televisions throughut the establishment. March madness begins soon.
It’s a busy week at the Steve Allen Theater. Beginning tonight at 8 p.m., and continuing through Sunday, you can catch “Re-Animator, the Musical,” based on the 1985 movie. The cast stars George Wendt, Chris McKenna, Rachel Avery and Jesse Merlin, with support from Mark Beltzman, Cynthia Carle, Brian Gillespie, Liesel Hanson and Graham Skipper. Advance tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows are sold out, but you can still purchase standing room only. Tickets for Sunday evening are available for $25 for general admission and $12.50 for CFI members. On Saturday night, stick around for “Tomorrow! with Ron Lynch” at 11:59 p.m. ($8 general admission, $4 CFI members). Next Tuesday, check out “Roll to Attack” at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5.00 for CFI members. You can ge more info at www.steveallentheater.tix.com.
The sun is returning with temps expected in the 70’s and 80’s – enjoy the sunshine and head out to catch one of our local Farmers Markets. Barnsdall Arts Park hosts theirs every Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. in the parking lot off Hollywood Boulevard. For weekend enthusiasts, there’s one in the parking lot of the Post Office on Vermont on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Over at Pi on Sunset, beginning at 8:30 p.m., you can catch Alina & Friends, tonight and every Friday night. She and her three guest will trade songs in a songwriter’s round format. Admission is free and the food is great. Pi is located at 8828 Sunset Boulevard.
Also tonight, you can catch Twenty to Watch artist Keaton Simons at the Hotel Cafe’ in Hollywood at 9:30 p.m.
On Thursday, join us at the Shout it Out Promotions showcase at Genghis Cohen, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Catch Mike Cavanaugh, Jerry Fuentes, Nicole Lexi Davis, Mandi Jarry, A Brief View of the Hudson and Darryl Morris & Other Shady Characters. Tickets are $10 at the door, but you can save $2 if you pre-pay for them by going to www.paypal.com and using GCTIX@ATT.NET as the payee.
Remember, there is plenty of great music on iTunes, ReverbNation and YouTube – be adventurous and be the first to discover new talent – then share it with us all.
For more great options, check out this week’s LA Weekly (www.laweekly.com) and click on the Music tab.
Have a great weekend, enjoy Los Feliz and Griffith Park, and we’ll catch you next week. Please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, suggestions or questions. Also drop me a line if you or your group or business has an event you’d like to promote. I’m happy to spread the word for you.
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