Thursday, December 11, 2008

American Appare(l)NTLY Cheap

Sun. Dec. 14th, 9am-6pm

If you are not planning on going to this one (and even if you are), American Apparel's downtown warehouse sale is a stupendous way to spend your Sunday. Or rather...spend your $$ on a Sunday. According to Angelinic, the employee parking lot will transform into a "bargain hunter's dream" with some prices as low as $1.

Check it out today!

Dress Like a Star, Pay Like a Pauper

According to FWJ reader Florencia and other sources, Raleigh Studios will be having a studio lot sale in Manhattan Beach. Every couple years, studios try to clean out their wardrobe by offering top designer clothes worn on their TV shows or film sets at crazy discounted prices.

Part of the proceeds will go toward the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and this particular sale will feature over 50,000 pieces from Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, and more. 2 days only, and everything must go...which means 90% off retail prices! I can't wait -- this Saturday and Sunday from 8am-4pm: 1600 Rosecrans Ave. Hope to see you in line!

Call 310.322.7767 with questions.

***I attended this event, and it is a complete waste of time. All the clothes are business-y and for people over 40. Florencia did find 4 dresses in the bridesmaid section, but hey -- we can't all be that lucky.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

70 Lovely Years at Laemmle

Beginning Dec. 12th, the Laemmle Theatres will be showcasing their top 7 foreign films to honor their own 70th anniversary (one film per decade) at the Royal Theatre in Santa Monica. Buy tickets now!

Friday, December 5, 2008

No Guarantees This Christmas

This holiday season, send your friends an e-card, courtesy of Santa's Lawyers.  Please note the "disclaimer," written by my friend Anonymous Lawyer:

"This happy holidays greeting should not be interpreted as a guarantee that your holidays will be happy. Santa assumes no liability for the side effects of happy holidays, which may include weight gain, gastric reflux, sudden drowsiness, family discord, or pine needles all over your living room floor.

By asking for presents from Santa, individuals consent to the use of their names and likenesses for promotional purposes. All wish lists submitted to Santa become the property of Claus Enterprises, Ltd. and will not be returned. Santa reserves the right to substitute items on your wish list for goods of an equal or greater value.

Santa's presents are manufactured in a facility that may process peanuts.

Inclusion in Santa's "Naughty" and "Nice" lists is entirely at the discretion of Claus Enterprises, Ltd. Any legal claim arising out of inclusion on Santa's lists shall be settled by binding arbitration governed by the laws of the North Pole. "Naughty" and "Nice" are registered trademarks of Claus Enterprises, Ltd., and may not be used without permission.

Lawyers who worked on credit default swaps are "Naughty" by definition, so long as Santa's 401-K is down 30 percent or more from its historic high.

Do not ask Santa for your holiday bonus. It's not coming. Neither is next year's.

For the home delivery of presents, Santa requires a chimney opening of at least 18 inches, freshly baked cookies and milk. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in damage to your toys. Please see Santa Claus Rider, Part C, for further details as to Santa's refreshment requirements, including the temperature at which Santa's milk will be deemed acceptable. Any material breaches of this rider may result in the postponement of the holiday season until March.

Santa is not responsible for delays in the delivery of presents caused by the Transportation Security Administration's Do-Not-Fly List.

This e-card may not be used as a flotation device.

This e-card does not imply the formation of a lawyer/client relationship between you and Santa, you and Santa's Lawyers LLP, or you and the ABA Journal. For specific legal advice regarding Santa and Santa-related issues, including but not limited to beards, hats, elves and reindeer, please consult an experienced attorney.

You better not pout. You better not cry.

Santa's Lawyers LLP is not affiliated in any way with

This is not an offer to sell securities."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Go Bonkers for Boule

Tonight from 6-8pm, Boule in Beverly Hills will be giving away FREE...yes, free...chocolate - to promote its holiday flavors.  See you there at 413 N. Bedford Dr.!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Man Bites World

I always love to share other up and coming bloggers with my readers, so I encourage everyone to check out Man Bites World, which documents a man's experience eating ethnic cuisine in LA - a different country's food every day he dines.

Thx to Eater LA for exposing me to this awesome blog.

And the World Cried Out:

This Friday (Dec. 5th) marks the 75th anniversary of the Prohibition repeal. Being in Los Angeles, bars will be celebrating with ridiculously amazing specials. My favorites:

Comme Ca - email for their password, which can be used to redeem 75 cent cocktails
The Golden Gopher - 75 cent Dewar's until 11pm, $5 drink specials afterward
The Edison Downtown - a midnight toast
**8oz Burger Bar (on Melrose) - "adult milkshakes"....not on the menu, so you must ask your server about them

Just remember it's never okay to drive drunk.

"You're So Young."

"Only on the outside."

Wed. Dec. 10th, 7:30pm

Watch Brad Pitt age backwards followed by a Q&A with none other than director David Fincher.

Comedy Is Not Dead

But it is at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery this Thurs. at 8pm.  For only $10, you can enjoy the likes of Sarah Silverman and Mary Lynn Rajskub.  Simply send an email to to receive ticketing information.  Or simply purchase tickets here.

Hey There, Deliah - And All Other Plain White T's Fans

Mon. Dec. 8th, 8pm
The Roxy Theatre

Love The Plain White T's?  Then pick up FREE concert tickets at participating Puma stores in honor of their 60th Anniversary.

Locations include:

10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
712 Americana Way
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
1350 3rd St. Promenade

Have Bank of America?

I do!  With your BoA card, you can actually get into the following museums for FREE the first weekend of every month until April:

- The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts
- Crocker Art Museum
- Explorit Science Center
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
- Museum of the African Diaspora
- de Young Museum
- San Jose Museum of Art
- Tech Museum of Innovation
- Autry National Center of the American West
- Museum of Latin American Art
- Discovery Science Center
- Laguna Art Museum
- Riverside Art Museum
- Palm Springs Art Museum
- California Center for the Arts Escondido
- Mingei International Museum Balboa Park
- Mingei International Museum Downtown Escondido
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Take advantage of this amazing offer, and report back favorite exhibits!

Like It or Knott

It's time to visit Knott's Berry Farm, and they don't make it any easier.  Bring a $10 + valued gift for Toy's for Tots, and you will gain FREE admission to their theme park.  Offer lasts the month of December.  Thx to Yelp!

Yes. I Laughed Out Loud.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mingle Under the Mistletoe

Tues. Dec. 9th, 8pm
ONE Sunset
8730 Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Plaza

RSVP by Dec. 7th (the latest!) and join Jaydi herself at LA's most talked about speed dating event: SpeedLA's Holiday Bash on Dec. 9th, ages 23-35 welcome. Located at ONE Sunset, this is one speed dating event you won't want to miss. Normally $45, FWJ readers can purchase tickets for only $38 by typing the code "FUNWITHJAYDI" at checkout.

Ladies, remember to arrive 30 min. early to receive your complimentary makeover.

Whether you have gone speed dating before or are trying it for the first time, SpeedLA promises to give you a unique experience and one you will never forget.

Simply click here to purchase tickets.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Just Keep Telling Yourself, 'You're a Boy, You're a Boy!'"

I have faith in my readers in that they are sure to be fans of Tony Curtis (think: Some Like It Hot).  Meet this inspirational actor as he signs copies of his new book at Book Soup this Tuesday at 7pm.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Get Sassy This Sunday

Attend Sassy City Chicks' "Fashion Bash" this Sunday from 10am to 3pm in a super awesome 2-for-1 VIP ticket sale. Designer discounts up to 80% off and a gift bag valued at $40 - all for a $20 entry fee (for you AND a friend). $3 cash for general admission at the door, although keep in mind you will be ushered in 1 hr. after the VIP.

Monday, November 10, 2008

"How Old Are You?"

"Nineteen...I think."

Watch The Passion of Joan of Arc with a live score at The Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax...tonight at 8pm.  Click here to buy tickets.

A bit of IMDB trivia: Carl Theodor Dreyer originally intended The Passion of Joan of Arc to be shown without musical accompaniment, however a score by Richard Einhorn is on all versions of the film available today.

Discount Bloomies

Awesome discount at Bloomingdale's!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Barack the Vote

Party with Sarah Silverman, Pierce Brosnan, and Olivia Wilde - all while rallying together in support for Obama at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel - all day and night.

To get on the guest list, RSVP here.

Voting Incentives

FREE Ben & Jerry's from 5-8pm.  You don't even need an "I voted" sticker.  Just tell them you did, and get a free scoop!

FREE Krispy Kreme with an "I voted" sticker all day!

An "I voted" sticker can also get you a FREE tall coffee at Starbucks.

Pink Taco (10250 Santa Monica Blvd.) is handing out FREE shots of tequila and 3 FREE pink tacos - just for voting!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Undecided? Let David Help You.

From David Sedaris (on the election), courtesy of Frankintosh:

"To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. ‘Can I interest you in the chicken?’ she asks. ‘Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?’ To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

Take a Sip

Join Siptea downtown tonight from 6-8pm for their official grand opening!

Drag Racing Like You've Never Seen It Before

The annual Halloween Drag Race and Pageant will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2007 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the corner of San Vicente Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Watch drag queens race in high heel shoes (a 2 inch minimum), followed by a beauty pageant for best hair, pumps, most creative, and more.

For more information, please call (323) 848-6544.

The Plus Side of Depression

Fridays 5-7pm
The Edison Downtown
108 W. 2nd St.

According to Thrillist, "This 1920s-style speakeasy's offering a timely Depression-era deal: cheekily named 35c drinks (the ginny 401k and the bourbon-laced Bail Out), plus FREE grilled cheese and tomato soup. 

25% of proceeds go to food banks and charities for people whose credit sucked before subprime.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Raw Treat

According to Mikey Hates Everything, The Food Network is shooting a new series called Raw Talent on Thursday at 12:45pm and they need audience members.  RSVP to Jessica at and get FREE sushi upon participating!

The location is at Korean Bell at Angels Gate Park (3601 S. Gaffey St.).

Taste the Justice

Don't just vote no on Prop. 8.  Eat at Taste today on Melrose, and 25% of your check will be donated to support the cause.

A Bi-Partisan Menu

Check out Clementine's new election menu!

Be Kind to Michel

Tonight at the Hammer Museum at 7pm, Michel Gondry will read an excerpt from his new book You'll Like This Film Because You're In It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol.  The master behind movies like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind will be presenting clips from other works, as well.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Deal from Which You Cant(er) Walk Away

Tues, Oct. 14, 12pm-12am
419 N. Fairfax Ave.

Tonight, dine at Canter's Deli for a special 60-cent corned beef sandwich.  One per customer, and yes...expect a line.

Thx to FWJ reader Meredith for the heads up!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Perk Up with Pazzo

Silver Lake's Pazzo Gelato is offering 2-for-1 coffee and tea specials from 7-11 a.m. to celebrate its newly expanded hours. Take advantage!

Free Clippers Tickets - Act Now

Want FREE Clippers tickets? Sign up here. Or here.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Dream Before Christmas

For $9, who wouldn't want to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D? Showing Oct. 13th-19th at the El Capitan. Get your tickets now.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Support Angeli Caffe

Because they support us.

From owner Evan Kleiman: "Scary times call for compassion and generosity. Until we get a better handle on our economy I'm offering a 15% discount on in-house, take out and delivery Tuesday through Thursday, Friday lunch and Sunday. Discount does not include beer, wine, special dinners and events. It cannot be combined with any other discounts. Discount not available on Friday or Saturday nights. Please remember to tip on the original amount. Servers are struggling too. And please continue to support your locally owned restaurants and farmers markets. We can only get through this if we help each other out."

Where I work, we order from Angeli (7274 Melrose Ave.) all the time, and I can vouch - their food is awesome.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lighten Up

Flaunt Your Chops

"Bischoff Hervey Entertainment (creators and producers of Scott Baio is 45 and Single on VH-1, among other popular shows) has teamed up with Saddle Ranch to bring the Saddle Ranch lifestyle and staff to the small screen in an exciting half hour docusoap series.

Seeking – Males and Females, 18-35, great-looking and fun. Bartenders, servers, cocktail servers, hosts and hostesses. Varying restaurant experience a plus. PAID positions. Open Casting Call on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 12pm-4pm at the Saddle Ranch Chop House on the Sunset Strip, located at 8371 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Applicants must bring a current headshot."

Thx to Craigslist!

The Great Debaters

John McCain and Barack Obama face off again in a debate moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw. Stay informed, and watch it tonight at at 6pm PST.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Scream, You Eat for Free

If you live near Venice (or even if you don't), Abbot Kinney's new natural gelato and sorbet shop N'Ice Cream (1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd.), is handing out FREE scoops tomorrow from noon to 4pm.

A French-Dipped Deal

Thx to FWJ reader Meredith for generating buzz about Philippe's 100th Birthday bash on Mon. Oct. 6th. To celebrate, the restaurant will be serving their famous french dip sandwiches for only 10 cents, along with 5 cent coffee.

"Life is like a Box of Chocolates..."

...except this time you know what you're going to get.

Oct. 5th, 11am-5pm
LA's 2nd annual Luxery Chocolate Salon
Pasadena Center
300 E. Green St.
$17.50 - $20.00

Highlights feature chocolate tasting, demonstrations, chef & author talks, wine tasting and ongoing interviews by TasteTV's Chocolate Television program.

Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

One Fifth As Good? You Be the Judge

Fans of Sex and the City: author Candace Bushnell will be signing copies of her new book One Fifth Avenue at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena, tomorrow at 7pm.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Coldstone Has a Hot Idea

FREE ice cream scoops at participating Coldstone locations - this Thurs. from 5-8pm. Your two choices will include marshmallow ice cream with Oreo cookies, chocolate chips, and fudge OR nutter butter ice cream with white chocolate chips, kit kat, and yellow cake. All donations benefit Make a Wish.

Why I Love Bored-LA

"To sample gourmet food, go to the Grove Thursday for a Top Chef competition. Top Chef contestants Chris "CJ" Jacobsen and Antonia Lofaso, who is also executive chef at Los Angeles restaurant Foxtail, will be in appearance for a friendly cook-off, but the best part is there will be free tastings and demos from some of the restaurants at the Grove, like The Farm of Beverly Hills, Morels French Bistro & Steakhouse, Maggiano's Little Italy, and The Whisper Lounge. It's free, but you must RSVP to (323) 769-6392 or It starts at 7pm."

Monday, September 15, 2008

Need to Send a Free E Card?

One for every topic you could ever imagine can be found here.  Thx to FWJ reader Mike.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

All about Walken

Theatre 68
5419 Sunset Blvd. (at Western)

In what the LA Times calls "an act of absurd genius," eight men and women take the stage tomorrow night to perform Christopher Walken impressions.

Click here to buy tickets.


"For every Dave Chappelle and Justin Timberlake that won the talent competition that launched their careers and landed them international celebrity, there is the ultra talented performer that narrowly missed their chance at stardom and were left with a life of obscurity. Until now...

Rediscovered, the new talent competition from ABC and Disney, offers an exceptionally talented group of performers a second chance at stardom. A chance for redemption.

Be in the live audience as they perform for you and a panel of celebrity judges at the Orpheum Theater and give them their second shot.

Featuring American Idol's Ricky Minor and his band performing as the house band!
Orpheum Theater
842 S. Broadway
L.A., Ca., 90014"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Origami Open

Origami Bistro & Bar, a new Asian-fusion restaurant downtown (257 S. Spring St.), is having its grand opening tomorrow night from 6-9pm - to include a menu tasting and open bar.  RSVP now to (213) 687-8606.

A Frakin' Good Lecture

"Can television narratives influence or frame audience perceptions of good and evil, right and wrong?  Has 24 inured us to torture? Did Battlestar Galactica succeed in showing us that "we" could be "them"? 

Panelists Howard Gordon, executive producer of 24; Dalia Hashad, director of Amnesty International USA’s program focusing on domestic human rights; Ronald D. Moore, executive producer of Battlestar Galactica; and writer Kamran Pasha of Sleeper Cell will join moderator Anthea Butler, visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School, for a conversation on television’s responses to 9/11 and whether they have shaped audience perceptions of good and evil."

Refreshments will be served following the FREE lecture/discussion at USC's Annenberg Auditorium - tomorrow night at 7pm.

Thx to FWJ reader Meredith for the heads up.

Pushing Pie

Attn: Pushing Daisies fans -

Ned's bakery The Pie Hole is coming to the 3rd St. Promenade tomorrow at 9am as part of the tour to promote the new season of Pushing Daisies.

"Passersby will be able to indulge in FREE pie, while footage from the show will play on plasma TVs, and waitresses on whimsically decorated daisy bicycles ride on by."

Monday, September 8, 2008

Oil and Water

A fan of Brandon Boyd from Incubus?  Love his music?  Well, how about his art?  Starting today (through Sept. 27th), feel free to observe it at Mr.Musichead Gallery at 7511 Sunset Blvd.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Find Your Inner Greek

For $5 until 10pm, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson invite you to participate in the last day of LA's annual Greek Fest.  This admission will provide you access to Greek music, cooking demonstrations, dance workshops, and more.

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral
1324 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Dance Your Way Through Sunday

Sun. Sept. 7th, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Alexandria Hotel
501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles

Unsure what to do today?  How about learning burlesque for only $15?  Every Sunday through Oct. 5th.  Gloves and boas provided.

A portion of the proceeds will go to The Jeff Griffith Center to help homeless GBLT youth in Los Angeles.  Email for more info.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"I Just Can't Have a Social Life Right Now"

Tonight at 8pm, Say Anything screens at the Angel City Drive In.  Bring a blanket, bring a buddy, bring a're all set.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Larchmont Village Sidewalk Sale

Fri. Sept. 5th - Sun. Sept. 7th
on Larchmont Blvd. btwn Beverly and West 3rd St.

All Larchmont Village boutiques (Pickett Fences, Petticoats, Little Seed, etc.) will be offering 50%-75% off.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

"He's Just Like Any Other Man..."

"...only more so."

The Santa Monica Pier will be hosting a FREE screening of Casablanca tomorrow night at 8pm.