Saturday, May 31, 2008

Jaydi's Jem for 05/31/08

You better not be sitting home on a Saturday night!  If you are unsure where to go/what to do, check out the Derby Dolls match for $25.  And bring your friends!!

Pasadena Chalk Festival

Sat. Jun. 14 - Sun. Jun. 15, 10am-10pm
280 E. Colorado Blvd.

The largest street painting festival in the world, this festival will "draw" nearly 600 artists from across Southern California, who will use 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk to create masterpieces on pavements the size of two city blocks.  This one-of-a-kind public art event is FREE of charge and is now in its 16th year.  Click here to learn more.

Sushi and Sake Festival

Sat. Jun. 14th, 10am-7pm
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach

This festival aboard The Queen Mary includes music, food, sushi making demonstrations, sake and beer tasting, a tea ceremony, taiko, sumo wrestling, and more.

Click here to get tickets.

Los Feliz Village Street Fair

Sun. Jun. 8th, 11am-8pm
Vermont Ave. b/w Franklin and Hollywood blvd.

Enjoy the 17th annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair, which is set to include two stages of live music, street artists, wine and beer gardens, food from local restaurants, and goods for sale from local artists and retailers.

Movie Giveaway - College

Tues. Jun. 3rd, 6pm
AMC Burbank 16
125 E. Palm (at 1st and Palm)

Fun with Jaydi is giving away 2 free tickets to a screening of College, a film about three high schoolers who take a trip to visit a university campus (from the makers of Waiting).

Comment below, and tell Jaydi why YOU should win the 2 free tickets!


Sat. May 31st, 5pm

Join in!  Today at exactly 5pm, over 1500 people will "freeze" at Hollywood and Highland.  This same type of event occurred in January at Grand Central Station in NY, initiated by the group Improv Everywhere.

Check out the video below!

Frozen Grand Central

Jeff Garlin's Combo Platter

Sundays 9:30-10:30pm
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
5919 Franklin Ave.

Jeff Garlin (aka Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm) and his guests perform comedy every Sunday night for the massive fee of $1.

Check out the rest of the UCBT schedule here.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Pre-Code Cartoons

Tues. June 10th, 8pm.
611 N. Fairfax Ave.

Enjoy rare film prints presented by animation historian Jerry Beck, who will also introduce the 90 min. program.  The clips will all be cartoons created prior to Hollywood's Production Code, so they are all artistically uninhibited.  These trippy cartoon shorts will star characters such as: Betty Boop, Krazy Kat, and Flip the Frog.

Looking to Mingle?

Sat. June 7th
Tanzore Lounge
50 N. La Cienega Blvd.
$22-$35 (depending upon when you RSVP)

Check out a Lock and Key event, where women are given locks and men are given keys.  You must go around all night trying to find your "match" (there are more than one), and each time you find a connection you can enter together to win prizes.  Great way to meet other singles.  And who doesn't like Tanzore?

Click here to buy your tickets.  Anyone born in the month of June gets in for free (assuming you bring some friends!).

6th Annual LA Improv Festival

June 1st-June 7th
Improv Olympic
6366 Hollywood Blvd.
Tickets range from $5-$20 per show

Join this improv extravaganza, ranging from workshops and insider talks to cage match competitions.  Cast members include Drew Carey, Andy Dick, and cast members from Reno 911 and The Office.

Interested in buying tickets?  Check out the schedule here.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Get Yummy on Sunday

Sundays 9pm - 2am
E. Colorado St.

FREE before 10pm, 21 + bar/nightclub The Scene is hosting Ice Cream Sundays.  Beers are $3 all night while ice cream is on the house.  Also enjoy various DJs, spinning hits all night.

Concours D'Elegance

Sun. June 1st, 10am-4pm
Elite Car Show
Rose owl, adjacent Brookside Golf Course

According to the LA-Times, this charity event will feature 350 European and American classics (sports cars, exotic cars, hot rods, etc.) dating back to 1904.  There will be 17 horseless carriages and two classes of pre-and postwar Cadillacs, including Rita Hayworth's 1941 Cadillac Coupe.

For show information call (323) 469-1973 or click here for more info.

Check Out More on Roller Derby Below:

Interested in watching them live?  Click here.

LA Derby Dolls: Sirens vs. Tough Cookies

For those of you who haven't heard of the Derby Dolls, you should have!

They are LA's women's quad skate roller derby league.  More than sixty women are divided into four teams, and compete against each other with five players on each.  They skate around a banked track, trying to prevent the other teams' "jammer" from scoring (think: hockey meets Harry Potter's Quidditch).

These celebrity-packed games are always a ton of fun, and tickets are less than $25 each.  Click here to attend the next game on Sat. May 31st at 6pm - 1910 W. Temple St.

Friday Night Freestyle

When: Every Friday, 6:30-10pm
135 N. Grand Ave.

Admission is FREE on a first come, first serve basis.  Start with a beginner dance lesson in various categories and dance the rest of the night away with a DJ/live music.  Dancers of all levels encouraged to attend.

May 30: Line dancing
June 13: Cumbia
June 27: Swing
July 11: Bollywood/Bhangra
July 25: Samba
Aug. 8: Zydeco
Aug. 22: Cha Cha & Salsa
Sept. 5: Argentine Tango
Sept. 19: Disco

Dante's Inferno - Save the Date

Sat. July 19th 7pm
Santa Monica Museum of Art
2525 Michigan Ave.

Brought to you by SMMoA, this film of hand-drawn puppets is brought to life with hand-made special effects.  The literary classic is retold as an apocalyptic graphic novel meeting Victorian-era toy theatre.  Voices are by Dermot Mulroney and James Cromwell.  Following the FREE screening of this film is a Q&A with the artists and puppet designers.

Click here to watch a trailer.

Make Music Pasadena Festival

Sat., June 21st
all over Pasadena

Join locals in a free musical celebration that originated in France in 1982.  Amateur and professional musicians band together to showcase their talent, performing anywhere...ranging from alleyways and parks to private homes and bus stops.
There will be four themed stages, packed with various artists.

If you want, you can even create music of your own!  Save the date.


According to Eater-LA, Crumbs has delayed its free cupcake giveaway until June.  More updates to follow!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Before Seeing Sex and the City...

Fri. May 30th.
300 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.

Thanks to Chill Out LA, you can now receive two mini spa treatments, cocktails, food, gift certificate specials, and designer clothes at wholesale prices for only $40!

...And don't forget to buy advanced tickets to Sex and the City screenings before they sell out!

The Fiery Furnaces

Friday, May 30th
The Fiery Furnaces and Grand Ole Party
Perform at Spaceland
1717 Silver Lake Blvd.
Get tickets for $15 here.

Dress Right

Thurs. May 29th, 8-11pm
California Market Center
110 E. 9th St.
Downtown LA
$5 admission

This tailgate-themed event will feature an open vodka bar, gift bags, live music and portraits, and a fashion show.


*Update: admission price also covers entrance to the after party at La Cita.

Billion Dollar Babes - LA Spring Sale 2008

Friday, May 30th, 5pm.
Smashbox Studios in W. Hollywood
1011 N. Fuller Ave.

Thanks to Daily Candy, you can now shop 80% off at one of LA's most amazing sample sales of the season.  Simply click here and enter the promo code: LACandy to attend the event as a VIP.

Designers include: Max & Co, Escada, Oliver Peoples, and at least 40 more!  You can also enjoy free cocktails, hair stylings, and nail touch-ups.

In the Flesh: LA Erotic Reading Series

Thurs. May 29th, 8pm
At Freddy and Eddy: 12613 Venice Blvd, LA
free, with a suggested $10 donation to Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)

According to In the Flesh Reading Series - LA, you can enjoy complementary cupcakes and cookies from Schmerty's as you listen to a collection of journalists, novelists, and various other kinds of -ists share tales of sexual survival.  The evening will range from Willam Belli (Nip/Tuck, CSI) and his story of toe rape to Dana Harris (, Naked Ambition) and her story about making it through the Hot D'Or Awards in Cannes.

Other speakers/writers include Rachel Kramer Bussel, Shana Ting Lipton, Maxim Jakubowski, and Stan Kent.  Their books will also be on sale there.

If you like this event, you can go to the others on the last Thursday of every month!

One More Day!

Reminder: free cupcakes at Crumbs!  8am tomorrow!!

Before It Is Too Late...

Click here for a free screening of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian on June 3rd.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Armenian Independence Day Festival

Sun. June 1st
on Hollywood Blvd. between Alexandria and Vermont
free admission
Enjoy musical dance performances, cooking demonstrations, and petting zoo.  Check out the Armenian cuisine here.

*Update: there will be a Guitar Hero contest

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

See Charlie Brown and the gang all grown up (Linus is a pothead and Lucy is in a mental hosptial.  And yes, Charlie Brown's dog has died of rabies)!  One version in NY featured America Ferrera, Ian Somerhalder, Eddie Kaye Thomas, and Eliza Dushku.
Previews of the LA show will feature Desperate Housewives' Andrea Bowen.
Get discounted tickets here for only $15!

Free Cupcakes!

Thurs. May 29th, 8am
216 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles
Crumbs Bakery will be giving away 1,000 free cupcakes for the opening of its new bakery.  When the Beverly Hills branch opened, there were lines around the block and all 1,000 cupcakes were given away by noon.  Get there early and avoid the rush.

Summer Sample Sale

Wed. May 28th - Fri. May 30th
Downtown LA

Wed - Fri 10am-5pm
Cooper Building
860 S. Los Angeles St., Suite 512

Full high-waist black and white skirts once $300 now $50, tops that were $250 now $25!!

Ferris Wheel Frenzy

Wed. May 28th, Santa Monica
According to the LA Times, the Santa Monica Pier is debuting its new ferris wheel, and everyone can ride for free from 9:15pm until midnight.  There will also be free popcorn, cotton candy, and live music following the lighting ceremony and fireworks at 8pm.

The new 90-ft. wheel will be solar powered-assisted, equipped with 160,000 LED lights.  The old wheel sold on e-bay for $132,400.