Sunday, June 29, 2008

Berry Nice

Tues. July 1st, 
12265 Ventura Blvd. #105
Studio City, CA
Berry Elegance

This amazing store, famous for its chocolate-dipped strawberries, is holding its grand reopening this week.  They are offering FREE samples, discounts, and other special surprises.  Frequent shoppers include Justin Timberlake, Megan Fox, Ryan Seacrest and others.

MAC It a Good One

Hurry up!  Tomorrow is your last day to snag the new FREE lipstick shade from MAC in participating California stores!!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Banana Daiquiri Seance

Fri. June 27th, 11pm-1am
Bonelli Contemporary
943 N. Hill St.

Artist Holly Myers curates a month-long art extravaganza called "Party Favors" to prove that parties can be art.  That's right, beginning Sat. June 28th in Chinatown, FREE odd parties will be thrown where guests can revel in their "art."

Tonight, you can attend the "Banana Daiquiri Seance."

Missed Your Prom?

609 S. Olive St.

Zero One Gallery hosts Prom Night!  Tonight, from 8pm-midnight, FREE if you come dressed in 80's prom attire.  If you can't pull it off, be prepared to dish out 5 bucks.

Umbrellas of Amazingness

Sat. June 28th, 7:30pm
Aero Theater
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica

Haven't seen Umbrellas of Cherbourg or want to again? Now is your chance.

*Be warned: I don't cry often, but I did - at the end of this French musical starring Catherine Deneuve; however, it is TOTALLY worth it.

Thx, Metromix.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Xena: Singing Princess

Sat. June 28th, 8pm
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City at City Walk

Attention, Battlestar and Xena fans:

Lucy Lawless (pictured) will be SINGING at Universal City Walk.  For FREE.  This performance on the stage outside the movie theater is one you won't want to miss!

Drink like a Playboy

Fri. June 27th, 8:30pm-2am
Lucy's 51
10149 Riverside Dr.
Toluca Lake, CA

Interested in hanging out at the official launch party for Playboy's new Energy drink?  You can go (for FREE), although space is limited - which means get there early.

Because space is limited, you may want to make dinner reservations: 818.763.5200.

Thanks to Yelp for bringing this event to our attention.  


Sat. June 28th, 11am-5pm
Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts
located at Venice United Methodist Church
2210 Lincoln Blvd.

Bring a pile of your old clothes and $5.  With that you can grab as many FREE clothes as you want from other participants.  There will also be workshops taught by professional designers on how to recycle old clothing.

(toy above made from recycled clothing)

The Majestical Market

Sat. June 28th, 6-8pm 
Sun. June 29th, 11am-5pm
88 N. Fair Oaks

The Alternative Arts Market in Pasadena is holding its monthly event again. Show up at The Majestical Roof for a wide array of hand-crafted items.  Want another reason to go?  They will have live music and a fashion show for dogs!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Has Nothing to Do with LA

...But this site IS called "Fun with Jaydi," and this is just plain FUN:

click here to make these horses sing...

Tire-d of Old Shoes?

In honor of the Venice Eco Fest this weekend, I wanted to post footwear I have never tried but fully intend on purchasing: flip-flops made from recycled car tires!

Gas in the Box

Bring in a gas receipt to Jack in the Box on Thurs. June 26th and receive 2 free tacos!

Yard Bar

Sun. June 29th 10am-2pm
Bar 107
107 W. 4th St.

Love bars?  How about yard sales?  Why not combine the two?

Thx, Thrillist.

Entertainment Art

June 21-July 18
2380 Glendale Blvd.
Silverlake, CA

For one month, the Art Director Guild and Ghettogloss are showcasing small scale work of Hollywood production designers and art directors for FREE.

Thx to Bored-LA for spotting this event!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oh My LF

Fri. June 27th 11am-6pm
Sat. June 28th 7am-3pm
5333 McConnell Ave

I think I might burst!

My favorite store in LA (LF) is having a HUGE sale (at least 80% off last year's clothing and accessories, including $8 tees and $15 shoes!).  Seriously...I better see you there (as long as you get there after me!!!).

Dreaming Mac

Until June 30th or until they run out, MAC will be dishing out FREE lipsticks at participating locations for CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY.  The shade is rumored to be a cute blue-pink with a mark at the bottom that says, "not for sale."

To acquire this VERY limited edition shade called California Dreamin', print out this and take it to your nearest MAC location.  Hurry up before they run out!

And can't hurt to get this for a girl.  The ladies will love it.

Urban Sale

Anyone else an Urban Outfitters fan?  They are having a massive online sale through June 25th: 80% off select items with an ADDITIONAL 20% off if you use the code "secretsale."


Free Coffee

1636 Silver Lake Blvd.
Celebrating six months in LA, LA Mill Coffee Boutique is giving away FREE coffee tomorrow (Tues. June 24th) from 7am-10pm.  Coffee beans are from Rwanda, and some proceeds will go toward providing Rwandan workers with bicycles at their coffee mills.

Sunset Strip Music Festival

June 26-28

The SSMF is offering an awesome lineup of bands, but the two I'm most looking forward to are:

Tickets are up to $26 a piece.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

JetSet Sundays

The Sheraton Getaway at LAX hosts this poolside event all summer, where you can lounge on cabanas while enjoying local DJs and their ever-changing menu.

Admission is FREE on Sundays, and parking is half-price ($6).

Thanks to FWJ reader Meredith, who found this listing on Metromix.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Complete Random, Butt:

Does anyone else see Jesus on this dog's butt (recently discovered on someone's Facebook wall)?

Battle on the Bank

Sat. June 28th
1910 W. Temple Ave.

If you haven't seen a Derby Doll tournament yet, THIS is the game for you.  Next weekend, LA hosts the first ever banked track roller derby tourney, featuring multiple style games with teams from all over - including Team Awesome, the US roller derby all-star team.

Thx to FWJ reader Rachel (aka Marina del RAGE) for proving us with the discount code: ladd2day, which takes $10 off any ticket - making the total $21 for any one-day event.

To see these ladies in action, click here.

Do a Little Jig...Get Down Tonight

Fri. June 20th 7-9pm
108 W. 2nd St. #101

The Irish Film Festival is not until the fall, but who says we can't party on its behalf anyway?  The Edison downtown is hosting a FREE mixer for the event (sponsored by Old Bushmills Whiskey), which will feature an Irish band and amazing food - ranging from fish and chips to bread pudding.

Thanks to Caroline on Crack for recommending the party!  You can RSVP at

Love and Release

Interested in attending The Love Guru release party tonight (in W. Hollywood)?  Email FWJ to receive your invite.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Red Rage

3101 Main St.
Feeling hot this summer?  Step into Red Mango this Saturday (June 21st) at 12pm.  The first 150 customers will get a free beach bag, frisbee, beach ball, and more.

Dump the Pump Day

That's right, today (Thurs. June 19th) is LA's 3rd annual Dump the Pump Day.  LA transit officials are encouraging everyone to try and use public transportation, since it is the fastest way to lower gas prices.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

No Men on Stage? Now That's Funny!

What ever happened to women in comedy?  They're at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater!

Come see Amy Poehler (<-- Baby Mama star) and Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty) perform some improv tomorrow night (Thurs. June 19th) at 9:30pm.  Tickets are currently sold out, but you can still snag some if you get there early and wait in line.  Oh, and did I mention they are only $5?

A little pricier is 24's very own Mary Lynn Rajskub on June 21st.  Don't worry, though, because your $8 will be well spent.  She is SINGING.  That's right.  Rajskub, along with a few others, will be singing one song a piece.  And they will actually try to be good.  Come on, folks.  Definitely worth the 8 bucks.

Tickets are still available.  Click here.

5919 Franklin Ave.

Win Tropic Thunder

Email FWJ to share why you should win 2 free tickets to a USC screening of Tropic Thunder at 6:15pm.

Take on Tyga

Ever hear of Tyga?  Neither have I.  But apparently he is having a record release party.  A really really cool one.  And you can attend.

It is tomorrow night (Thurs. June 19th) from 10pm-2am at Whisky Blue at the W Hotel (930 Hilgard Ave).  To RSVP, email

Hurry up!  According to Thrillist, Gym Class Heroes and Fall Out Boy will be in attendance.

Win The Wackness

Email and tell me why YOU should win 2 free tickets to The Wackness at 7pm on June 23rd - followed by a Q&A with writer/director Jonathan Levine.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Half-Price Plays of Tennessee Williams

Thanks to FWJ reader Ri for suggesting "The Lost Plays of Tennessee Williams" at The Coast Playhouse.  This performance features a collection of one act plays, written by Williams but published posthumously.

Also, thanks to Goldstar for offering all tickets at HALF-PRICE for dates Jun. 19-22nd (now $12-$15!).

Half-Off Haircuts

Thanks to Caroline on Crack for discovering half-off haircuts at Floyd's 99 Barbershop in Venice (about $12!).  Offer ends June 22nd.

It's About Time

As of today, gays can get married in the state of California!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Taste of Tuesday

Every Tues. from 6-9pm, Chef Schwartz at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica prepares creative dishes for $5 each at their poolside bar Whist.  For $200, ten people can split a cabana for an enhanced experience.  That's right, a cabana for $20 per person!  What a way to spend an evening.

Marie Marvelous

Fri. June 20th, 8pm
El Rey Theatre

Marie Digby in concert!  Tickets only $19!!

Holy Hot Dog!

Every Monday night in Westwood, enjoy $1 hotdogs at The Stand.  5-11pm.

Rushdie Reads

Mon. June 16th
Writer's Guild Theater
135 S. Doheny Dr.
Beverly Hills

Author Salman Rushdie reads from his new novel "Enchantress of Florence" tonight.  Need a better reason to go?  Carrie Fisher will be present for the Q&A.  Need an even better reason?  It's FREE (and Rushdie used to be married to Padma from Top Chef).

Still don't want to go?  You better be doing something amazing tonight.  Like watching The Bachelorette.  Go get her, Jason!

Hurry Up

It's your last day for a MAC discount!  And no, boys, I don't mean the computer.


Tues. June 17th, 10:30pm
5919 Franklin Ave.

Interested in comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow (creator of 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad, Knocked Up and more!)?  How about a FREE improv show, courtesy of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater - starring Apatow himself?

I thought so.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Options for Today/Tonight

- Party with Lil' Wayne

Movies on Melrose

7174 Melrose Ave.

Thanks to FWJ reader Katie for discovering Bungalow's movie night.  Anyone is able to screen his film for FREE at this venue where all drinks are discounted.  If you have written, directed, acted in, or produced a film recently, this is a great place for you to gain exposure.  

Fits 200 people on its heated patio with a large projector.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I Almost Didn't Post This...

...But have you heard of a "Grunion Run"?

Apparently there are certain fish who mate a few times a year on the sand - before they get carried away by the current.  Those who want to witness this - and I mean "multiples of tiny, horny fish [getting] it on in dizzying spectacles," click here to check out when you can catch them in action on your very own "Grunion Run."

Just remember - no taking them home without a fishing license. 

Read more about this phenomenon, courtesy of Metromix.

Bargain Books

Who doesn't love Taschen books?  From June 20th-June 22nd, you can take 50-75% off slightly damaged books for these 3 days only.  Stop by 354 N. Beverly Dr. in Beverly Hills.  If you don't own one already, these books make amazing gifts.

Lil' Party

Sat. June 14th, 10pm
6356 Hollywood Blvd.

Rapper Lil' Wayne is hosting In Style magazine's Summer of Love bash.  FREE before 12:30am with RSVP to, but get there early (and look purdy).  Bottle service recommended.

Martini Popsicles

Bar Nineteen 12 at The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills

Thanks to Urban Daddy, who discovered these Vodka-enhanced popsicles, which come in 3 flavors: apple, sour cherry, and watermelon.

The Devil Wears "W"

Sun. June 15th, 8pm
930 Hilgard Ave.

Enjoy curried popcorn, corn dogs, and other yummy treats while watching a FREE screening of The Devil Wears Prada at The Backyard poolside restaurant, courtesy of the W Hotel.  Enjoy from a lounge chair, or get there early to reserve a flat screen inside a private cabana.  Bring friends!

Bedhead Pajama Sale

3305 Motor Ave.

Tomorrow (Fri. June 13th) from 11-6pm, Bedhead Pajamas is having a huge sample sale where you can receive 50-80% off all PJs and bedding.  Bedhead's PJs were featured in the Sex and the City movie (worn by Big), as well as in the Panic at the Disco! video seen below:

What's Better Than a Dog?

A free one!

Tomorrow (Fri. June 13th) from 5-8pm, Hot Dog on a Stick is giving away one FREE hot dog per customer.  Click here to find your nearest location.

Big Mac

Print out this flyer to receive 15% off all Mac cosmetics (must be a Mac store - not a department store) through June 16th.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Play Me Some Wine

Sun. June 15th, 6-10pm
Ford Amphitheatre

Relax and enjoy a wine tasting, following vocals accompanied by a string quartet.  Notes from the Edge will be performing Radiohead, Elvis Costello, The Killers, Pink Floyd interpretations, and more.

Tickets are normally $49 each, but you can get them at Goldstar for just $29!

Urban Cupcakes

Thanks to Caroline on Crack for finding out about Cupcake Saturdays at Urban Paper Boutique.  Located at 1644 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, Urban will be giving away mini cupcakes tomorrow (Thurs. June 14th) from 11am-4pm - as you peruse their store.  Flavors include Vanilla Cloud, Coconut Island, and more.