Saturday, August 30, 2008

Coupon in the Box

Good for tomorrow only, print out this coupon for Jack in the Box coupons!!!  Thx to Yelp.

Makeup to Benefit Your Life

To celebrate their new powder concealer, Benefit (8387 W. 3rd St.) is offering free makeup applications Sat. Sept. 6th by appointment only.   They will also have refreshments, raffles, and other goodies.

Call 323.944.0600 ASAP to participate.

ZaGat a Free Subscription

Answer this dating survey for Zagat, and they will give you a free 1 month subscription to their site.

9021Ohhh!! Free Food!

Remember The Peach Pit from Beverly Hills, 90210?  To film the location for the new series, the crew is using Kokomo Cafe at 7385 Beverly Blvd.

To celebrate, Kokomo Cafe is offering a FREE lunch buffet from 2-4pm on Tues. Sept. 2 (coincidentally, the same date the series premieres).  Dishes to include: Leggo My Eggold and the Mr. Wilson Burger.  Read more about it in the LA Times here.

"You Are Supposed to Be Halfway around the World by Now"

Sat. Sept. 6th, 7:30pm
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica
$8 for students, $10 for general admission

You may have seen Iron Man already, but not like this.  Next Saturday, Jon Favreau (remember him from Swingers??) will be conducting a live commentary throughout the screening.  Click here to purchase tickets now.

Madness at Echo Lake

Sun. Aug. 31st, 2pm
Echo Park Lake

According to Bored-LA, there will be a huge L.A. scavenger hunt tomorrow.  To compete, you must have a team of 2-5 people, wear matching uniforms, face paint, and come equipped with a team name. 

For a small entry fee, your team can win $500 cash and a giant bottle of whiskey.

"The items on the scavenger hunt list will be very random, very adult-oriented, and pretty insane. Last year teams had to kiss strangers, get nail extensions, and cornrows. Yes, every one on the team. Some even had to shave words into the back of their heads. Of course you can always choose which goals you try and accomplish, but I'm sure it will be a really fun day nonetheless. Hipster insder: bring your polaroid camera to the hunt for some bonus points."

Monday, August 25, 2008

Take a Spin Where You Normally Shop

No plans tomorrow night?  Then salsa dance in the courtyard of Hollywood & Highland, accompanied by a FREE wine tasting.  7-9pm.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

At 7:30pm tonight, enjoy a FREE performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Barsdall Art Park in East Hollywood.  Don't forget to bring your blankets and picnic gear.

Sondre Sings

Anyone seeing Sondre in concert tonight?

Dim Sumthing Special

Tonight, in honor of the Beijing Olympics, Noe at The Omni (251 S. Olive St.) will be serving its last dim sum menu of the summer.  Starting 5pm, their dim sum menu will offer a gourmet twist, and will feed 1-2 people for only $18.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Say Hello

According to FWJ reader Katie, the band HelloGoodbye will be performing at USC tonight at 7pm for FREE in honor of their freshmen welcome week!  BE THERE or BE SRI LANKA.

Free Sri

3rd St. is the place to be today for the Sri Lanka Day celebration on the Promenade.

According to Yelp, "At 4 P.M the Sri Lanka Day Parade will take place with Sri Lankan dancers, drummers, masked performers, flag bearers and a theatre elephant to pay honor to an ancient parade that occurs annually in Sri Lanka."

There will also be tons of booths and Sri Lankan food to enjoy.

Making Moore Waves

The Hotel Cafe (1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd) has some pretty sweet artists performing in the near future.

Catch Rogue Wave for $16 this Thursday (Aug. 28) at 10:30pm or Mandy Moore at 7pm on the 30th for only $10 on presale!

Friday, August 22, 2008

What is Your Breaking Point?

A reminder to check out Point Break Live tonight or tomorrow night (8pm).

"We Got Places All over the Place"

Never saw Reservoir Dogs on 35mm? Now is your chance.

Tonight at midnight at the New Beverly. Only $7!

A Boost for the Weekend

Live in Silver Lake? Like coffee?

Then how about some FREE coffee in Silver Lake tonight (Fri. Aug. 22nd, 7-11pm) at Intelligentsia in celebration of their one year anniversary? No RSVP necessary.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Elevate Your Wednesday Night

Wed. Aug. 20th, 9-10pm
811 Wilshire Blvd.

To celebrate its one year anniversary, Elevate (an amazing club/lounge on the 21st floor downtown) will have an open bar for one hour.

"This Is Your Life..."

"...and it's ending one minute at a time."

Sat. Aug. 23rd, 9pm

Buy Fight Club tickets now before they sell out.  And don't forget to bring your car.

A $25 Apple

Who loves Fiona Apple?
Would you pay $10 dollars to see her?
$15 dollars?
If you would pay $25, then go to The Coronet at The Largo this Thurs. Aug. 21st, 8:30pm.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Read-Along with Chong

Wed. Aug. 20th, 7pm
Barnes & Noble
1201 3rd St.
Santa Monica

Tommy Chong from Cheech & Chong reads excerpts from his "unauthorized biography."

The Price is Pretty

On Fri. Aug. 22nd, 9am-4pm, The Price is Right is holding an open casting call - in search of a new model.

As the local sponsor of The Price is Right Model Search, Fantastic Sams Hair Salons are offering a special savings of $25 on the Model Makeover coupon (pictured); however there is no purchase necessary to audition.

"Participants will fill-out an application prior to their audition. Participants will turn in their completed application and one photograph (which must be a close-up of your face – "head shot") then, proceed to audition in front of a camera where you will be asked several questions and requested to "walk" and "model" Fantastic Sams products (provided), for up to 2 minutes on-camera. CBS 2 will submit all eligible on-camera entries. Applicants must be present to apply.

Please note: Participants can receive an optional styling (lasting up to 15 minutes) provided by Fantastic Sams before auditioning in front of the camera. There is no charge for the styling. Participants will be styled in the order in which they line up for the Audition."

CBS Radford Lot
Stage (TBD)
4200 Radford Ave.
Studio City

Jaydi's Jem for 08/17/08

FWJ reader and friend Florencia premieres her short film Afuera at the Downtown Film Festival today, 4pm at the Laemmle Grande.  I've seen it, and this is one short from a promising filmmaker you will not want to miss.

Eat Salsa, Dance Salsa

No plans this afternoon?  Grab some tomatoes and head over to Farmlab where you can make your own salsa and snag some FREE salsa lessons!  

Nothing to Do in LA recommends this event, sponsored by Fallen Fruit and located at 1745 N. Spring St.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

"I Want You to Let the Ballyhoo Boys Loose..."

"...plan a celebration, and declare a holiday."

Wed. Aug. 20th, 7pm
Fine Arts Theatre
8556 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills

I myself am undecided, but if you are interested in raising $$$ for Obama, you can attend a screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.  Noted panelists include screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, producer Laura Ziskin, and director Richard Donner.

Click here to RSVP, as seats are limited.

Celebs in Shorts

8000 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood
$12 per screening

Thx to Bored-LA, you can now enjoy LA's Shorts Fest through Aug. 21st.  The Laemmle's Sunset 5 will be screening short films featuring names like Rainn Wilson, Adrian Grenier, and Kirsten Dunst.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Watch Katie Get Wicked

Congrats to FWJ reader Katie for making the semi-finals of the Wannabe Wicked vocal/performance competition.  To watch her compete for the finals, please stop by City Walk tomorrow night (Wed. Aug. 6th) from 7-9pm.  

The show is FREE, so show up to cheer her on (and watch a pretty spectacular rendition of "Popular").

Monday, August 4, 2008

Taco Fight

If you're not taking a FREE class in Italian Longsword tomorrow, try Taco Tuesdays at El Guapo.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Give Me a Drum Roll, Please

Nike presents the Boredoms, "a wild, drum event that revolves around the number 8.  On Fri. Aug. 8 at 8:08 pm, 88 drummers will perform for 88 minutes" at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Tickets are free, but necessary to enter.  You can pick them up here.

Buy One, Get One Italian

For a limited time only, your nearest Maggiano's is offering a "buy one get one free" entree off their Perfect Portions lunch menu until 3pm - as long as you present the flyer.

Thx to Yelp.


7pm this Thurs. Aug. 7th, you can enjoy some Afropop on the Santa Monica Pier.

Under the stars, enjoy Zimbabwe and Ghana's best-selling artists, Tuku and Rocky Dawuni respectively.  Fun instruments include the mbira (thumb piano).

Great to Be Brokeback

Tomorrow night (Mon. Aug. 4th) at 7pm, you have a chance to watch Heath again on the big screen in Brokeback Mountain.  For only $3 - as part of the Academy's Great to Be Nominated Series!!!

Attn: film buffs - film to be followed by Q&A with writer/producer Diana Ossana.

En Garde!

For those who have been waiting for FWJ to get feisty, now is your chance to fight.

The Academy of Arms in Van Nuys is now offering classes in Italian Longsword on Tuesdays.  Better yet, 2 of those classes are FREE if you take them in August.

"In addition to longsword, students will also choose a personal weapon to study from among the following: dagger, spear, pollaxe or grappling."

What are you waiting for??

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Feeling Fruity?

Brought to you by Fallen Fruit, you can now participate in the Fallen Fruit Jam 2008.

All you have to do is bring some fresh fruit and an empty jar to 1200 D N. Alvarado St. in Echo Park from 12-3pm, and they will teach you how to turn that into jam!

Attention: Tennis Groupies

For those of you who are avid tennis fans like me, you can check out the Countrywide Classic tennis tournament's qualifying round at UCLA for FREE tomorrow (Sun. Aug. 3rd) at noon.  If you feel like spending $$, you can check out Andy Roddick later this week.

Friday, August 1, 2008

"You're Not Superman, You Know!"

Sat. Aug. 2nd, 6pm
Palisades Rec Center
851 Alma Real Drive

Watch Spiderman in the park for FREE, and don't forget to bring a picnic basket!

The New Facebook

Have they gone too far?

Long Beach is the New Louisiana

I would be remiss reporting about this weekend by not mentioning the Long Beach Crawfish Festival (Sat. Aug. 2nd - Sun. Aug. 3rd).

"For over 15 years the Crawfish Festival has become a tradition to over thousands of festival goers annually. We combine the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans sounds of music, tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana, right here in Southern California.

Live entertainment and activities for all ages, arts and crafts booths, Ribs, Chicken, Jamaican, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts, adult beverages: Beer, Wine, Malt liquor flavor drinks—"Screaming Crawfish" and Margaritas, and of course, CRAWFISH. Lots and lots of Crawfish."

When You Wish Upon a Tree

In honor of Yoko Ono's new art installation, Pasadena is inviting you to make a wish on her Wish Trees tomorrow (Sat. Aug. 2nd).

"Wish Tree for Pasadena is an art installation that consists of 21 living crape myrtle trees installed amongst the cafĂ© tables and chairs in the Courtyard of One Colorado. Visitors are invited to write their wishes on pieces of paper and hang them on the tree branches. Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Pasadena is FREE and open to the public.

The opening of the Pasadena Wish Tree exhibition will be celebrated by a group of childcare providers from CULTURAL CARE AU PAIR, along with the local children they care for and other members of their host families, giving the event a truly international flavor. The opening occurs Saturday, August 2 at 10:00 A.M. in the One Colorado Courtyard."

Take a Stroll on the Sidewalk

On 3rd St. from Fairfax to La Cienega, there will be a massive sidewalk sale tomorrow (Sat. Aug. 2nd) from 11am-6pm.  

There will be huge discounts and refreshments from all participating shops, which include (but are not limited to):
Aero & Co, Benefit, Milk, and more!