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.

Key Lime Loveliness

Yes, it's that time again.  Tomorrow Sprinkles will be offering a new flavor cupcake - key lime!  Now through Sept. 14th.

Find Your Inner Argentinean

And tango tonight downtown.

A Fair Price

While the LA County Fair in Pomona is typically $17 for adults Sept. 6th - 28th, tomorrow (Fri. Sept. 5th), opening night admission will be $1 before 5pm.

What can you look forward to?  Monster trucks, tequila seminars, fireworks, Chinese acrobats, food (like tiramisu gelato), and music.

Check out the schedule of events here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Win Big at IKEA

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SWAGger Down Beverly

Beverly Heights, the premier shopping district between La Cienega and Crescent Heights on Beverly Blvd., has announced plans to debut a neighborhood shopping event appropriately titled the SWAG on BEVERLY Block Party set for tomorrow (Thursday, September 4, 2008).

If attending, you can enjoy FREE cocktails provided by UV Vodka and FREE hor’dourves offered by Pane e Vino, JIAN BBQ, and more.

Discounts will also be available at participating stores, such as: LA Skin, The Natural Face Place, Recess, The Valley of the Dolls, and loads and loads more.