Thursday, May 28, 2009

This Weekend: Dark Fruit and Dancing

Fri. May 29th

Dance Downtown
Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Ave.

Join Jaydi as she learns the Texas 2-step and line
 dancing.  Be prepared to partner up with friends (or cute strangers?).

Sat. May 30th

FEM Pop Up Store
9011 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood
FREE (starting at 4pm)

Fashion Elements presents up to 60% off designer jewelry, clothing, and accessories.  RSVP here.

Dark Night of the Soul
8071 Beverly Blvd.

Don't want to see Sam Raimi's new horror film this weekend?  Fine.  Get scared another way by attending the opening of David Lynch's new exhibit, where you can view photographs inspired by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse music.

Curious what songs will be haunting you as you peruse the gallery?  Click here for the soundtrack.

Thx to For Your Art for the heads up!

An Evening with Acai
Fresh at The Grove
189 The Grove Dr.
Enjoy FREE hand treatments and cocktails as this store promotes products infused with the Brazilian super fruit. 

Thx to LA Decostified for the find!

Sun. May 31st

Gourmet 5 Year Old Party
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Ave.

Sample LA's best comfort food as the city's best restaurants and caterers appeal to your "childhood sensibilities and gourmet palate" by cooking up dishes like lobster mac 'n cheese and pumpkin ravioli.  A little pricey, but if that isn't stopping you, get your tickets here.

9531 Culver Blvd.
Culver City

Experience the first of what is to be a weekly prix-fixe BBQ menu.  Choose from two meats (such as pulled pork and brisket) and two sides (like succotash and corn).  Select beers are $3.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Burt's Frees

Get FREE lip balm from Burt's Bees by checking out this website from 6am-9am tomorrow.

Buy Levi's Products

Levi's supports gay marriage, so we should support Levi's.

Where I Will Be on Tuesdays

For a limited time only, the Laemmle theatre chain will be offering New Deal Tuesdays, an opportunity to see any movie at any showtime at any location for only $6 (their lowest price in 20 yrs)!  An additional $1 will buy you a small popcorn.

If you still haven't seen Star Trek or the new Terminator, now is your chance.  Also check out small pics like Tyson and Rudo y Cursi.

Thx to The Unemployed Workaholic for the heads up!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Howl at Another Coupon

Another Howl at the Moon coupon, courtesy of FWJ reader Ben.  This one: 3 for 1 drinks and 1/2 off admission before 9pm.  Tonight only!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bones! Buckle Up!

Tues. May 26th, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Writer's Guild of America theatre
135 S. Doheny Dr.
Beverly Hills
$20 or $10 for students

Meet the creative minds behind Star Trek, Transformers, Fringe, and more by attending a Q&A with writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.  This event is preceded by a light reception.  To purchase tickets, click here.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Not a Flop

Sat. May 23rd

For this day only, Old Navy is selling solid flip flops for $1!

Restaurant Dot Rules

A bigger sale than last time, is now offering $25 gift certificates for $2!  That's a savings of 80%!  Hurry up and purchase some now, as the discount ends on Mon. May 25th. I swear, this is not a joke.

To participate, simply enter "SPECIAL" at checkout.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

This [Long] Weekend: Memorial Day Madness

Fri. May 22nd

1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Finally, a great coffee shop on the westside!  To celebrate, they are offering patrons FREE coffee and Wurstkuche sausages.

Fri. May 22nd - Sat. May 23rd

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
9671 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

50% off the entire menu on Sat. (40% off on Fri.) in celebration of its very first anniversary!

Sat. May 23rd - Mon. May 25th

MAC store
1325 3rd St. Promenade

During store hours, score a FREE makeover while rocking out to live bands.

Sun. May 24th

7pm gates open, 8:30pm movie starts
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suggested $10 donation

Watch Dazed and Confused as part of Cinespia's cemetery screening series. Get there early, because parking can be a little tricky if you don't make it onto their lot. Also remember to bring chairs or blankets, and a little food if you feel like a picnic.

Mon. May 25th

Starting at 10am, you can enjoy the 5th annual Memorial Day BBQ and Pool Party at the W Hotel in Westwood. To get onto the guest list, be sure to email Thx to 944 for the heads up!

Corner Coupon

Click here to receive your coupon for a FREE mango or pomegranate frozen lemonade at Corner Bakery. Offer expires June 20th. Thx to LA Decostified for the find!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Free Furniture? Not Quite.

This holiday weekend, have FREE food at Ikea while taking advantage of their spectacular offers on furniture.  And don't won't have to build your own breakfast.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hebrew Idol

Wed. May 20th, 8pm
M Bar
1235 Vine St.
$10 food and drink minimum

For those not watching the Idol finale tomorrow, stop reading now and go see a therapist for dangerously bad taste in television.
Or, if you're not into shrinks, check out HEEB Magazine's "Storytelling" event.  You won't be able to get away from Idol completely, though, because 2009 semifinalist Jackie Tohn will be joining the cast.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Just Kill Me Right Now. With More Food.

Yes! Yes! Yes!

June 1st-8th, Old Pasadena is hosting their own version of Restaurant Week. 3-course lunches will be $15 while dinners are $25.

That week (since I know you all care sooo much) you will probably find me at:

- Cafe Bizou
- Equator Restaurant & Bar
- Heritage Wine Co.
- La Grande Orange Cafe
- POP Champagne & Dessert Bar
- Spitfire Saloon
- Twin Palms

Attn: Top Chef Fans

Wed. May 20th, 6:30-8:30pm
6301 W. 3rd St.
The Grove

Sponsored by Los Angeles magazine, Season 2 contestant Betty Fraser and Season 5's Stefan Richter will have a FREE cookoff, which will include demos and food samples from Maggiano's, The Farm, and more!  

**Although this event is full, RSVP to to be added to the wait list!

Bikini Bar Blend

Summer must be getting closer, because Tuesday night swims at the Tropicana Bar are back!

Howl at Your Coupon

Click here to print a FREE coupon for 2 (before 10pm) to attend dueling piano bar Howl at the Moon.

Friday, May 15, 2009

This Weekend: Sidewalk Sales and Strawberry Pizza

Fri. May 15th

The Great Sydney BBQ
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr.

Calling all Yanks: Qantas Airways and Tourism South Wales team up to bring you FREE Australian food on the barbie, beer, wine, and entertainment (in an attempt to get you to buy tix to their country!).

Sat. May 16th

Montana Ave. Sidewalk Sale

Santa Monica (6th-17th St.)

Over 150 stores will be offering 80% off their merchandise, ranging from Benefit Makeup to Pinkberry and Father's Office.

Sat. May 16th - Sun. May 17th

Guacamole Festival
Griffin Ave. & Baldwin St.
Lincoln Heights

Join over 15,000 people at this FREE festival where you can enjoy carnival rides and experience all foods guacamole.

Strawberry Meadows of College Park
3250 S. Rose Ave.

Join over 89,000 people in celebrating a fruit that California produces one billion pounds of per year. The weekend-long celebration promises to include tart tosses, strawberry pizza, pie eating contests, a demonstration by Fabio Viviani of Top Chef fame, berry decorating, and other "fruity" activities. Click here to buy your tickets now.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Sealed Fate?

Thurs. May 14th, 10am-6pm
Zune LA
8275 Beverly Blvd.

Nigel Barker (of America's Next Top Model fame) invites you to view his photography and documentary film for the Humane Society of the United States.  Although held during regular business hours, this event is FREE.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Six Flags, Sick Prices

Until June, everyone pays kids' prices ($29.99) at Six Flags! That is a savings of $20 each. Click here to purchase tix.

Thx to LAFreebee for the heads up!

Bee Happy

Tues. May 12th, 4-8pm

FREE scoop of Haagen Dazs tomorrow.  To find your nearest location, click here

Come to Apple If You Want to Live

Tues. May 12th, 7pm
1248 Third St. Promenade
Santa Monica

Join director/producer McG (The OC, Charlie's Angels) as he discusses his latest film Terminator Salvation.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Moms, Matt, and Monica. Santa Monica.

Sat. May 9th
Amtrak's National Train Day
Union Station
800 N. Alameda St.

Highlights include a FREE performance by Matt Costa at 1pm.  To check out a full list of events, click here.

Sat. May 9th, Sun. May 10th

For $10, you can enjoy LA's 2nd annual BBQ Fest on the Santa Monica Pier, featuring live bands and a beer garden. If you are not VIP ($39), entrance begins at 1pm.

Sun. May 10th

A cup or a cone for all moms on this special day.

Death By Free Chocolate

Thx to FWJ reader Abel for discovering the Mars Real Chocolate Relief Act.   Sign up to receive FREE full-sized samples of Mars real chocolate, product discounts, and coupons along with the proclamation of Free Chocolate Fridays™. 

Through September, Mars will give away as many as seven million full-size packages of its M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, TWIX®, DOVE®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® brand chocolate in the United States.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's Bean Fun

Tomorrow (Thurs. May 7th 4-8pm), don't forget to pick up your FREE iced coffee from Coffee Bean.

"Also, My Rug Was Stolen"

Lebowski Fest this weekend!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Borders' Best

Until Wed. May 6th, enjoy a FREE cup of coffee at any Borders location.  Simply click here to print the coupon.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Looking for a Job?

Attend a pink slip party this summer!