Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Back to the Blender

Wed. July 1st, 3-7pm
Coffee Bean
Los Angeles

Tomorrow, this chain will be distributing FREE "Instant Karma," a nutte creme caramel ice-blended drink during the hours listed.

Maybe grab one on your way to a FREE screening of Back to the Future in Century City?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Tuesdays at Beauty Bar

Tuesdays at Beauty Bar (1638 Cahuenga Blvd.), Polaris Cosmetics will be on hand to offer ladies FREE airbrush makeup treatments and eyelash applications.  Thx to Metromix for the find!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Royal/Treat

8910 Washington Blvd.
Culver City

As if we need another reason to stop by Royal/T...

Through July 18th, the following 3 course meal will be offered for only $21:

Chicken Karaage, Japanese Style Fried Chicken
Crispy Spicy Tuna, Spicy tuna Maki grilled to crispy perfection
Pork Gyoza, Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings
Kabocha Korroke, Sweet Japanese Squash Croquette

Rice Burger, Korean bulgogi in the middle sandwiched in between grilled rice
Kimchi Fried Rice, Japanese Style Fried Chicken
Tonkatsu, Pork Cutlet
Hiyashi Ramen, Ramen With Ham, Egg, And Cucumbers
Okonomiyaki, Japanese pancake filled with Kimchee and beef

Soufflé Cheesecake, topped with a Yuzu-flavored sauce
Matcha Flan Caramel, Green Tea Flan Caramel
Homemade Tiramisu
Assorted Cupcakes

Thx to Food GPS for the heads up!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Fri. June 26

5pm-9pm, FREE Pinkberry

Normally overpriced, this awesome chain will be launching 2 new flavors: coconut and passion fruit (or the "tropical swirl" if you mix them together). To celebrate, show up between the hours listed and receive a small cup at 
no charge! Also, if you are feeling adventurous, try it with this season's Bing cherries.

6:30pm, Dance Downtown
Music Center Plaza
135 N. Grand Ave.
Salsa your way through International Latin Ballroom night.

Sat. June 27th

10am-6pm, Venice Eco Fest
Winward Ave. & Ocean Front Walk
Venice Beach

This celebration of art, music, and dance will incorporate organic treats and green technology to "raise awareness about our ecosystem."

1pm, Ashley Tisdale concert
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr.

Arrive early for this FREE performance.  Thx to LA Freebee for the heads up!

7:30pm, East of Eden
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Feeling bad? Through and through bad?

This outdoor screening is technically FREE, but $10 donations are encouraged. The film starts at 9pm, but get there early with lounge chairs and picnic supplies to claim your spot. I'm so excited this summer treat is back!

Sun. June 28th

10am-7pm, FREE Spray Tans
Click here for participating locations.  No purchase necessary!

11am-4pm, FREE Burgers, Fries, and Shakes
Ruby's Shake Shack
23000 Pacific Coast Highway
at the Malibu Pier
Enjoy guacamole burgers and malibu mud pie shakes (amongst other delicious items) in honor of their grand opening!!!

12-3pm, Milo Ventimiglia Signing
Collector's Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave.
Canoga Park

Issue #1 of the comic book Berserker to be signed by the Heroes star himself.

Sun. June 28th - Tues. June 30th
Got what it takes to be the next American Idol? Then check out Season 9 auditions at the Rose Bowl (1001 Rose Bowl Dr. in Pasadena) during these dates. The front of the line is at Gate F, and they will not be charging for parking. Click here for more information.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Silent Pilots

Tues. June 23rd, 8pm
Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Join TV fans around El Ay as the SMT screens unaired TV pilots.

Sure-Oh To Attend This

Wed. June 24th, 5:30-7:30pm
8360 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood

To celebrate the opening of their new location (next to Sweet Lady Jane), this store will be giving away FREE original vanilla xooros (pronounced sure'-ohs).  Their other flavored churros range from glutten-free to maple bacon and raspberry!

"I Thought Only Pansies Wore Neckties."

Wed. June 24th, 8pm

Don't miss Footloose, the film being screened this week at the Westfield Century City mall.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Sat. June 20th

10am-5pm, BCBG Sample Sale
Residence Inn
1177 S. Beverly Dr.

Up to 70% off over 2,000 pieces of merchandise (an additional 10% off for cash purchases).

11am-3pm, USC Alumni Day at the Beach
Santa Monica Beach (just N. of Ocean Park)
$5 in advance, $10 upon arrival

Fight on! Click here to buy tickets to the 2nd annual beach day to raise money for the USC scholarship fund. Volleyball and surfing expected.

Sat. June 20th - Sun, June 21st

9am-5pm, International Makeup Artists Trade Show (IMATS)
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green St.
$10 and up

Makeup demonstrations and FREE product samples upon arrival.  Click here to purchase tickets.

280 E. Colorado Blvd.

The largest street painting festival in the world is back again.

Sun. June 21st

9am-4pm, Open Casting Call
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
TLC & Kelly Ripa are inviting female inventors to audition for their new show. If you have a "brilliant product and working prototype," they want to help you manufacture and market it. For more information on how to apply, click here.

7pm, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
(every Sun. through Sept. 27th)
The W Hotel
930 Hilgard Ave.

That's right. The FREE rooftop screenings have returned! This summer, all films screened will be Paramount ones.

500 Days of Summer - Giveaways

Be one of the first 500 people to show up to any of the following locations, and receive FREE goodies (to promote the aforementioned flick):
- 9am Juice It Up (Chase Bank parking lot in Studio City)
- 11am Fiji water (on Santa Monica beach)
- 1pm Kogi Korean BBQ truck (1097 Glendon Ave.)
- 1pm Red Bull (on 3rd St.)
- 2pm Pink's hot dogs (8433 W. Sunset Blvd.)
- 2:30pm Cool Haus Ice Cream truck (1515 Abbot Kinney Blvd.) 
- 3pm Sprinkles (at The Grove)

Thx to Caroline on Crack for the heads up.

all weekend long

The Los Angeles Film Festival!!! Be sure to check out Paper Heart, the mockumentary starring Charlyne Yi!!! I saw it at Sundance and gave it lots of FWJ stars!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Take Another Dump

You might remember Dump the Pump from last year's blog entry, and I'm proud to say it's back for the 4th annual year in Los Angeles. So this Thurs. June 18th, participate with other green el-ayers and ride public transportation!

Monday, June 15, 2009

"If you're looking for sympathy...

...you'll find it between sh*t and syphilis in the dictionary."

omg omg omg

David Sedaris reads from his latest story collection "When You Are Engulfed in Flames" this Wed. June 17th at The Grove's Barnes & Noble at 7pm. The catch is that you must purchase his book in the a.m. to receive a wristband to participate.

If you're looking for fun, you'll find it between the first page and the second!

"Have You Ever Been with a Girl, Forrest?"

"I sit next to them in my home economics class...".

Wed. June 17th, 8pm
Westfield Century City Mall

Grab a bite at Take a Bao or another food court eatery before watching Forrest Gump for FREE on the terrace. Other films will be screened in the same fashion, every Wed. until Aug. 26th.

Get Your Cirque On

Thurs. June 18th - 4th of July weekend
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring St.
$25 and up

The L.A. Times named this "French burlesque meets Sweeney Todd" troupe as one of 2008's weirdest events, so expect quirky performances to include gothic stilt walkers, voluptuous contortionists, punk rock clowns, and the like.

Click here to purchase tix and soon, since last year's event was sold out every date.

Good Things Come in Pairs

Once again, feast at Tanzore (50 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills) at 50% off tonight through "Screw the Recession" (call for reservations).  I went to the last one.  You will not be disappointed.

Good Deal on a Stick

Head to the Westside Pavillion tomorrow from 5-8pm for a FREE Hot Dog on a Stick (in celebration of 60 years in business)!

Playin' With Micucci

Mon. June 15th, 8pm
Steve Allen Theater
East Hollywood

I had such a great experience at the SAT a few weeks ago (watching Charlyne Yi in concert) that I had to publicize another event of theirs.  This time, Kate Micucci (of Scrubs fame) takes the stage, and I can promise you won't be disappointed.  Click here to purchase tickets, or get them at the door.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This Weekend: Battlestar Bake Sale

Fri. June 12th

Dance Downtown...is back!
Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
This week try your luck at International Standard Ballroom.

Fri. June 12th, Sat. June 13th

Farmer's Market at The Grove

Hosea and Fabio will be whipping up their signature dishes, as well as offering tips and selling Top Chef merchandise. Although admission is FREE, tickets are sold out; however, you can still get in by showing up early (space will be reserved on a first come, first served basis).

Sat. June 13th

7pm, The Music of Battlestar Galactica
California Plaza

Composer Bear McCreary conducts a live performance of his BSG score. Frakin' sweet!

Sun. June 14th

2-6pm, The No Cookie Left Behind Bake Sale
Scoops Gelato
712 N. Heliotrope Dr.
East Hollywood

Help eradicate world hunger by attending one of the most anticipated bake sales this year. Participating bakeries include: CakeMonkey, Kiss My Bundt, Taste, and more!

Fri. June 12th - Sun. June 14th

8pm, FreakShow Deluxe
Been wanting to attend The Magic Castle (7001 Franklin Ave.), but were unsure how to get on the guest list? Simply email thomas@freakshowdeluxe.com with the names of everyone in your party, and you will be able to explore all that TMC has to offer by only paying the entrance fee (no dinner reservations necessary). Thx to Yelp!

Fri. June 12th - Sun. June 14th

LGBT Pride
intersection of Santa Monica & San Vicente Blvds
Free - $20, depending on event

From the Dyke March to partying on the Paramount Studios backlot, this weekend promises to celebrate all things LGBT and Proposition Hate.

Quit Loafing Around

and stop by participating Panera Bread locations today to receive FREE samples of new products like frozen lemonade and strawberry poppyseed salad.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dolce No More

For the remainder of June, Dolce Enoteca (8284 Melrose Ave.) will be offering 50% off their entire menu (no coupons or printouts necessary).  The reason: on Tues. June 30th, the restaurant will be closing for good, so take advantage of this generous offer now.

Thx to FWJ reader Meredith for the find.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Taste the Discount

Tues. June 9th and Thurs. June 11th
8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood

Taste restaurant loves the Lakers, and they love you, too.  That is why they are offering 25% off togo orders on remaining game nights this week!   Simply mention, "Go Lakers," when placing your order, and the discount will apply. 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mozzarella Mondays

Mondays, 5:30pm
8225 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood

Once a week, Jar becomes a little more affordable with Mozzarella Mondays.  Each small plate served ranges from $5-$12, and each incorporates the aforementioned ingredient.

Overnight Deal

Thx to The Unemployed Workaholic, you can now enjoy 25% off your own business cards at Overnight Prints.  Offer ends tomorrow at 9pm.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Thx to LA Decostified, today is your last chance to pick up FREE undies from Victoria's Secret.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

This Weekend: Crazy Props and Dough

Fri. June 5th

National Doughnut Day

In recognition of the holiday, stop by and pick up one FREE doughnut from your nearest Krispy Kreme store!

Sat. June 6th

12pm-10pm, Carnivale
Venice Beach
Winward Ave. (between Pacific and Speedway)

Enough said.

Sat. June 6th and Sun. June 7th

8am-4pm, Studio Lot Sale
128 Siera St.
El Segundo

Up to 90% off furniture, clothes, and accessories from Premiere Props.  Thx to FWJ reader Flor for the heads up!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Farragut North, Farragut Noth (For the Ladies)

Anyone else dying to see Farragut North (a show starring Chris Pine and Chris Noth)?  While the June 16-July 26 performances are typically at least $40, Broke Girls Guide has discovered a special deal via The Geffen's Girls' Night Out series.  

On July 2nd, score a $30 package deal that includes the actual ticket, followed by an after party at the Luxe hotel on Sunset, featuring drinks and makeup by Two Faced Cosmetics.

Click here to purchase tickets (I don't have to warn you how quickly these will go), and be sure to enter FNBGG30 at checkout.  The show time is 7:30pm, but arrive one hour early to pick up your wristband.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Have Some Hart

Ride your bike to Sweet Harts, Melissa Joan Hart's new frozen yogurt shop in Sherman Oaks, and receive $1 off your order.

A Corkwhile Cause

Thurs. June 4th, 6-9pm
$35 tax-deductible donation suggested

To benefit NY's Lower East Side Girls' Club, Rosario Dawson will be hosting this charity event that promises an open bar and hors d’oeuvres.

Taste of Tuesday

Tues. June 2nd
1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica

Feast on $5 cocktails and food items, ranging from star anise pork belly with ginger slaw to BBQ chipotle shrimp.  You can also pig out on the 5 Tastes for $20.  All served poolside.