Friday, August 28, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Sat. Aug. 29th

2:30-4:30pm, Open Improv Workshop
6560 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd fl.

If you were ever considering taking classes here, now is the time to do it.  Take this discounted 2 hr. intro class, and a $25 credit will be applied if you decide to sign up.

5-10pm, Brothers & Sisters Art Show
5108 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

Presumably not as cool as the artwork on my show, but pretty sweet nonetheless.  Support FWJ friends Elysse and Cole as their coworkers (cast & crew) present personal art pieces during this TV show's opening reception.

8pm, Silent Sleepover
611 N. Fairfax Ave.

How many times can you say, "Bring a sleeping bag" to a movie theatre?  At least once, because tonight, the Silent Movie Theatre will be screening 6 features (ranging from Little Darlings to Meatballs 2) in a row - all of which feature a summer camp theme.  If you're able to stay awake, eggs and other breakfast treats await in the am.  DJing and s'mores on the patio!

Convinced?  Click here to buy tix now.

Sun. Aug. 30th

Tim Robbins hosts the afternoon gala for The Trial of the Catonsville 9, which runs this weekend only at The Actors' Gang.

All Weekend

2861 Los Feliz Blvd.

Yes, I watch G4.  I know it may not seem so from my photos, but I'm a huge fan of this Japanese game show.  If you are, too, and you've ever thought, "I normally wouldn't be into breaking my collarbone, but since it's on national TV..." this is the competition for you.

Besides, if you make the final 10, you win a FREE trip to Japan!

Trip to Vegas

If you can road trip before Sept. 7th and can book before Monday, check out the ridiculously reduced prices at these hotels through Expedia.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cocktail Thursday

Thurs. Aug. 27th
Benefit Cosmetics Boutique
8387 W. 3rd St.

Celebrate the launch of The Cocktail Hours, featuring complimentary gift bags, Starlet Martinis, and mini makeovers.

Contact to RSVP, and do so soon since space is limited.

Cheap Laserium Tickets

Remember the sweet laser show I posted for $12 in July, featuring The Beatles/Led Zeppelin/Pink Floyd? Well, thanks to Groupon, you can now purchase tix for only $5!

You only have eight hours left to buy them, so don't put too much thought into this one :D

Coupon expires Nov. 27, 2009.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Leggo My Discount!

Mon. Aug. 24th

6255 W. Sunset Blvd.

To celebrate National Waffle Day, this awesome Hollywood restaurant will be offering 25% off all its waffles.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Fri. Aug. 21st

8-10pm, Tribe
Hothouse Improvisation
4934 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood

Don't miss FWJ reader Kat in another Hothouse Show!  As always, FREE drinks provided.

Sat. Aug. 22nd

12-5pm, Get Paddled
8300 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood

Sign up and play in the weekly tournament.  All levels welcome.

7pm, Singing in the Rain
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
$10 donation requested

Who?  Those who didn't purchase their Extract tickets fast enough.
Why?  Because "it's vulgar!"

Sun. Aug. 23rd

5-6pm, Meet Betsey Johnson
8050 Melrose Ave.

All bloggers seem to agree that this is the most happening event on a quiet Sunday in LA.  Celebrate one of my favorite designer's (belated) 67th birthday with her in her store.  Sweet treats await, and I don't just mean shoes!

All Weekend Long

Receive 50 4x6 photo prints from Walgreens for only $5.  Thx to LA Decostified for the heads up!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Judge for Yourself

Normally I would include this in my weekend update; however, tickets will be sold out by the time I post it:

When? Sat. Aug. 22nd, 7:30pm
Where? American Cinematheque
How Much? $9

What? A preview of Extract, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Mike Judge.
Why? It has to be better than Idiocracy.

Click here to purchase tix now.

Little Free Croissant

Little Next Door
8164 W. 3rd St.

Stop by between 8-9am through Aug. 31st, and snag a FREE croissant.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

An Inglorious Evening

What? A screening of Inglorious Basterds, plus signing and meet-and-greet with Quentin Tarantino.
When? Thurs. Aug. 20th, 8pm
Where? Amoeba Music in Hollywood

**Be among the first 300 purchasers of the $30 package, and you'll receive a copy of the soundtrack, a guaranteed place in line for Quentin to sign one item of your choice, and a ticket to the midnight screening of the film at the Arclight with a live intro by Quentin.

The $30 ($35 if you want to opt for a vinyl copy of the soundtrack) packages go on sale at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 18.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Fri. Aug. 14th

7pm, Book Signing
8818 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood

Elaine Madsen, mother of actors Matthew and Virginia Madsen (of Sideways fame), will be on hand to sign copies of her new book Crayola Can't Make These Colors.  Virginia will be present to introduce her mom.

Sat. Aug. 15th

11am-8pm, Bleu Sale
454 S. La Brea

As if 30%-75% isn't enough, the store will be offering cocktails and hors d'oeuvres during a shopping spree that is sure to make you anything but blue :D

4pm, Lingerie & Sugar Blues
S Factor
5225 Wilshire Blvd.  #222

For women who have never tried S Factor, the original pole dancing and striptease workout, you are missing out.  I did so last month and was pleasantly surprised.  Not only did I learn my first (and so far only!) pole trick, but I also woke up the next morning feeling it in my thighs.

Normally classes are pretty steep; however today you can test the new workout for FREE.  RSVP to 323.965.9685 and hurry.  Classes fill up faster than you can say, "teach me to lap dance!"

Thx to FWJ reader Megan for the heads up!

316 W. 2nd St.

2 hours of amazing shorts focused on social consciousness, directed by emerging talent (including FWJ reader Flor).

8pm-2am, Ghettogloss Grand Opening
6109 Melrose Ave.

The beloved Silverlake art gallery and boutique has officially moved, and they want to celebrate with you.  Bring your favorite shirt or article of clothing, and have it transformed by one of their silk screeners.  Cocktails and live music included.

*The above suggestions are for those who did not RSVP to LA's Sake Fest!

Sun. Aug. 16th

2-7pm, Vegan BBQ
3408 Verdugo Rd.
Glassel Park
cash only

Hosted by Hot Knives, this "BBQ, booze, and beats" event features vegan food ranging from curry seitan banh mi to beer popsicles.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bigfoot's Buns

Thurs. Aug. 13th, 7-11pm
Bigfoot Lodge West
Culver City

Some Asian wieners may be small, but at least these are tasty!

Show up between the listed hours and sample AsiaDog's Eastern-inspired hot dog menu. The owners are in town for one day only to test out their fast food hybrid. I've got my eyes set on the Ito (Japanese curry and homemade kimchi apples topping). Hope to see you there!

Don't Pass on Strange

"Part rock concert, part memoir, part Broadway musical, Spike Lee’s new documentary Passing Strange breaks conventions to tell its story of a young L.A. songwriter’s international journey to self-discovery."

For those who missed Passing Strange at Sundance (so excited I don't fit into this category!), you have the opportunity to catch it at the Downtown LA Film Festival tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Click here to purchase tix.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Love You, You Love Barney's

Thurs. Aug. 13th + Fri. Aug. 14th, 8am-9pm
Sat. Aug. 15th, 9am-7pm
Sun. Aug. 16th, 10am-7pm
(thru Sun. Aug. 23rd)

The LA Convention Center, South Hall
1201 S. Figueroa St.

Normally the only Barney this recession-friendly blogger would reference is a large purple dinosaur; however beginning this weekend, the NY-based department store will be slashing its prices 50%-75%. Yes, we can probably only afford a nice pair of socks, but gosh darn it, they will be the most comfortable pair we own!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Fri. Aug. 7th

2-3pm, FREE Peet's Coffee

It's time for another Freddo...this time a coffee one!  What better way to get energized for the remainder of your work week?

5:30pm, Wax Unveiling
Madame Tussaud's
6933 Hollywood Blvd.

Quentin Tarantino attends the unveiling of his own wax figure.  You are invited to watch, but try not to melt.

Sat. Aug. 8th

2500 Grandview Ave.
$10 admission fee (cash only)

With prices as low as $5, this huge high end interior designer yard sale is certainly worth checking out (especially for me now that I've moved).  Gift bags for the first 30 attendees.  I know I'll be one of them!

(cook off to start at 5pm)
3223 6th St.

For $10-$15 a plate, you can sample all food from the competition, which is set to feature ten local Korean restaurants.

2-7pm, Fred Segal Makeover Party
8118 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood

RSVP to and reserve an appointment for a courtesy makeover (to be followed by styling tips, a fashion shoot, cocktails, and in store discounts).  Thx to Caroline on Crack for the find.  Maybe I'll see you there.

3-5pm, Gourmet Ding Dong Tasting
10868 Washington Blvd.
Culver City

Not into Korean food?  No worries.  Another tasting event today - this one on the sweeter side. For a minimal fee, you can feast on up to 10 gourmet ding dongs.  Flavors range from white chocolate raspberry & banana peanut butter to espresso & carrot cake.  Call 310.287.0699 to reserve a spot.

9:15pm, Syesha Mercado Performance

If you aren't too full from the BBQ and ding dong death wish, or all shopped out at the interior design yard sale and Fred Segal, check out this former American Idol.  I know I'll be wiped from today, but if anyone's voice can pick me up, it's hers!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lindy Hop over to City Walk

Tues. Aug. 4th, 7:30-10pm
(every Tues. thru Aug. 25th)
100 Universal City Plaza

Dance to The Wiseguys and take lessons from swing instructors nearby.

A Thousand Concerts

Wed. Aug. 5th, 8pm
300 S. Brand Blvd.

Tomorrow, enjoy another Donate Life concert performance, featuring singer Vanessa Carlton.

Free in the Box

2 FREE tacos at Jack in the Box today.  Click here to print the coupon.