Monday, September 28, 2009

Taste This Thursday

Thurs. Oct. 1st

Mrs. Fields locations

FREE chocolate chip cookies in celebration of National Cookie Month.

On San Fernando between Magnolia & Orange Grove

To benefit the local YMCA scholarship fund, downtown Burbank’s restaurants will serve samples of their best recipes. Combined with live music and a beer garden, what could go wrong?

Click here to order tickets.

Amoeba's Monday Movie

Mon. Sept. 28th

3-6pm, FREE Weaver's Coffee
Vicente Foods
12027 San Vicente Blvd.

If you're not fasting for Yom Kippur...

1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

While I'm not a huge fan of the setting (it's a little difficult to hear the movie over people's chatter), it's supposed to be an amazing film and it's FREE.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Thurs. Sept. 24th - Sun. Sept. 27th

Annette Benning in Medea. Perhaps the only time I wish I were a UCLA student ($20 tickets!).

Thurs. Sept. 24th

3-7pm, Carvel Customer Appreciation Day
Click here for your nearest location.

FREE Oreo ice cream sandwiches (called "Lil' Rounders"). Thx to LA Decostified for the find.

6-9pm, Fred Segal PreSale (up to 50% off)
8100 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood

RSVP here.

Sun. Sept. 27th

W. Los Angeles
Whiskey Blue
930 Hilgard Ave.

Catch the new season of Dexter while sipping complimentary "killer" cocktails.

Fri. Sept. 25th - Sun. Sept. 27th

10am-8pm, 7 for All Mankind Warehouse Sale
Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall
1201 S. Figueroa St.

Click here to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jest and John

Tues. Sept. 22nd

8-9:30pm, Infinite Summer's David Foster Wallace Celebration
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave.

To celebrate the late David Foster Wallace’s book Infinite Jest, head to Skylight tonight for cookies, cake, and "refreshments." Expected guests include The Office's John Krasinski, whose film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men was my favorite movie at Sundance. It opens next week and John is rumored to sign posters.

A 20% discount on all books over 800 pages.

Track the Truckers

Finally, a website to track all those darn food trucks that park outside my building. Thanks to LAist for the discovery (and for our office's soon to be smelly bathroom).

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Big Impact Movie

Wed. Sept. 23rd

7pm, No Impact Man
Central Library
630 W. 5th St.

Environmental reporter Judith Lewis discusses Colin Beaven's film, a documentary about his family’s yearlong experiment to live a zero waste lifestyle in New York City.  Beaven also shares clips.

Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

For those not making the trip to Taste of Ojai:

Fri. Sept. 18th

10am-5pm, Maybelline Color Sensational Launch Tour
Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Stop by for lip shade matching & complimentary lip overs by New York makeup artists.

1345 W. 1st St. at Glendale Blvd.

Watch Ryan Gosling warm up his creepy goth/folk vocals before going on tour (accompanied by the Silverlake Conservatory Children's Choir).

Call 213.250.9995 to purchase tix.

Sat. Sept. 19th

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

Over 2,000 tops, dresses, and handbag up to 70% off (an additional 10% with cash purchases)!

7-9pm, Spaces Opening
7253 Santa Monica Blvd.

Clement Jolin's color photography exhibit will be featured in...this amazing restaurant's bathroom. If the event itself doesn't pique your interest, the food and beverages being served should. Food Lab is a hidden gem of West Hollywood. If you don't believe me, try their gorgonzola dolce sandwich.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free Fekkai

Thurs. Sept. 17th

10am-9pm, Shampoo Swap
Saks Fifth Avenue

Get this: bring in a full size shampoo bottle (full or EMPTY!) and receive a FREE bottle of Fekkai Advanced shampoo of your choice. One per customer while supplies last.

Dine L-Yay!

Wed. Sept. 23rd - Thurs. Sept. 24th

Enjoy two progressive dinners, featuring 7 dineLA restaurants over a 2 day period. Each dinner is limited to 40 people, so be sure to snag tickets now. Between the Downtown and Santa Monica options, the SM one (Whist, Anisette Brasserie, and The Dining Room) is the most FWJ friendly at $39 a head.

Thanks to Food GPS for the find.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Red Carpets, Red Roses

Mon. Sept. 14th

9am, Red Carpet Lottery
(thru Sept. 20th)

For those who have a thing for Oscar, click here to register for your chance to sit on the red carpet bleachers during next year's Academy Awards.  Did I mention registration is FREE?

7pm, LAGG Party
R Bar
3331 W. 8th St.

To celebrate LA Guerilla Gardening's birthday, they are inviting you to live music, tasty snacks and FREE drinks.  Password to get in = "Seed Bomb."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Fri. Sept. 11th - Sun. Sept. 13th

10am-6pm, Larchmont Sidewalk Sale. Need I say more?

Sat. Sept. 12th

9:30-11am, Huntington's Yoga Series
1151 Oxford Ave.
San Marino

Enjoy a yoga class in one of the most beautiful settings in LA an hour before the public can gain entry. Garden locations will vary every week (such as the lilly pond). Advanced registration necessary, so call 626.405.2100 to reserve a space.

5-8pm, Pizza Fusion Grand Opening
2901 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica

Enjoy food samplings from their organic menu of pizza, sandwiches, and salads, as well as FREE organic beer and live music!

Sun. Sept. 13th

7pm, Mean Girls Screening
W Hotel WET Pool
930 Hilgard Ave.

Every week through Sept. 27th, they will be screening a film (The Duchess and Major League to follow). One of the last movies of the series.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Big Opening

Thurs. Sept. 10th

7-11pm, Big Man Bakes Grand Opening
413 S. Main St.

If you plan on attending the Downtown Art Walk (to check out local talent like Robert Vargas), stop by Big Man Bakes and enjoy FREE cupcakes!

Monday, September 7, 2009

You Won't Be Bored

Wed. Sept. 9th

7-10pm, Bored to Death Screening
2651 S. La Cienega Blvd.

HBO presents an exclusive screening of their new comedy, and you are invited to attend. RSVP now for complimentary food and beverage!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Jaydi's Weekend Jems

Fri. Sept. 4th - Wed. Sept. 9th

Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd.

Inspired by the Santa Monica Pier Centennial (Wed. Sept. 9th), the chef is offering "grown-up" pier indulgences - ranging from lobster corn dogs to bratwurst on pretzel rolls ($5-$14) every day leading up the celebration. Click here to view the full menu.

Sat. Sept. 5th

National Bowling Day

Click here to find out how you and your friends can bowl for FREE!

3413 Cahuenga Blvd. W.
Universal City

...if you wear your college gear. What a great way to check out this new bar, created by the owners of Luna Park.

Sat. Sept. 5th - Mon. Sept. 7th

10am-midnight, LA County Fair - Opening Weekend
(closes at 10pm on the 7th)
The Fairplex
1101 W. McKinley Ave.

**Note that prices shoot up to $12-$17 per day (on weekends) after Labor Day, so if you're not going out of town, take advantage of your staycation here.

Deep fried oreos. Need I say more?

Carnival rides. Pig races. The Beach Boys. Might have to pass on the chocolate-covered bacon. Actually, definitely have to pass on the chocolate-covered bacon. God, how am I doing so far? Click here to join me now through Oct. 4th.

Sun. Sept. 6th

Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

"You realize if we played by the rules, right now we'd be in gym?"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Truly Discounted

Truly Vegan
5907 Hollywood Blvd.

Are you a vegan on a budget? Have you been wanting to try soy chicken or rice-free sushi? If so, Truly owner Nida is offering a 15% discount to FWJ readers for all orders over $20. Take advantage of this now and be sure to bring in a print out of this article for confirmation.

Dine in only.

Cycled Cells

Thanks to FWJ reader Karolyn, you can now make $$ from your old cell phones. Click here to find out how (it's easy!).