The Weekend Go Go: Furry Summer Comedy, Shipwrecked Art, American Music

Laura Mannino and friends say funny things.
This cat wants to give you a free drink.

Go Go’ers, the fireworks and BBQs will soon be over and there’s still a whole, long weekend to fill.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Because there’s more to summer than pool noodles and radioactive nachos.

Tails of Summer

Still haven’t figured out this year’s exotic vacay?

For inspiration and cautionary tales, check out Cat Video where you’ll get advice not from a cat with bad taste in hats but a diverse group of comedians talking about summer vacation: the good, the bad and the fugly camp counselor.

Laura Mannino hosts the monthly event at Echoes Under Sunset; Friday’s comedians include: Brock Wilbur (Tell and Show), Jess Lane (Upright Citizens Brigade), Joe Starr (The Joe Starr Show), Paul Cibis (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Raj Desai (Comedy Central), and Sofiya Alexandra (HuffPo’s 18 Funniest Women on Twitter).

Oh, and the first ten people to show up get a free beer or wine.

Here, kitty, kitty.

CAT VIDEOFri, July 5 @ 8:30pm; $5Echoes Under Sunset, 1310 Glendale Blvd, LA 90026


Ahoy Mateys

Feeling lost at sea?’

Let the North Star guide you to Shipwrecked: a day-into-night art party courtesy of KCHUNG and  Night Gallery.

American Grizzly headlines the musical offerings, which includes Cherri Pop and So Many Wizards  among many, many others.  There’s a video lounge featuring work from over two dozen video artists and food, drink, and clothing vendors to keep you from going full-on Robinson Crusoe.

Want to check on your chances of rescue in love and luck?   Tarot readers will be standing by.

Hey, is that a mermaid?

KCHUNG AND NIGHT GALLERY PRESENT SHIPWRECKEDSat, July 6, noon-9pm; $10 suggested donation at door; $8 prepaidNIGHT GALLERY, 2276 E 16th St, LA 90021

Whose bright stars?
Whose bright stars?

Oh Say Can You Hear?

What’s the perfect end to your US of A weekend?

US of A music.

The Grand Ole Echo is, as always, happy to oblige with a Sunday supper’s worth of down home aural treats.

Just don’t expect to sit still.

The Dustbowl Revival delivers a full spectrum of traditional American music: old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues, and 1930’s hot swing to have you jumpin’ and jivin’ like a firecracker.

By the end of the weekend, you’ll know how firecrackers jump and jive.

Noted songwriter and passionate performer Little Dawnee Frinta  brings accordion and traditional Americana Lap Steel to the party while Nelson Bragg and the Bus shares the vocal and multi-instrumental chops that have earned Bragg gigs with Stew and now Brian Wilson.   And on the Back Porch, Greater Pacific brings us from sea to shining sea with pedal steel and top-notch vocals.

America the Beautiful, indeed.

THE GRAND OLE ECHOSun, July 7, 5:30 – 9pm; all ages/FREEThe Echo, 1822 Sunset, Echo Park, 90026

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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