The Weekend Go Go: So Much Whisky, Lascivious Puppets, Folk Revival, Tasty Words

Scotch Malt Whisky wants  to be friends with you.
Scotch Malt Whisky Society wants to be your friend.

Go Go’ers, with Thanksgiving approaching at a turkey trot, it should be no surprise that much of the weekend’s fun has a food-centric element.

Yes.  Whisky is one of the major food groups.  Ms. Go Go is happy you asked.

Also part of the weekend fun: blood…and puppets who have sex.

The latter…not even remotely a food group.

That we know of.

Whisky Galore

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society takes whisky very seriously: every bottle sampled by the private club Society members is a rare, single cask, single malt whisky chosen from over 120 distilleries.

Don’t know what any of that means?

Get a spectacular whisky education (or revisit old friends of the liquid persuasion)  all in one evening at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Extravaganza. Tonight’s event at the seaside Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel includes a gourmet dinner, a souvenir snifter glass, unlimited tasting expressions (that’s whisky parlance) and more.

Luckily, the Society takes fun very seriously as well.

SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY EXTRAVAGANZAFri, Nov 15, 7-9pm. $135 – $150; 21+ — Loew’s Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica 90401

No mice were harmed (we think) in the making of this play.
No mice were harmed (we think) in the making of this play.

The Demon Duke

A secret Chinatown location.

A live band.

Puppet intercourse.

You probably don’t need much more of an inducement to go see Dantalian’s Great and Tragical and Truthful Epic of Man’s Vanity and Oh-So Gruesome Demise Volume 5.

Still, you’ll be interested to know that this multi-layered, multi-media black comedy-meets-supernatural thriller comes from A Working Theater: a company that knows how to push boundaries to the nth degree while keeping the content sly and clever instead of gratuitously gross.

That doesn’t mean there won’t be a mass execution.

It does mean they’ll have wine on tap when it happens.

DANTALIAN’S GREAT AND TRAGICAL AND TRUTHFUL EPIC OF MAN’S VANITY AND OH-SO GRUESOME DEMISE VOLUME 5Fri, Nov 15 @ 9pm; Sat Nov 16 & Sun Nov 17 @ 7pm & 10pm; $15NOTE:the Chinatown address of the show will only be given to those who buy tickets beforehand.

Music for you.  Food for all.
Give and receive.

Music for You.  Food for All.

As family get-togethers loom on the horizon, are you looking back nostalgically to the music/food/beer fests of past months?

Reminisce no more.

This Saturday, the Long Beach Folk Revival Fest fulfills all your fest longings in one fell  swoop.

Long Beach loves its roots music so you can look forward to over 20 local and regional Folk, Americana, Blues, World and Roots acts performing on two stages.  Acts performing rain or shine include Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show), Restavrant, Speedbuggy USA, RT and The 44’s, and Frank Fairfield who’s opened for Fleet Foxes.

But wait, there’s more.

The day-into-evening event in Long Beach’s Historic Old Pine Avenue district will feature: beer from a half-dozen breweries including Beechwood BBQ, Firestone Walker, and Rock Bottom; contests sponsored by Polly’s Pies and the LB Beard Advocates; munchables from the Canvas Food Truck, Trailer Park Truck, and Sweet Lou’s BBQ Truck; an old-time photo booth; a Pumpkin Patch for kids; local artisans and more.

Here’s how to give to receive: CASH ONLY tickets are available at the door and in the seasonal spirit of giving, you get one dollar off admission with a donation of canned/packaged food or personal hygiene items.

Have fun and do good, you multitasker you.

LONG BEACH FOLK REVIVAL FESTSat, Nov 16, 11am – 10pm; $10 at the door/$1 off with canned goods; Kids un:er 12 & Seniors over 75 FREE — Long Beach Folk Revival Fest, 643 Pine Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802.  For lineup, schedule, directions, and parking info, go to:

You’ll eat up their words.

Stories to Sink Your Teeth Into

You’re facing the imminent onslaught of family.  You could use a laugh.  Or a cry.

Luckily, hostess-with-the-mostest Wendy Hammers and her Tasty Words Productions offer comedic/cathartic calm before the storm with Thank You So Much: The Gratitude Show. Stephen Toblowsky is among the spoken word performers riffing on the theme of thanks at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank this Sunday evening; Amy Engelhardt is the musical guest. The Flappers food and drink menu is equally tasty; don’t expect standard comedy club fried food bombs here.

If you’ve never attended this top-notch tale tellers event, this is the weekend to go; Hammers and Flappers are offering a “Thank you, fans” ticket discount.

That’s gratitude you can sink your teeth into.

THANK YOU SO MUCH: THE GRATITUDE SHOWSun, Nov 17 @ 5pm; $20 in advance/$25 atdFlappers Comedy Club, 102 E Magnolia, Burbank, 91052. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY SUGGESTED; call 818.845.9721  For discount go to:

MS. GO GO REGRETS!!!!  The recent Weekend Go Go post featuring  Bob Hope’s Birthday, written and directed by Jeri Batzdorff and produced by Jordan Cole for ZJU Theatre Group, neglected to note that a portion of the proceeds from this charming, laugh-out-loud comedy benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, Southern California Chapter.  Only two more weekends; don’t miss it!

Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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