This weekend, the weekend is on steroids.
This weekend, Thursday is the new Friday.
This weekend, the weekend spilleth over.
Just do it.
Design by the Beach
If the minor drop in temperature is triggering thoughts of dinner parties instead of barbecues, head west, young nester, to the WestEdge Design Fair.
Part trade show for design professionals, part aspirational wish list for design junkies, the four-day fair features 150 exhibitors offering the best in furniture, kitchen and bath design, outdoor furnishings and other products for the home including slinky furnishings (Foundation), jaw-dropping lighting (Bocci’s pendant globes at left), Googie-inspired design (Abel Design Company), smart phone-programmed coffee from Denmark (Scanomat) and space age bars (Cafe Bellas).
The latter will not only dispense drinks to parched design-istas at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar but can be purchased at the event.
Hint: the bar probably can’t be strapped on top of a Prius.
The design extravaganza kicks off Thursday night with a bash benefiting Heal the Bay. Friday night cocktails benefit A+D Architecture and Design Museum. (Both require separate tickets). Design panels (free with entry) include: Design for Hospitality or Home, The Art of Entertaining in California, and Rock Star Architecture: Creative Design for Recording Artists.
In other words, more cow bells.
WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIR — Thurs, Oct 16 – Sun, Oct 19; various times. $20 online (includes 1-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest); $25 atd — The Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica 90405. For tix and more info, go HERE.
Just Add Maple Syrup
Carbs + cocktails: already a genius concept.
Add underground art, body painting and emerging bands; Tom Kirlin’s breakfast and booze bash emerges hands down as one of L.A.’s best pop-up parties.
Think of it as IHOP with a cash bar and bikini models.
100+ emerging artists will exhibit; bands Animato, Strangers We Know and The Burning of Rome will keep things jumping during the two-night, all-you-can-eat flapjack fest.
Bet you can’t eat just one….
PANCAKES & BOOZE ART SHOW — Fri, Oct 17 & Sat, Oct 18; 8pm – 2 am. $5 atd; 21+ — LOT 613, 613 Imperial St, DTLA 90021 For more info, go HERE.
Death Becomes Her
Vampirism — what’s a girl to do?
If you’re Dracula’s Daughter Count Marya, you swan about looking glamorous, flash (literally) bewitching bling, and bemoan your thirst for blood.
Also, hand out suspicious cocktails.
Elegant, atmospheric and seductive, the 1936 Dracula sequel is the perfect antidote to contemporary shlock-and-aaah! horror.
The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles thinks it’s also the perfect opportunity to examine death through the lens of Art Deco. A pre-film presentation examines funerary relics and worldwide examples of the sort of mausoleums Count Marya would never be caught dead in.
Your Day of the Dead offerings will be SO chic.
Finally, come early for complimentary cake in honor of the Egyptian Theater’s 92nd birthday,
It’s to die for….
DRACULA’S DAUGHTER/DYING FOR DECO — Sat, Oct 18, 2pm (1pm for cake). $7 – $11 — Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028. For tix and more info, go HERE.
Walk This Way
When was the last time you visited Pacoima?
How about Hyde Park? Do you even know where Hyde Park is?
This Sunday, get to know the communities that make up your metropolis with FREE, neighbor-led strolls at Found L.A. Now in its fourth year, parent non-profit L.A. Commons is organizing strolls around Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program, which focuses on improving significant, culturally dynamic corridors around the city.
Check out Jazz and Latin Rhythms along Central Avenue.
Tour murals and learn about the Das Bauhaus Art Colony in Northridge.
End your day at old-world, small-batch Angel City Brewery, which is housed in the historic John A. Roebling Building and is Downtown L.A.’s only active brewing company.
Now that’s a Great Street.!
FOUND L.A. — Sun, Oct 19; various times/locations — For more info and to sign up for FREE tours, go HERE.
More Weekend Go Go Fun
Culture Collide — Music! Food! Creative Summits! Thurs, Oct 16 – Sat, Oct 18
LA Femme Film Fest — Films by women for everyone! Seminars! Parties! — Thurs, Oct 16 – Sun, Oct 19
World Wide Art Show — Global art! Parties! Benefits Create Now! — Thurs, Oct 16 – Sun, Oct 19
Pint-sized Beer Fest — Three breweries! Two sessions! Benefits Keep A Breast Foundation! Sun, Oct 19
Vintage Fashion Expo: LA — Clothes! Jewelry! Shoes!!!! — Sat, Oct 18 & Sun, Oct 19
Voices of Light — Passion of Joan of Arc silent film! Live musical score by Richard Einhorn! Los Angeles Master Chorale sings! Sun, Oct 19
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….
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