The Weekend Go Go: WestEdge Design Fair, Pancakes and Booze Art Show, Dracula’s Daughter, Found LA + More

Get lit -- Bocci lighting at the WestEdge Design Fair.
Get lit — Bocci lighting at the WestEdge Design Fair.

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 HomeThe Art of Entertaining in California, and Rock Star Architecture: Creative Design for Recording Artists.

In other words, more cow bells.

WESTEDGE DESIGN FAIRThurs, 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.

All this and maple syrup
The Self-Explanatory Show.

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 SHOWFri, Oct 17 & Sat, Oct 18; 8pm – 2 am.  $5 atd; 21+  LOT 613, 613 Imperial St, DTLA 90021 For more info, go HERE.

The vampire wears yellow.
The vampire wears yellow.

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 DECOSat, Oct 18, 2pm (1pm for cake).  $7 – $11Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028.  For tix and more info, go HERE.

The sun will shine on your Found L.A. tour.
The sun will shine on your Found L.A. tour.

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.

From Jane Szabo's "Sense of Self" at World Wide Art Los Angeles
From Jane Szabo’s “Sense of Self” at World Wide Art Los Angeles

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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