The Weekend Go Go: Hikes-giving, A Krampus Catwalk, Star-Powered Laughs + More

Oh Lord, please help us finish the Post-Thanksgiving walk....
Oh Lord, please give us the endurance we need to finish the Post-Thanksgiving Epic Walk.

It’s the most dangerous time of the year.

Too much family.

A too small kitchen.

Too many knives.

Forget the calories…you’re basically lucky to make it to the table with your nerves intact.

Read on for ways to otherwise de-stress your weekend.

Walk This Way

You need to get out of the house.  You need to walk off the zillion (+/-) Thanksgiving calories you consumed.  You need to show your out-of-town besties the real L.A.

Go Go’ers, The Post-Thanksgiving Epic Walk is the answer to your gobble gobble prayers.

Organized by Big Parade founder Dan Koeppel, Friday’s 15 mile, half-stair walk/half-hike — with a bailout point mid-way — will give you way more of a workout than wrestling a Dirt Devil from a crazed Black Friday shopper.

Your post-Turkey Day trek starts at the Chinatown Metro Gold Line stop and loops through stairways, bridges, streets, sights, and over seven miles of urban dirt trail.  You can leave or join mid-point at a mass transit-adjacent stop.

Go ahead, have another piece of pumpkin pie.

POST-THANKSGIVING EPIC WALKFri, Nov 28 @ 9am. FREEStarts at Chinatown Metro Stop, 901 N Spring St, DTLA 90012.  For more info, go HERE.

Vogue-ing on the catwalk...
Visions of sugarplums are probably not dancing in their heads….

He Sees You When You’re Sleeping….

If the mere thought of jolly elves and jingle bells sets your teeth on edge, you’ll want to grab tix to The Krampus: the perfect counterpoint to the unrelenting festivity of the Yuletide season.

Al Ridenour*** (Cacophony SocietyThe Art of Bleeding) of Krampus Los Angeles kicks off the holidays with a Saturday night lecture about Krampus: the sticks-and-chain-wielding Christmas demon of Eastern European folklore who acts as the “naughty kid” enforcer for the more  benevolent St. Nicholas.

When Krampus shows up, you’ll wish the worst is a lump of coal in your stocking.

Ridenour’s multimedia presentation at the Goethe Institute will feature rare images and film clips as well as costumed devils on the catwalk.  In addition to the hell-raising Krampus, Ridenour’s talk will touch on other cheery figures of Alpine Christmas folklore including straw bears, murderous saints, ghost horses and phantom goats.

Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

THE KRAMPUS Sat, Nov 29, 8-10pm. $10 — The Goethe Institute, 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 100, L.A. 90036.  For tix & more info, go HERE.

"But that's my life!"
“But that’s my life.”

Thanksgiving For Better or Worse

Whether your Thanksgiving was great or god-awful, Neil Hamburger’s holiday was undoubtedly worse.

That means Hamburger’s Sunday show at the Satellite, with similarly  angsty, edgy, and/or hilarious comedian pals Dave Koechner, Margaret Cho***, John Roberts and Jay Weingarten, is the perfect upbeat end to your Thanksgiving weekend.

Not to mention…drinkies.

…the perfect upbeat end to anything.

NEIL HAMBURGER & FRIENDSSun, Nov 30; 8pm doors/8:30 show.  $8; 21+   —  The Satellite, 1717 Silverlake Blvd, LA  90026.  For tix, go HERE.

***Ms. Go Go did not include Al Ridenour and Margaret Cho in the same Weekend Go Go because they’re married.  They just happen to be involved in must-attend events on adjacent evenings.

Three Slaps and Yer Out!
Three Slaps and Yer Out!

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

We Heart Eagle Rock Block Party — Free wine tasting at Milkfarm LA!  Gift Wrapping Station at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland! Discounts at Eagle Rock Small Businesses! Sat Nov 29

17th Annual Three Stooges  Big Screen Event “Three Slaps and Yer Out”  —  Afternoon and evening shows! Features + a short!  Noogies galore! Sat Nov 29

Patchwork Show — Dear Handmade Life ~ Modern Makers Show!  Crafts!  Food!  Music!  Sun, Nov 30

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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