This weekend, there’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.
And that’s not even including the martinis served at the Golden Globes….
Proceed with caution.
Elvis is Eighty
The late, great King kicks off (in spirit) this weekend of gyrating hips with the Elvis 80th Birthday Bash. The event takes place tonight at the Avalon Hollywood where Presley cast aside his guitar and performed his infamously scandalous rendition of Hound Dog on the The Milton Berle Show in 1956.
Elvis the Pelvis was born.
Tonight’s celebratory rager features Johnny Angel, Groovy Rednecks and Lisa Finnie among the 30+ musicians and singers performing songs from the Presley canon.
The bash kicks off early…perhaps in symbolic honor of the octogenarian birthday boy. Don’t worry about dinner; you can snag Fifties-inspired food and drinks at the Avalon.
Fingers crossed for Bacon/Banana/Peanut Butter Sandwiches….
ELVIS 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH — Thurs, Jan 8, 5-9pm/4:30 doors. $20 atd — Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St, Hollywood 90028. For more info, go HERE.
Even More Hellzapoppin’ Hips
Other body parts will also be in heavy rotation when Trapeze: Casbah Electrique swings into town so snag your sweetest sugar and sidle on down to this Saturday night shake-and-bake.
Electroswing wranglers like Delachaux, The Klown, and Skyler Gilmore bring the sound; snake charmers Meka La Creme, Stiletta Maraschino, Jessabelle Thunder and more bring the fury, all in the oasis of excess known as the Syrup Loft.
Hold on tight.
TRAPEZE: CASBAH ELECTRIQUE — Sat, Jan 10 @ 9pm. $17 presale/$20 atd; 21+ — Syrup Loft, 939 Maple Ave, DTLA 90015. For tix and more info, go HERE.
You’re going to need sustenance for your Golden Globes drinking, wardrobe sniping and Twitter snark.
Luckily, Pasadena Cheeseburger Week is there for you.
Starting Sunday, Rose City celebrates Lionel Sternberger, who first slapped cheese on a meat patty at the Rite Spot in Pasadena in 1924, and called it delicious.
Forty restos are participating in the six-day event — some with dedicated Cheeseburger Week items, some with special deals. You can take various Cheeseburger Crawls (Work it off, baby!) as well as the Cheeseburger Challenge, which has categories like “best alternative burger” and best place to have a cheeseburger with your “favorite draught beer”.
While you’re thoroughly checking out that last category, raise a stein to those who put the meat to the griddle and make the world a happier place.
PASADENA CHEESEBURGER WEEK — Sun, Jan 11 – Thurs, Jan 16; various times/locations in Pasadena. For more info, go HERE.
More Weekend Go Go Fun!
Avatar and Aether: Visionary Women and the Cinematic Occult — In connection with Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman exhibit at MOCA! Short films by femme filmmakers + cinematic portrait of Cameron! Q&A to follow! Thurs 1/8/15
The Many Facets of Tiki Style — The Art of the Tropical Retreat — Trop pop-up with Tiki guru Sven Kirsten! Exotic ephemera! Book signing! Sat 1/10/15
A Night Under the POLE Stars — Pole dance performance recital! Drinks! Prizes & giveaways! Sun 1/11/15
Ready? U Know U Want 2 Go Go….