The Weekend Go Go: Film Noir Fest, LA Beerfest, Now Boarding – Mad Men

This is definitely a disappointed woman.
This is definitely a disappointed woman.

Easter approaches and Ms. Go Go presents a classic trifecta of fun:

Murder.

Beer.

Mid-century angst.

Oh…were you expecting the Easter trifecta of fun?

Whoops.

Love Hurts

“No fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman.”

The above quote by 17th century bon vivant Colley Cibber basically describes every woman in every film in Noir City: The 17th Annual Festival of Film Noir.

Also, all of the men.

Explore the meanest streets and darkest back alleys of the cinematic psyche with three weeks of film noir at the Egyptian Theater starting tonight with a restored print of Woman on the Run paired with The Unfaithful.

You can bet both those wives are disappointed.

Saturday night’s Humphrey Bogart double feature of Dark Passage and the L.A. premiere of This Last Lonely Place (co-produced by Bogie’s estate) concludes with a free cocktail reception courtesy of Bogart’s Real English Gin.

Future fest highlights include Barbara Stanwyck double features, adaptations of Cornell Woolrich’s masterful crime fiction, noir from Argentina and Great Britain, and a proto-noir mini-marathon.

Best title from the latter?  Safe in Hell.

Brush off your fedoras and fascinators for the closing weekend Noir City Party on Saturday, April 18 with booze, bites, gambling, and dancing to Dean Mora’s Swingtet.  A screening of The Guilty precedes the party.

Featuring — you guessed it — a disappointed woman….

NOIR CITY: THE 17th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR — Fri, April 3 – Sun, April 19; various times. Films: $7-$11; Party: $25-$55The Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028.  For more info, go HERE.

LA Beer Fest 2015200 Bottles of Beer on the Lot

Sunday morning…Easter brunch.

Saturday…Beer lunch.

Also, beer dinner.

You have two options — afternoon and evening — to suds it up at tomorrow’s 2015 LA Beer Fest featuring more breweries than ever before: over 200 domestic and international beers including 75+ microbrews.

Yes, please.

Your presale-only ticket gets you unlimited beer samplings.  To make it to Easter brunch relatively unscathed, food is available — sold separately — from 15 food trucks.

Black Crystal Wolf Kids entertain afternoon tipplers; the aptly named Thirsty Heroes keep evening imbibers going all night long. DJs spin afternoon into evening; the Oh Snap! photo booth ensures you and your besties have a record of your fab time.

Not to mention providing the best conversation piece ever for Easter brunch with the fam.

LA BEER FEST 2015Sat, April 4; noon – 3pm & 5-8pm.  $40/21+L.A. Center Studios, 1201 W 5th St, #T-110, DTLA 90017. For tix and more info, go HERE.

Have a cocktail with Don and the gang.
Now Boarding with Don and the gang.

Goodbye, Don

Only seven more weeks of Mad Men?

Do as Don and the SC&P gang does: numb your pain with alcohol.

With bicoastal travel an integral element of the 6th season, the vintage, airport-themed cocktail lounge Now Boarding‘s season premier party is the perfect place to continue your Mad Men journey.

Reserve a booth and arrive in your mid-century best for a chance to win a bottle locker at Now Boarding.

Ms. Go Go is searching furiously for anything Megan.

Sip themed cocktails — Sterling, Cooper, Draper or Pryce, natch — while listening to live jazz pre-broadcast from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Watch the Madison Avenue angst unfold from 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. on 65″ screens then discuss the episode until the wee hours during late night happy hour.

Just keep the tears out of your drink…you know Don would.

MAD MEN 7th SEASON PREMIERE PARTYSun, April 5th, 7pm.  FREE/21+Now Boarding, 7746 Santa Monica Blvd, WeHO 90069. For more info, go HERE.

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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