Bump & Grind

Because burlesque queens don’t just happen….

How’s your unofficial start of summer going so far?

Here are six ways to make it even better.

Fun with Tassels

Are heaving bosoms, lissome limbs, and splits in stilettos your kind of thing?

Ms. Go Go had a sneaking suspicion…

Clear your Friday night STAT and make tracks to Fais Do Do for the Burlypicks California Regional Competition where burlesque artistes and variety arts entertainers strut their stuff with the hopes of advancing to the International Burlypicks this September.

You’ll want to say you saw them when…

In addition to the belles and boys of the bump ‘n grind,  the 20+ performers at Burlypicks include other vaudeville-inspired performers such as aerialists, ventriloquists and sideshow acts.  All will be judged on talent, poise, polish, costume, and creativity.

A select few will be competing for Master of the Assels and Master of the Tassels.

You’ll want to say you saw them when….

2015 BURLYPICKS CALIFORNIA REGIONAL  — Fri, May 29, 9pm. $12 – $20/18+Fais Do Do, 5253 W Adams Blvd, LA 90016.  Tix and more info HERE.

Visit THESE OGs on Obscura Day....  (Photo by Avoiding Regret; courtesy of Valley Relics Museum)

Visit these OGs at the Valley Relics Museum on Atlas Obscura Day. 2015. (Photo by Avoiding Regret; courtesy of Valley Relics Museum)

Off the Beaten Path

Want to see falcons fly in Palmdale?

Hike Mount Hollywood and learn Griffith Park’s secrets?

Get up close and personal with dancing frogs backstage at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater?

Roast marshmallows at a FREE picnic in a secret park?

All of the above and more are featured Los Angeles events on Atlas Obscura Day 2015.

A.k.a. “The Most Interesting Day in the World”.

The Atlas Obscura website lists the most interesting, offbeat and, yes, often obscure places on the planet.  This Saturday, 150 events will take place  in 39 states and 25 countries: all celebrating the strange, the curious and the awe-inspiring.  The above (and more) ticketed events  are taking place in and around L.A.

Who knew bunnies had their own museum?

All are welcome to attend the FREE (but RSVP required) end-of-day celebration at DTLA-adjacent Vista Hermosa Park: a 10.5-acre “hidden oasis” featuring walking trails, streams, meadows, oak savannahs, a nature-themed playground, native Mediterranean plants and amazing views.

Stick around to check out the night sky courtesy of the Burbank Sidewalk Astronomers.

Atlas Obscura on the moon, anyone?

ATLAS OBSCURA DAY 2015 — Sat, May 30; 5am – 9pm.  FREE – $45  — Various locations.  For tix and more info, go HERE.

Taste of YUM!

Taste of YUM!

So Good. So Eastside.

This Sunday, head east, young man (and young woman).

Taste of the Eastside is turning five and celebrating with a beer garden!

The start-of-summer food fest features  signature sips and bites from over two dozen eateries and drinkeries in East and Northeast L.A. including El Condor, Greenbar Distillery, L&E Oyster Bar, Lemon Poppy Kitchen, Little Dom’s, Maximiliano and Spitz – Home of the Doner Kebab.

Already, you’re salivating.

Nearby Highland Park fave The Greyhound Bar & Grille is hosting the Taste of the Eastside after-party as well as the aforementioned, brand-new beer garden featuring suds from Angel City Brewery and Golden Road Brewery.  Post-fest, bring your TOTE proof of purchase to the Greyhound and get 15% off your bill.

Already, you’re saving.

Bike to the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, park at the Spoke Bicycle Cafe booth and enter their free raffle. Then sip and sample while strolling the lush site at the confluence of the L.A. River and the Arroyo Seco.  Create L.A. curates the art; Podunk Poets, Redd Carter, Raul Campo, Garth Trinidad and DJ Aire provide the soundtrack to your afternoon of indulgence.

What are you waiting for?

Get your tickets, already.

TASTE OF THE EASTSIDE — Sun, May 31; VIP 3pm/GA 4-8pm.  GA $50/$60 atd. Premium $60/$70 atd. VIP $90/$100 atd. Kids 2-12 $8Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 50 W Ave 26, LA 90065.  Tix & more info, go HERE.

GUSHMore Weekend Go Go Fun!

GUSH – 2 choreographers!  5 contemporary dance works!  Sex & death!  Fri 5/29 & Sat 5/30

L.A. Wine Fest — Hundreds of wine, spirits & brews!  Food vendors!  10th anniversary!  Sat 5/30 & Sun 5/31

CicLAvia Pasadena — 3.5 miles of non-motorized fun!  Culture stops galore!  FREE!  Sun 5/31

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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