The Weekend Go Go: Poetry Burlesque, Nordic Film Fest, Happy Bday, Elvis + More!

Smokin' typewriters....
Gams & rhymes for days….

Hurray for rain!

Hurray for a new year of fun!

Hurray for Go Go galoshes!

Quickdraw McBra

Firewater.

Sizzlin’ dames.

Smokin’ hot typewriters????

Yes.

Presented by the Melrose Poetry Bureau and Bootleg Theater, the Quickdraw Poetry Cabaret  kicks off the first real weekend of 2016.

We were all post-holiday comatose so last weekend doesn’t count.

Starting Friday, you’ll have four opportunities over two weekends to imbibe beer and wine and experience Quickdraw Poetry Cabaret’s always new and unique shows combining the high wire tension of improv, the challenge of creativity and manual dexterity under pressure, and the wild card of audience participation to create on-the-spot feats of literary legerdemain.

All this plus tassel twirling and a typewriter band.

Could there be a better way to launch a 2016 of fun?

QUICKDRAW POETRY CABARET — Fri, Jan 8 & Sat, Jan 9/Fri, Jan 15 & Sun, Jan 16; 7:30pm.  All ages/$15Bootleg Theater, 2220 Beverly Blvd, LA 90057.  Tix & more info HERE.

Films from the very frozen north at SFFLA.com
So much Nordic at SFFLA.net

Beyond Bergman

Sure, it’s an unseasonably cold L.A. winter. (Gracias, El Nino!)

To put things in perspective, grab tix to the 17th Annual Scandinavian Film Fest: a celebration of all things Nordic.

The 17th SFFLA takes place over four days and two weekends and kicks off Saturday with an Opening Gala and Ceremonies,  including a screening of Oscar-nominated Finnish director Klaus Haro’s The Fencer. The fest presents 19 films — documentaries, animation, shorts  and features — from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden PLUS a mini Baltic Block Party with submissions from Estonia and Latvia.

SFFLA highlights include: legendary Swedish director Roy Andersson’s darkly comic, much-ballyhooed A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Contemplating Existence; Danish Oscar submission A War by Tobias Lindholm; Moomins on the Riviera, a Finnish-French animated film based on the beloved, Swedish, Moomin comic strips;  and  a special screening of the re-mastered classic Intermezzo to celebrate Ingrid Bergman’s 100th birthday.

In anticipation of post-screening cravings, locate sources of pickled herring now.

17TH ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL — Sat, Jan 9 & Sun, Jan 10/Sat, Jan 23 & Sun, Jan 24; various times.  $12 – $140The Writers Guild of America Theatre, 135 S Doheny Dr (at Wilshire Blvd), Beverly Hills 90211.  Tix & more info HERE.

Happy birthday, baby...,
Happy birthday, baby…,

A Birthday Fit for a King

If you’re an Elvis fan, you’ve probably been practicing your hip swivel in anticipation of the King’s upcoming birthday.

Even if you haven’t been obsessed with All Things Elvis, you’ll want to head to Pickwick Bowl for Art Fein presents the 31st Annual Elvis Presley Birthday Showcommemorating what would be The King’s 81st birthday,

There won’t be a guitar cake…that we know of, anyway.

There will, however, be a LOT of guitars at the all ages birthday bash hosted by Ronnie Mack, who will also be performing along with Carla Olson, King Cotton, Groovy Rednecks, Brian Whelan and many, many more.  There’s a full bar and free parking plus the proceeds go to the Union Rescue Mission.

Put on your blue suede rain boots and go….

ART FEIN PRESENTS THE 31ST ANNUAL ELVIS PRESLEY BIRTHDAY SHOW — Sun, Jan 10; 3-9pm.  All ages/$20 atd — Riverside Concert Hall in Pickwick Bowl, 921 W Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506.  More info, including full lineup, HERE.

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week approaches....
Pasadena Cheeseburger Week approaches….

More Weekend Go Go Fun!

No Pants Metro Ride — 2 hours!  5 departure points with Field Agents! 2 After Party/De-briefings!  Sun 1/10

50 First Jokes LA 2016 — 50+ comedians tell their first jokes of 2016!  Hollywood Roosevelt!  Official After Party in the Spare Room! Sun 1/10

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week 2016  — 5 days & 40 burgers!  Cheeseburger Challenge!  Cheeseburger + beer crawls!  Sun 1/10 – Thurs 1/15

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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