Bowmore Whisky/Oysters/Poetry — What A Night at Seven Grand

Ms. Go Go is usually a forward-fun-looking gal but last week’s Bowmore Whisky-Oyster Pairing with Poetry at DTLA’s Seven Grand deserves a recap. The concept of the evening was intriguing; match briny oysters with Bowmore  whisky: one of the  peat-smoked single malts from Islay, an Inner Hebrides island west of Scotland.   As an added fillip to…

MAY DAY, MAY DAY! Stagecoach beyond Chesney, Inglewood art wieners, and tours to the Plains of Id

Go Go’ers, sometimes you need to get off the grid for an alt kick of culture.  Whether you’re scorching it at Stagecoach or sunning it in the city, Ms. Go Go has your offbeat picks to put SoCal in perspective Maybe you’ve already mapped out your Stagecoach schedule around Carrie, Kenny and the Rascal Flatts boys (or, more interestingly, Mel Tillis, Rosie Flores, Wanda Jackson…

CHEESUS! Gooey cheese, retro-cheesy and sexy queso.

Go Go’ers, it’s the big Cheesus weekend so contemplate, if you will, the many kinds of cheese. There’s Greek cheese, grated cheese, government cheese, and Cheez-Whiz. And assuming you’ve already bought your Easter chapeau, your calendar is probably clear to attend the 2nd 8th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational.  The seven-hour, downtown sammie-ganza starts at 11:00 a.m. — perfect timing for your …

NO COACHELLA? NO PROBLEM. You have SO much to do here in town….

One of the many inconvenient aspects of Coachella — aside from the heat, dust, dehydration, and barfy teens – is that it’s right smack dab at Tax Time. That means that unless OCD or IRS are integral letters in your life lexicon  and you filed your taxes months ago  — which means you may not be paying close enough attention…

GRAND OLE ECHO and Twangin’ around Town

Go Go’ers, if the cold and rain has settled in your very bones, you’ll need more than a couple of high-temp ray days to recover your git-up-and-go.  Luckily, Grand Ole Echo, L.A.’s premier, down home, jump-for-joy returns this Sunday to warm you up no matter what the weather (though it looks like sunny skies all weekend long!) Queen…

Winos in SaMo (a.k.a. Adventures in Vino-ville)

 Go Go’ers, this weekend, March madness means Westside whistle-wetting and lots of it. Starting tonight and (with two seshes on Saturday afternoon and evening), a pack of East Coast wine enthusiasts (translation: eager beaver winos) have brought Second Glass Wine Riot, their  bev-of-choice bacchanalia, to Santa Monica Place: the first stop in a country-wide tour that will presumably leave…

FAT TUESDAY: Laissez les bon temps roulez in L.A.

Sugar, we all wish we were sucking crawfish heads in Crescent City right now but if you’re stuck in L.A. on March 8th instead of shaking your moneymakers for Mardi Gras beads in LA, check out the following spots where you can let the good times roll in Tinseltown. Amoeba Records (3:00 – 6:30 pm, 6400 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, http://www.amoeba.com) Amoeba…

THE EDWARDIAN BALL: Party like it’s 1909

Certain denizens of San Francisco — no strangers to the curious, the fantastical, the beautiful and the strange –have adopted cheerily macabre illustrator Edward Gorey as their mascot and muse for the annual, mustn’t-miss Edwardian Ball, now in its eleventh year in the City by the Bay. Happily, the promoters of the poetic and the steampunk’d are heading South with the…

IT’S ABOUT THE MUSIC, MAN….

Go Go’ers, it feels like the world has been in Val-Day countdown  since January 2nd so let’s all take a little breather and in honor of the Grammys,  focus on music instead of love or lack thereof. THE BEATLES’ COMPLETE FIRST AMERICAN CONCERT Here’s your chance to forget Paul McCartney’s recent Saturday Night Live appearance…

Weeks of gluttony, Sin City Music, R-rated Theater…for starters

Go Go’ers, this is the week to say your prayers, work your rosary, and make novenas because there is all kinds of  temptatious-ness in this big ‘ole city right now. dineL.A. Restaurant Week(s) Damn the diet and full feed ahead with many days (and nights!) of deals on nibbles! This week and next, almost 300…