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Image result for a temporary break Greetings, Go Go’ers and apologies for last week’s break in posting and this week’s absence of fun and frolic.

Ms. Go Go will be taking a short break because of some exciting new projects in the works.

Carry on and have a cocktail!

Cheers and see you soon.

Ms. Go Go regrets....

Ms. Go Go regrets….

…there will be no Weekend Go Go because of illness.

Fun tweets will ensue….

U Know U Want 2 Go Go…..

It’s actually spring weather in L.A.

Go forth and get cultured.

Also, beered up.

No judgement.

ARTISANAL L.A. SPRING 2016 — For the most mouth-watering event in L.A. this weekend, head downtown to The Reef for two days of artists, bakers, makers and so much more.  Is the rain bringing thoughts of posies and other outdoor possibilities? Learn how to care for trees with Tree People, grow 10,000 microgreens with Wynbrandt Farms and make a paper seedling pot with Gardenerd.   Ready to up your cooking game?  Take a mini-class at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories.  Want to get a jump on Mother’s Day shopping so you can spend max time hanging with la mere?  Artisan L.A. has dozens of vendors with the perfect gift to get you Favorite Child status…at least for a day.  Why: Feeling like spring by drinking a green smoothie while petting a Soledad Sanctuary baby goat.

More culture than you can shake a stick at....

More culture than you can shake a stick at….

LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS — Bibliophiles rejoice! Also, art lovers, poetry mavens and film aficionados…the FREE L.A. Times Festival of Books has it all and for two, fun-filled days. Explore more Mom Day shopping opportunities at booths like Prospect Park Books (Little Flower cookbooks and caramels, Auntie Em’s cookbooks and cookies).   Check out Fiction: Lives Unraveling (Conversation 1025): moderated by Chris Daley with must-read femme writers Mona Simpson, Vendela Vida, Karolina Waclawiak.  For a curated selection of cutting edge, small press offerings of lit, poetry, comics and zines, head to the Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge.  Why: Drinking free lemonade while writing, editing and producing your own  book at Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge.

Brews, beats and buddies at the L.A. Beer Fest 2016.

Brews, beats and buddies at the L.A. Beer Fest 2016.

L.A. BEER FEST 2016 — Beer is for warm weather, right?  WRONG!  Beer is for all seasons, all the time.  Head to L.A. Center Studios today for the one-day-only suds fest.  Luckily, there are two sessions available to sample the 200 beers on offer from the international (Trumer Pils, Austria) to the national (Ohana Brewing Company) to the hyper-local (Pacific Plate Brewing Company: the smallest license brewery in SoCal).  Food is a separate cost so bring cash just in case. Why: Sipping a Pacific Plate Mango IPA in the dueling piano bar.

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go…. 

alligator stomp

Alligator stomp….

Grab your feathers, your beads and your crazy and get your Fat Tuesday on at the following fetes, cher!

Fat Tuesday at The Little Easy —  If you need that Sazerac sooner rather than later, head to DTLA’s iconic Bourbon Street transplant for an all-day party starting at noon with food and drink specials and New Orleans style music & live bands including Big Bill’s Medicine Show and Critical Brass.

Fat Tuesday at Amoeba — FREE!  L.A.’s iconic record store throws their annual Mardi Gras bash with DJs, Congo Square Dancers and a parade with masks, beads, floats and musicians.  Grab your krewe and your kazoo, stick or skins and join in on When the Saints…” procession.

Let the good times roll....

Let the good times roll….

New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band at Union Station —  FREE!   Grab your parasol and join the second line as this traditional NOLA style brass band meanders from Union Station East to Union Station West.

Mardi Gras at R0yal — This Louisiana themed bar on Hollywood Boulevard is pulling out all the stops: a Crawfish Boil with all the fixins’, king cake, a beignet truck, beads, masks, DJ’s and discounted Hurricanes, Hand Grenades and Cyclones plus Abita Purple Haze.

Mardi Gras at the Original Farmer’s Market -FREE!  Eddie Baytos & the Nervous Brothers start the party!  Hit up the Gumbo Pot, L.A.’s long-time spot for Cajun cuisine, for NOLA soul food.

Mardi Gras at Sassafras — Check out the new cocktail menu AND burlesque on the balcony of this French Quarter styled bar. The Mudbug Brass Band, the Rayford Bros. and Dj Smiles bring the sweet sounds; burlesque artistes Ashley Hayward, Donna Hood, and Miss Miranda bring the bodacious. There’s a happy hour crawfish boil & cocktail specials from Mount Gay Rum, Distilleerderij Rutte, Mandarine Napoléon, & Abita Brewing Company.

Best bead dropping in town....

Best bead dropping in town….

Clifton’s at Night: Cabinet of Curiosities — For a setting rivaling a Mardi Gras float, head to DTLA treasure Clifton’s at Night for brass band extraordinaire Marquis & The Rhythm Howlers, DJ’s The Dapper DJ and Aubrey Henderson & Lady Sinclair, and the Second Line Burlesque.

U Know U Want 2….

 

 

Vintage travel pinupMs. Go Go regrets!

Due to unexpected complications associated with an out-of-town trip, there will be no Weekend Go Go for Labor Day weekend 2015

Mark Ms. Go Go gone but not forgotten!  See you next week!

All I want for Christmas is some Go Go fun...

All I want for Christmas is some Go Go….

Most wonderful time of the year?

Bah, humbug; you’d rather be dragging around Jacob Marley’s chains than face another crazed mall crawl, syrupy  elevator carol, or bad cup of eggnog sans booze.

Ready for some REAL Xmas fun?

Read on for ways to put a little Go Go in your Ho Ho Ho….

Sexy Ladies!  Sexy Talk!  Free! Free!  Free!

If hearing multiple renditions of I Saw  Mommy kissing Santa Claus has your knickers in a twist, forego the ugly sweater caroling party and head to the M Bar this Thursday.

Sassy author/TV journo Anna David knows you’ve been naughty AND nice and rewards you accordingly with FREE entry to 2013’s final performance of True Tales of Love and Lust, her monthly showcase of witty, wise ass women dishing the dirt about  sex and romance on stage.

They'll jingle some bells...

They’ll jingle your bells…

David’s end-of-year holiday show is extra special not only because it’s gratis but because gents Greg Berendt (He’s Just Not That Into You) and comedian Dave Anthony, co-hosts of hilarious podcast Walking the Room, join Erika Schickel  (You’re Not the Boss of Me),  Hailey Boyle (Stand Up in Stilettos),  and True Tales co-host Eric Martin (This American Wife podcast) for a special co-ed show.

On Friday morning, you’ll agree the guys gave good read too….

TRUE TALES OF LOVE AND LUSTThurs, Dec 19 @ 8:30 (doors @ 8pm); FREEM Bar, 1253 N Vine St (at Fountain), LA 90038  Dinner reservations strongly encouraged! Please call 323.856.0036.

 RSVP TO GET IN FREE here.

ON Dancer, ON Vixen...!

ON Dancer, ON Vixen…!

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Can’t wait ’til New Year’s Eve to put on your fancy pants and kick out the jams?

Get all soignee and suavectio at The Golden Stag Winter Holiday Extravaganza this Friday night.

The speakeasy-inspired LA Noir Lounge in  the ballroom of the historic and ever-glamorous Park Plaza Hotel features Dean Mora’s Big Band orchestra, serenading sirens, eye-popping solos, and wandering entertainers such as Alice Underground, dance ensembles and kicklines including Sypher Elite Dance Company,  and  dance-offs between swing kings The Hollywood Hotshots and The Lindy Hop Kings.

Of course, expect classic cocktails, winter wonderland treats, and other like-minded guests dressed in their elegant, 1920’s/1940’s/formal wear best.

Go Go’ers, this is not the time for your Santa suit with cummberbund.

THE GOLDEN STAG WINTER HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZAFri, Dec 20 @ 8pm/doors @7pm.  $35 – $100 Park Plaza Hotel, 607 South Park View Street, LA 90057  For tix & more info: http://goldenstagla.com/

Short but sweet night

Solstice smash

A Short but Sweet Night

The Winter Solstice is this weekend and you know what that means: a night of debauchery, crime, and an execution.

Oh wait…that was Ancient Rome.

This Saturday’s Solstice of Dreamers from the Lucent Dossier Experience may not have a human sacrifice on the agenda but otherwise, (almost) anything goes when the multi-faceted company brings its usual collection of wild and whimsical sideshow-meets-cabaret acts to the Fonda Theatre.  In addition to their always-fantastic, immersive milieu with (among others) aerial, contortionist, and acrobatic displays, the Solstice celebration features music from the soon-to-be-solo DJ’s, the Black 22’s.

A musical duo whose name couldn’t be more appropriate for the blackest night of the year….

LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE – “SOLSTICE OF DREAMERS”Sat, Dec 21 @ 9 pm; $30Henry Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028  http://www.lucentdossier.com/

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

So much carb loading

How about some syrup with that spray paint?

Gear up, Go Goer’s.   The weekend’s most fun events all have drinking components.

And that’s before we get to Cinco de Mayo.

Can we do it?

Si, se puede.

A Hot Time with Hot Cakes

To Ms. Go Go’s knowledge, there is no marathon this weekend except the weekend itself.

Accordingly, you’ll want to start carb loading on Friday, May 3rd at the The Pancakes and Booze Art Show.

More party than posh, more underground than upscale, the bash serves up fun alongside the $5 for-all-you-can-eat flapjacks with fixin’s, the all-you-can-eyeball emerging art,  the all-you-can-ogle body painting, and the all-you-can-dance music with eight bands a night including Pastries with Teeth.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show: where the baked goods bite back.

PANCAKES AND BOOZE ART SHOWFri, May 3 AND Sat, May 4, 8pm – 2am. $5/21+LOT 613, 613 Imperial St., LA 90021 https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-PANCAKES-BOOZE-ART-SHOW/239397989143

Beer Fit for Angels and You

Heritage beer, yo.

It’s HERITAGE beer, yo.

For 50+ years, L.A. and environs had no breweries.  Now, there are approximately a million, give or take a few thousand.

One of Ms. Go Go’s faves?   Angel City Brewing Company in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, which is celebrating its expansion this Saturday, May 4 with The First Annual Heritage Music & Arts Festival.

Yes, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Yes, the Seoul Sausage Truck, The Melt, Son of a Bun, and Peddler’s Creamery will dish the delish.

Yes, there will be a screen-printing station and the “In Your Face: How Artists Transformed LA’s Urban Landscape” exhibit.

And yes, there will be a line-up of great bands including The Blasting Company. (Their Poznan, Poland concert is canceled but YOU get to see them.)

More importantly, there will be delicious beer.

Most importantly, there will be you.

THE 1ST ANNUAL HERITAGE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVALSat, May 4, 11am – 6pm; FREEAngel City Brewery, 216 S Alameda St, DTLA 90012 https://www.facebook.com/events/555014187855309/

A Blind Tiger beats a Blind Pig every time.

A Blind Tiger beats a Blind Pig every time.

Let Them Entertain You….

In the 1920’s, knees were finally visible and flappers rouged them before swilling giggle water at blind tigers.

You gotta celebrate rouged knees.

In Blind Tiger, the new show from Harlow Gold opening Saturday night, May 4th at the swanky Bar Fedora at First & Hope, you’ll see more than rouged knees.

And you’ll be the one swilling the giggle water.

Harlow Gold’s Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone have choreographed the Grammy Awards,Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows, and Adam Lambert’s controversial performance at the American Music Awards.

This weekend, their bevy of beauties bring their patented shake, sass and slink to the Bar Fedora stage with you as awestruck audience.

Note: it’s considered bad form to swallow your olive.

BLIND TIGER BY HARLOW GOLDSat, May 4 @9:30; $45; 21+Bar Fedora @ First & Hope, 710 w 1st St, DTLA 90012 http://www.harlowgoldshow.com/

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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