I haven’t been this excited for a weekend in a long time. That’s mostly because by 4 pm on Friday, I’ll be completely done with the GRE! This weekend will be full of catching up with friends, doing more writing, and a fair share of drinking and eating. Here are some suggestions if you still haven’t planned your weekend:
Thursday: Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation LA Boozy Bowling/Connect Four Benefit
Caroline on Crack is hosting a benefit for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room. For $15, you can fill up on passed appetizers and cocktail punches while playing board games. If you want to bowl, it’s $50 and you still get the appetizers and punch. $25 gets you the food and drinks and you get to participate in the Connect 4 tournament. It looks like it’s going to be a great time with a great group of people for an excellent cause. More details courtesy of Caroline on Crack.
Friday: Psycho & The Birds Double Feature
See two Alfred Hitchcock masterpieces for one low price at the Egyptian Theatre on 7:30 pm.
Saturday: Back to the Future Triple Feature
If Hitchcock is not your thing (which, frankly, I find hard to believe is possible), you can still get your money’s worth at the Aero Theatre with all three Back to the Future’s back-to-back-to-back, starting at 5 pm.
Sunday and Monday: UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest
This unique two-day festival on the UCLA intramural field is always a good time. Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Steel Pulse, Little Dragon, and tons of others are musicians are scheduled to perform. Tickets are still available.
Monday: Second Annual City of Angels Wine Fest, Monday
This Memorial Day, you’ll find me at the Second Annual City of Angels Wine Fest at Music Center Plaza. The Rotary Club is putting on this benefit to raise money to fight homelessness on behalf of Volunteers of America Los Angeles. For $70, you get unlimited wine from a variety of Californian wineries and four vouchers good for food from the always reliable Patina Restaurant Group eateries (Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, Café Pinot, Kendall’s Brasserie, Zucca Ristorante and Tina Tacos). The event is from 1pm – 6pm and you can buy your tickets here.
Tuesday: Summer Cinema Series with Beginners
KCET is kicking off its Summer Cinema Series with Beginners, the new film by Mike Mills starring Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor. In it’s 16th year, this series provides not only the opportunity to see interesting films before they are released, but it’s also an easy way to support KCET. Mike Mills will also be doing a Q&A. The series is $168 per person for current KCET Members, $185 per person non-members, or you a $20 contribution per screening.