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BGG Weekender

We are still recovering from last weekend’s St.Patty’s Day misadventures, so we’ve toned it down this weekend in the hopes of living past 2012.  We’d obviously prefer to hop a plane to Mexico for some tacos and tequila in the sun tomorrow, but hopefully we’ve put together enough mellow fun for the next few days to get you to Monday feeling somewhat rested and rejuvenated.


If you’re able to bolt out of work early (who are you and how do we get your job?), make your way to the Downtown Independent theater for the first night of the LA Film + Music Weekend.  A screening of Take Me Home begins at 6 p.m., and you can get 20% off tickets using the promo code “YELP.”  Afterward, pop over to the The Lazy Ox Canteen for a beer and some of those crack-like lime-chili-roasted corn kernels, or grab a French dip at Cole’s before whiling the night away at The Varnish in the back room.

If you can’t make it out by 6 p.m., drag your boyfriend or your bestie to Dorothy Chandler Pavilion by 7:30 p.m. to catch a performance of Snow White by the cutting-edge French ballet company Preljocaj. Tickets start at $28.  Afterward, keep the night low-budg with a French dip from Philippe’s (yes, we're loving our French dips) or some slippery shrimp from Yang Chow. If you feel like getting a little wild, The Edison is nearby for drinks.


Grab breakfast at The Original Farmers Market at The Grove, or go for a standard like Toast or Kings Road Cafe. Then, head over to LACMA in your comfiest clothing to post up for the 24-hour screening of Christian Marclay’s The Clock. If you’re worried about how to sustain yourself over so many hours of  montage, the good people at For Your Art have set up a free 24-hour donut shop in tandem with the screening.  (We said this weekend would be mellow, not healthy.)

If you don’t think you can stomach a full day of artistic filmmaking, opt instead for a full day of (hopefully) good comedy at The Groundlings Jamboree.  The shows run every hour starting at noon, and each is $5.  You can also get a full-day pass, which includes beer, for $25.  Grab dinner at nearby Lala’s afterward (the Melrose Salad is a fav) and/or drinks at The Village Idiot.


When The Clock finally runs out at noon on Sunday, head to Luna Park for a bottomless mimosa brunch.  Afterward, pass out immediately.

If you’re some kind of crazy person who does not need sleep to function, grab a quick bite at nearby Umami instead and head back downtown to the LA Film + Music Independent at 2:40pm to catch Cyprus Valley High, a short film made by a friend of BGG (show some love!). Then, get yourself home and into bed, order something greasy from Seamless web, turn on the trash TV, and pass out early.

Mar 22, 2012 - 08:42 AM

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