This weekend I’ll be busy with a Scary Movie night at my place and then the ’80s Prom at Cooper Studios on Saturday, but here are some things you can put in your weekend calendar. Celebrate dudes, the Dude, derby girls and Dengue Fever!
Friday, October 12
Point Break Live!
OMG, this is genius and also sounds hilarious. A stage adaptation of my man Keanu’s 1991 masterpiece, Point Break. The high point of every evening is when a member of the audience is selected to play the starring role of Keanu. Their bewilderment will only enhance their performance after all. The lucky Keanu du noir will get a VHS tape of his/her compelling performance at the end of the night. Practice this line: “You’re sayin’ the FBI’s gonna pay me to learn to surf?”
- October 12 thru whenever. Tickets: $20. Charlie O’s at The Alexandria Hotel, 501 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles. (map)
Pasadena Art Ride
Enjoy a nice evening biking and taking in art in celebration of Art Night Pasadena. I wish I could do this. It’s open to all skill levels, just make sure to bring a bike that’s in working condition as well as a bike lock. You’ll take a tour of the city’s art galleries and museums and it’s all for free!
- 6-10pm. Free. Patagonia Pasadena Store (in the rear of store), 47 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena. (map)
Saturday, October 13
Lebowski Fest LA Bowling Party
The Dude is everywhere but this weekend you’ll find him at Cal Bowl. In celebration of the Lebowski Fest and all things The Big Lebowski, Dude fans are treated to all-you-can-bowl, costumes, contests, and prizes. Be sure to get there early though as general admission doesn’t guarantee bowling. Rent shoes or bring your own non-dark soled shoe.
OCTOBERFIST! Angel City Derby Girls v. Bay Area Derby Girls!
Girl on girl action on wheels! Thought that might get your attention. Our Angel City Derby Girls versus those Bay Area biatches, the Bay Area Derby Girls. Usually tickets run $12 to $17 but for you for tonight it’s only $5. Watch girl meet elbow meet rollerrink. If you really want to get in on the fun, sit in the track’s safety zone corners and you may find yourself fighting off the girls…as they crash into you.
- 4pm. $5. YMCA David Potell Memorial roller hockey rink, 11431 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood. (map)
Sunday, October 14
Los Angeles Magazine‘s The Food Event: Home Grown
Los Angeles Magazine‘s food event at the Kitchen Academy features celebrity chefs from the likes of Providence and Saddle Peak Lodge to name a few as well as cooking demonstrations and of course, gourmet food tastings. But the best part? A portion of each ticket sale will go to the Los Angeles Mission.
- 2-5pm. $40. Kitchen Academy, 6370 W. Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. (map) To purchase tickets, call (323) 993-7211.
Nunchux VII: The Wine Toast
This monthly speakeasy hosted by a Silver Lake Wine/AOC employee named Santos celebrates Oktoberfest with not only German wines and beers ($4-$12) but high-quality German sausages and sauerkraut ($5). I Make This Sound will be providing lovely tunes. Remember that this is a cash-only event so…bring lots o’ cash. Also, it’s an outdoor space so bundle up, buttercup.
ARTPerformance for the PasadenArt Weekend
The Art Ride not your thing? How about a bunch of live musical stylings from up and coming talent spanning different genres? As part of the PasadenArt Weekend, the first annual ARTPerformance will feature music acts on stages around Old Pasadena. Look for Dengue Fever (man, this band is everywhere), Culver City Dub Collective and Jessie Baylin, to name a few.
- 11am-6pm. Free. Main Stage One Colorado Courtyard, Colorado Boulevard and Fair Oaks Avenue, Old Pasadena. (map)