This Weekend: Sip, Swirl, Suck

— by Caroline on Crack

3 Flights of Red

If you notice, I got nuthin for Sunday because after Friday and Saturday you really should rest.

Friday, January 25

Polkadots & Moonbeams Semi-Annual Sale
Cute modern and vintage clothes for 30-75% off. My fave store(s) on fashionable 3rd Street will be having its Semi Annual Sale starting today. Get discounts off the likes of T Bags, Sky and more.

  • Polkadots & Moonbeams, 8367 & 8381 W. Third Street, Los Angeles (map).

City Sip LA’s Trader Joe’s Wine 101
You’re fancy but you’re not THAT fancy. You appreciate all that the Trader Joe’s wine aisle has to offer. But if you ever get a teensy bit overwhelmed by the selection then this is the class for you. Enjoy a handful of the best that everyone’s fave grocer has to offer along with some TJ food.

  • $40. 7-10pm. Click here to book the Joe’s Nose class.

The So Bad It’s Good Film Fest 1st Anniversary: Plan 9 From Outer Space
In celebration of The So Bad It’s Good Film Fest’s first birthday, they’ll present the mutha of all bad movies and the first one SBIG showed, Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space. There’ll be a raffle and fun prizes as well as a tribute to Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira in the movie). Portions of the screening’s profits will go to the Maila Nurmi Memorial Fund to help with her burial. Morbid! Also, you can get a free coffee if you visit Cafe at the Vista and say “Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid!”

  • $10. Vista Theatre, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles (map).

The Bagavagabonds Art Explosion: Pop!
An art show that has free drinks from Newcastle, Kronenbourg, and Tito’s Vodka. ‘Nuff said, right? OK, if you must know more there will also be original art on sale for $50 or less, live music, djs, photo booths and live silk screening. And all for a good cause –a portion of the night’s proceeds will go to the “For the Arts” charity. RSVP to

  • $10 (Free to artists). 8pm-1am. The Grand Ballroom at Pacific Electric Lofts, 610 S. Main Street, Downtown (map).

Saturday, January 26

Bar Keeper’s Sunset Junction Street Sale
Need to spruce up your wet bar? Shagadelic Bar Keeper in the Sunset Junction will be having a street sale along with neighbors Pull My Daisy and Den of Antiquity. Come check out their discount tables and in-store sales. Hmm, how much is that whiskey decanter in the window?

  • 11am to dark. Bar Keeper, 3910 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silverlake (map). (323) 669-1675.

Angel City Derby Girls/Meltdown Comics Art Auction
Party down with the Angel City Derby Girls at Meltdown Comics’ art auction to support the league. Someone has to pay for those fishnets, knee pads and roller skates, people! Drink up and enjoy the works from local artists as well as tunes from Pigeon John.

  • 7-11pm. Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Space Is the Place: Roller Disco
Speaking of skating, why not keep the thrill on wheels going with a bit of roller disco at World on Wheels’ monthly disco party. DJs will spin your fave funk, electro and new wave tunes to get your groove on the real wooden skate floor.

  • $10. 10pm. World on Wheels, 4645 1/2 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

**And we’re still taking submissions for the date with Andy contest. Lots of excellent ones so far, keep ’em coming, ladies!