This Weekend: Gold Standard Contest, Salinger vs. Poe

— by Caroline on Crack

Boo. Looks like the rain is back this weekend to remind us that it is in fact still winter. Fortunately most of the events are indoors.

Thursday, February 18

Win a Pair of Gold Standard Tickets From POM Wonderful
Name a mocktail and win your chance at two tickets to Jonathan Gold’s Gold Standard Event on February 28. POM Wonderful has come up with a mocktail and now needs an awesome name for it. If the panel of POM judges like your entry then you win! Easy-peasy, right? The drink will be sampled at the Gold Standard.

LA Lomography Grand Opening Party
Celebrate the grand opening of the first Lomography Gallery Store and official Lomography Embassy on the West Coast. There will be booze, mariachi music, food and dancing girls. RSVP to

  • 7pm. 7998 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood (map).

Friday, February 19

Dead Author Readings at Upright Citizens Brigade
Witness the conversation between some of the greatest minds in literature. Or basically a verbal cat fight between dead authors J.D. Salinger (Marc Evan Jackson) and Edgar Allan Poe (Craig Cackowski) with H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) moderating. They can be so bitchy! Anyway the audience not only gets to listen in on this but they get to ask questions, too, as they’re transported to an alternate universe where these guys are still alive and living during the same era.

  • 7-9pm. $5. UCB Theater, 5919 Franklin, Los Angeles (map).

Matthew Broderick Double Feature at New Beverly Cinema
Jason Reitman, director of Up in the Air, kicks off his guest programming set at the New Beverly Cinema by introducing his fave Matthew Broderick movies, Ferris Bueller?s Day Off and Election. Heyyy, what about WarGames?

  • 7:30pm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 W. Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Saturday, February 20

LACMA Muse and Komodo Truck in Culver City
An artsy burrito? Yup, the Komodo truck will unveil a custom ?avant garde burrito known as The Muse at the Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Culver City. At the after-hours exhibit, guest will be able to chat with artists and take advantage of the free beer/wine/soju bar. To RSVP, email with ?Muse in Culver City? in the subject line. Include your email address and the number in your party in the body of the email.

  • 7-10pm. Free or $10 donation. Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map).