This is my next to last Friday afternoon “Things to Do” article. Been busy packing up for our move to Montana next weekend, and looking forward to tonight’s Regeneration concert at the Greek, featuring Men Without Hats, Erasure, Information Society and Howard Jones. Still basking in the glow of last night’s Calico show at the Hotel Cafe’. Here are a few suggestions of things to do this weekend and next week.
Season 2 of AXS TV’s hit, The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands, is off this week for the holiday, but returns on Monday, September 9 for three consecutive Mondays to finish out Season Two. The next show features the music of Iron Maiden with the all-female tribute band Iron Maidens. Doors open on Monday night at 7 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip, with the show starting promptly at 8 p.m. Tickets are free and are available here
For all you sports fans out there, MLB heads towards the playoffs and the World Series, while the NBA and NFL are almost ready for the new season – can you believe the first game of the season is next Thursday night? Check out what our hometown teams (Angels and Dodgers) have created to get you into their stadiums. Where do you like to catch the action, when you’re not at the ballpark? Don’t forget all the great sports bar in our area, including my favorite, Hooters in Burbank.
Reading is always a great escape, and our local bookstore, Skylight Books is one of the best around. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Theron Humphrey and Maddie will read and pawtograph Mddie on Things. Then on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Donald Prothero will read from Abominable Science. Take some time and enjoy this jewel of Los Feliz, where you can catch up on some great reads and do some shopping.
It’s never a bad time to catch a movie, and this weekend is no exception. This weekend at the Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre, catch The World’s End, screening at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. The weekend schedule was unavailable for the Vintage Cinemas Los Feliz 3.
Plenty of plays out there for all you theater lovers. Check out www.plays411.com and www.Goldstar.com for discounts and listings.
There are also great venues in town to catch the latest indie music. Don’t miss these great shows this week:
For something different, stop by Simply Thai on Hillhurst and check out the Tuesday LA Underground Superstars show, featuring four different acts each week as well as the Wednesday and Thursday night music – the food is divine and the music sublime – it’s a can’t miss combination.
This weekend at the Greek Theatre, catch the Regeneration Tour, featuring Men Without Hats, Erasure’s Andy Bell, Information Society and Howard Jones on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, fun., with special guest Tegan and Sara, brings their music to the sold-out Greek, beginning at 8 p.m. each night.
This week will be rocking at the Hotel Cafe, and I recommend the following shows: Steve Carlson and Natalie Gelman at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday; The Voice’s Dia Frampton and Katie Costello at 7 p.m. on Monday; Carly Riter CD release show, with special guests Fire at Sea and Reverend Barron & Sam Outlaw, from 8 to midnight on Tuesday; Meiko residency at 8 p.m., followed by Brendan James at 9:30 p.m. and Jake Newton at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday; and The Mots Noveaux at 9 p.m. on Thursday.
Over at WitZend in Venice, I recommend the following: Noah Needleman at 10 p.m. on Friday; SoundLab at7 p.m. on Saturday; Zach Provost at 8 p.m., followed by The Voice’s Pip at 10 p.m. on Tuesday; KBH Showcase at 7 p.m. on Wednesday; and Morgan Karr residency at 10 p.m. on Thursdays in September.
If you enjoy the outdoors, don’t forget about the local farmers’ markets on Wednesdays from 12-6 p.m. at Barnsdall Park and on Sundays from 10-4 p.m. at the Post Office. There’s also a farmer’s market at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park on Saturdays from 10-5 p.m.
Don’t forget iTunes, ReverbNation and YouTube – be adventurous and be the first to discover new talent – then share it with us all.
For more great options, check out this week’s LA Weekly and click on the Music tab.
Have a great week, enjoy Los Feliz and Griffith Park, and we’ll catch you soon with an update. Please feel free to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, suggestions or questions. Also drop me a line if you or your group or business has an event you’d like to promote. I’m happy to spread the word for you.
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