Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hot Dogs and Blow Outs - SATURDAY

Since I'll be meeting my friend Carleen for who-knows-what on Saturday, I've been keeping an eye out for things that are going on over the weekend. So here's my uber-ambitious rundown of things going on for Saturday. If you can attend all of these events, I'll give you a special prize ;)

Barker Block's Pre-Super Bowl BBQ

You could start out your day at Barker Block which is a new loft development in the arts district of downtown LA for some free grubbing on Wurstkuche's signature rattlesnake, buffalo, or alligator dogs. Pair that up with some real estate developer-funded beer, music, and condo tours and you'll be getting your Saturday off to a right start :) Maybe in this depressed economy, you might actually be able to afford one of these condos they'll try to sell you!

Saturday, 12pm
Cost: FREE
513 Molino Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Cross Street: Palmetto Street
Don't forget to RSVP!

First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence BACON BBQ EVENT!
I just had to give this event a shout out for two reasons:
1. Its Simpsons reference
2. Its incorporation of BACON!
I love bacon. I love The Simpsons. But what I love even more is the incorporation of a Simpsons theme into an event about wrapping things in bacon, then eating it. Just wrap anything in bacon and I guarantee it will become 1000 times more delicious! mmmm..... bacon.... arrrrggggllllhhhh......

While this is an UYE (unofficial yelp event), all are welcome. Just make sure to click "I'm in" on the event's page.

Saturday, 12pm
Cost: Potluck or pay what you wish
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Scout's Moving to Hollywood Sale
Once you've stuffed yourself with rattlesnake dogs, beer, and bacon wrapped goodness, it's time to go shopping! I've never been to this place, but sounds like there may be some good deals to be had in this hipster shopping haven.

From DailyCandy: Everything in the shop is $100 and under. Take 60-90 percent off Endovanera, Henrik Vibskov, and the rest of the designer collections; vintage is going for $25 or less.

Fri-Sun 11am-7pm
Scout LA
7920 W. Third St.,
b/t Fairfax & S. Edinburgh Aves.

15 Years of New Image Art
After your shopping fix and sausage orgy, day will slowly turn into night which can only mean - more hipster-viewing and more boozing. This particular art show was written in up flavorpill which I suppose gives it a bit of legitimacy and not your usual "let's get a bunch of art school rejects together and host a gallery show" type event. There will be visual, audio, and video installation pieces... and arty party drinks (usually beer and wine) so none of your senses get bored.

Sat 7pm-10pm
Cost: FREE
New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA

Blow Up LA Blow Out
Although this is an 18+ party (ugh), I do have a soft spot for the seemingly "secret warehouse party".... must be that suppressed wannabe raver in me or something. Anyhoo... this party will have the highest concentration of hipster sightings of any of the events I've listed. It has a "Winter Formal" theme so I'm guessing that dressing up in some hideous 80s prom getup is encouraged. You can even stumble in here after all the "normal" bars close at 1:45am.

Saturday 10pm-4am
Cost: $6 before 11pm with RSVP/ $12 after 11 and-or without RSVP
Downtown LA
263 S Main St @ 3rd
Los Angeles, CA

Happy Hour Listing by CarolineonCrack
My good friend carolineoncrack just wrote a post about happy hours in downtown culver city. I know it doesn't have to do much with what I wrote above, but I think it's a great list and reference and wanted to share with you all!

Fraiche, Gyenari, Rush Street
Downtown Culver City

Hopefully Carleen and I can find something fun to do on Saturday! :D


H. C. said...

Oh wow, glad I checked your blog just now-- was planning a Wurstkuche trip Friday. I guess I can postpone it one day if it means landing free sausages (hmm... didn't sound quite right after it got typed out).

Here's hoping my RSVP made it in :)

fauxLAhipster said...

glad you found my info useful :) i prob won't make it out, but let me know how it is if you do! :D

H. C. said...

heh, the Wurstkuche event turned out very well -- free sausage sandwiches and premo-bottled beer, hard to beat. It was part of my near-perfect downtown LA weekend (only thing that could've really made it a home run was if I stuck around longer enough to do a Happy Hour at one of the bars) ;)