It’s the Friday after Christmas but before New Year’s – home from a wonderful trip back to Oklahoma to visit my brother and his family and my Dad. We put in more than 2800 miles, and had a little side trip to the Grand Canyon yesterday to catch the snowfall. Glad to be back in LA and ready to bring in the new year right!
In view of the recent happenings in Connecticut and in the world in general, now might be a good time to tell those you love exactly how you feel. One of the best ways to do this is with a love album from You Spread Love. Check out their fundraising campaign here. They really need some love – please contribute today – it’s a great gift idea!
The Dolphins won their second in a row, knocking off the hated Buffalo Bills. Even though they can’t make the playoffs (thanks a lot Steelers!), we can still end the year right and close out at 8-8 if we can knock off the Patriots in Foxboro. I’ll be at the Burbank Hooters rooting them on and hanging with Rachel, Lauren, Nancy and the rest of the crew – it’s the BEST place to combine two great pastimes – football and people watching (especially Hooters girls!)
Here’s a few more things to consider when planning your weekend and the week ahead:
Reading is always a great escape, and our local bookstore, Skylight Books is one of the best around. Although the author events are done for the year, don’t forget to check them out for that perfect book – for yourself or a gift. Take some time and enjoy this jewel of Los Feliz, where you can catch up on some great reads and do some early Christmas shopping.
It’s never a bad time to catch a movie, and this weekend is no exception. This weekend, at the Vintage Cinemas Los Feliz 3 you can catch Silver Linings Playbook, screening at 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:50 p.m., Les Miserables, screening at 1:45 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 8:50 p.m., or The Hobbitt: An Unexpected Journey, screening at 1:15 p.m., 5:10 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. Over at the Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre, it’s the latest from Mr. Tarentino, with Django Unchained, screening at 1 p.m., 5 p.m., 8:50 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.
Enjoy the holidays as most of the music venues will be closed through the end of the year.
If you enjoy the chilly 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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