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What's Going On This Weekend?

Here is a curated calendar of food, art, film, and events.

Friday

THEATER

8 p.m. It looks like it’s going to rain again this weekend, so plan on spending the first half of your weekend indoors. Keith Huff’s Pursued by Happiness, a comedy about exactly what the title implies, follows two 40-something biochemists. Yes, you heard that last part right. Biochemists. This isn’t your average event-planner-meets-strategic-consultant rom-com. It’s showing at the by the Road Theatre Company (which I’ve in my column). For tickets, call (877) 369-9112.

 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood

Check the for a full list of all the current productions running in the arts district and surrounding areas.

MOVIE NIGHT

10 p.m. If you feel like staying home and watching a movie on a Friday night for the second night in a row, I won’t judge you. Rain makes me want to cover myself in quilt and sit inches away from my electric fireplace, while engaging myself with some sort of pop culture medium. It’s like a free sick day from reservations, lines, parking, and stubbed toes. weekly movie night solves this problem. You can trick yourself into thinking you’re seeing a movie at home; just leave your slippers at home. Movies start at 10 p.m. and midnight.

10149 Riverside Dr. Toluca Lake. (818) 763-5200.

 

Saturday

FLEA MARKET + FOOD + MUSIC

11 a.m. Food trucks are invading North Hollywood again, and this time, they’ve brought friends. Mikey Sabatella, Republic of Letters, Don Swanson, and more artists will perform at the NoHo Food Truck Fest and Flea Market. Craft artists and shops will be on hand to sell jewelry, paper goods, and paintings. The proceeds benefit a local dog rescue organization. This kind of sounds like a farmers market, without that washing vegetables and cooking at home part. The event runs until 5 p.m. 

11458 Burbank Blvd. http://www.nohofoodtruckfest.com.

 

ART

6 p.m. It’s (yes, still) Women’s History Month and the Art Directors Guild is hosting an opening reception of “Women! Images & Interpretations 2” at in the Lankershim Arts Center. Paintings, photography and mixed media will be included in the gallery. “The Little Frenchie” truck will serve food outside.

5108 Lankershim Blvd.

 

V-DAY

7 p.m.: The Vagina Monologues was my comedy show of choice in college. The wry, self-deprecating humor directed at both sexes was always engaging to watch. The award-winning play comes to this weekend, but with a new twist: it will star Dollface Dames, a local burlesque team. V-Day is an international movement to end violence against women. What better way to celebrate women’s liberation than with a burlesque play? Proceeds benefit the Downtown Women’s Center.

4923 Lankershim Blvd. Tickets $10. http://thedollfacedames.eventbrite.com.

 

Sunday

FOREIGN FILM

5:00 p.m. The limited engagement of Even the Rain ends this week at the Egyptian Theatre. The Spanish film follows a filmmaker who goes to shoot a film about Christopher Columbus in Bolivia during the Cochabamba water crisis. Bonus: it stars Gael García Bernal.

 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood $11.

 

ART FILM

7:10 p.m. Filmmaker Tchavdar Georgiev with hold a Q&A session after the screening of “The Desert of Forbidden Art,” a documentary about millions of dollars worth of banned Soviet art that was hidden in a remote location. Laemmle’s Sunset 5 will also have a Q&A session after the film on Saturday. See the trailer here.

8000 Sunset Blvd. $11. http://www.laemmle.com.

 

Here is a list of other events:

 

NOHO ARTS DISTRICT THEATER GUIDE

Want to know what plays are showing this weekend? Click on our for full listing of all the current productions going on in the arts district and surrounding areas. Here a a few highlights:

at the

Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m., Sunday @ 2 p.m.

Read my .

Having it All at the

Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.

 Read Radomir Luza's .

The Birthday Boys at

March 4-April 2, Friday and Saturday @ 8 p.m.

Theatre Unleashed recently announced this show has been extended to April 2. The show won the top award at the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival, winning Best World Premiere. Go to www.theatreunleashed.com for more information.

 

NIGHTLIFE

Thursday

- Intelligent Design Free Comedy at 8 p.m. 

at the HaHa Cafe - Weekly on Thursdays, 6 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

- Weekly on Thursdays, 8:30pm

T-Party. Thursdays cater to the transgender crowd with frequent appearances from members of the transgender adult performing industry. Thursday features adult perfomer Brittany St. Jordan and go-go dancers Sasha Strokes, Jenna Belle and Aliize Doll.

Friday

- Friday and Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. at he

Karaoke every night, Friday DJs play your requests

- Friday night is Ladies Night

- Open Mic starts at 7 p.m.

-Boxers or Briefs contest at this Latin-themed gay bar

- Michael Wolfe Quartet at  8 p.m.

Blue Moon Nights - Afterhours party, progressive-electronica-house 11 p.m. t0 9 a.m.

Saturday

- Friday and Saturday @ 8:30 p.m. at he

- Karaoke every night, Saturday DJs play your requests

- Saturday night is College Night, bring your college ID for drink specials

- DJ George spins Musica Latina all night, and the Ole Ole drag queen show

- At 10 p.m. DJ Garren spins pop, rock, and old school hits.

- at 8 p.m.

Sunday

- The John Novello Piano Trio has two shows, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. 

- 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at the HaHa Cafe

- Weekly on Sundays, 8 p.m.–9 p.m.

Blue Moon Nights - Pre D U B Show Tour Party featuring Juice Dj Mark Lucio, DJ Hurricane, Valley Droop, Hot Dolla and LB The Hype. Hosted By: Swift and Nikki Kaos. 

ANYTHING ELSE COOL HAPPENING?

Thursday

-  2 p.m.

- 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at 10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA

- 7:30 p.m at the Campo de Cahuenga Museum

- Weekly on Thursdays, 9:30pm–1:30pm

Friday

- Weekly on Fridays, 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday

at 8 a.m.–3 p.m. -  , Lankershim Blvd & Campo de Cahuenga Way

- 2 p.m.

Sunday

- Weekly on Sundays, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

- Weekly on Sundays, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

 

ANY SPORTS ACTIVITIES?

Thursday

Weekly on Thursdays, 4:15pm

6 p.m.–9 p.m.

Sunday

- Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. @

on Sunday @ 1 p.m. @

Weekly on Sundays, 8:00am

FAMILY/KIDS

Thursdays

at 7:30 p.m.

Friday

- 10:30am to 11:00am

at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

at 7:30 p.m.

, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. at 11574 Blix St.

Sunday

at 7:30 p.m.

 

FOR TEENS:

Friday

3 p.m.–8 p.m.

 

RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL EVENTS

Friday

- Weekly on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday

Sunday

For a full list of Sunday services, go here. 

 

ANY COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER EVENTS?

Friday

- Weekly on Saturdays

at 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

4 - 6 p.m.

Sunday

Weekly on Sundays, 12 pm–6 pm, Kinder $ Rescue hosts a mobile dog-adoption event at Book Star, 12136 Ventura Blvd. and offers adoptable pets of all ages.

-  Weekly on Saturdays and Sundays, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

 

WHAT MOVIES ARE SHOWIN AT THE EAST VALLEY THEATERS?

Click on the links to find that latest showtimes:

AMC Universal CityWalk Stadium 19, 100 Universal City Plz, Universal City

, 12827 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood

Valley Plaza 6, 6355 Bellingham Ave., North Hollywood

, 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks

, 14424 Milbank St, Sherman Oaks

AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Ave. Burbank

AMC Burbank Town Center 6, 770 North 1st Street Burbank, CA

 

BUSINESS LISTING OF THE DAY:

Metropolis Bikes is located in the heart of North Hollywood, north of Highway 134. The full-service bike shop sells and repairs bikes for adults and kids. Mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes and cruisers are available from popular brands such as Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and Electra. The staff listens to customers in order to recommend bikes for specific needs and budgets. Metropolis Bikes also carries accessories like helmets for novice to professional cyclists.

David Rivers March 25, 2011 at 08:18 PM
You guys are doing an amazing job at exposing businesses to people who wouldn't otherwise know about them.

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