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(credit: Su-E Tan/CBS)


Like always, there are just so many things going on in Los Angeles on any given day. No matter how obscure, there is always something that could tickle your fancy no matter how fringe. If you needed some help to get the creative juices going however, here is a rundown of some great options of just how to spend your weekend in Los Angeles.

Friday, November 13
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(Credit: Carly Diaz)


Indulging Your Sweet Tooth
Blue Star Donuts
1142 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 450-5630
www.bluestardonuts.com

Owners Micah Camden and Katie Poppe managed to strong arm the Portland donut game in 2012 when they opened Blue Star Donuts to unanimous acclaim. It’s only natural that the duo move south and bring their penchant for tasty pastries to Venice. Regarded as donuts for adults, the flavor combinations turn the conventional idea of a donut on it’s head. Among the more popular, Blueberry Bourbon-Basil, Pina-Colada, or even a play on Horchata made specifically for the California contingent. Normally a trip to the donut shop doesn’t merit this much pomp and circumstance, but Blue Star is more than a donut, it’s an experience.

Saturday, November 14
(Credit: Sasha Huff)

(Credit: Sasha Huff)


Taking In Some Kulture with KROQ
The DARKROOM
7302 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 931-3800
www.kroq.com

KROQ. Those four call letters have become a fundamental part of the Los Angeles landscape. Working music and culture into the fabric of our day-to-day, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone in LA that hasn’t been to a Weenie Roast or has never heard of Kevin and Bean. The man documenting the madness for the last six years is Cody Black. From red carpet events to winner experiences, and special performances with the biggest bands, Black and his camera have captured the inner workings of KROQ. #ExposedRoq is a comprehensive look at Black’s tenure with the station, with a carefully curated collection of his favorite images. A provocative look at the reach of radio, this is a photo exhibit is an LA must.
 

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(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)


Electric Dusk Drive-In
1000 San Julian St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(818) 653-8591
www.electricduskdrivein.com

This Los Angeles gem is a DIY rooftop drive-in set in the heart of the city’s fashion district. Complete with a proper Snack Shack and a gorgeous backdrop of the LA skyline, Electric Dusk even offers a “Lawn Section” where patrons can sit in folding chairs on turf for a unique cinematic experience. Offering screenings of cult-classics, childhood favorites, and independent sensations, ED is one of the best places to cuddle up catch a flick.

Sunday, November 15
(Credit : Sean Cox)

(Credit : Sean Cox)


Tickle Your Funny Bone
The LA Comedy Fest
Let Live Theatre
916 N. Formosa Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
www.lacomedyfest.com

Think along the lines of a national convention for all things comedy. From film and television, to stand-up and screenwriting, The Los Angeles Comedy Fest is the biggest event of it’s kind in the United States. A mixture of working industry and eager fans, the festival screens selected submissions and hold panel discussions that are no doubt informative, but equally hilarious. Having grown into a bi-annual event, everyone from Peyton Manning , Christina Ricci, and Seth Meyers have used this festival to showcase their work. Expect the unexpected.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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