Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Weekend

  • Artistic Spontaneity: Gary Baseman’s House Party

    Bash a piñata as the famed LA artist paints to live rock at the wild opening party of his career-spanning exhibition. 

    Another house party: Seth Rogen leads an A-list lineup of comedians at his annual fundraising variety show.

    Tonight 7p. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Bel Air (310-440-4500). $20 door. 

  • Celestial Beats: Crystal Castles

    Get whipped into a catatonic dance floor frenzy by the hypnotic, punk-inspired 8-bit synths of the white-hot indie duo (pictured).  

    Post-electronica: We’re down with openers Doldrums, producer Airick Woodhead’s eccentric digi-funk project. 

    Fri 8p. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood (800-653-8000). $40 here.

    Nearby: Hungry Cat; Amoeba Records; The Well

  • Cult Classic: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

    Dress like the bow-tied bicyclist for free PBR and watch the hunt for his souped-up Schwinn on an outdoor screen.

    Mobster movie: Or catch Scorsese’s unrivaled gangster epic Goodfellas at a pop-up drive-in just a few miles away. 

    Sat 5p. The Service Station, 3160 Riverside Dr., Los Feliz (323-660-5240). $10 here.

    Nearby: Blair's; Michelangelo; Barbrix

  • Booze Bender: Atwater Village Beer, Wine & Food Festival

    Tie one on at this all-afternoon blowout with 13 California microbreweries, food trucks, and tunes from Black Eyed Peas DJs. 

    Sober chauffeur: Bring a friend to cart your overserved a$$ home — designated driver tickets are half-price.

    Sun 1p. Link N Hops, 3111 N. Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village (323-426-9049). $30 here.

    Nearby: The Park; Little Joy; Bigfoot Lodge

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