GTD This Weekend: Sluts, TreePeople, Pee-Wee, Compton Hipsters

Randy's donuts
Donuts at Randy's

Happy National Donut Day, everyone!!  This weekend, there’s a beer garden pop-up; sluts marching proudly; and, for those of you not in the Bay Area for the start of the AIDS/Life Cycle event, a biking adventure along the LA River.


  • ColLAboration is back, this time bringing its traveling beer club/garden to the Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood.  Take this chance to catch up with LA’s burdgening craft beer culture, which is taking off, fast.  If there ever was a food trend you can whole-heartedly support, this would be the one.  $10 admission if this is your first ColLAboration event/$5-$6 per pint.  From noon to 7pm at the Blue Palms Brewhouse, 6100 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.
  • “No one should equate enjoying sex with attracting sexual assault” sounds like a Facebook status update gone stupidly viral, but it’s not (thank the Gods): it’s part of SlutWalk’s mission statement in response to a Toronto Police representative who told a group of university students that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”  He since apologized, but c’mon now, why does this she-was-asking-for-it myth continue to persist?  Didn’t we all watch The Accused? SlutWalk aims to reclaim the “slut” in all of us and break free from all this slut-shaming.  Free.  Noon to 3pm at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood.
  • Hosted by the man with the super green thumb, Ed Begley, Jr., TreePeople’s Green City Fair puts together a day-long fair full of sustainability workshops, including “Sustainability for the Apartment Dweller” and “Fruit Tree Grafting.”  There also will be plenty of vendors, music, and “forest-inspired face painting” (?).  Free.  10am to 4pm at TreePeople, 12601 Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hill.  See website for parking information and keep in mind that if you’re going to a fair about sustainability, you damn well better be at least carpooling there.
  • For those a little disenchanted with how Downtown’s Artwalk has turned into a cumbersome party, art incidental, try, instead, the Culver City Artwalk.  Some thirty-five galleries will be open for perusing.  Also, Gary Baseman’s ChouChou characters will be walking around, and you can take a quick workshop on spray painting and street art.  Trying to earn your street cred never felt so hipster.  Free.  2pm to 8pm at participating galleries.
  • Pee-Wee-’s Big Adventure will be screened at LACMA.  This is easily one of the best movies of all time.  Easily.  $7-$10.  7:30pm at LACMA.



  • This is a great idea that’s spreading across the city pretty quickly: the LA Food Swap, originally a good-sized group of people swapping all sorts of homemade foods – say, your pesto for my persimmon jam? – in Silver Lake makes it way to Burbank.  Spaces are limited to ensure a comfortable number of people in the open market, so you must RSVP hereFree.  10am to Noon in a location to be disclosed in Burbank.
  • It’s the 11th Annual LA River Ride for those of you who want to combine your love of bicyling with your love of the LA river.  And yes, there really are people who love both.  The LA County Bicycle Coalition has smartly organized six different rides to fit your riding stamina and family situation; all start at Griffith Park and incorporate some part of the LA river.  No guarantees on whether there’s much water in it.  $50-$60.  8am at the Autry Center in Griffith Park (arrive early if you still need to register).
  • Oh, this sounds so cool: Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is giving you (ok, your kids, but you too) the chance to make a personalized adobe brick the way they used to make it in 1826.  Free.  From 1pm to 3pm at the Dominguez Rancho Art Museum, 18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez.
  • Speaking of kids, how’s about collecting your kids’ old books and donating them to a good cause?  4Good’s Second Annual Book Drive takes place at Carney’s, the hot dog joint that also happens to be in a train.  Donate your gently used books and receive a coupon for Carney’s in return.  That, and the warmth you will feel for doing a good deed.  11am to 2pm at Carney’s, 12601 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City.
  • Two words you’d never thought you’d see in the same sentence, in such proximity: “Compton” and “hipster.”  As in, “That Compton Hipster Thing”.  And I quote, verbatim: “We have some things you have been dying to get your hands on and in a setting where you can get to know other ‘urban hipsters’ trendsetters like you.”  I think they’re talking to everyone north of the 105.  Free to attend.  10am to 2pm at Roy Campanella Park-  14812 South Stanford Avenue, Compton, CA


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