Plenty of opportunity for beer, followed by an opportunity to go pant-less. In other words, start the new year off right.
- This one basically writes itself: at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show, over 50 “underground” artists will show off their art. In addition, there will be live nude painting, music, and an all you can eat pancake bar. A little beer to wash it all down, and you have the breakfast of champions. $5. From 8pm to 2am on Saturday and Sunday at 2441 Hunter St., Downtown.
- If you want to cut straight to the beer, head out to Eagle Rock Brewery, which is celebrating its very first birfday. Ten bucks gets you a commemorative pint glass with four drink tickets. $10 at 3056 Roswell Street in Glassell Park, which really is right next to Eagle Rock.
- 826LA hosts the 3rd Annual “I Work in Reality TV” benefit, with proceeds going to 826LA. Thankfully, you’re not going to be the next Snooki at the benefit (and I mean, “Thankfully” on behalf of the civilized and uncivilized world); rather, the benefit features photos taken by all the people behind the camera who create the reality that you think is television. Suggested donation of $10. Reality bites at 8pm at Lot 613, 613 Imperial Street, Downtown.
- ZOMG you’re either going to want to ride the subway today, or avoid it like the plague: GuerilLA Improv leads the charge in the No Pants Subway Ride of 2011. It’s the LA edition of Improv Everwhere’s No Pants Subway Ride, now in its 10th year. That’s a decade of riding the subway pantless, people. See the event stripped down and explained in detail here. Heh heh. The brother- and sisterhoods of the traveling pantless plan on boarding the 2:34pm train from Union Station. Pay your own train fare ($1.50/one way) and fines levied for indecent exposure, if any.
- Resolve to really lose weight this year? Start it off right with Richard Simmons. Yes, you read that right: he of the shiny workout wear is offering Slimmons, a free motivatonal seminar and exercise classfor those who need to lose 50 pounds or more. Why? “Because you deserve it!” Yes, you do. Registration is at 12:30 at 9306 Civic Center Dr in Beverly Hills.
- The Echoplex celebrates Elvis’ birthday a day late with a giant bash to benefit the Union Rescue Mission. Lisa Finnie, the Dusk Devils, and the South Bay Surfers will be covering some classic Elvis hits, including, I hope, “Suspicious Minds.” The King would have been 76 this year. In the words of Perry White, Great shades of Elvis. $20. 7:30 at the Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd. in Echo Park.
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