Had a blast at the Durango Songwriters Expo last weekend in Buellton, as well as at the AXS TV filming of The World's Greatest Tribute Bands at the Roxy on Monday. This weekend we're off to classes for the 51st Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, which will continue for the next four weeks before the Faire opens on April 6, running until May 19. As usual, there are plenty of things to do here in LA - here are a few other things to do this weekend and next week.
Reading is always a great escape, and our local bookstore, Skylight Books is one of the best around. On Sunday at 5:00 p.m., Michael Heald and Anonymous will read and sign Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension and Love is not Constantly Wondering. Then on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Louisa Hall will read from The Carriage House. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Ryan McIlvan will read from Elders. Finally, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Jim Gavin will read from Middle Men. Take some time and enjoy this jewel of Los Feliz, where you can catch up on some great reads and do some shopping.
It's never a bad time to catch a movie, and this weekend is no exception. This weekend, at the Vintage Cinemas Los Feliz 3 you can catch some recent releases, including Side Effects, Quartet and Jack the Giant Slayer, screening at 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Over at the Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre, it's Oz the Great and Powerful, screening at 12:15 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. There's a midnight showing tonight of The Karate Kid.
There are great venues in town to catch the latest indie music. Don't miss these great shows this week:
Monday nights at the Roxy: AXS TV presents The World's Greatest Tribute Bands. This week the feature artist is The Ultimate Stones, a Rolling Stones tribute. Show starts at 8 p.m. and is broadcast live on AXS TV.
At the Hotel Cafe, don't miss the incredible David and Devine residency every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. in March. Come early this week for Meiko at 8 p.m. and the record release show for Jackie Brubaker at 9 p.m. Tomorrow night don't miss The Trouble with Templeton at 8 p.m. On Tuesday at 8 p.m., it's the amazing Madi Diaz. Finally, next Thursday, catch a pair of record release shows with Hayley Kiyoko at 8 p.m. and Pam Shaffer at 9 p.m.
Over at WitZend in Venice, it's a very special month. You can catch the incredible trio of Aijia Lise at 8 p.m., Sonia Rao at 9 p.m. and American Idol's Elliot Yamin at 10 p.m. every Thursday in March. In addition, this week don't miss the Song and Dance Society at 11 p.m. tonight. On Saturday at 10 p.m. catch another American Idol, Brandon Rogers.
If you enjoy the outdoors, don't forget about the local farmers' markets on Wednesdays from 12-6 p.m. at Barnsdall Park and on Sundays from 10-4 p.m. at the Post Office. There's also a farmer's market at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park on Saturdays from 10-5 p.m.
Don't forget iTunes, ReverbNation and YouTube - be adventurous and be the first to discover new talent - then share it with us all.
For more great options, check out this week's LA Weekly and click on the Music tab.
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