Things to do this weekend: March 24th – 26th – Gay Musicals, Food Trucks and Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson to Bare His Soul(Pancake) at USC
Friday, March 25 – Bovard Auditorium, USC
Escape the rain by seeing Rainn Wilson speak at USC this weekend (pun delightfully intended). You may know Rainn Wilson as endearingly awkward Dwight Schrute from the Office, but turns out Rainn has a lot more on his mind than being an actor. He recently launched Soul Pancake, a website that’s devoted to asking life’s tough questions. Enlightenment from a fictional paper salesman? Only at USC.
Free and open to the public, reserve your ticket using the link above!
The Next Fairy Tale: A Gay Fairy Tale Musical
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – March 25, 26, 27 – Celebration Theatre
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Prince Charming was in fact pining for a Prince, instead of a Princess? Well, The Next Fairy Tale takes on the classic fairy tale musical and brings it into the 21st Century. Complete with not one, but three fairy godmothers, this song-filled spectacle will satisfy your fairy tale fix while delivering a refreshing message of tolerance.
LA Sake Festival
Saturday, March 26 – Hollywood Renaissance Hotel
There are only three words you’ll need to know before you walk into the LA Sake Festival: ichi, ni, san (that’s one, two three in Japanese!). With each shot you throw back (of the 100 varieties of sake at the festival) you can use your new catch phrase to impress partygoers. Also, take advantage of the introductory sake lessons so you can become the sake guru you were born to be.
Tickets are $50 and include admission, sake (of course), introductory classes, and dessert!
2011 LA Film + Music Weekend
Friday, Saturday, Sunday – March 25, 26, 27 – Beverly Hills
One thing the rain can’t interfere with is a movie festival. With two venues and four screens, the 2011 LA Film + Music Weekend boasts both short and feature films from award-winning filmmakers and newbie auteurs alike. Two highlights you won’t want to miss: a Michael Jackson documentary and Beatles tribute film. If you want to make a weekend of it, check out the Thompson Hotel for discounted rates (make sure to mention the festival!).
NoHo Food Festival and Flea Market
Sunday, March 26 – 11 to 5 pm
One of the greatest phenomena of recent memory is without a doubt the birth of the gourmet food truck. This Sunday, brave the rain and reward yourself by feasting on food from Ragin’ Cajun Café, Sweet E’s Bake Shop, Me So Hungry Truck and Fresh Fries (among others). When you’re done noshing, browse the flea market for some one-of-a-kind finds.
This year, Mother Nature has treated Angelenos to the gift of rain. Lots of it. Unfortunately, when it rains in LA, everyone panics, especially drivers. Instead of driving more carefully, people go nuts and drive worse. Here are some tips for surviving rain season in Los Angeles when you’re on the road: