Friday, May 24, 2013

What To Do In LA This Weekend: Reggae Festival, Gallery Opening & Korean BBQ at Susan Feniger's Street


Oh my God I love Santigold. Or Santigod. Your pick. This weekend she's performing amongst many others on UCLA's Intramural Field for the 27th annual JazzReggae Festival. It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend. So why not braid your hair and gently rock your body back and forth with your eyes half closed for awhile? 

She'll be on the first day, May 26th. Also jamming on their Sunday line-up will be Common and LA's own Ryan McDermott. Then on the 27th, the artists include Marcia GriffithsMr. Vegas and Ziggy Marley.

Remind me to tell you my Ziggy Marley story.  

If only I could remember it. 

It was Jamaica. 

It was a long time ago.

That's not really why I can't fully remember it. 

They'll have the usual tie-dye shirts and stuff up for grabs but they'll also have art on display and jewelry and clothing for sale. Personally I think the big selling point (aside from the music of course) will be the tons of delicious food on hand including Jamaican dishes from Auntie P's, Ethiopian food, and Hawkin's Burgers which seriously looks so AMAZING they're worth the price of admission alone.

Click here for more information about how to get tix. [p.s.: if you buy them ahead of time you save a little cashola].

I seem to remember imitating Barbara Walters or maybe it was my friend Ellen who became Barbara. Or maybe none of that happened... Ah, Jamaica...

Now on a smaller scale, Saturday night there's a really cool gathering happening for an AWESOME cause. Take a swing by Dustmuffin at 3517 Sunset in Silverlake. Their Gallery will be premiering art by Marc Fellner known for his animal portrait art. A portion of the proceeds from the event will help raise funds for two great animal rescue organizations: Sante D'or and The Linda Blair World Heart Foundation.

The party starts at 4 but the store opens at 10 a.m. So if you're in the hood, you should check it out anyway. Seriously, this isn't just a gallery. In fact Dustmuffin happens to be one of the best gift shops in LA. Here's a sample of their very fine goodies:

Candy Dish (or Dessert Tray?) $37.50

old-timey clocks

skull earrings

Bacon Socks

Solid Perfume for $28

Music Boxes

Indie Wrapping Paper

I would've killed for this horse when I was a kid
Like I said, the store opens at 10. And the event goes until 8 pm. There'll be wine and art and stuff to buy and lots of peeps and this dog...

Dog Not For Sale
Lastly if you're thinking It's vacation. It's a long weekend. All I want to do is hang, graze and shmooze, you can do it to your heart's content this Sunday at Susan Feniger's Street.

Giant Robot, Street Exec Chef and Susan's Partner Kajsa Alger along with Feniger will be hosting a Korean BBQ party all day and into the night. The cooking and pop up shopping starts at noon and runs until 9pm. It's a very open air type restaurant - one of my all-time favorites in Los Angeles - so you know the food's gonna be goooooooooooood.


Street's located on Highland just above Melrose in Hollywood. Tickets for this event are $45 at the door which includes 4 drink tickets. If you call and buy in advance - I don't know how far in advance - it's only $35. Just give them a ring at 323-203-0500.

Kimchi, Sake Punch and Korean tacos - Oh 나의!

Have a great weekend and who knows, maybe I'll see you!



  1. I like it! And I LOVE that Lucha Libre wrapping paper...insane!!