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Bottled Water, Boxed Wine & Babies: Underworld At The Hollywood Bowl

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Last night, my friend Eileen invited me to attend a concert at the Hollywood Bowl with a group of her friends and because I always have a great time with Eileen, I was happy to attend. The techno act Underworld were headlining with Jungle as the opening act. Now, I used to be pretty into techno music back in the day (after all, Detroit is the birthplace of techno music) and I am an Underworld fan but, honestly, if it weren’t for Eileen’s invitation, I probably wouldn’t have attended this show. Thankfully, she did invite me because I had a really fun time under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl listening to a live soundtrack provided by Underworld. More »

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10 Years Of iam8bit

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Last night I attended the 10 year anniversary of the pop culture art gallery iam8bit here in LA last night with Eileen and we enjoyed a really nice night of video game-inspired art, free booze and food & drink afterward. I’ve been a huge fan of the iam8bit gallery for years now. The last big exhibit I went to see there was back in 2013 when they installed a life-size Scrooge McDuck bank vault (from Duck Tales) that visitors could play in (remember THESE fun photos?). The show last night was a neat overview of what iam8bit has been showing for the past decade, we had a lot of fun. More »

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That’s Entertainment

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Last night was a really fun night for me … I got to spend time with my friend Michael (who I don’t get to see nearly as much as I’d like due to the fact that he lives in NYC) and then I got to see Jurassic World in 4DX again (I know, I’m obsessed, I can’t help it). Michael has been in San Francisco lately directing a production of Peter Pan (which I am SO BUMMED I missed, it closes this weekend) and he was passing through LA yesterday and reached out for a hang. He took me to see a musical production at the Geffen Playhouse that blew me away so entirely, I can’t even believe how lucky I was to see the show. After my time with Michael, I met up with Eileen and her friend Jacqui at the Regal Cinemas Theater at LA Live in DTLA to see Jurassic again in 4DX … and it was just as fun as the first time! More »

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Dinner With Duke, Party With Lenka

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Yesterday was a really great day for me. I got to spend time with dear friends who I hadn’t seen in far too long and then I got to attend a really fun concert of one of my fave singer/songwriters. Before yesterday, it had been almost a month since I saw Emma, Josh and baby Duke … which is just, unacceptable. Emma’s sister Chelsea has moved to LA and her boyfriend Michael was visiting from San Francisco so we had a nice family affair yesterday afternoon/evening. Last night, I made my way to the legendary Troubadour to see Lenka live in concert. I saw her last year in concert at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood and, well, I simply must see her every time she comes to town. The show last night was so much fun … and getting to chat for a bit with Lenka afterward was just the icing on the cake. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Jurassic World’ In 4DX

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Jurassic World, a sequel film to the original Jurassic Park that was released 22 years ago this week, opens nationally today but last night I was able to attend an early screening of the movie with a couple of my dearest friends. Eileen, Darion and I met up at the Regal Cinemas Theater in LA Live in DTLA last night to see a showing of Jurassic World in 4DX (which, if you are unfamiliar, is a movie-going experience where the seats move, light, water, air and odor effects are choreographed to match the action in the movie). I can say very confidently that Jurassic World is an excellent action-packed summer movie that will thrill audiences around the world. In 4DX, I can honestly say that it was one of the greatest movie-going experiences of my life. I know, it sounds like an insane exaggeration but it is the truth. More »

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AY’s B-Day

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I’ve been very fortunate to celebrate the birthdays of an amazing group of friends over the past week or so … starting with Darion, then Eileen, then Ollie. Yesterday was my dear friend (and fellow Michigander) Adriana’s birthday so I got to celebrate with her last night. She wanted to something really simple, really small … so we grabbed dinner at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz. We were joined by her longtime roommate and had a wonderful dinner together celebrating Adriana’s amazingness and generally getting caught up with one another. More »

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Happy Ollie Day

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Today is my friend Ollie’s birthday (you may know her as the amazing musician Hustle Roses) and I hope you will join me in sending her all the BIRTHDAY LURVE in the world today! I won’t be able to celebrate with Ollie in person today because her man Caleb whisked her off for a weekend at the Happiest Place on Earth. The pair got themselves a room at Disney and spent their Friday and will spend their Saturday playing in the park together … which, honestly, is the BEST way to celebrate one’s birthday. More »

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Joyeaux Anniversaire, Eileen

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Yesterday was my dear friend Eileen’s birthday and altho we won’t be really whooping it up until Saturday night, there was a bit of celebration to be had last night to mark the occasion. Eileen invited her friend Vanessa and me to join her for a small dinner at Terrine and we had the best night together. Eileen always has the skinny on the hot new places and she really wanted to try out this French restaurant (which was a far cry from her birthday dinner last year at Medieval Times). The food was amaze but the company was even better. It was a great way to celebrate Eileen’s birth. More »

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A Night In The Park

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Last night I made my way down to Anaheim to meet up with my friend Jamie who is in town this week visiting from Las Vegas. She and I actually met at Disneyland a few years ago and managed to stay in touch. When she told me she would be at Disney for a few days this week, well, I had to get down there to spend some time with her. I managed to get my friends Elena, Jessie, Alex and Eddy to meet up with us so we could make a night of it. I don’t get to get down to the park midweek very often but now that summer is nearly here, I might have to get back into the habit … because last night was so much fun. More »

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When The Bats Come Out To Play

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Yesterday was that hallowed day when all of the goths come out to play at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure for Bat’s Day. To be honest, after the crazy night I had Saturday, I was feeling REALLY lazy Sunday morning and I contemplated not going to Disney … then I remembered it was Bat’s Day and there’s no WAY I was gonna miss Bat’s Day. I dunno why but I absolutely LOVE the sight of all the goths playing in Disneyland. Sure, you see a few here and there all year long but Bat’s Day is really special. I’m glad I went because I had a blast, as usual. More »

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