Get Out: Saturday
CHOMP ON SOME CRAWFISH
Head down to the Rainbow Lagoon for Long Beach's 15th Annual Crawfish Festival. From Noon til midnight tonight (and Noon til 11 p.m. tomorrow, too) you can rock out to Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans music and chow down on some authentic Louisiana-style crawfish.
TIME TO TIKI
Check out the Tonga Hut Art Show, featuring the work of Tom Thordarson, Micko, Tiki Tony, Ocea Otica, Jeremy Melton, and Skinny Dog Designs and celebrate the release of Tiki Magazine. The Tonga Hut is a Tiki Lounge that's been rocking in North Hollywood for almost 50 years!
LEARN ABOUT THE LYDECKERS
Two brothers in the 1930s worked together on some amazing special effects, and in turn influenced brother Howard's design of his home, which is now a historical monument. Learn about the brothers, their artistry, and the Lydecker home from experts and family members in this event that takes place this afternoon as a partnership between the American Cinematheque and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.
EAT FRO-YO, MEET ACTRESS, FUNDRAISE
From 1 to 3 this afternoon you can meet actress Kristen Bell and get yourself some frozen yogurt with the proceeds going to benefit Invisible Children. It's at the Red Mango in Westwood Village.
Other Things to Do: See the last performances of the NOW Festival at the REDCAT, take part in the Underwear Affair, avoid the Hollywood Sobriety Checkpoint (if you've been drinking...take the Red Line or hail a cab!), eat at the new Loteria Grill location in Hollywood, see the new artwork up at Giant Robot, or browse the shelves at the newly expanded Skylight Books.