Get Out: Sunday
YOU CAN SUSTAIN
Sustainable L.A. is a day-long event about urban environmentalism, where Grand Ave in Downtown will be filled with 50-60 booths of farmers, food, green businesses and community non-profits represented. The event is free-to-the-public and includes a farmer's market featuring local organic produce, food, local beer and organic wine garden, free screenings of environmental documentary films at the MOCA, live entertainment and family-friendly activities, and four separate panel discussions in the outdoor amphitheater. It's part of the closing day of the Downtown Film Festival.
PAY SO KIDS CAN PLAY
Play Jazz, that is. It's the annual fundraiser for the Pasadena Jazz Institute, and if you can still jump in with a table reservation, you'll get to experience a meet and greet with former LA Laker basketball great Kareem Abdul Jabbar (also the evening's MC), and see performances by The Jazz Camp All Stars and Chuchito Valdez. Tickets are $75, and proceeds go to teach kids how to play improv jazz. After 10 p.m. it's open to the public for $25 admission. Get on the horn for this one: (626) 398-3344.
CHEER THE PADDLE BOATERS
It's the 826LA Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta, raising funds for the kids who benefit from 826LA's awesome programs. See two-person teams of paddle boaters take to the lake. Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event, as well as sailor hats, noisemakers, and foam fingers! The Regatta starts at 4 p.m. then head over to the after concert at The Echo (for a $10 donation admission).
FAREWELL & FIESTA
Head over to the Barracuda store on 7769 Melrose Ave for the 55DSL Farewell Fiesta. They're saying goodbye to their Junior Lucky Bastard, Charlene Davies, who will be continuing her worldwide tour in Japan. Spend a Sunny Sunday afternoon with free drinks by Colt45, free tacos, free polaroids by Ronys Photobooth, music by DJ Dan-O, Ping Pong, 55DSL giveaways and more! No RSVP's needed.
FUNNY MOVIE NIGHT
The masterminds behind Comedy Death-Ray bring you the comedians you know and love, screening the films that have influenced their work. Tonight's showing of 1976's The Bad News Bears was selected by Patton Oswalt, who will introduce and discuss the film (ahem) and its importance. Then what else is there to do but watch! BYOP (popcorn), sit back, and no throwing Junior Mints! It's $5 and @9:30 p.m.
Other Things to Do: Live the good life at Pamper Me Fabulous, check out the all-day breakfasts (and lunches) at Kitchen 24, work on your Afrobeat collection, brave the crowds of tourists at Hollywood & Highland to take a closer look at what some consider to be the ugliest building in LA, or check out Yoko Ono's Wish Tree in Pasadena.