A happy Friday to all my fellow Melters out there. We are officially in the first weekend of February and not only that, its Superbowl weekend! While it may seem the entire planet has relocated to San Francisco for the weekend, I will attempt to give my fellow LA natives something to do if you decided to stay local this Superbowl weekend.
Now this is something Im addressing for all of you “alternative medicine” people out there or folks who just really like feeling that extra sense of encapsulation when you are watching another Marvel movie. Yes Im talking to you Cannabis customers out there. Put on by the world renowned publication “High Times”, the Cannabis Cup is a trade show for Weed which is as blunt as I can possibly be. This event celebrates everything marijuana with competitions, prizes, instructional seminars, games and musical performances. If you ever wanted to go to a comic con for stoners this is it. Also a top notch place to stock up (legally) for Super Bowl Sunday munchies. Check out details for the event at the website here: http://www.cannabiscup.com
I am a huge Coen Brothers fan. I truly have a hard time finding one of their films that I don’t thoroughly enjoy, truly geniuses of their craft. This weekend what seems to be an another amazing addition to the Coen Brothers anthology is, “Hail Caesar” which came out today. The cast is jam packed with A listers such as George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johanson, and Jonah Hill. The movie follows the kidnapping of a 1950’s Hollywood actor (played by Clooney) who will be murdered if the studio does not come up with 100,000 dollars for his ransom. Leave it to the Coen Brothers to be able to take such a grim plot and turn it into a dry comedy. Im stoked to see this movie as should the rest of you.
For all you hip hop fans out there, theres a show that you might want to consider checking out if you have the time and the funds this weekend. Now while I personally may not be too familiar with this particular artist, he has already been making big movies in the Hip Hop world and his new album “Islah” just dropped already on the top ten charts. He has a show this weekend at the El Rey Theater on Saturday. If you could swing tickets it should be an interesting show. I might show up there myself.
Now as you are probably well aware, this Sunday is indeed Superbowl Sunday. Superbowl 50 to be exact. While I know the majority of you guys have as little invested in this game as I do but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your Sunday as much as everyone else. It’s not what you are doing, it’s who you do it with, as someone once said. While I personally prefer such venues as ESPN Zone downtown or Dave N Busters (any will do) if you want a more upscale location you can try places such as: The Parlor on Melrose Ave, Goal bar on W. 3rd Street, or my personal favorite, the Super Bowl party at Lucky Strike Bowling alleys. Anywhere you can get drunk with friends you can’t really go wrong.