Weekend Docket: 10/5/12

I'll keep this short and sweet, it's the weekend and I'm reclaiming my single-dom so I expect I'll be out with my girlfriends enjoying the town!  Cheers!

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Friday, 10/5
The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years
Timed with the release of the freaking awesome Adele Bond Song the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present "The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years." Held 50 years to the day after the U.K. opening of the first Bond film, "Dr. No," the evening pays homage to the memorable title songs and indelible scores that have become as celebrated as the films themselves. Hosted by music historian and writer Jon Burlingame, the program will feature many of the people who made the music, including composer Bill Conti ("For Your Eyes Only"), songwriter Carole Bayer Sager ("Nobody Does It Better" from "The Spy Who Loved Me"), lyricist Don Black (title songs for "Thunderball," "Diamonds Are Forever," "The Man with the Golden Gun" and "The World Is Not Enough") and guitarist Vic Flick, who laid down the famous guitar lick for the "James Bond Theme." There also will be a special video message from actor Roger Moore. Tickets are $5 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2012/20120921.html

Saturday, 10/6
Eagle Rock Music Festival
2pm - 11pm
Dancing in the streets until midnight is probably not the most attractive idea in the hot and humid Miami-like weather we've been enduring lately. In a little more than three weeks, though, that’s precisely what tens of thousands of people are likely to do as Eagle Rock’s biggest annual event—the 14th Eagle Rock Music Festival—gets underway. Last year’s festival, held on the stretch of Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Townsend, started at 4 p.m. This year, the festival kicks off at 2 p.m. to enable more “family friendly programming,” in the words of Renée Dominique, development director at the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, which presents the festival along with the office of Councilmember José Huizar. Colorado Blvd., b/t Argus Dr. & Eagle Rock Blvd. N., Eagle Rock http://cfaer.org/

A Current Affair: Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace
2pm - 9pm
Los Angeles based vintage pop up A Current Affair brings together over 30 of the best vintage retailers and private dealers for semi-annual shows that showcase the best in vintage rarities. The show features an open bar, music by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges, and a special guest host who curates an exhibit of vintage looks pulled from the show. Founder Richard Wainwright states “the vision behind A Current Affair is that of a unique vintage marketplace where the fashion forward customer merges with inspiring vintage collections that are relevant within the realm of contemporary style.” Each A Current Affair event presents an opportunity to shop rare and one of a kind items. Subscribe to our mailing list above to keep informed of future events and special offers. For information of becoming a vendor, please contact us with a brief description of your business and include relevant links and images. Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St., at E. Ninth St. Downtown http://itsacurrentaffair.com/

BAM Fest
Beer, Art and Music! Who could ask for a more wonderful combination. This October 18th Street Arts Center brings its renowned BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) to the Westside of L.A. Held in the heart of Santa Monica, BAM Fest celebrates the best of locally produced art and music in conjunction with a variety of delicious craft beers. With 35-plus breweries, 4 bands, 3 galleries, open artist studios, an artist market, and gourmet food trucks, BAM Fest is prepared to draw record-breaking crowds in its third year as one of the Westsides’ most anticipated festivals. 18th Street Arts Center Map 1639 18th Street (@ Olympic) http://18thstreet.org/public-programs/upcoming-events/bam-fest-2012

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
10:30am - 4:30pm
On Saturday, October 6, 2012, the 3rd annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic will return to the beautiful Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades for the most highly anticipated and stylish daytime event in Los Angeles! Set on the idyllic grounds where famous actor and polo connoisseur Will Rogers used to play polo himself along with fellow Hollywood luminaries, this historic site is located just outside Rogers’ former private home. Angelenos are invited to spend their Saturday watching world-renowned polo player and event co-host Nacho Figueras and his team, Black Watch, go head-to-head against Team Nespresso, all while sipping Veuve Clicquot and enjoying fare from some of Los Angeles’ most celebrated gourmet food trucks. 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road Pacific Palisades http://www.vcpoloclassic.com/

29th Hollywood Forever Cemetery Event
10am - 12pm
Join us Saturday, October 6, 2012 for a pre-Halloween tour people are dying to take. The 2 to 2-1/2 hour guided walking tour explores the early pioneers who mapped Hollywood, and those stars and movie moguls who put Hollywood on the map. Tourgoers can expect an historical perspective of Hollywood within the 113-year old cemetery from the Victorian, Art Deco, and Modern tombstones-- and the stories they tell. Tours depart every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. until noon from the fountain inside the main gate. Please note the last scheduled tour leaves at noon. Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. http://adsla.org/info/content/october-6-29th-hollywood-forever-cemetery-event

Barnsdall Outdoor Movies: Pulp Fiction
Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy outdoor screenings on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, perched on the beautiful Olive Hill at Barnsdall Park. Join us for beer, wine, and a modern classic film that showcases the architectural and historical uniqueness of Los Angeles. All screenings are 17+ to attend and 21+ to drink. This is seriously my FAVORITE outdoor screening series in Los Angeles and with their awesome lineup you should seriously start planning your Saturday nights around this! Remaining Screenings Oct 6: Pulp Fiction, Oct 13: Sunset Boulevard, Oct 20: Laurel Canyon, Oct 27: House on Haunted Hill. Barnsdall Art Park is located at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90027 http://www.barnsdall.org/events-2/outdoor-movies/

Sunday, 10/7
1st Annual FIG Restaurant Sausage Fest
5pm - 8pm
This is probably the one sausage fest that guys won’t object to going to. It features all the sausage you can take for $69 and beer to wash that all down. Participating chefs include Ray’s and Stark Bar’s Kris Morningstar, Cooks County’s Daniel Mattern and, of course, Fig’s Ray Garcia. Its the inaugural Sausage Fest with a night of links, sides and other snacks, plus beers from Smog City, Hopf Wheat and Noble Ale Works! Fig Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica http://figsausagefest.eventbrite.com/

Abbot Kinney Festival
10am - 6pm
It's the annual block party celebrating youth, arts, and beautification programs turns AK up a notch with crafts, beer gardens, and three stages of music. Who doesn't love spending an lovely day strolling around the best of the vintage Venice hipsters, listening to music, eating good food and drinking beer? Plus, as a true community collaborator, the festival lightens its footprint with bike valets, biodegradable utensils, and a multitude of recycling bins. Abbot Kinney Blvd., b/t Main St. & Venice Blvd., Venice http://abbotkinney.org/