L.A. Weekend Non-Boring Guide, 4/6/12

Friday, 4/6/12: Madonnalogues

Madonnathon at the Cavern Club

Message from the organizers: Nadya Ginsburg. The L.A.-via-N.Y. actress has done TV, film, commercials and loads of Internet videos, and currently writes the bitchy words that come out of Joan Rivers’ botox-smoothed mouth on E! Fashion Police. But she’s best known for her nearly dozen hysterical spoofs of the Queen of Pop.

When: 4/6/12 @ 9PM
Where: Cavern Club, 1920 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, 90026
Cost: $12
Web: Cavern Club

Jelly Co-Working Day, Hot Dogs & Beer Happy Hour

Co-working, hot dogs and camaraderie

Message From the Organizers: Come on in to Kleverdog Coworking, grab a chair at the big open desk, log in to the free wifi, grab yourself a beverage and a snack, and get some work done alongside other Los Angeles freelancers and creative minds. Bring your own lunch (we have a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave), or grab lunch at the many inexpensive restaurants in the area, or we could all order in, family style.

Be sure to say hello to the other coworkers, trade business cards, find out what everyone is working on. We can do a group show-and-tell at the end of the day or give a demo of your product/service and get some feedback. If you can’t stay for the whole day, why not just stop in and check it out and experience a little of what coworking is all about? AND, when the work day is done, stay for our HAPPY HOUR! Hot dogs and beer!

Meetup Hours: Work: 8:30am – 5:00pm, Fun: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

When: 4/6/12 @ 9PM
Where: Kleverdog Coworking, 418 Bamboo Lane, Suite A, Los Angeles, 90012, 323-924-8463 x3
Cost: FREE
Web: Jelly LA

Saturday 4/7/12: 82nd Annual Blessings of the Animals

A Los Angeles tradition since 1930

Message From the Organizers: The Olvera Street Merchants present the annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The event takes place from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at El Pueblo Historical Monument, with a procession on Olvera Street commencing at 2:00 p.m. and blessing to immediately follow. There will be food, lots of animals and musical entertainment! In addition, there will be pony rides for children and a petting zoo complete with llamas, sheep,cows and other animals.

This colorful celebration has delighted visitors to Olvera Street for generations. Over the years many animals have been blessed – from cats and dogs to more exotic pets such as snakes and iguanas. The Most Reverend Archbishop of Los Angeles José H. Gomez will individually bless all pets.

When: 4/7/12 @ 12PM-5PM
Where: 125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, 90012
Cost: FREE
Web: El Pueblo Historical Monument

Sunday, 4/8/12: Easter Sunday Brunch & Passover

Easter brunch at Pasadena's Barcelona

Barcelona (Pasadena) Nothing says Easter like chorizo and champagne. Pasadena’s Barcleona is featuring a Spanish-infused menu with classic brunch favorites like pancakes and French toast. RSVP recommended. Sunday, April 8th, 10-3PM, 46 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, 91105, 626-405-1000.

Cliff’s Edge (Silver Lake) It’s supposed to be beautifully sunny on Sunday, so why not enjoy Easter brunch under a canopy of trees in Silver Lake! Cliff’s Edge is delivering a menu of favorites with some of the best locally sourced fruits and veggies around. Sunday, April 8th, 3626 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026, 323-666-6116.

Rosa Mexicano (Downtown) Mexican Passover? We like the sound of that. The menu features Latin-inspired interpretations of classic Seder specialties including Jonathan Waxman’s Haroset (dates, coconut, tangerine, pomegranate, almonds, cinnamon and rose apples); Hierbas Amargas/Maror (Beets, romaine, scallions and avocado salad with horseradish, served with parsley and matzoh); Huachinango “Gefilte Fish”/Red Snapper Gefilte Fish (fish dumplings of red snapper with jalapenos and red peppers) and Tacos de Tinga de Res/ Pulled Beef Brisket Tacos. April 6th-April 13th, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015, 310-274-0101

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