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Carpe Noctis: Get Ready Los Angeles for the Late Night Fantasy Event of the Season

The lineup remains a mystery until you set foot in the doors.  We’ve been told it’s a wild experience like nothing you’ve ever encountered.

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Carpe Noctis is a Late Night Theatre Festival running from 10PM – 3AM nightly, taking place the first four weekends of October at The Hollywood Theatre Complex on Santa Monica & Wilcox.  The Complex is comprised of seven venues, all of which will have shows going on every thirty minutes.

www.CarpeNoctis.com

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Some of the shows you can expect to see include Live Kung Fu, Suicidal Mimes, Knife Throwing, Rated R Children’s Theatre, Vintage Burlesque, Capoeira, Breakdance Combat, a stellar Striptease Showdown and many more surprises behind every door. (Click on the regular photos for some secrets links to past events.)

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Carpe Noctis runs every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from October 2nd through October 26th. The doors open at 10 p.m. and close at 3 a.m.

  • Festival passes include up to 4 nights of live entertainment.
  • $5 valet parking per night.
  • Each weekend pass gives you access to hundreds of shows. 
  • And the booze is FREE.

ADULTS ONLY

Sound good?

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Barnsdall Art Park Los Angeles Saturday Night Movie Series Starts September 20!

It’s an iconic part of the Los Angeles fall season and all Angelenos are invited!

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Barnsdall Art Park located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027, will be kicking off their outdoor fall film series fundraiser “Barnsdall Saturday Night Movie Series + Wine Tasting” on Saturdays, Sept 20 through Oct. 18. 

Barnsdall Art Park Foundation and Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell present “School Nights,” an outdoor fall film series fundraiser celebrating beloved high school movies. Relive the wonder and terror of your teen years with these five essential films that celebrate adolescent angst, raging hormones and twisted teachers.  Kicking off on September 20th with the first movie– School of Rock—guests can come get settled and enjoy some wine and musical entertainment from 5.30pm with the movies starting at sundown—7.30pm– on top of Loz Feliz’s scenic Olive Hill.

Join fellow Angelenos on the lush west lawn of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, which reopens to the public soon.

tickets, cinema, movies, filmTickets cost $25 for movies plus tasting (3 pours of wine or beer) or $10 for the movie without beverages.

Please visit www.barnsdall.org to learn more or #BarnsdallMovieNights #SchoolNights
Here’s the movie lineup:
• September 20th: School of Rock
• September 27th: Election
• October 4th: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School
• October 11th: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
• October 18th: Carrie

page_moviesEnjoy movies on a high resolution screen with surprise guests introducing the movies, and musical entertainment from the likes of KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox and Marion Hodges spinning until dusk. Get schooled with a curated selection of wine and beers, courtesy of Silverlake Wine, and LA’s finest food trucks.

Support the People’s Park with this popular family friendly event that has raised nearly half a million dollars to support the Park’s capital projects, art programs, historic renovations and gallery exhibitions over the last five years.

 

Get In The Contest and Show Us Your Taters!

Snap a potato photo, tag it with #TopTater and you could win $100

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Ok it’s a bit kitchy, sure.  But autumn is rolling around soon and what better time to hunker down with everyone’s favorite tuber.

A #TopTater worthy dish is not your average baked potato or ho-hum casserole. It’s delicious. It’s memorable. It’s different. It’s a potato dish that makes you go “yum!” And ultimately, it’s a potato-centric moment that could earn you the chance to win the $100 prize that the United States Potato Board (USPB) is giving away every week.

“Consumers and chefs are cooking with potatoes like never before. It’s so exciting to see dishes like Potato Nachos, Breakfast Skins and Tater Tot Thai Lettuce Cups coming out of home and professional kitchens these days,” said Meredith Myers, Consumer Marketing Manager. “We want to celebrate potato innovation so if you see a #TopTater dish at a restaurant, at the grocery store, at a street vendor cart or even on the grill in your own backyard, tell us about it!”

How to enter:

  1. Snap: Snap a picture of a #TopTater dish.
  2. Share: Tag your picture with #TopTater and share it on Instagram, the Potato Goodness Facebook page, or upload it directly at PotatoGoodness.com/TopTater.
  3. Enter: Follow the link on the auto response form and complete the entry form.

No matter how you enjoy them, don’t forget the nutritional power of potatoes: one medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana (450g), provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent), and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. With seven unique potato types and many ways to prepare them, you can enjoy potatoes every day of the week.

A weekly $100 #TopTater winner will be announced on the Potato Goodness Facebook page every Friday through June 26, 2015.

Visit www.PotatoGoodness.com for more mouthwatering #TopTater inspiration and official contest rules. You can also sign-up to receive the United States Potato Board’s weekly recipe email to receive a new potato recipe in your email in-box each week.

Facebook.com/PotatoGoodness

Pinterest.com/PotatoGoodness

Instagram.com/PotatoGoodness

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Music Monday: The Wild Carmella

“Charm, now lost in the dark forest was distracting herself by spinning words, pounding a hollow trunk, and wooing the birds to sing her tune.”

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Electro Alternative Pop, singer Tracy Lorin let’s loose in The Wild by Carmella.  Gia On The Move first heard the uninhibited poetic sounds of this music artist at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA back in May and has been a fan ever since.   The Wild was sent to us unreleased in a private link and we just couldn’t wait to spotlight it!  Gorgeous, dark, emotional lyrics and sound for your spirit to take flight!

Follow Carmella on Twitter: @CarmellaTweets

~written by Tracy Lorin & RickEy Lumpkin II : produced by RickEy Lumpkin II

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A Remembrance for 9/11

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Standing in the middle of a crowd on 6th avenue and West 4th Street alongside thousands of people marching up from Wall Street, turning around to watch the 2nd Tower fall and realizing there was a dead silence on the street. Not a moan, a cry, a hum, a bird tweeting, a fire engine screaming…just silence. And all I could think of was Edgar’s line in King Lear:

The worst is not
So long as we can say ‘This is the worst.’ 

In that moment, the worst had happened because no one had words for it and could not speak aloud about what they were witnessing.

Remembering 9/11 today and our then Wall St. colleagues at Cantor Fitzgerald as well as the downtown Police and Fire precincts. Some of those guys I never saw again. That was hard.

Remembering running to St. Vincent’s Hospital to do anything — donate blood, clothing, food. That hospital is no longer there. It’s another gaping hole where my heart used to be.

Remembering my theatre company friends who made extreme efforts to find out if I was ok that day thinking I was in one of the towers. I’m so grateful to have been so loved as to have my people come looking for me physically and on the phone the entire week that followed. I am so proud that we opened our show Off-Broadway a month later and that every show on Broadway and off still went on in spite of how scared everyone was.

Proud of how New Yorkers in a split second heartbeat, dropped all arguments and joined in solidarity to help one another, how ordinary people ran downtown to the rescue and never stopped hoping for a miracle.

My friends, my friends we were in the thick of it. And I’m glad we are still here. But it is difficult not to mourn this day over and over again.  All I can do is ‘remember’. ~Gia

Holy Cow! Santa Monica Gets Its Own Texas Roadhouse

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Step inside the modern Texas roadhouse – real American hardwood siding, weathered wooden tables, a chandelier made from vintage milk bottles, front patio with green “turf” floor and tall milking stools at the dining bar.   Fun artwork and artifacts decorate the walls including the Holy Cow California flag. Meals are served on pie tins, oversized pans and tin cups and drinks come in Mason Jars.

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Welcome to the new Holy Cow BBQ restaurant – quintessentially American authentic barbecue – slow smoked goodness.

Opening Saturday, September 13

Location:  264  26th Street  (across from Brentwood Country Mart)  Santa Monica  CA  90402

Phone:  310-883-6COW
Days/Hours:    Sunday – Thursday 11 – 10;  
Friday – Saturday 11 – 11   

Holy Cow was created by Rob Serritella and the team behind the popular Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz.  Executive Chef at Holy Cow is Michael Rosen, former chef at Zeke’s Barbeque. In case you don’t remember, this past year Gia On The Move featured Messhall’s original Strawberry Shortcake and the Irish Goodbye .  We’ve sampled the food and loved it!

“Hang out” or “Take Out” Holy Cow’s Cow Van will even deliver to your door.

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BBQ is all about the basics:  Comfort food in a comfortable setting featuring the finest cuts of meat, poultry and fish….rubbed, smoked and cooked to perfection.   They source the finest ingredients – seeking out local, organic, sustainable and natural foods.   And we’ll be smoking with pure hickory.  They’ll be sauces a plenty – smoky, spicy, sweet, Tomato or Mustard base.

  • House Brisket (Texas), Tri-Tip (Santa Maria), Pulled pork (Carolina) and Baby Backs (Memphis, Kansas City)  to specialties like the Prairie Dog (Louisiana Hot Link),  and El Jefe (LA’s own).
  • Saddle up some of our Scratch sides – Kettle Beans, Creamed Greens, Mac & Cheeese, Sweet Potato et al
  • Plenty of fresh farm greens and veggies too plus Roasted Corn Chowder and Brentwood Vegan Chili
  • Deep Fried CornBread so good you’ll want a plateful.
  • Leave room for Sweets like a Cow Pie, Berry Crumb or a homemade Trail Bar
  • Special Youngins Menu that’s sure to please

Check out their Facebook page

Music Monday: Stereo Off! It’s “Bullet Time”

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Brooklyn-based electro-rock quintet, Stereo Off, release their video for “Bullet Time,” the first video from their debut, five-song EP, New York (2014).

Stereo Off’s video for “Bullet Time”was written, directed and edited by the band’s own Niall Madden (bassist, rhythm guitar) and features frontman Sebastian Marciano (vocals/keyboard) on the run in a mafioso-esque cat-and-mouse chase, complete with a zombie dance party.

The black and white film overlay adds to the overall vibe of the song and plays the video much like an old school movie. On this “zero-budget” video project, the band gathered friends to utilize a DIY approach to finding actors and filming locations. News Whistle says “this band is moving fast towards golden indie shores” and after checking out the video, I’m sure you’ll agree!

The DIY nature of the video has caught the eyes of various film festivals including the New York Indie Film Festival and Coney Island Film Festival, and both plan to feature the video in their short-film awards category.

Stereo Off was formed in late 2012, when a solo project by Marciano turned into a full-blown, five-piece band. Through bandmates from previous musical collaborations and mutual college friends, Marciano was introduced to Steve Williams (lead guitar/backing vocals), Niall Madden (bass/rhythm guitar), Darren Jones (drums) and Bridget Fitzgerald (keyboard/viola). Amongst them, there’s a classically trained Juilliard Masters violinist, an audio-engineer and a Brit. With varying instrumentation and orchestration brought to the table by the five musicians, the tracks on the debut EP accurately showcase the variable sound Stereo Off can execute.  Recently, the band has begun to incorporate more electronic and production elements during live shows. The band has played at  NYC venues, including the Knitting Factory, Glasslands and The Rock Shop. Music from Stereo Off has been featured in various short films that made festivals around the United States.