Critical 5 things to do in L.A.: money equals happiness, September 14-16
People are always saying that money can't buy you happiness, which is true...except when it comes to loopholes. Money can buy you a ticket to a lobster festival, and that's got to make you pretty darn happy. All over L.A. this weekend you can find a variety of things to make you happy. All you have to do is shell out a little cash, and in return you get to do things like eat unlimited amounts of delicious shellfish and watch some of the best comedians in America do their best to make you laugh.
10 Things I Hate About You & Mean Girls Drink-Along
For only $12 this Friday you can watch two great movies while sipping away on a cold beer. The Independent Theater in Downtown is playing a classic double feature of two funny films about high school angst back to back. Everyone these days remembers Heath Ledger for his amazing performance in The Dark Knight, but let's not forget how charming and sweet he was as the bad boy with a heart in 10 Things I Hate About You. And what better way to follow that up than with Lindsey Lohan as the naïve and home schooled girl from Africa? First drink is on the house with the price of admission.
This Friday, the hilarious comedian from Parks and Rec, Aziz Ansari (also known as Raaaaaaaandy), will be coming to Los Angeles to entertain audiences with his strange and witty personality. If you've got about 30 bucks, you've got yourself a good time. His performance at the Orpheum Theater is sure to be worth the cash.
This Friday, the sullen and sultry singer from the comes back to Los Angeles to perform her hits at the Greek Theater. For about $50 you can see this platinum-selling artist do her thing on stage. Sure, the price seems a bit... Criminal... but when you're sitting in the audience listening to her croon, it'll be worth it.
Port of L.A. Lobster Festival
Starting on Friday, Los Angeles is going to be crawling with lobsters and shelfish-enthusiasts alike. For three days straight the Port of L.A. is being taken over by all things lobster. With fresh lobster meals for only $19, this is definitely one of the festivals of the summer you won't want to miss. Just don't forget to bring your bib.
If you are finding yourself hard up for cash these days, it's probably because you're suffering through the weekday slog at a shitty job. But don't worry, the Upright Citizens Brigade is here to turn your mundane Mondays into comedic fodder. And for only $5! For their Sunday night performances of Shitty Jobs, they pick a (willing) participant out of the audience and then create a whole improv show based on their workday experiences. There's no better way to finish off your weekend before you head back into the office the next day.