Some of the WOW staff who are not having birthdays have made plans and bought tickets to see k.d. lang and Rufus Wainwright perform Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Of course, the legendary Rev. Al Green is performing the same night at the Greek Theatre in Griffith Park. WOW tape operator Laura Shady is torn between the two concerts on Saturday, but is going to the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday afternoon. She’ll run into Robin Nelson there. Robin will have spent Saturday, starting at noon, organizing a community meeting to save the Belmont Subway Tunnel and Graffiti Park (1304 W. 2nd street) from loft developers and Starbucks.
Moye Ishimoto will see Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle sometime over the weekend because, she says, we have to support Asian Americans in film, and this is the first major feature with a lead character who’s Asian and doesn’t have an accent.
At 8:30AM Saturday, In Pacoima, there’s the Blessing of the Cars in Hansen Dam Park, but that’s the day Jason Bryan is playing tennis in the morning, followed by swimming, followed by a tour of used book stores in the Valley, he says. Then he’s boozing it up at a house party. On Sunday, he’s doing laundry and reading the books he purchased on Saturday.
David Schiff is playing golf on Saturday but won’t say where.
James St. James is overly excited to be going to the Egyptian Theater to see the Steve Martin starrer Pennies From Heaven at 5PM on Saturday (Christopher Walken dances!) and staying seated for the double bill of The Apple [Ed. note: worst movie ever] and Can’t Stop the Music (directed by Nancy Walker!), starting at 7:30.
Saturday night, just about everyone who’s not at k.d. or the Reverend or sitting through the double feature at the Egyptian will be going to star-studded (literally) Hollywood Forever Cemetery for an outdoor screening of The Big Clock, directed by Mia Farrow’s dad, John. Very romantic, very noir. The only thing more Hollywood than watching a movie is watching a movie under the stars – and over the stars whose movie you’re watching. OK, and a little creepy.
On Saturday, I’ll be doing laundry and vacuuming in the morning (kidding) and reading newspapers and magazines so I can throw them out. My Sunday, as usual, will be spent in court-mandated community service.
Photo of Liz and Nicole by Aric Laferriere.