By LUCY GUANUNA
Start the new year off by doing a good deed and donating blankets and supplies to the Northeast LA Blanket Drive. End your Saturday on a chill note with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra as they play their renditions of songs from movies like the Pirates of the Caribbean and Titanic.
Read on for our top 10 events and things-to-do this weekend.
FRIDAY, January 11
Loose Change Comedy: Birthday Edition at Square One Silver Lake: Free comedy show. Need I say more? Free. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Details
The Greyhound Bar & Grill 5 Year Anniversary Celebration: If you’re a Highland Park local, you’ve probably stumbled home after an extended happy hour here, watched the Dodgers’ almost win the World Series or came back for their holiday eggnog. Now you can help the Greyhound Bar & Grill celebrate 5 years with free wings and rare beers. Free entry. Details
SATURDAY, January 12
Northeast LA Blanket Drive at Eagle Rock City Hall: Los Angeles is still in the midst of a homelessness crisis and you can do your part to help by donating toiletries, blankets and clothes. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details
Tantra Speed Dating at Still Yoga: Spice up your dating life and try light acro yoga, improv and eye-gazing with 24 other singles. It could be awkward or a lot of fun, you won’t know until you try! $35-$60. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Details
Cinema Magic at the Santa Cecilia Arts & Learning Center: Relive moments from films like Titanic, West Side Story and Pirates of the Caribbean as the Santa Cecilia Orchestra brings the films songs to life. $24. 8 p.m. Details
Noctis at El Cid: Break out the black lipstick and fishnet t-shirt for a night of dancing to dark wave and new wave and a live performance by Teenage GooGoo Muck. $5. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Details
Second Saturday Gallery Night NELA: Bundle up and take a stroll through your favorite NELA neighborhoods as your favorite galleries, businesses and artists open their doors on the second Saturday of every month. Free. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Details
Donut Street Meet at Echo Park Lake: Join local photographers for donuts and an opportunity to take photos of the lake in the early morning light. Free. 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Details
You Kids Get Off My Lawn! Comedy at the Clubhouse: This comedy show gives you the opportunity to go out on a Saturday night and still get home at a reasonable time. The parking is free and so are the refreshments! Free. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Details
SUNDAY, January 13
Dark ’80s Night at the Echo: Don’t put away the black lipstick and fishnet tee just yet, Part Time Punks’ new dance night is devoted to the best dark sounds of the ’80s with DJs spinning music by the likes of Bauhaus, Joy Division and Sisters of Mercy. $5-$8. 9:30 p.m. Details
That’s It For This Weekend!
As always, it’s a good idea to check with event organizers about any changes.
Thanks for reading. Until next Thursday, stay on top of the rest of the week’s goings-on by visiting the Eastside Events Calendar.
— Lucy Guanuna