Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Noir At The Bar - We Have A Date, A Time, A Place... Now We Just Need You

Remember when I mentioned Noir At The Bar L.A. the other day?

Did I say we'd need a couple months to get our shit together? Sorry, I meant days. Thanks to the efforts of Eric "One Too Many Blows To The Head" Beetner we now have a date, a time, and a spot.

And Duane Swierczynski. Swierczy will be gracing us with his divine presence and reading from his new novel FUN & GAMES, which is set in L.A. So, you know, synchronicity.

Sunday, July 17th, 8:00pm at The Mandrake Bar (2692 South La Cienega Boulevard) in Culvery City.

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There's a distinct lack of signage and it's a nondescript white building wedged between two other. Like this.

We're still lining up readers for this thing, but I promise they'll be good... Rather, they'll be of high quality.

Though one of them might be me. Just sayin'.

Now for THE WARNING (dun dun dunnnnn!).

This is the weekend of Carmageddon, the closure of the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda Pass. The whole goddamn thing's going to be shut down from the 10 to the 101 in both directions.

*cue panic*

Doesn't mean you can't get here if you're in the Valley, just means you're going to have to go around it. Try the 101 to the 110 to the 10. Or cut through the canyons. It's summer, they're pretty.

And they shouldn't be on fire, yet.

In fact, if you cut through the canyons you might be able to see some of the spots Swierczy set his book. Man, we're so fuckin' meta over here we don't know what to do with ourselves.

Anyway, hope to see you there ready to listen to violent commentary on man's inhumanity to man or just to hear a bunch of drunks talk about shooting people.


le0pard13 said...

Oh! That's right down the hill from me! Great. It's good that you put in that warning, Stephen. I've already made plans to stay far, far away from the largest outdoor parking lot that'll be the 405 that weekend.

The event is in the old calendar. Thanks for the heads-up.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Oh, also another route for y'all coming down from up north.

You can also try the coast. 101 to Kanaan, Las Virgenes or Topanga and hang a left on PCH. Turns into the 10. Get off at La Cienega.

Swierczy said...

I'll be coming down from the Valley myself, so I'll pick up any stray hitchhikers who look they *might* be into noir.

le0pard13 said...

Duane, you know the medical centers on the west side of town are prepping to receive those unlucky enough to need emergency care via helicopter because of the 405 closing that weekend. Not even ambulances or black & whites are going to be allowed on that stretch. Believe me: go the long-way around the area to The Mandrake. Like via downtown.

Kevin Burton Smith said...

The 405's gonna be closed?

Oh, boy. This just turned from a soiree into an adventure. Duane probably knows more about driving in LA than I do.

Josh Stallings said...

Why do I keep thinking about Charlie Hustons's Sleepless? His prophetic view of LA traffic to come. But for this event it is well worth crawling across the mean streets of LA. See you all there.

AJ Hayes said...

From the North. Get on the I-5 until you hit the 10 Santa Monica Freeway then head west. There is a La Cieniga off ramp I think.