Certifiably Surreal Events for the Weekend of October 21 – 22


Greetings, devoted readers. Here are your certifiably surreal Los Angeles events for the weekend of October 21-22, 2011, starring: Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Pancakes & Booze Downtown, “Beetlejuice” the drinking game, and the Lucent Dossier Experience. Enjoy!

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Surreal L.A. Podcast #6: The Downtown Train, Tranny Hookers and Weird Band Stories


Venture down the rabbit hole with Shanon, Valley Girl and special guests Mr. Now the brooding blogger and Matty “B” Heintz from Los Angeles-based blues band, The Downtown Train. Injected with a jolt of testosterone not commonly found in most Surreal L.A. podcasts, the conversation meanders around subjects like seedy Hollywood strip clubs, tranny hookers and why Courtney Love is such a trainwreck. Buckle up, folks, this will be a bumpy ride.

Also – check out The Downtown Train at Harvard & Stone in Hollywood every Tuesday night during the month of October!



Certifiably Surreal Events 9/29 – 10/6


There is always something profoundly weird and entertaining to do in HelLA, but only on SurrealLA.com can you find events that get our surreal seal of approval:

  • Ooh La L.A. Festival French Kisses the El Rey, Sloppy
  • Occupy Wall Street Brings the Revolution to L.A.
  • Angelinos Decompress from Burning Man
  • The Brewery Gives Good ArtWalk

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Decompression Commences at Culmination of 2011 Burning Man in Downtown Los Angeles


Meet Culver City resident Ryan. This year was his first burn. If you don’t know what that means, you’ve probably never taken the trek to Black Rock City in the desolate desert nowhere to party with strangers covered in playa dust for seven days of complete isolation from the everyday grind. Here’s his story:

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Surreal L.A. Podcast #4: Brazil Day, Burning Man Interview, Eccentric Artists & More!

Join Shanon and Valley Girl as they explore Brazil Day in historic Hancock Park near the stinky La Brea Tarpits; hear stories from the 2011 Burning Man from two Valley Burners and much more! Don’t miss this edition of the Surreal L.A. podcast recorded from our San Fernando Valley studio…complete with questionable futon.

Surreal L.A. Podcast #4: Brazil Day, Burning Man, Eccentric Artists & more!