WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Hannibal Buress at The Wiltern

Hannibal Buress, the comedian, actor, writer, and hilarious inciter of certain controversies – ahem, Bill Crosby, ahem – is coming to The Wiltern this Friday. The Chicago-native, New York City-resident has had his stand-up featured on countless Comedy Central programs and has written for the likes of SNL and 30 Rock.

On top of splitting sides and blowing minds with his stand-up routines, the talented comic is also making plenty of hilariously deadpan cameos in films (the cop in Neighbors was one of our favorite parts of the movie) and respected comedy shows like Louie and - our recent obsession - Broad City.

WHERE TO PARTY
Get Shamrocked with the St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

It's almost that time of the year again when you can drink and rage in the name of everything Irish. And with the annual Saint Patrick's Day Bar Crawl celebration, you can do that all over your jolly city. Yes, it's time to Shamrock.

Between 12 and 7 pm on Saturday, March 14th, grab your crew and head on over to the check-in bar/venue in your city - click here to see participating cities - and register for your Barcrawls.com wrist band, cup, and tour map. (Don't forget to grab a beer too to get the party started).

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Feeling Inspired: Roee and Yael Carmel Chat With Joonbug.com About the Evolution of the I Feel Experience

Founded and produced by Roee and Yael Carmel of Carmel Productions, the I Feel Experience was conceived with the notion to offer artistic New Yorker’s an outlet for expression, creativity, and dance-- a place where they could go to immerse themselves in a world free of judgment. For you see, for those that attend these gatherings, I Feel is not just a party—it’s an escape into a world filled with love, brotherhood, and above all, acceptance. I Feel applauds the individual, celebrates their unique gifts, and champions their artistic mind. I Feel is a community where we can at last truly feel free.Back in 2012, creative, uninhibited New Yorker’s seeking to join a community of like minded individuals came together at an intimate venue in the East Village each Friday to emerge themselves in a gathering of self-expression and dance. The beginning of what would soon evolve into one New York City’s most beloved underground parties, these Friday night celebrations were referred to as “I Feel Friday.”

WHAT TO DO
Weekend Pick: Air + Style at Rose Bowl Stadium









Shaun White may only be 28, but this professional snowboarder and skateboarder is already a two-time Olympic gold medalist, holds the X-Games record for gold media and overall medal count, and has a super cute line of clothing for boys. You may be asking yourself, where could he possibly go from there? Answer: Air + Style. Air + Style is a 2 Day action sports competition and music concert which features 18 bands and 32 of the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers competing on a 16-story jump with REAL SNOW.

WEEKEND PICKS
Weekend Pick: Nick Cannon + Ncredible Grammy Party @ DBA

It’s Grammy weekend. You know what that means: parties parties parties. If "rubbing shoulders with a super stylish crowd and listening to celeb Nick Cannon as you relish in the luxurious, cutting-edge atmosphere of one of LA’s premier clubs" sounds like your jam, then head to DBA Hollywood on Friday for the Ncredible Grammy Party.

The star actor, comedian, rapper, producer, and TV personality will get behind the decks at DBA to bring his signature charisma to the dance floor. Coupled with the swanky and fashionably edgy ambiance of the exclusive nightclub (also a next-level “cultural center” venue), and you’ve got a pre-Grammy party of your dreams.

What: Nick Cannon + Ncredible Grammy Party @ DBA

When: Friday, February 6th, 7pm

Where: DBA, 7969 Santa Monica, Blvd., LA


WEEKEND PICKS
Super Bowl Pick: Bounce Sporting Club’s Annual Super Sunday Funday at Calico Jack’s Glendale

It’s finally that time of year again, when the great American institution known as football comes alive, and millions of Americans gather around their televisions with chicken wings in their mouth and beers in their hands to cheer, laugh and cry with their teams, families, and buddies. Yes, It is the Super Bowl.

But if you’re looking for a rager to celebrate this awesome tradition and happen to be in the most exciting state on Sunday (yes, Arizona), you’ll want to check out Bounce Sporting Club’s Annual Super Sunday Funday at Calico Jack’s Glendale instead of staying on your couch.

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Things to Do This Weekend

The end of January is upon us, how are those resolutions looking? Let us at Joonbug help you get out of the gym and into Los Angeles this weekend.

1. Saturday: Bush at The Wiltern

Mr. Stefani and his band launch their 2015 tour in support of their sixth album, Man on The Run. Things kick off Saturday night at The Wiltern with what’s sure to be a high-energy show at this beautiful venue. Fans can expect great new tunes and favorites from their massive 1994 release Sixteen Stone. Tickets via LiveNation. More on Bush at Rolling Stone.

WEEKEND PICKS
Insomniac Presents Inception featuring Solomun @ Exchange LA

Insomniac’s Inception Saturdays has been bringing the hottest DJs and talents in the electronic music scene to one of L.A.’s most renowned nightclubs, Exchange LA. The massive, four-level super-club (formerly the LA Stock Exchange Building) pulses with dance energy and the kind of kind of swanky, bottle service-nightlife no premier club can do without.

This Saturday, Inception Saturdays presents Solomun, the Bosnian-born, Hamburg-raised, DJ who’s been shaking up the scene since the early 2000’s. The award-winning DJ’s sound is described as "house music, but with deep, ultra funky basslines, euphoric melodies and emotionally charged vocals” and, this Saturday, you can experience Solomun’s sensual, invigorating style for yourself.

THE HOT SPOT
I Feel...Sin City Awakened Our Inner Exotic and Dormant Dominatrix Tendencies

Story by Peter Nesbitt

Carmel Productions' monthly costume party, of which December’s theme was “Sin City,” set new standards for creative set design and interactive art installations. In the main room, corset-clad girls, with their just-purchased riding whips, playfully teased their leather-harnessed friends and acquaintances to the subtle beats of Pony and Naveen G. Overhead, a cage adorned with LED lights held two silver sirens as they seduced all who came near. And still more – on the back wall, a Saint Andrew Cross and an X-frame with handcuffs evoked dormant dominatrix tendencies while stripper poles encouraged guests to let their inner exotic go wild. I Feel…Sin City lived up to the creative energy and freedom that have defined the themed party since 2012, and served as a fond farewell to 2014’s final I Feel.

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Our Official NYE Safety Guide

New Year's Eve is all about drinking, dancing, and living it up with your loved ones- we get it. But as much as we want you to have fun- we also want you to be safe! New Year's Eve can get hectic and the parties can get out of control, so here's a few tips to ensure that you have a fun filled but safe night!

1. Drink Responsibly

Alcohol is a guilty pleasure on New Year's Eve, whether it be the champagne toast at midnight or the vodka shots to celebrate the New Year. Remember to always drink responsibly. This means try to keep track of how many drinks you have so as no to overdue it. Don't mix too many different kinds of liquors. Tequila shot with a Jack Daniel's chaser... no thank you. And never leave your drinking down somewhere unattended. We like to see the best in people- but let's face it, there are still sketchy people out there. They say the creeps come out at night- especially New Year's Eve night.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Meet Alex Carabaño, The Other Man Behind Latin Vegan Restaurant VSpot, and the Next Big Thing in Comedy

We've had a chance to catch up with quite a few of the headliners at this year's AMC 34's Best NYE Comedy Festival but so far, no where have we seen the curious combination of a restaurateur and a comic. Colombian funny man, Alex Carabaño is that cat who's balancing two different worlds. He initially entered the restaurant scene in 2006 when his brother Danny had the vision for V-Spot, the culmination of their cultural background with clean, vegan flavors.

While the Carabaño brothers successfully kicked off their culinary dream, Alex still had his heart set on comedy. In 2010, he set out to the mics and started making YouTube videos. As a one-man show with no agent or manager, Alex's talents and skills shone bright enough to get him on television; winning $1000 on BET’s season 2 of “Apollo Live” by performing a brief stand up comedy set, POPCORN FLIX (Live @ New York Comedy Club original series) performing a 10-minute uncensored stand up comedy set, and CBS’ series premiere of the reality show “The Job," to mention a few. Most popular for his role as "El Chefe" in his original YouTube webseries, "Pot & Pans - Pothead Cooking Show," Alex Carabaño has many more facets, characters and accents to his skill-set!