Things to do for July 01, 2010

The Weekender

Poolside Pizza, Chinese Tacos and Sunglasses at Night

The weekend is never a dud.

Thursday
Broadway Bar’s Fifth Birthday
HIGH FIVE

Broadway Bar’s Fifth Birthday

Tonight, Broadway Bar celebrates five successful years of dimly lit drinking next to the Orpheum. They decided it wouldn’t be a proper celebration without $3 Stellas and $4 Absolut drinks, and you’re inclined to agree.

Jul 1, 9pm, Broadway Bar, 830 S Broadway (south of Eighth), 213-614-9909

Summer Sessions at Oliver Peoples
SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT

Summer Sessions at Oliver Peoples

It’s that time of year again, when shopping for sunglasses becomes a full-on Sunset Strip party. Drop into Oliver Peoples tonight (or any Thursday this month) for gratis wine, a DJ and deep discounts on the house label, Paul Smith and Mosley Tribes. But maybe don’t wear them until morning.

Jul 1, 8, 15 and 22, 6-9pm, Oliver Peoples, 8642 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-657-2553

Friday
Pizza and Beer at Whist
TWO GREAT LOVES

Pizza and Beer at Whist

You don’t need a reason to sneak out early tomorrow, but Whist at the Viceroy is giving you one anyway. This week is the launch of Al Forno Fridays, which, loosely translated, means “enticing new beer-and-pizza menu.” You’re thinking an Allagash White with a Wild Mushroom, Fontina, Speck and Thyme Pizza from the wood-fired oven by the pool.

Saturday
Taco Month at Beacon
LIKE SHELL

Taco Month at Beacon

Sure, Beacon is an Asian café—but it’s hard to argue with anybody who decides July is Taco Month. Pulled-Pork Tacos and Chinese Bao Tacos (pork belly, spicy mustard, cranberry chutney) are five bucks each—and they’ve rounded up some $5 wines from Spain, South Africa and Argentina. It’s the UN of taco dinners.

Jul 1-31, Beacon, 3280 Helms Ave (at Washington), Culver City, 310-838-7500

New Drinks in Beverly Hills
NEW DEPTHS

New Drinks in Beverly Hills

And if you’re still not sure what you’re doing on the Fourth, we suggest strolling over to the bar at L’Ermitage to do your thinking. The totally new cocktail list is heavy on the old-school classics, like The Aviation, with gin and crème de violette, or a Moscow Mule served in a copper mug. You’re always inspired by vodka.

Now pouring at the bar at L’Ermitage, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3344

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