Things to do for July 08, 2010

The Weekender

Poolside Mai Tais, Bowie Art and Star Wars Burlesque

The weekend is in a tiki state of mind.

Thursday
Half-Off Shirts from Jeremy Argyle
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Half-Off Shirts from Jeremy Argyle

This week, Perks has found you the perfect summer shirt, cut with just enough tail to be tucked, but not so much that you can’t wear the shirt untucked. It’s like having two shirts in one, and they’re half off. We’ll leave the rest of the math to you.

New Happy Hour at Trader Vic’s
TIKI

New Happy Hour at Trader Vic’s

If you’re thinking about relocating your afternoon meeting poolside, the new happy hour at Trader Vic’s in the Beverly Hilton has half-off mai tais, BBQ Pork Spareribs and Crispy Coconut-Crusted Prawns. This meeting will probably run long.

Friday
An Art Show Inspired by Labyrinth
BOWIE

An Art Show Inspired by Labyrinth

It was only a matter of time before Labyrinth—that insane ’80s movie starring David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly and a bunch of Muppets—inspired a fine-art show. Ladies and gentlemen, that time has come. And better yet, it comes with gratis food and wine.

Opening reception Jul 9, 7pm-midnight, R&R Gallery, 929 E Second St, Suite 106, Downtown, 213-626-2261

James Perse Sample Sale
SHIRTS AND ICE CREAM

James Perse Sample Sale

If discounts of up to 80% off James Perse’s soft, casual tees and shorts aren’t enough incentive to get you to this sale, then we’ll mention that they’ve also rounded up some live music. Oh, and the Lake Street Creamery Truck will be on hand almost the entire weekend with their pancake-flavored ice cream.

Jul 9-11, 10am-7pm, 585 Venice Blvd (east of Abbot Kinney), Venice, see the flier

Saturday
The Fempire Strikes Back
BURLESQUE

The Fempire Strikes Back

Whether you’re talking movies or burlesque, no show in this town is complete without a sequel. And so, from the minds and other body parts that brought you Star Warz Burlesque comes The Fempire Strikes Back, with even more ladies engaging in some intergalactic disrobing. Fortunately, none of them are your father.

Monday
Half-Off Drinks at La Dolce Vita
MAKING HISTORY

Half-Off Drinks at La Dolce Vita

An Italian institution since 1966, La Dolce Vita has been missing one thing all these years. You guessed it: happy hour. Take a stool at the bar starting Monday for half-off cocktails to be soaked up with discounted appetizers like Baked Goat Cheese and Gianni’s Famous Gorgonzola Bread. You know, for history.

Starts Jul 12, Mon-Thu, 5:30-7:30pm, La Dolce Vita, 9785 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-278-1845

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