Things to do for June 02, 2011

The Weekender

Pork Donuts, Beetlejuice and Dueling Rooftops

The weekend will now be held over two weekends.

Thursday
A Gentlemanly Hat Shop on Larchmont
HAT TIP

A Gentlemanly Hat Shop on Larchmont

You’ve spent many a leisurely afternoon on the sidewalks of Larchmont with coffee, a bagel and the paper. Only problem: the sun’s so bright, you’re squinting to see the bagel. Step inside the new outpost of Goorin Bros., an old-school den of fedoras, panamas and straw hats, and your problem’s solved. Partially because you’re inside.

Now open, Goorin Bros., 141½ N Larchmont Blvd, 323-463-2006

Friday
National Donut Day at BLD
HOLE HOG

National Donut Day at BLD

To help you properly celebrate this week’s other monumental holiday, BLD has some truly astounding developments in the donut world. Come by Friday for dinner, wave over some wine and order a shareable BBQ Pulled Pork Donut, a Blueberry Ricotta Donut with Maple Syrup Drizzle and, to finish, a Banana Cream Pie Donut. For dessert.

Jun 3 (and possibly Jun 4-5, call first), BLD, 7450 Beverly Blvd, 323-930-9744

Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.
HEY NOW

Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.

Sure, you might be into the huge Tim Burton art show now draping cobwebs all over LACMA—or you could just watch his movies. Friday night brings cinema’s finest dinner-party scene back to the big screen, and Catherine O’Hara will be there in person. You don’t have to say her name three times.

Saturday
Rooftop Bloody Marys by the Pitcher
PITCHER THIS

Rooftop Bloody Marys by the Pitcher

If you’ve never seen the view from the London’s rooftop, now’s the time. A new three-course summer brunch launches Saturday—$45 gets you choices like Watermelon Salad, a Breakfast Burger and dessert, plus a mimosa. There’s also a roving Bloody Mary cart selling by glass or pitcher. That view’s good, too.

Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, $45, Rooftop at the London, 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, 310-358-7788

Sunday
A Beverly Hills Pool Party
DIVE BAR

A Beverly Hills Pool Party

And speaking of swanky hotel rooftops, you’ll want to get yourself on the list for SPF on Sunday—it’s a boozy, DJ-fueled pool party all the way on top of the Thompson in Beverly Hills, happening every Sunday all summer. Time to break out your formal swim trunks.

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