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Things to do for June 02, 2011
Pork Donuts, Beetlejuice and Dueling Rooftops
The weekend will now be held over two weekends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.