Things to do for June 05, 2008

The Weekender

The LA Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is stronger than June gloom.

Thursday
Chester French at Undefeated
THURSDAY TUNE-UP

Chester French at Undefeated

Once upon a time, Pharrell Williams signed an inventive pair of Harvard guys who cut an album in their dorm’s basement. (Cue music-world pandemonium.) They’re doing an acoustic set tonight in your favorite Eastside sneaker shop. (Cue sneaker-world pandemonium.)

411: June 5, 7:30pm, Undefeated, 3827 W. Sunset Blvd (between Hyperion and Lucile), Silver Lake, 323-668-1315

Friday
Happy Hour at X Bar
FRIDAY SHARKS

Happy Hour at X Bar

Starting this week, there’s a new happy hour just across the street from CAA—beer, wine and Asian Bao Buns are 50% off. And we all know how agents love taking their percentage.

411: Mon-Fri, 4-6:30pm, X Bar, Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Ave of the Stars (between Constellation and Olympic), Century City, 310-551-3332

Saturday
2008 Grand Sumo Tournament
SATURDAY SUMO

2008 Grand Sumo Tournament

After a 27-year absence, real-deal sumo wrestling returns to Los Angeles, thanks in part to a special request from the Governator. Grand champions Ashashoryu and Hakuho will be among those showing up to throw their weight around. Stay alert.

411: June 7-8, gates at 4pm, LA Memorial Sports Arena, 3939 S. Figueroa St (at Martin Luther King Jr.), Downtown, 213-620-9723

Saturday
Lo Hi Fi
SATURDAY GUITAR

Lo Hi Fi

The proprietors of Hollywood’s Green Door finally figured out a way to outdo their infamous Tuesday jazz nights—with soon-to-be-infamous Saturday rock-and-roll nights. There shall be big names both onstage (Weezer, Chris Cornell) and off (you).

411: Saturdays starting June 7, Green Door, 1429 Ivar Ave (S. of Sunset), Hollywood, 323-463-0008

Sunday
Katana Summer BBQ
SUNDAY SUN

Katana Summer BBQ

Sunday patio parties above the Sunset Strip are back—don your shades, order some Surf and Turf Skewers and savor a Fresh Watermelon Margarita. Or if you’re more in the mood for sake, there’s the self-explanatory Confusion Carafe.

411: Sundays through Labor Day, 6-11:30pm, Katana, 8439 W. Sunset Blvd (E. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 323-650-8585

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