Things to do for June 30, 2011

The Weekender

Fireworks, Sushi Nachos and a Parking Lot Party

The weekend’s fuse is burning...

Parking Spots Becoming Art Galleries

Parking Spots Becoming Art Galleries

Traffic might be going to your head, but lately you’ve been seeing parking lots as art. The folks at LA><ART agree: tonight’s dance party in the gallery’s lot kicks off a year of pop-up art installations in parking spots throughout the city, from random driveways to public lots.

Opening party Jun 30, 7-9pm, LA><ART, 2640 S La Cienega Blvd, 310-559-0166

Cube’s New Fried Chicken Box

Cube’s New Fried Chicken Box

Next time you’re heading to Cinespia or the Hollywood Bowl, call Cube. Their new Fried Chicken Picnic Box for Two comes with sides, a tomato-peach-mozzarella salad and strawberry shortcake. And yes, they’ll happily throw in a bottle of wine that pairs well with fried things in cemeteries.

Available Tue-Sat, $48 (wine extra), Cube, 615 N La Brea Ave, 323-939-1148

Day-Drinking with Surfers

Day-Drinking with Surfers

And if you’re on La Brea this Friday to pick up your basket, kick off the weekend by day-drinking with surfers. Inside the nautical-sweater den Feal Mor, the walls will be adorned with surf photography, and your hands will be adorned with gratis taquitos, Mexican beer and vodka-spiked aguas frescas.

Jul 1, 3-9pm, Feal Mor, 165 S La Brea Ave, 323-939-6600

Rooftop Fireworks in Venice Beach

Rooftop Fireworks in Venice Beach

Grilling season begins Monday at Hotel Erwin’s rooftop bar. Come early for all-you-can-eat Pulled Pork Sliders and Sushi Nachos (think ahi tuna with rice chips) from their new grill menu. Or come late for... the same thing, plus fireworks. Your call.

Jul 4, noon-5pm ($40), 6pm-midnight ($80), High at Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, 310-452-1111

More Fireworks at Suite 700

More Fireworks at Suite 700

But if you prefer to catch your fireworks from chairs covered in suit fabric, consider the party at Suite 700. The Hotel Shangri-La’s covert rooftop bar by the ocean has solid views, and the $50 admission includes two cocktails and a plate of sliders. Rockets’ red glare: on the house.

Jul 4, 4pm, $50, Suite 700 at Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave, tickets at 310-394-2791

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