Things to do for July 03, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is always independent.

Thursday
Ben Sherman Sale
THURSDAY FIT

Ben Sherman Sale

Mod button-downs, pants, shorts and more are on double-sale—discounted goods in the British emporium are an extra 20% off. (The website has its own bargains.) Consider it atonement for those early years of overzealous Puritanism.

411: Starts July 3, Ben Sherman, Beverly Center, 8500 Beverly Blvd (at La Cienega), West Hollywood, 310-657-3400

Friday
Hot Dog Plate at BLD
FRIDAY DOGS

Hot Dog Plate at BLD

Celebrate your independence from the work week (and self-discipline) by ordering an entirely housemade all-beef dog and all the fixings—including sauerkraut, beer-battered onion rings and, of course, beer mustard.

411: Available July 4, BLD, 7450 Beverly Blvd (at Vista), 323-930-9744

Friday
A Ball at the Bowl
FRIDAY FIREWORKS

A Ball at the Bowl

You may have heard there's a very important occasion being celebrated Friday—yes, the Dodgers' 50th anniversary. Lasorda and company will be at the Hollywood Bowl in conjunction with that other weekend holiday.

Friday
Mr. and Ms. Muscle Beach
FRIDAY FLEXING

Mr. and Ms. Muscle Beach

If you've really been working hard on that summer body, the world-famous Muscle Beach is where you should douse yourself in corn oil and strike a pose this weekend. Or just show up early (without the oil) to make your vote heard.

411: July 4, finals at 1pm, open to the public, Venice Beach Rec Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk (at 18th), Venice

Monday
The Beachcomber Opens
MONDAY MALIBU

The Beachcomber Opens

To satisfy those who drive up the coast to dine on a pier—but then want to sit inside—the sister restaurant to the breezy Malibu Pier Club opens with Seafood Pot Pie and Agave-Mint Glazed Rack of Lamb. There's also breakfast and plenty of tropical drinks, but not together. Unless…

411: Opens July 7, 23000 Pacific Coast Highway (on the Malibu Pier), Malibu, 310-456-9800

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