Things to do for May 02, 2013

The Weekender

Derby Juleps, Cinco Pitchers and Hawaiian Burgers

What the world needs now, is weekend, sweet weekend.

Thursday
Welcome to Pono Burger. It’s Weird.
BURGER WARS

Welcome to Pono Burger. It’s Weird.

Over in a WWII-era military bunker in Santa Monica, you’ll find something unexpected. Well, sure, the bunker itself is sort of unexpected. That, too. But then you go inside and you’re eating a Hawaiian burger. Random. But significantly more interesting than a burger not in a military bunker.

Now open, Pono Burger, 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-584-7005

Here’s Where to Buy Summer Things
POOL YOUR RESOURCES

Here’s Where to Buy Summer Things

Spoiler alert: you’ll be spending some quality time by the pool this summer. Before that, you might require the services of a new pop-up shop called POOLSIDE—it’s filled with travel-y/beach-y/pool-y kind of stuff. Think bags and swim trunks and a handy iPhone case that’s also a wallet. The store itself: sadly not by the pool.

Saturday
Proper Derby-ing at Willie Jane
JANE ADDICTION

Proper Derby-ing at Willie Jane

If you haven’t yet gotten to check out Abbot Kinney’s newest julep-stocked patio, this Kentucky Derby party on Saturday makes... a certain amount of sense. They’re opening early for several hours of cocktails, biscuits, short ribs and deviled eggs. And about two minutes of race watching.

May 4, 1-5:30pm, Willie Jane, 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310-392-2425

Sunday
Mariachis. Pitchers. A Piñata Pit.
CINCO OR SWIM

Mariachis. Pitchers. A Piñata Pit.

Tortilla Republic: good guac. Good margaritas. Good place for a big Cinco de Mayo block party out back—think pitcher specials, mariachis, a “piñata pit” and a photo booth. Photo booths: the most important aspect of any cultural celebration.

May 5, 2-7pm, $10 ($20 VIP), Tortilla Republic (lot out back), 616 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-657-9888

Crazy Dinners at One-Eyed Gypsy
EYED ON THE PRIZE

Crazy Dinners at One-Eyed Gypsy

You’d think the Gypsy couldn’t surprise you anymore. It’s just that kind of anything-goes bar. But surprise: they’ve brought in a Top Chef guy to do a bunch of dinners, and he’s thinking offal salad and a whole fried chicken. Fried chicken is always a welcome surprise.

Every Tuesday and Sunday in May, One-Eyed Gypsy, 901 E 1st St, Downtown

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