Things to do for July 03, 2013

The Weekender

Rooftop Fireworks, Tiki Drinks and Jaws with Dogs

And the weekend’s red glare...

Wednesday
Tiki Drinks and Classy Bowling
BORN ON THE 3RD OF JULY

Tiki Drinks and Classy Bowling

Holiday weekend’s kicking off, and you know what that means—surprise tiki drinks from Jim Meehan (the famed barman from NYC’s Please Don’t Tell), tonight only at Spare Room. Oh, you didn’t know that’s what it meant. Well, it does.

Girasol Is Open. Go Eat Snapper.
BETTER CALL ’SOL

Girasol Is Open. Go Eat Snapper.

Fact: “girasol” means “sunflower” in Spanish. That’s important because when you walk in, there’s a big white sunflower installation that takes up a big chunk of the wall and ceiling. Now you know why. Commence eating of whole fried red snapper from a Top Chef-er in three... two... one...

Now open, Girasol, 11334 Moorpark St, Studio City, 818-924-2323

Thursday
Fireworks and Punch over Wilshire
THE ROOF, THE ROOF...

Fireworks and Punch over Wilshire

Maybe you heard: you can see fireworks on the beach and at the Hollywood Bowl. But if you’re in the mood for something less pandemonium-y (and more rooftop-y), hit the Roof on Wilshire for an 11-hour barbecue. They brought the ribs and spiked punch, LA brought the views.

Saturday
Watching Jaws Outside with Dogs
THE GREAT WHITE WAY

Watching Jaws Outside with Dogs

So Jaws is the perfect post–Fourth of July movie to go see outside with food trucks and dogs. (Yes, you can bring your dog.) You might not have heard, but film scholars hypothesize that the shark symbolizes British oppression, and Richard Dreyfuss is America. Note: nobody’s ever hypothesized that.

Sunday
80% Off Some Wasteland Loot
’LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

80% Off Some Wasteland Loot

And before this weekend is over, there’s a back parking lot with your name on it. Or, more accurately, a parking lot behind Wasteland with a whole bunch of stuff marked at 80% off. And it’s Wasteland. So it wasn’t exactly full-price to begin with. Sometimes capitalism works.

Jul 7, noon-5pm, Wasteland, 12144 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 818-980-8800

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