Things to do for March 13, 2014

The Weekender

Beach Tacos and a Burlesque Orchestra

The weekend was detrimental to its own career.

Thursday
Tacos from Oscar’s on the Boardwalk
YOU GOT CERV’D

Tacos from Oscar’s on the Boardwalk

You’ve hit the Venice boardwalk, and yup: funnel cake tourists everywhere. But also: the new stand from local favorite Oscar’s Cerveteca, where you can get a bunch of fish tacos and tortas, and even rent a blanket for the sand. They thought of everything, even forgetting funnel cake.

Saturday
72 Hours of St. Pat’s at Tom Bergin’s
GREEN ZONE

72 Hours of St. Pat’s at Tom Bergin’s

Tom Bergin’s is so Irish, it’s starting St. Patrick’s Day two days early. The party’s spilling out from the bar to the parking lot, with a high density of corned beef, stout, whiskey girls, live music and Irish coffee per square foot. A really high density.

Mar 15-16, 11am-2am; Mar 17, 6am-2am; no cover, Tom Bergin’s, 840 S Fairfax Ave, 323-936-7151

It’s Never Not Swimsuit Season, Really
SHORTS CIRCUIT

It’s Never Not Swimsuit Season, Really

Hope you got through winter with enough swimsuits on hand—NYC import Parke & Ronen had quietly closed up shop for a while. (New Yorkers. What can you do.) Anyway, they’re reopening on Saturday with tons of beach-friendly tees and trim, bold swim trunks. More reunions should involve swim trunks.

Reopens Mar 15, 11am, Parke & Ronen, 8012 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 323-852-1635

Sunday
St. Paddy’s–Themed Burlesque at El Cid
THE LASS IS GREENER

St. Paddy’s–Themed Burlesque at El Cid

Historically, the best aspect of St. Patrick’s Day is obviously the burlesque. It’s an important tradition. Right. El Cid’s got ladies named Dolly Danger and CiCi Stiletto performing Irish-themed stripteases on Sunday, backed by a full-on burlesque orchestra. No disrespect to bagpipes.

And Now, Heavily Tattooed Naked People
INK DIFFERENT

And Now, Heavily Tattooed Naked People

And here you thought tribal armband tattoos were ancient history. Then there’s the Japanese American Museum’s huge retrospective on the actually ancient art of Japanese tattoos. Think life-size images of people covered head-to-toe in traditional, vibrant ink. And not much else.

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