Things to do for May 01, 2014

The Weekender

North African Tacos, Tequila Deals and True Romance

The weekend of Mark Hamill’s life.

Thursday
Gant’s Bigger, More La Brea–y Store
GANT LOSE

Gant’s Bigger, More La Brea–y Store

Your lunch at Bludso’s was a big success. Ate some barbecue and everything. And it definitely wasn’t your fault some sauce got on your shirt. Don’t worry, just head down La Brea to Gant Rugger’s new store, with 1,100 square feet of preppy polos and blazers. Then... carry on.

Now open, Gant Rugger, 101 S La Brea Ave, 323-591-1148

A Breezy Parisian Wine Bar on Melrose
ZINQUE TANK

A Breezy Parisian Wine Bar on Melrose

Feel that warmth outside. That’s patio weather. And with impeccable timing, Venice’s Zinque just delivered you a suitable outpost across from Pacific Design Center—a wine bar complete with a massive, tree-lined patio. Burgundy and tartines were never made worse with a breeze.

Now open, Zinque, 8684 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 424-284-3930

Friday
The Only Way to Watch True Romance
THAT’S TRUE

The Only Way to Watch True Romance

Bronson Pinchot alert: this weekend’s your chance to catch True Romance at Safari Inn, where it was filmed. The tribute party includes a nighttime screening and cast Q&A with cocktails, all hosted by Bronson Pinchot. Don’t be a stranger.

Saturday
What’s That, Now? North African Tacos?
SOMETHING TO TACO ’BOUT

What’s That, Now? North African Tacos?

You’re generally right at the forefront of taco innovation. So there is only one place to be on Saturday: a pop-up at Blank Kitchen that’s heavy on North African tacos. Yup, North African tacos—think handmade tortillas filled with rabbit tagine, smoked goat and lamb merguez. Innovation usually involves merguez.

Monday
Ah, Cinco de Petty Cash
CASH ONLY

Ah, Cinco de Petty Cash

Cinco de Mayo. You could surround yourself with... well, you know. Or you could go a classier route at Petty Cash, where Fortaleza is sipped at $5 a shot and KCRW’s Jeremy Sole spins mood music. Your call. Really. No judgments.

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