Your Perks: 1) 24% off a sleek, pocket-size power bank for charging your devices while on the go. Say goodbye to dead phone anxiety. 2) Tacos and icy margaritas at Mondrian’s new poolside Mexican joint. 3) Beautiful bicycles from Venice Beach for 25% off. Your summer chariot awaits.
Things to do for May 08, 2014
Slabs of Ribs and Bone-Marrow Waffles
Your weekend fears the Beygency.
More Warby Parkers, Downtown
Everybody’s talking about Downtown’s changing face. But if you’ve had any trouble seeing it yourself, you should step into Warby Parker’s newest shop-in-shop inside Alchemy Works—and the entire supply of vintage-y specs is here. They’re the Warby Parkers of Warby Parkers.
Behold the Lost Glories of VHS
Your old VHS tapes: they’re either sitting in a landfill somewhere or starring in the Found Footage Festival, a two-day celebration of the weirdest videos on earth—scavenged from thrift stores and such. Think exceptional mullets and Kathie Lee rapping. Hard not to love foraged Kathie Lee rap.
Dozens of BBQ Experts and You
Some people take ribs... a little seriously. You have no problem with that, as long as you get your taste. Saturday at the waterside park next to The Queen Mary, an almost offensive amount of real-deal barbecue guys descend to show you what they’ve got, smoked-meat-wise. (We said almost offensive.)
A Wildly Unnecessary All-Duck Dinner
In case your last Vegas trip lacked duck, Fat Choy’s chef has brought it to Santa Monica for the weekend—Peking-duck bao, duck-bacon jam and duck-fat chocolate chip cookies. He may even have a certain delicacy you’re not supposed to be eating in California. We don’t mean gluten.
Bone-Marrow Waffles for Mom
This year, you’re giving Mom exactly what she wants: bone-marrow waffles with chipped beef at Faith & Flower’s new brunch. Okay, that’s really just something you want to try. But she can totally come if she wants.