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Things to do for May 29, 2014
Murakami, Breakfast Burritos and Johnny Cash
Try to be a weekend in someone’s cloud.
Your Breakfast Burrito Mecca
Waking up is hard. But easier if coffee, donuts and breakfast burritos are waiting. The Golden State guys know this. Which is why they’re giving you Cofax, a new Dodgers-colored café serving Stumptown, Donut Snob donuts and Mexican morning food. So... a balanced breakfast.
The Opposite of a Dumb Blockbuster
You know Takashi Murakami’s crazy big sculptures of colorful creatures. And wouldn’t you know it, his first movie—screening Friday at the Ace—has crazy Japanese Muppets, multi-eyed monsters and some magical kids. Beats Blended.
Japanese Hot Dogs. On Wheels.
You’re determined to do hot dog season differently this year. Start by scrapping mustard and relish for toppings like yakisoba noodles, kimchi and tempura shrimp. Vancouver’s Japadog is now rolling through LA to help you on your mission. This time, it’s personal.
Johnny Cash. Dolly Parton. America.
The Annenberg has a massive black-and-white photo retrospective of 110 country music stars starting Saturday—which means you get to ponder Johnny Cash threatening a camera and Dolly Parton’s legendary smile, all in the name of art. Yeah, her smile.
And Now, a Bit of Culture. Just a Bit.
No one’s saying LA is hard-pressed for intellectual stimulation or anything. But it’s still refreshing to see DBA kick off a literary discussion series on Wednesday with political junkie and author Reza Aslan, whose first guest is The Office’s B.J. Novak. Had to get TV in there somewhere.