Things to do for May 02, 2018

The Biggest Kentucky Derby Party in the West

And 40,000 Square-Feet of Illicit Artwork in Downtown

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
Bowling With Chefs, Brisket and Cocktails
SPARE BREED

Bowling With Chefs, Brisket and Cocktails

What you'll find at the Spare Room's Food Bowl event tonight:

—Brisket, beef tartare and other examples of deliciousness.
—Specialty cocktails from Yael Vengroff.
—Live music and board games.
—Seven illustrious chefs who need people for their bowling teams.
—Seven chefs sizing up your arm.

Friday
Now You Tam O'Shanter in the Great Outdoors
GREAT SCOT

Now You Tam O'Shanter in the Great Outdoors

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But you can teach LA's oldest restaurant, Tam O'Shanter, that you'd prefer to eat your Toad in a Hole out on a brand-new, fireplace-strapped, alfresco patio from time to time. Old restaurants are way more cooperative than dogs.

Opens May 4, Tam O'Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Atwater Village, 323-664-0228

The Kentucky Derby: West Coast Edition
DERBY DANCING

The Kentucky Derby: West Coast Edition

Why should Kentuckians in funny hats have all the fun? You can watch the Kentucky Derby at Santa Anita on Saturday while you enjoy whiskey tastings, live bluegrass, a hat contest, beer festival and actual live thoroughbred racing before your very eyes. See? Fun.

Spicy Margaritas From a Legendary Name in Delivery
EAT, PINK AND BE MERRY

Spicy Margaritas From a Legendary Name in Delivery

May 5. You could risk entering a planet of sombrero'd drunk people. Or you could call friends and order a cocktail kit from Pink Dot. Yes, that Pink Dot. It's delivering everything you need to make spicy margaritas, from the shaker to the juices to the ice. Right. To the tequila, also.

Sunday
40,000-Square-Feet of Illict Artwork
PAINT MISBEHAVIN'

40,000-Square-Feet of Illict Artwork

A massive, definitive retrospective on graffiti and street art opens Sunday in Downtown with new work from dozens of artists, including a cathedral from Mister Cartoon and a pseudo strip club from Japan's Aiko, in addition to Adidas Skateboarding's fully skateable recreation of the old Venice Pavilion. Way pre-Snapchat.

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Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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