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Things to do for May 02, 2018
The Biggest Kentucky Derby Party in the West
And 40,000 Square-Feet of Illicit Artwork in DowntownBy Hadley Tomicki
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
What Else Is New
The World's First Virtual Reality Music Platform Is Here
What does that actually mean? Let's find out. Also: here's what to wear to stand out at the Kentucky Derby (or Kentucky Derby party). And let us praise 67-year-old Ed Harris, whose physical feats as the Man in Black in Westworld are the most hard-to-believe aspects of an already unbelievable show.