Things to do for May 10, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Your mom wants you to enjoy the weekend.

Thursday
Sundown Thursdays at Trader Vic's
THURSDAY NIGHT TIKI

Sundown Thursdays at Trader Vic's

The old Trader Vic's may be gone, but the famously strong Mai Tais and Scorpion Bowls live on. And to break in the hotel bar's swank new poolside locale, appetizers are free Thursdays from 5 to 7.

411: Every Thursday, 5-7pm, Trader Vic's at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd (between Whittier and Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, 310-285-1300

Friday
Rock Star Karaoke
FRIDAY NIGHT GROUPIES

Rock Star Karaoke

Your vocals deserve to be backed by an actual rock band. But if you'd rather play the role of VIP producer, a $50 wristband gets you access to the balcony's open bar.

411: May 11, 10pm-2am, $10, Avalon, 1735 N. Vine St (between Hollywood and Yucca), Hollywood, avalonhollywood.com

Saturday
Cafe Z Outdoor Concerts
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SUN

Cafe Z Outdoor Concerts

Skirball kicks off its summer of free music with Open Door Orchestra, whose worldly members come and go (you know, like a globe-spanning Menudo…only good).

411: May 12, noon-2pm, Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd (at Skirball Center Dr), 310-440-4500, skirball.com

Saturday
Reel Fashion Party
SATURDAY NIGHT STYLE

Reel Fashion Party

Before it moves into a downtown loft in June, Apartment 3 is kissing off the landlords with 25% off all men's new and vintage attire, free booze, gourmet food and the DJ from Mars Volta. So much for that security deposit.

411: May 12, 8:30-11:30pm, Apartment 3, 813 N. La Brea Ave (between Waring and Willoughby), West Hollywood, 323-939-3853, to RSVP click here

Sunday
Dan Flavin: A Retrospective
SUNDAY LIGHTS

Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

Check out Dan "Flava" Flavin's collection of brightly lit neon installations, including re-creations of buzzing corridors once found in the Pacific Design Center. Should be illuminating.

411: May 13-Aug 12, $11, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd (at Spaulding), Miracle Mile, 323-857-6010, lacma.org

Sunday
Soul Sessions at Royal Clayton's
SUNDAY BANGERS AND MASHUPS

Soul Sessions at Royal Clayton's

This downtown tavern in the Toy Factory goes mega-British with UK food, soccer on the plasmas, pints on tap and London-based DJs. It's the perfect way to say cheers to Tony Blair.

411: Every Sunday, 4-9pm, Royal Clayton's, 1855 Industrial St (at Mateo), Downtown, 213-622-0512

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