Things to do for July 30, 2009

The Weekender

Shy Lolitas, Parking Lot Ghosts and a Singing Biel

The weekend just texted. It's coming over.

Thursday
Essex Opens for Lunch
EARLY BEER

Essex Opens for Lunch

If you've been jonesing to get your beer-soaked meal in a more pre-sundown environment, Essex Public House is officially open for lunch. The menu mixes dinner favorites with new sandwiches like Turkey With Brie, Fig Marmalade and Basil. Pairs well with…every beer on the list.

Now open 11:30am-2am daily, Essex, 6683 Hollywood Blvd, 323-460-6608

Friday
Jessica Biel Sings
LUNGS

Jessica Biel Sings

Friendly reminder: Jessica Biel is just hours away from making her singing debut in Guys and Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl. Yes, we just used this space to mention some choice musical theater. In this case, something tells us you won't mind.

The Dining Room, Reborn
FREAKY FINERY

The Dining Room, Reborn

When Pasadena's otherworldly-est hideaway recruits a mad-scientist chef from the Bazaar, just before he shows up on the next season of Top Chef, the menu's going to be interesting. Like, Rougie Foie Gras With Grapefruit-Campari Puree interesting. Your first look at Michael Voltaggio's debut offerings is here.

Reopens July 31, The Langham, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, 626-585-6218

Saturday
Lolita Party at Royal/T
HUMBERT

Lolita Party at Royal/T

Okay, we're going to stop with the Royal/T. We promise. But before we do, well, there's a Lolita party Saturday. It involves girls in costume and a life-size Candy Land game board. That is all.

Aug 1, 3-9pm, 8910 Washington Blvd (E. of Robertson), Culver City, 310-559-6300

Ghostbusters at Hollywood Outdoor Cinema
STAY PUFT

Ghostbusters at Hollywood Outdoor Cinema

You've seen all sorts of strange outdoor movies at Hollywood Forever cemetery, but a masterpiece about actual ghosts requires an even creepier location—an abandoned Circuit City parking lot. You won't need a proton pack, but probably a covert flask.

$10, Aug 1, 7:30pm, 4400 Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, more info here

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