Things to do for June 07, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Get your pool ready, it's the weekend.

Thursday
Night Swim at Tropicana Bar
THURSDAY BACKSTROKE OF GENIUS

Night Swim at Tropicana Bar

Thursday evening dips start this week at the Roosevelt Hotel pool bar with rotating DJs spinning pool-friendly tunes. Bringing new meaning to drinking safely, lifeguards will be on duty.

411: Thursdays, Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd (at Orange), Hollywood, 323-466-7000

Saturday
Night Vision: MOCA After Dark
SATURDAY ART ATTACK

Night Vision: MOCA After Dark

Art, drinks, and that crisp, clear LA evening air—instead of another Saturday night at another bar, check out the kickoff return of MOCA's summer evening series: exhibits, DJ Steve Aoki, bands, bar and dance floor. Warhol would've been proud.

411: June 9, 6pm-midnight, free with $8 museum admission, MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 S. Grand Ave (at 3rd), Downtown, 213-626-6222

Sunday
Pool Party at Blue Velvet
SUNDAY LUXE LOUNGE

Pool Party at Blue Velvet

Not to worry, Downtowners who are feeling dry can dip in at Blue Velvet—we've already told you about the pool (you can thank us later), which now features weekly parties with a DJ, $5 drink specials, and a poolside menu of bites and burgers.

411: Sundays, 1-5pm, Blue Velvet, 750 Garland Ave (between 7th and 8th), Downtown, 213-239-0061

Sunday
GP on Grand
SUNDAY STREET ROCKERS

GP on Grand

Downtown's "Grand Performances" series starts the season off by closing down the whole damn street. The block party features the city's favorite multi-culti rockers (Ozomatli) and a case of Dengue Fever (that's a trippy band, not a rash).

411: June 10, 3-7:30pm, Grand Ave (between 2nd and 4th), Downtown, 213-687-2159, grandperformances.org

Tuesday
Tastes of Tuesday at Whist
TUESDAY TRAY MADNESS

Tastes of Tuesday at Whist

Keep the weekend going by the Viceroy pool. Take your pick from trays circulating with rotating $5 goodies like bacon-wrapped scallops and grilled elk tenderloin. There are also drinks, desserts and, well, dessert drinks (like key lime margaritas).

411: Tuesdays, 5:30-10pm, Viceroy Hotel, 1819 Ocean Ave (at Pico), Santa Monica, 310-260-7511

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