Think of it as your week's beginning.
THURSDAY SAKS SNACKS
Five at Five at SnAKS
Early for your Beverly Hills deal-sealing meeting? Fuel up at the recently redone café inside Saks with grilled shrimp, mini pizzas, wine and stout beer with champagne—all five bucks apiece.
411: Thursdays, 5-7pm, SnAKS Café, Saks Fifth Avenue, Five East, 9600 Wilshire Blvd (at Peck), Beverly Hills, 310-887-5389, for menu click here
SATURDAY LUNAR LIBIDO
The moon is full on Saturday. Your stomach will be too after fried oysters, langostino with saffron risotto and passion fruit soup with raspberry sorbet. Now, how can you two burn off those calories…?
411: June 29-July 1, Taste, 8454 Melrose Ave (E. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 323-852-6888, ilovetaste.com
SUNDAY DISCOUNTED DUDS
Starting today, goods from Chip & Pepper, Morphine Generation, True Religion and more are 25 to 75% off. If you're too important to leave the office, shop at your desk—the sale's online too.
411: June 28-July 8, J. Ransom, 151 S. La Brea Ave (between 1st and 2nd), 323-936-1675, jransomla.com
Party in Exposition Park until 4am with five stages and 100 DJs (including, of course, the legendary
Paul Oakenfold). Go for the VIP tickets, which offer a viewing deck, separate entrance and open bar.
411: June 30, 4pm-4am, $60 general, $150 VIP, Exposition Park, 3939 S. Figueroa St (at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd), Downtown, for tickets click here
FRIDAY FLYING FINGERS
No, these guys didn't forget their instruments. They're playing the air, man, and fighting for a ticket to the Air Guitar World Championship—held in Finland, that Mecca of soulful but stringless strumming.
411: June 29, doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm, $12 in advance, $14 at door, Key Club, 9039 W. Sunset Blvd (E. of Doheny), West Hollywood, 310-274-5800
MONDAY EARLY EXPLOSIONS
Start the holiday a couple of days early at the Hollywood Bowl. Fireworks detonate for three days straight, the last day being the Fourth—
and we've already told you what to pack.
411: July 2-4, 7:30pm, Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave (N. of Franklin), Hollywood, 323-850-2000, hollywoodbowl.com