Things to do for July 13, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

This weekend, build a little Eiffel Tower in your soul.

Friday
Alpha Annual Summer Sale
FRIDAY BUYS

Alpha Annual Summer Sale

Starting today at this all-purpose men's shop, designer threads from A.P.C., Trovata and more are marked down by up to 75%. Your high-yield savings account can thank us later.

411: Alpha, 8625 Melrose Ave (between San Vicente and Huntley), West Hollywood, 310-855-0775

Friday
Lotus Festival
FRIDAY FIREWORKS REDUX

Lotus Festival

Tonight's post-climax explosions kick off a weekend of food, drink and Chinese-style dragon boat races at Echo Park Lake, all in honor of the titular blooms on the water. Hey, you've celebrated for lesser reasons.

411: July 13 5-9pm, July 14 noon-9pm, July 15 noon-8pm; Echo Park Lake, 1632 Bellevue Ave (between Glendale Blvd and Echo Park Blvd), Echo Park, 213-485-1310

Saturday
Giant Village Summer 2007
SATURDAY STREET SENSE

Giant Village Summer 2007

It's like Chappelle's block party, only it's on Wilshire and instead of Dave you've got the presidential-sounding skills of DJ Armin van Buuren. After you're sufficiently van Buuren'd, head for the VIP lounge and its open bar.

Sunday
Bastille Day Los Angeles
SUNDAY REVOLUTION

Bastille Day Los Angeles

Pay tribute to that foreign-exchange siren of your youth with French wine, French cuisine and a waiter-inspired race between competitors loaded with trays. Do it for Dominique.

411: July 15, 2pm-midnight, $5, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave (at Cloverfield), Santa Monica, 323-656-6083

Monday
The Art of Breakfast at Noé
MONDAY MEAL TRADE

The Art of Breakfast at Noé

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day—so don't keep it in a pre-coffee buzz cage. Noé presents a special breakfast-for-dinner tasting menu with foie gras and banana pancakes.

411: July 15-Aug 14, $55, Noé Restaurant, Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St (between 2nd and 3rd), 3rd Floor, Downtown, 213-356-4100, for menu click here

Sunday
Alcoholic Snow Cones at blue on blue
SUNDAY SLURPING

Alcoholic Snow Cones at blue on blue

Crushed ice and flavored syrup, meet Stoli Raz. The Avalon Hotel's poolside lounge is now serving vodka-injected snow cones. Now if they could just do the same with Astro Pops.

411: blue on blue, Avalon Hotel, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd (at Beverly Dr), Beverly Hills, 310-407-7791, for menu click here (all cocktails can be ordered as snow cones)

Saturday
Mister Cartoon Bike & Car Show
SATURDAY HORSEPOWER

Mister Cartoon Bike & Car Show

The guy who's inked everyone from Eminem to Beyonce hosts a street party with rare cars, Harleys, stunts, DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill, tacos and BBQ. Might see a couple of tattoos, too.

411: July 14, 12-4pm, Harley-Davidson/Buell of Glendale, 3717 San Fernando Rd (at Mira Loma), Glendale, 818-246-5618

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