- Beverly Hills
- Century City
- Culver City
- Palisades / Malibu
- Mid-Wilshire / Miracle Mile
- Santa Monica
- Silver Lake / Los Feliz
- South Bay
- West Hollywood
- West LA / Westwood
We assume many of you will be with family this weekend given it’s both Passover and Easter, but some of you may hate your families, and you deserve to have fun weekends, too. So without further ado, here’s your itinerary for this week’s short break:
For Friday, we decided not to care what you might actually like to do and are instead just recommending something we think will be awesome. The Egyptian is screening The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth back-to-back on Friday night, and if you don’t know what those two films are all about, well, we’re not sure we can be “friends” anymore. In any case, we feel like there’s a good chance you could run into Jason Segel at this screening given his preference for puppets, so we think attendance should be mandatory even if you’re not a fan. For dinner and drinks either before or after, try Blossom’s new Silver Lake location.
Saturday is International Pillow Fight Day. So...there’s that. However, if you’re not a total weirdo who wants to participate in that nonsense (we’re spending our Friday night at The Dark Crystal screening, so we’re allowed to throw stones), we suggest you instead start your morning with a little 5K/10K action on the Santa Monica Boardwalk. Afterward, grab a Kegs and Eggs breakfast at Fig, or head down to Venice and try Sauce or something uber-healthy from Local 1205 or Moon Juice. Then, head over to the Venice Meet, which is one of our top 6 obsessions in April. (Watch us shop Abbot Kinney here!) When you’ve finished perusing the market, jump in your car (it’s a convertible, right?) and make your way to the Getty Center to check out the Herb Ritts: LA Style exhibit, which we could not possibly be more excited to see.
Later, take a late afternoon nap and then head to Hollywood. We’re going to send you to newly-opened Pour Vous (in the old Forty Deuce space) for drinks, but you should grab dinner beforehand at Cafe Gratitude if you’re feeling healthy (try the “I Am Grateful”, which is a meal-by-donation) or Lou, one of our favorite neighborhood go-to’s.
It’s Easter, which means there are a lot of overpriced prix-fixe brunches to enjoy. Here is a curated list via our friends at Eater; we think the $28 deal at Coupa Cafe sounds different (in a good way), though you can eat at some of these schmancier spots for just a few dollars more. The Coop pop-up brunch in the Gonpachi space also sounds like something worth indulging in, whether you believe in J.C. or not.
Since you’ll likely end up stuffed and/or drunk after brunch, we’re going to keep it simple Sunday and suggest you laze around the beach (temperatures should be around 70 degrees) and then enjoy another movie-a-thon, this time at The Aero. Donnie Darko is playing on a double-bill with the film Harvey, and we think the combination of the two is sheer genius. If you happen to still be hungry, try Izzy’s for a little Jewish deli action to diversify your Easter Sunday dining experience.
Before we go, we urge you to check out these Top 10 Ways To Stay Broke Forever so that you are sure not to engage in any of them over the weekend!
Apr 04, 2012 - 09:03 PM