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BGG Weekender

In just under 48 hours from now, you’ll be freed from your proverbial cage and let loose upon the world to -- gasp! -- do whatever the eff you want. As we like to encourage the having of fun whenever possible but most especially on weekends, we’ve compiled below our weekly list of events and other such goings-on for your consideration. 

People who don’t live in LA think we see the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio on a nightly basis, when mostly we’re just at home doing laundry. Fridays, however, should always be the exception. 

6-8 p.m. - Stop by Bar Marmont to try out their new Monarch Menu. For the price of a glass of wine, you’ll also get a small plate (Gorgonzola Dolce or Rabbit Rillette, anyone?).

Afterward, check out Summer Sessions at the Oliver Peoples store, also on Sunset.  Free drinks, a DJ and, of course, swanky sunglasses on sale.

When you’ve had your fill of free booze, make your way to Rosé (861 N. La Cienega), the newly-opened St.Tropez-esque ‘restaurant’, open until 2 a.m.  The pink stuff will be expensive, but the people-watching will be priceless. 

Sadly, the streets won’t be as empty this weekend as they were last (can we now please eradicate ‘Carmageddon’ from our vocabulary?), but that shouldn’t dissuade you from enjoying the day. 

11 a.m. - Settle into the weekend with brunch at Bottega Louie. Egg white scrambles are only $9 (Okay, we know we’re not eating the egg white scramble. Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are $12).

1 p.m. - Check out Andy Warhol’s famed Campbell’s Soup Cans at MOCA.

2 p.m. - Stop by Bloomfest LA to sample the beer garden and peruse the wares of over 40 artisan vendors.

3:30 p.m. - The circus is in town! Catch a Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey show at Staples, tickets start at $10. 

7 p.m. - Head back west for the A Princess Bride drinking game at Molly Malone’s

9:30 p.m. - Grab a late dinner at newbie Escuela Taqueria (308 N Stanley Ave). 

You need a final occasion or two to rock those feather extensions before they're forced into extinction, no? We’ve got you covered.

11 a.m. - Grab brunch at Mustard Seed Cafe

1 p.m. - Head over to the Los Feliz Street Fair, where you can enjoy beer gardens, live bands, dance lessons, food & more. 

Afterward, pack a (gourmet) picnic and head to the Hollywood Bowl for Global Soul (Stevie Wonder and others). Tickets start at $20. 

photo courtesy of the Cheateau Marmont 

Jul 21, 2011 - 08:14 AM

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