Thursday, July 24, 2014

Father Time

Give Dad a day you can both enjoy

After the way you spoiled Mom last month, you've still got 13 days to up the ante for Dad (or wait until our last-minute gift guide next week). Why not have some fun yourself while you're at it?

Sports
Angels at Dodgers.
Book now to snag the last good seats for the Freeway Series, or pull favors and call ticket brokers later.
1:10p. Dodger Stadium. $14 and up. ticketmaster.com


LA Galaxy soccer. T-minus Beckham = one month. Get to know the rest of the L.A. Galaxy as they face Real Salt Lake.
5p. Home Depot Center, Carson. $25 and up. ticketmaster.com

Music

Playboy Jazz Festival. It's tough to find greater cross-generational appeal than for R&B legend Etta James and virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Except maybe for the world's most famous dad, emcee Bill Cosby.
2-10p. Hollywood Bowl. $32.50 and up. ticketmaster.com

Cars
Concours D'Elegance.
Cars kick couture off Rodeo Drive for one day each year so that fathers and sons can drop their jaws at awe-inspiring autos, from classic to concept to convertible. While you're there, take Dad in for an old fashioned barbershop shave, provided free of charge by the Shave of Beverly Hills.
10a-4p. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills (310-858-6100). Free

Antique and Vintage Automobile Show. If the old man insists on rehashing the past, here's one method you can both appreciate. Marvel at Model As, hot rods, and antique fire engines on display at the Heritage Square Museum.
12-4p. 3800 Homer Street, Lincoln Heights (323-225-2700). $10; fathers ride along for free

Dinner
You can’t miss with any of these classic favorites:

Musso & Frank Grill. Your dad's dad went here, and it's just as good now. Stay with steaks, martinis and shrimp cocktail.
6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323-467-7788)

Saddle Peak Lodge. Hemingway-esque setting with big game specialties including antelope, venison and elk tenderloin.
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas (818-222-3888)

Arroyo Chop House. There are ten cuts of meat, a daily fresh fish special and lemon bread pudding at this Craftsman era classic.
536 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena (626-577-7463)

The Lobster.
The place to go if he prefers surf to turf. Go figure, anything with lobster rocks. So does the crispy lemon calamari.
1602 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (310-458-9294)

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