If your dad taught you one thing, it's that you shouldn't ever do anything for him that you wouldn't also want to do yourself.
Better Than the Girls Next Door: Playboy Jazz Festival
Creator Hugh Hefner says, “I've had a lot of things to be proud of in my life. But nothing more, quite frankly, than the Jazz Festival.” While elevating bathrobes to formalwear certainly merits consideration, Hef's debut of Spectrum Road — a new supergroup featuring Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid and Cream bassist Jack Bruce — could end up just as silky-smooth.
Sat-Sun. $28-$170. Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood (310-450-1173)
Sweeney Pa'd: The Blind Barber
Treat the old man to some old-fashioned groomin’ at this one-month-old NYC import in Culver City. Cuts and shaves include a complimentary cocktail like the Sweet Ginger Brown (Starr African Rum, Aperol and ginger beer).
Open Sun 12-6p. $20-40, appointment required. 10797 Washington Blvd., Culver City (310-841-6679)
Dodger That: Dodgers vs. White Sox
Here's an easy one — just take him out to the ballgame and watch LA knock those Sox off. Besides double-fisting beers and Dodger Dogs, he'll also get a gym bag on the house. Perfect for storing all those old Manny Ramirez bobbleheads.
Sun 1:10p. $10 and up. â€¨Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Echo Park
Brunch Out: Tres at the SLS Hotel
Ask him to dig out one of those god-awful ties you bought him before you knew better and treat him to a meal that proves it. At Tres by José Andrés, they’ll be serving up slow-roasted beef tenderloin, chilled seafood, and piquillo pepper confit.
Sun 11a-3p. $52. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills (310-246-5551)
Laugh All You Want: The Groundlings' New Stage
Check out the famous comedy club’s new stage at the “Let Them Eat Sunday!” pinnacle of the Groundlings School, featuring new sketches and fresh talent.
Sun 7:30p. $16. 7307 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood (323-934-4747)