Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Weekend

  • Post-Pop Punk: PYYRAMIDS

    Catch this dreamy, jangly collaboration of indie-rock vets Tim Nordwind (OK Go) and Drea Smith (He Say, She Say). 

    Opening salvo: Local openers Missing Teen bring the ‘90s post-hardcore heat, or what they (aptly) call “shoegazi.”

    Tonight 8:30p. The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake (323-661-4380). $10-12 here.

    Nearby: El Prado; 1642 Bar; Thirsty Crow

  • Tamales ‘n’ Tequila: Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Red O

    Mexican tapas, specialty cocktails, and top-shelf tequila flights for three days.

    Brunch blowout: Three reasons to hit Red O’s weekend brunch: bloody maria bar, michelada bar, and this. 

    Fri-Sun 5-11:45p. Red O, 8155 Melrose Ave., Mid-City West (323-655-5009). Prices vary. 

    Nearby: Bar Lubitsch; Surly Goat; The Improv

  • Pack Your Bags: LA Suitcase Party

    Seriously, pack your bags — raffle winners immediately board jets, helicopters, and Bentleys to luxury destintions.

    Grand prize: How about spending Cinco de Mayo in a 25,000-square-foot private compound Zihuatanejo, Mexico? 

    Fri 7:30p. Clay Lacy Aviation 7435 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys. $250 and up here.

  • Mexican Fiesta: Grand Cinco de Mayo Block Party

    Head outdoors to stuff your gullet with cheap tacos and pitchers of margaritas before swinging sticks in a piñata pit.

    Throwing fives: Gorge five styles each of tacos, tequilas, and beers at Loteria Grill locations in SaMo, Hollywood, and Studio City.

    Sun 2p. Tortilla Republic, 616 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hollywood (310-657-9888). $10-20 here.

    Nearby: Roger Room; The Phoenix; SLS

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