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.”
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.