Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Holiday Weekend

  • Poolside Party: 4th of July BBQ

    It's your patriotic duty to eat as much hickory-smoked pulled pork and brisket with vodka floats and mojitos as possible.

    Sip-sicles: Or have your booze served poolside on a stick with $8 popsicle-style frozen cocktails. 

    Thu Noon. Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica (310-260-7500). Pay as you go; call for reservations.

    Nearby: Chez Jay; Stella Barra; Brick + Mortar

  • Hip-Hop Heavyweights: Kings of the Mic Tour

    A crazy-good lineup of hip-hop legends (Ice Cube, De La Soul) blazes through slammin’ old-school classics. 

    Speaking of legends: The Greek now serves chili-slathered Pink’s hot dogs — minus the two-hour line.

    Sun 7p. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., Griffith Park (323-665-5857). $35-80 here.

    Nearby: Figaro Bistrot; Dresden Room; Rockwell

  • Soldierly Slapstick: Stripes

    Snack on gourmet Argentinian sandwiches and Vietnamese nachos as Bill Murray and John Candy give it the old US Army try.

    Rising SoCal stars: Get there by 7p for buzzworthy OC indie-rockers The Steelwells (like a combo of The Shins and Fun).

    Sat 5:30p. Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., Elysian Park (213-620-6152). $10-20 here.

    Nearby: Public School 612WurstkücheSeven Grand 

  • Pyro Picnic: 4th of July Block Party

    Groove to KCRW DJs and afro-funk before the afterdark debut of a light-and-pyrotechnics spectacle.

    Hill Street foods: Hill St. will be lined with 10+ food trucks — we love Game On!’s spicy meatball sub.

    Thu 3:30p. Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Downtown (213-974-1311). Free. 

    Nearby: Golden Gopher; Cole's; Umamicatessen

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