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So... for all your Firework scouting needs, Michael of South Bay Foodies has pulled together a list of the Beach Cities who kept a little cushion in their budgets for some explosion power to drive tourism!
AND for the Alcoholics, because I know that's what you're all really interested in, the lovely V & K of Finer Things LA have a nice little drinkin menu for all your boozein needs.
As for me, I'll be cooking up a storm for Cloak & Dinner, all whilst crashing house parties & maybe even throwing an impromptu beer pong / bbq on the 4th... (if you *cough cough David Kwong** would like to bring over your magic ribs & anyone else, if you show up with a six pack & a bathing suit, I won't turn you away)
Friday July 1 to Monday July 4 || Fri-Sun, 8-6 | Mon, 9-2
You can't miss Kenshin Himura, the remorseful samurai with rebellious hair. Nor will Haruhi Suzumiya, the otherworldly high school girl in sailor tops, escape attention. They're in the parade of characters impersonated by rabid fans at this confab. The biggest American gathering of anime and manga geeks is crowned by a 3-D hologram concert from Hatsune Miku, who will deliver numbers that have made her computer-generated voice famous. It's the ultimate karaoke—even the singer's body is prerecorded! Los Angeles Convention Center http://www.anime-expo.org/
Saturday, 7/2Cloak & Dinner: E Pluribus uNOM
Good afternoon. In less than an week, dinner guests will join others from around Los Angeles. And you will be eating the most American meal in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We must be united in our common tastes. Perhaps it's fate that next week is the Fourth of July, and we will once again be eating for our freedom... Not for tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but hunger. We are eating and drinking for our right to live. To exist. And when we finish the meal, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to eat! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!" Reservations are gone, but to sign up for future dinners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.cloakanddinner.com
5pm to 7pm
Taste a Tart That Looks Like Art: Yo Santosa, the branding guru behind Pinkberry's look, has teamed up with her pastry chef mom and fashion designer sister for früute, a new West Hollywood bakery serving stylish, delicious tarts. The sculptural, colorful desserts feature 18 radical flavors like wasabi, black pepper, matcha, and yuzu, and each tart is handcrafted with organic and natural ingredients. The grand opening this weekend features free samples, plus a chance to peek at früute's exquisite branding. 8951 Santa Monica Blvd. http://www.fruute.com/