This Weekend: L.A. Becomes Eclectic

— by Caroline on Crack


Look into Bowie’s eyes, you want to have funnn this weekendddd. Lots to do and all of it on the odd and unusual side what with a scavenger hunt with dinosaurs, a Hollywood pool party and a not-so-Hollywood pool party, photo exhibit and djs, and did you see David Bowie in that wig? Ah, only in L.A.

Friday, July 27

Labyrinth at the Nuart
Who needs Homer when you’ve got David Bowie as a goblin king and a young Jennifer Connelly in a Muppet-populated fantasy land? Check out the 35mm reissue of this ’80s classic which was created by the eclectic triad of writer Terry Jones (Monty Python), producer George Lucas (Star Wars) and director Jim Henson (The Dark Crystal).

  • Tickets: $9.50. Landmark’s Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles. (310) 281-8223.

Saturday, July 28

The Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt
For an unusual way to spend your Saturday afternoon, go for a scavenger hunt amid the dinosaurs and lions at The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The entire museum is yours for the hunt. Sharks and Zunis and penguins! Oh my!

  • 2pm. $28. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, Los Angeles. (map)

Create:Fixate: Backscatter All-Photography Show
Artsy hipsters, techno beats and fashion, and what’s a party without an avant-garde live photo booth? Enjoy the visual goodies of over 30 visual artists via their art installations, video designs and photographs at this reoccurring art show. Just remember to bring a flask. Those $7 well drinks tend to be a bit unsatisfying. DJs Wolfie and Dream Electric, John Tejada, and KCRW’s Raul Campos keep the scene moving.

  • 7pm-2am. $15 (gallery preview 4-7pm, $5). 1530 Ivar Avenue, Hollywood.

White Party 2007 for Heal the Bay
This sounds uber-fancy what with red carpet arrivals, press check-in and the mandatory all-white attire request but it’s all for a good cause: Heal the Bay. Party With a Cause will be throwing its 2nd annual event poolside at the Backyard of the W in Westwood. Krol Vodka, Red Bull, Tequila 33 and Heineken will host an open bar. General admission tickets are $40 advance/$50 at the door. But if you want to rub elbows with VIPs and swish the red carpet it’ll cost you $100. However, VIPs get a gift bag valued at over $600!

  • 7-11pm. Tickets: $40-$100. The Backyard of the W Hotel, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles.

Sunday, July 29

Sunday Pool Party Blue Velvet
Enjoy the scorcher this Sunday by lazing about the pool and sipping on $5 cocktails. Obviously, I’m not talking about the Roof at the Standard, but that other downtown pool at hip restaurant/lounge/pool party Blue Velvet.

  • 1-5pm. 750 Garland Avenue, Downtown. (213) 239-0061.