This weekend you’ve got the Los Angeles Art Weekend and the Songkran New Year celebration in Thai Town. But if you’re still looking for other things to filly, the following are real horrorshow, my droogies.
Friday, April 11
Kubrilesque: A Burlesque Tribute to Stanley Kubrick
There’s something disturbing and sexy about a burlesque tribute to Stanley Kubrick. But I guess that’s the point. A burlesque take on 2001: A Space Odyssey involves girls coming out in gorilla suits and then stripping down to bathing suits and NASA caps. I hear they’re reinterpreting Full Metal Jacket next. Yowza! The Pfelton Sutton Trio and DJ Danny D and Matty Matt of “Tainted Tuesday” and “Rad” will supply the tunes.
Saturday, April 12
Tax-Free Day on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica
Haven’t paid your taxes yet? You don’t have to this Saturday either as the participating merchants on hip Montana Avenue in Santa Monica pay the sales tax for you! OK, getting 8.25 percent off might not seem like a big deal when it’s Kiehls lip balm but it does make you feel better when purchasing that $200 pair of Earnest Sewn jeans at Blue Jeans Bar.
- 10am-6pm. Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (map).
South American Cooking Class at Cuidad
Learn how to make South American classics like ceviche and gaucho steak from celebrity chefs, Cuidad’s Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. They’ll cover the cuisines from Brazil, Peru and Chile. Mmm, Venezuelan spiced hot chocolate and Ecuadorian banana bread pudding! For $75 you get the class, the multi-course lunch, cocktails and a take-home recipe booklet.
- 11am-1pm. $75. Cuidad, 445 S Figueroa Street, Downtown (map). (213) 486-5171.
Train with Shaolin Warriors
Everyone is Kung Fu fighting! At least they will be in Santa Monica and you can join them. Real Shaolin warriors will condition and train you for only $10. You don’t have to be an expert to join as all fitness and experience levels are welcome.
- Saturday 5-6:30pm and Sunday 10:30am-12pm. $10. Santa Monica/Palisades Park, Ocean Avenue and Montana Boulevard (map).