This Weekend: Lovin' Summer

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr Shot by dotsara

Flickr Shot by dotsara

Gosh, how I LOVE summer. All the fun things you can do only when it’s warm out, as this weekend looks like it’s going to be. Mmm, 80-degree weather. Unfortunately/fortunately I’ll be up in NorCal for some river rafting this weekend but you folks have fun!

Friday, June 13

Free Hot Dogs at Hot Dog on a Stick
Gotta love the freebies. Hot Dog on a Stick, the funny hat folks, will be giving out free hot dogs on a stick from 5 to 8pm at any of their locations. One per person but that’s probably all you need.

  • 5-8pm. All Hot Dog on a Stick locations.

Saturday, June 14

Heal the Bay L.A. River Cleanup and Korean BBQ
If you missed your chance to be a good environmental citizen during Earth Month, you’ll get your chance now. Help tidy up the soft-bottomed Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River along with Heal the Bay, several other organizations and about 2,000 other volunteers. No cleaning experience necessary. Just bring a hat, drinking water and some sunscreen. Afterward all volunteers will be treated to a Korean barbecue. Mmm, galbi and a good deed.

  • 8:45-11:30am. Griffith Park Recreation Center, 3401 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles (map)

Bedhead Pajama’s Warehouse Sample Sale
Who wears PJs in the summer, ya ask? Hopefully dads do. Get your dad some fancy designer pjs just like the ones Mr. Big wore in Sex and the City. Bedhead Pajama’s is having a huge warehouse sample sale where you can save 50%-80% off PJs, loungewear and accessories for men, women and children. Cash and credit cards only.

  • Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-6pm. 3305 Motor Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

Sunday, June 15

Neighborhood Barbecue Night at Wilshire
Nothing like enjoying a barbecue during summer nights. At Wilshire Restaurant‘s Neighborhood Barbecue Nights every Sunday you can enjoy such bbq goodies as grilled baby back ribs with a side of corn on the cob, oh, and of course there are the summer cocktails.

  • Sunday nights through August 31. Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica (map). (310) 586-1707.

Sunday Cinema in the Backyard
Enjoy gourmet movie fare like curried popcorn with candied peanuts, house-made corn dogs with stone-ground mustard, and chocolate-covered bonbons while watching the fashionably fabulous flick The Devil Wears Prada poolside at the W Hotel in Westwood. So chic! You can either laze about on a chaise lounge to watch the big screen or enjoy the movie on your own flat screen in a cabana.

  • Free. 8pm. Sundays through September 28. W Hotel Westwood, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood (map). 310-208-8765.