This Weekend: Like, Gag Me With an iPhone 3G

— by Caroline on Crack

Looks like it’s going to be an awesome weekend, folks. iPhone 3G, Audrey Hepburn and some jazzy grooves downtown. What to do? What to do?

Friday, July 11

iPhone 3G Goes on Sale
The moment all you technogeeks have been waiting for: The iPhone 3G goes on sale. Better, stronger, faster, it has GPS, doesn’t need a WiFi spot to browse the Internet and it’s slimmer, too! If you want to be one of the first to show it off, Apple store doors everywhere open at 8am.

Zagat Los Angeles Nightlife 2008/2009 Goes on Sale
And for those of you who don’t have or want an iPhone, these little books are always handy to have in your glovebox. This updated Zagat guide ($14.95) specializing in L.A. nightlife lists the best bars, the hottest dance clubs, etc. based on the opinions of over 2,500 in-the-know Angelenos.

Outdoor Screening of Breakfast At Tiffany’s at Old Pasadena Film Festival
Before there was Carrie Bradshaw, there was Holly Golightly. Enjoy this film classic about a very stylish girl while sitting outdoors in charming Old Pasadena. Breakfast At Tiffany’s kicks off the Friday and Saturday night outdoor screenings of Audrey classics to take place through July 25.

  • 8:30pm. Free. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena (map).

Merlin’s Night of Jazz, Soul and House Grooves
My ol friend DJ HollaBack Merle aka Merlin is hosting an oh-so special night downtown. Special guests Helios Jive and Eric Jag will keep you moving and grooving and $5 soju cocktails will keep you happy. Best part is that it’s free before 11 and only $3 after.

  • 10pm-2am. Free before 11pm, $3 after. e3rd Steakhouse and Lounge, 734 E. 3rd Street, Downtown (map). (213) 680-3003.

Saturday, July 12

3rd Annual LA Wine Fest
Winos unite, the LA Wine Fest goes off this weekend. 500 wines from 14 different countries, special wine tasting sessions with Riedel Glassware and a panel of master sommeliers and winery owners. Best part is the festival encourages its attendees to bring designated drivers, only charging $10 for the DD (no wine glass included of course). For advance tickets and to receive a $10 discount (courtesy of City Sip LA) off general admission, email your name and contact info to Joel Fisher at Joel [at] This discount is only for advance purchases.

  • Saturday and Sunday 2pm-6pm. $45 day pass, $35 with discount. Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood (map).

Sunday, July 13

Valley Girl Cemetery Screening
And before OMG there was “Like, oh my gawd! Gag me with a spoon!” Enjoy this Romeo and Juliet love story between a Valley Girl and a Hollywood punk whilst sitting in a cemetery sipping bubble gum soda and popping Pop Rocks. Remember those? This was when Nicolas Cage was cute, before he got all weird and stuff. And remember, no tall chairs.

  • Gates at 7:30pm, film at 9pm. $10 donation. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood (map).