This Weekend: Viceroy Poolside Happy Hour, Intelligentsia Westsiiide, Bigfoot Day Spa

— by Caroline on Crack

What am I doing this weekend, you ask? I’m going to dress up like Elvis and support my bf and his team as they race the above craptastic “Cadillac” up in Reno. My only regret, besides wearing a black bejeweled jumpsuit and pompador wig in 80-degree weather, is that I’m going to miss out on all these fun events…in beautiful, mild-temperatured L.A.

Thursday, May 21

Foundtrack and Apartment 3 Pop-Up Store at R-Bar
Shopping deals on vintage items, designer samples, accessories, etc. with everything under $35. However, this isn’t just some pop-up store but a bar event with all-night cheap drink specials, free vodka cocktails from 9-10pm, live art and an all-girl DJ lineup. No RSVP required but the password to get in the door is “Rudi Dassler.”

  • 9pm. R-Bar, 3331 W 8th Street, Los Angeles (map).

Friday, May 22

Intelligentsia Venice Grand Opening Party
I’m so happy happy about Intelligentsia opening up on the Westside! And in addition to their fancy coffee, they’ll be importing other goodies from the Eastside just for their grand opening. Partake of beer and wine from Silverlake Wine, sausages by Wurstkuche, and beats by Dam Funk and Peanut Butter Wolf.

  • 8pm-1am. Intelligentsia Venice, 1331 Abbott Kinney Boulevard, Venice (map).

Summer Fridays at Viceroy
Enjoy some early summer swank on the cheap at Cameo Bar’s special poolside happy hour(s) which kicks off this Friday and lasts through August 28. Drink specials are dictated by the hour. Ordering that cocktail at 2pm will cost you 2 bucks and so on til 5:59pm for $5. Budget bites on the bar menu, however, remain the same price: $2 fried chicken and biscuit slider or $4 mini quesadillas. Snag a cabana for $100 rental fee and two-bottle minimum (bottles half-priced during happy hour).

  • 2-6pm. Cameo Bar at Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (map). (310) 260-7511

Dtox Day Spa’s Happy Hour Fridays
Another awesome happy hour that kicks off this Friday. Dtox Day Spa teams up with Bigfoot Lodge, home of the Toasted Marshmallow cocktail, to tempt you with pampering and cocktails. Once a month (next one is June 26) you can enjoy a mini spa treatment, appetizers and drinks for just $39. And for an apres spa libation, stumble on over to Bigfoot Lodge a few doors down for a free cocktail!

  • 6-9pm. $39. Dtox Day Spa, 3206 Los Feliz Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). Reservations required (323) 665-3869.

Saturday, May 23

MAC Cosmetics Style Warrior Memorial Day Weekend Concert
MAC Cosmetics on Third Street Promenade will be partying it up with nine live local bands, models galore and a dj at their three-day outdoor event. Plus get your makeup done before you head out for the evening via a MAC makeup artist using MAC’s newest line, Style Warrior. Makeover is free but they’d like it if you at least buy some product.

  • MAC Cosmetics, 1325 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica (map). Book your appointment with my girl Jules at (310) 451-1281.

Monday, May 25

Tickets for Malo’s 1st Annual Ultra Premium Tequila Show Go on Sale
Imagine this: For only $15, you can sample Partida, Casa Noble, 4 Copas, Maestro Dobel, Ocho, Comisario and Hacienda de Chihuahua sotol tequilas at a caliente cantina. But it’s true! This boozy shindig will also feature Malo’s yummy food and a dj. The event is on Wednesday, June 3 but tickets go on sale on Monday at Malo.

  • Malo, 4326 W. Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake (map). (323) 664-1011.