This Weekend: Fashion Food Truck, N'Awlins Crawfish Boil, Girls' Night Out

— by Caroline on Crack

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Is it the weekend already? Awesome.

Thursday, June 3

Los Angeles Magazine‘s Girls’ Night Out
Yes, sadly, I was SO disappointed by Sex and the City 2 and wouldn’t see it again. BUT if you’re an SATC fan and haven’t seen it yet, now’s your chance. At this girl-friendly party, the first 300 attendees to check in will get a FREE pass to see the movie after the event. If you’ve already seen the movie, however, you’ll still want to go for the mini spa treatments, cocktails, Pink Taco finger food, gift bags and music.

  • 6-9pm. Westfield Century City’s Center Court, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Century City (map).

An Evening with Pablove and Intelligentsia
Spend a lovely evening in Venice enjoying an acoustic show by Eulogies and a DJ set by KCRW’s Tom Schnabel while sipping on the best cappuccino in the world. This special event goes to raise awareness about pediatric cancer as well as raise funds for the Pablove Foundation which supports the families of children suffering from the disease. Suggested donation is $10.

  • 7pm. $10 suggested donation. Intelligentsia Venice, 1331 Abbot Kinney, Venice (map). (310) 399-1233.

Friday, June 4

National Doughnut Day
If your fancier palate requires something more than a free Krispy Kreme celebrate this tasty pastry by indulging in BLT Steak‘s warm glazed doughnut with cappuccino ice cream or Culina‘s Bomboloni with honey ricotta, citrus and marmalade OR Hatfield’s Sugar & Spice beignets with Venezuelan chocolate fondue and a preserved ginger milkshake shot. Drool!

Saturday, June 5

Prix-Fixe Weekend at 6 Italian Restaurants
From June 5 through June 20, you don’t have to go to Italy to enjoy truly authentic Italian food. The Italian Trade Commission and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West selected six L.A. Italian restaurants — Drago, Caffe’ Roma, Il Grano, Il Moro, Locanda del Lago and Valentino — to showcase the best ingredients from Italy. And each one will offer special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus for the occasion. Valentino will feature La Cassatina di Ricotta Siciliana con il Sorbetto di Fichi d’India and Locanda Del Lago has Risotto al Gorgonzola ?Dolce Latte? con Barbabietole Rosse e Gialle. Don’t know what they are but sounds fab. Make your ressies through the restaurants’ sites.

Dominick’s Crawfish Boil
Nothing says summer like a good ol’ fashioned crawfish boil. And Dominick’s Chef Brandon Boudet, a New Orleans native, would know how it’s done. Fans of the mudbug will be able to enjoy the crawfish ($7/pound) served with potatoes and corn as well as roast beef po’ boys, oysters on a half shell and Creole-boiled artichokes.

  • 2-6pm. Dominick?s, 8715 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). Reservations: (310) 652-2335.

Launch Party for Blood is the New Black’s Summer Fling Truck
A fashion and ice cream truck? Oh, I’m all about that! Blood is the New Black and mobile accessories designer I Make My Case team up with CoolHaus, gourmet ice cream truck, for the Summer Fling Truck to bring good taste and treats to all the good girl and boy hipsters around L.A. through September. The launch party this Saturday will feature an open bar courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon, live screenprinting and live performances by Dunes. RSVP with info [at]

  • 8pm-12am. Nomad Gallery, 1993 Blake Avenue, Los Angeles (map).