This Weekend: Ilegal Mescal Happy Hour, Drunk Talk, Manila Tasting

— by Caroline on Crack

Idiots with Zoe Saldana & Kate Bosworth from Zoe Saldana

Finally! This weather feels like summer and we can play outside again. Many fun outdoor events this weekend. And some still fun even though they’re indoors.

Thursday, July 15

Chartreuse and Ilegal Mezcal Cocktail Night
Mmmezcal, just makes my mouth water. Fortunately, Chartreuse and Ilegal Mezcal will be doing up a very special happy hour ($5 signature cocktails) featuring these tasty spirits. There will also be tasting flights available! Other happy hour deals include $4 Imported Beers and $3 Small Plates.

  • 7-9pm. The Association, 110 E 6th Street, Downtown (map).

Saturday, July 17

Tasting with the Manila Machine
Get the Manila Machine Filipino food truck all to yourself. Well, almost. This pre-paid tasting event will insure you don’t have to suffer the fate of sold-out ube cupcakes. Believe me, you don’t want to know what that feels like. At this event, for $21 you get to enjoy spam sliders, chicken adobo, sisig over rice and, yes, the ube cupcake. Pull up a lawn chair and nosh on some fine food truck delicacies.

  • 1pm. $21. Location TBA.

Cinespia Cemetery Screening: Saturday Night Fever
This disco-era movie starring the cute-back-then dancing fool Johnny Travolta has one of the best movie soundtracks ever! Come on, it’s the Bee Gees! I know, a lot of you are probably too young to know who they are but take my word for it, they’re awesome. If that doesn’t get you, maybe the fact that DJ Cut Chemist spinning before and after the movie will. Don’t forget to bring your carafe of disco drink. BTW what DID they drink back then in Studio 54? Oh, and remember, no tall chairs dammit!

  • Gates open 7:30pm, movie 8pm. $10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (map)

Sunday, July 18

New LA Flea Market
Can’t wait for the LA Street Food Fest next week featuring a bunch of food trucks? Well, maybe this will tie you over til then. Nosh on treats from food trucks Dosa, Border Grill and Cool Haus while bargain shopping at the grand opening of the LA Flea market. General admission with parking is $5, VIP tickets are $15.

  • 9am-4pm. $5-$15. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

Drunk Talk, Full-Immersion Live Comedy at Dragonfly Bar
Is it just me or are conversations more interesting when they’re fueled by drink? See, Drunk History. And check out this new comedy show which has incorporated a real bar into a comedy event. Is that bar fly leaning against you and slurring drunken nothings into your ear fer real or are they part of the show? You may never know. But enjoy improv, drunken comedy and a free cocktail at this unique show.

  • 8pm. $15. Dragonfly Bar, 6510 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).