It’s already August? Where’d the summer go? Better get the last days of the season in by enjoying them the following ways.
Friday, July 29
New Summer Cocktail Menu at 1886
Nothing says summer like tropical drinks and Marcos Tello and the 1886 crew know it. Their new 16-drink summer cocktail menu debuts this week and features tiki favorites like the Zombie, QB Cooler and Pina Colada as well as twists on classics like Cherry Daiquri and Pisco Punch. But I can’t wait to try the Media Park Swizzle with Bols Genever, sherry, ginger, Falernum syrup and lime. And the Vintage Caprice, a cocktail aged in a bourbon cask, sounds like a must-have.
- 1886 Bar, 1250 S Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena (map). (626) 441-3136.
Saturday, July 30
1st Annual Unique LA Summer Show
Finally one of the funnest shopping events in town comes to the Westside! Browse the wares of 250 local designers, enjoy free Hendrick’s cocktails (woot!) and Bear Flag wine and do some free crafting at the DIY Craft Corner. For sustenance, take your pick of popular food trucks like the Grilled Cheese Truck, Great Balls on Tires and Glow Fish Truck.
- Saturday-Sunday, 11am-6pm. $10. Santa Monica Airport Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica (map).
Sunday, July 31
Sunday Afternoon Pig Roast & Farmers Market at Craft Los Angeles
In honor of the Santa Monica Farmers Market’s 30th anniversary, Craft Los Angeles is throwing a Pig Roast, Beer and Bluegrass event featuring whole roast pigs, family style sides and desserts by chef John Keenan and pastry chef Shannon Swindle as well as local beer and wine. Live bluegrass music and an auction will keep things festive and a BBQ sauce competition.
- 2-8pm. $150. Craft Los Angeles, 10100 Constellation Boulevard, Century City (map). (310) 279-4180.
Monday, August 1
Monday Night Movies, Martinis and Manicures at Station Hollywood: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Who didn’t want to be Ferris? Having the best sick day in history and getting away with it. Well, celebrate everyone’s favorite juvenile delinquent with small plates, cocktails and free Bliss Spa manis while screening the John Hughes classic. Station Hollywood’s new weekly movie night takes place on its outdoor lounge with fire pits and a 35-foot-high movie screen. Next weekend the movie will be Reservoir Dogs, which also happens to be “Bourbon Night.” No ressies required.
- 8pm. Station Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).