The Weekend Guide

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France Goes Pop
What: A monthlong film series that tips its beret to ’60s and ’70s French cinema, pop music, and fashion.
Why: The series kicks off on Friday with psychedelic tour de force Anna (starring Anna Karina and Serge Gainsbourg), followed by a tribute to French music video maestro Jean-Cristophe Averty.
When: Thru Sept. 2. Anna and Viva Averty, Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: 611 N. Fairfax Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., Hollywood (323-655-2510). Tickets ($10) online at brownpapertickets.com.

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Rachel Pally Sample Sale
What: Get 55-85 percent off Pally’s perfectly draped tees and dresses from spring/summer 2011, as well as past collections, at her downtown warehouse.
Why: Jersey Shore-worthy fights over jersey maxidresses.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 2301 E. Seventh St., b/t Santa Fe & S. Anderson Sts., ste. c100, Downtown (323-780-1249).

What: A gastro-ode to famed ’60s artist Larry Bell, Venice’s newest hotspot serves innovative plates (ceviche, BBQ eel and foie gras terrine, Brussels sprouts and bacon pizza) on a giant open-air patio.
Why: Twenty-six draft brews a blink away from the boardwalk.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 24 Windward Ave., at Speedway, Venice (310-399-2700).

Pattern Bar
What: Classic Spanish, Cuban, and Venezuelan fare gets dressed up with handcrafted cocktails named after iconic designers (Chanel, McQueen, Gaultier) at the just-opened watering hole strategically nestled in the heart of the Fashion District.
Why: Sashay to Fashionable Hour on weekdays, 4-6 p.m., for $2 off cocktails, $1 off beers, and 15 percent off tapas.
When: Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., noon-midnight; Fri., noon-2 a.m.; Sat., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 100 W. Ninth St., at S. Main St., Downtown (213-627-7774).

Native Mad Decent Block Party Tour L.A.
What: The record label joins forces with Native Shoes for a free daylong bash with dodgeball games and performances by Major Lazer, Sinden, Dillon Francis, and others.
Why: Keep cool with shaved ice, ice cream, and PBR.
When: Sat., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 613 Imperial St., b/t E. Sixth & Jesse Sts., Downtown. R.S.V.P. online at maddecentblockparty.com.

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Pattern Bar
100 W 9th St
@ S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90079
24 Windward Ave
@ Speedway
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Native Mad Decent Block Party Tour L.A.
613 Imperial St
bt E 6th & Jesse Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Rachel Pally Warehouse
2301 E 7th St
bt Santa Fe & Anderson Sts, ste c100
Los Angeles, CA 90023
611 N Fairfax Ave
bt Melrose Ave & Clinton St
Los Angeles, CA 90036