Best served chilled.
Sweet Crush Ice Bar
What: Fall for Asian-inspired shaved ice infused with everything from espresso to blood orange and topped with your choice of fresh fruit, chocolate curls, drizzles, and sprinkles.
Why: Just say no to fro yo.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 11753 San Vicente Blvd., b/t Montana & S. Barrington Aves., Brentwood (310-820-0607).
What: Maple fried chicken, braised pork belly, and butter-roasted lobster meet their maker at Silver Lake’s hot new taco joint with a pub-size beer list.
Why: Any of its beers can (and should) be topped with a michelada ice pop.
When: Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 3129 W. Sunset Blvd., at Westerly Ter., Silver Lake (323-666-4666).
Cause for Creativity: Tour da Arts, Vol. 4
What: Join a bike gang on a cruise through SaMo, stopping for art exhibits, pedal-churned ice cream, free tune-ups, and cultural performances along the way.
Why: Make a tricked-out reflector spoke card at the Art Reflector Workshop (free when you mention DailyCandy).
When: Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Check-in at Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2525 Michigan Ave., at Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica (310-586-6488).
Wicked Lit’s Night at the Mausoleum
What: Casino night meets Tales from the Crypt with a poker tournament, pick ’em game, silent auction, and staged readings of Wicked Lit plays and spoofs from the depths of a (reportedly) haunted mausoleum.
Why: Score 25 percent off tickets with code WICKEDTREAT!
When: Sat., 6 p.m.
Where: Mountain View Mausoleum, 2300 N. Marengo Ave., at E. Sacramento St., Altadena (818-242-7910). Tickets ($15-$30; reg. $20-$40) at wickedlit.secure.force.com.
What: Iconic Cali artist Steven Harrington’s new solo show includes larger-than-life sculptures, bold prints, and graphite renderings.
Why: Harrington’s third collection for Generic Surplus launches on the opening night of the exhibit.
When: Thru Sept. 1. Opening reception, Sat., 8-11 p.m.
Where: Known Gallery, 441 N. Fairfax Ave., b/t Rosewood & Oakwood Aves., Mid-City West (310-860-6263).
Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl
What: Unlimited pours of more than 70 brews from around the world at seven bars within stumbling distance of one another.
Why: Carbo-loaded food trucks (In-n-Out, Nom Nom Truck, LudoTruck) stationed along the route help soak up suds.
When: Sat., 3-7 p.m.
Where: Various locations. Tickets ($54) at lacraftbeercrawl2012.eventbrite.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Sweet Crush Ice Bar