Two’s company. Three’s a weekend.
Red O Restaurant Opens
What: Champion of authentic Mex cuisine Rick Bayless (and, ahem, Top Chef Master) puts up big flavors (pork belly sopes with black beans, salsa negra, and sesame; goat cheese cheesecake with caramel corn and Mexican root beer sauce) in his first menu outside of Chicago. Fourteen-foot chandeliers and a glass tequila tunnel add pizzazz.
Why: They are holding two tables a night for DailyCandy readers during opening weekend. Drop the DC name when you call to claim a reservation.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 5-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 8155 Melrose Ave., at N. Kilkea Dr., West Hollywood (323-655-5009).
Elixer Spray Oils
What: Created by hair guru/stylist Afshin Ammadi, these wonder oils keep hair fresh and fragrant. Whether you leave in for scent or blow-dry for shine, moisture abounds.
Why: Use in lieu of shampoo pre- and postbeach, and come out smelling like a rose. Peppermint and orange scents also tickle the nose.
When: You’re in dis-tress.
Where: Estilo Salon, 7402 Beverly Blvd., at N. Martel Ave., La Brea (323-936-6775); online at elixeroils.com.
La Liste Tunisienne at A.P.C.
What: Nab commodities from North Africa with Laurence Touitou’s (Jean’s sis) new capsule collection of traditional Tunisian wares (sold exclusively at A.P.C.) inspired by her childhood there.
Why: Perfect straw hats and printed scarves with labels that detail which village, craftsman, tool, and fabrics led to its creation.
When: Thru June 3. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 619 N. Croft Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., West Hollywood (323-297-0414).
Rogue Wave II at Anderson Art Collective
What: If your surf culture knowledge is limited to Point Break, let new work from ten artists (Randy Noborikawa, the Anderson Bros.) carve out a better understanding of the art.
Why: Kegs from Island Brewing Co. and live music from Dalai Sonido at the opening.
When: Opening reception, Sat., 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 410 Palm Ave., b/t Fourth & Sixth Sts., unit a2, Carpinteria (805-684-8783).
Annenberg Community Beach House Pool
What: Show summer how it’s gonna be. The pool opens for a preview weekend, flaunting its fish tiles and marble accents in front of ocean views.
Why: Replace your standard Monday morning combo of tepid coffee and stale air with fresh squeezed OJ and sea breezes.
When: Sat.-Mon., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., at Beach House Way, Santa Monica (310-458-4904).
Photo: Courtesy of Red O Restaurant