The Weekend Guide

red o restaurant!

Two’s company. Three’s a weekend.

Red O Restaurant Opens
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.
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
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.
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.
619 N. Croft Ave., b/t Melrose Ave. & Clinton St., West Hollywood (323-297-0414).

Rogue Wave II at Anderson Art Collective
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.
Kegs from Island Brewing Co. and live music from Dalai Sonido at the opening.
Opening reception, Sat., 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.
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

Red O Restaurant
8155 Melrose Ave
@ N Kilkea Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Anderson Art Collective
410 Palm Ave
bt 4th & 6th Sts, ste a2
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Estilo Salon
7402 Beverly Blvd
@ N Martel Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
@ Beach House Way
Santa Monica, CA 90402
619 N Croft Ave
bt Melrose Ave & Clinton St
West Hollywood, CA 90048