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The Weekend Guide

la outdoor cinema food fest!

Go out, already.

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Outdoor Cinema Food Fest
What:
Every Saturday until the end of August, view, dine, and imbibe alfresco with films like Swingers (up this week) and grub from a revolving cast of vendors starting with Coolhaus, Komodo Food, Munchie Machine, and more.
Why:
You’re money. And do you know what else? The screen is nearly three stories tall and 52 feet wide.
When:
Sat., 6-11 p.m.
Where:
Grand Hope Park, Hope St., at W. Ninth St., Downtown. Tickets ($8) online at eventbrite.com.

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Year One at Marine Art Salon
What:
Celebrate the inaugural year of the gallery specializing in international contemporary art. Its new book catalogs every work from the past twelve months, including installation views and portraits of the artists.
Why: Gratis bubbly and cookies, plus the chance to nab the first of many volumes.
When:
Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Where:
Address provided upon R.S.V.P. to 310-399-0294 or rsvp@c-artmarine.com.

SCORE
Isabel Lu and Lucca Couture Sample Sale
What:
Resort and spring 2010 clothing from both brands. Save your money for Six Flags: Nothing is over $25.
Why: Depending on your sleep/work/life cycle, grab b’fast from the Buttermilk truck (Fri., 9 a.m.-noon) or lunch from Kabob ’n’ Roll (Sat., noon-2 p.m.).
When: Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:
629 E 30th St., b/t Trinity & San Pedro Sts., Downtown.

Tysa Designs and Fiel Shoes Sale
What: Just like Bert and Ernie, these two complement each other perfectly. Snag colorful and comfy clothes, then pair them with some leather sandals. Everything is $20-$70.
Why:
Land 15 percent off Coco de Mer’s sexy somethings with your purchase.
When:
Sat., noon-4 p.m.
Where:
Coco de Mer, 8618 Melrose Ave., b/t Huntley & Westbourne Drs., West Hollywood (310-652-0311).

CHOW
8½ Taverna
What:
This new Italian gastropub is so authentic that its pizza dough flour comes from Naples, making for delectable crust. A solid beer and wine list washes it down right.
Why: The small plates (fish and chips, scallops, frog legs) and salads (ahi tuna, arugula, artichoke) make up for that World Cup performance.
When:
Daily, noon-midnight.
Where: 11334 Moorpark St., at Bakman Ave., Studio City (818-308-1100).

Photo: Courtesy of Outdoor Cinema Food Fest

LOCATIONS
Grand Hope Park
Hope St
@ W 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
11334 Moorpark St
@ Bakman Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91602
818-308-1100
Isabel Lu and Lucca Couture Sample Sale
629 E 30th St
bt Trinity & San Pedro Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90011
8618 Melrose Ave
bt Huntley & Westbourne Drs
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-652-0311
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