The Weekend Go Go: Circus of the Mind, Can Can for a Revolution, Eat Here Now

How to be Wonder-ful
Don’t wonder. Just go.

We’re barely into July and already the fun is fast and furious.

Buckle up, Go Go’ers.  It’s going to  be a bumpin’ July….

Derby Dolls, Hula Hoops, and Rocket Scientists

There are events…and then there are “How the hell did I miss this?” extravaganzas.  For sheer entertainment saturation, file Twenty Wonder  under “must attend”…

…or face endless regret.

Just a few of the reasons to be Twenty Wonder-ful:

1.  Pedal-to-the-metal Derby Doll Brawl.

2.  Performances by artistes as diverse as soulful singer Sam Phillips and raucous burlesque & luchadore purveyors Lucha Va Voom.

3.  Geek chic appearances by the likes of Dr. David Saltzberg, Big Bang Theory‘s “Physicist to the Stars”, as well as the street-legal aircraft Molnari gyrocycle.

4. Comedians, hula hoopers, caricaturists, and the Spongebob Squarepants theremin virtuoso.

5.  A benefit for individuals living with Down Syndrome  in the greater Los Angeles area.

6.  All of the above and much, much more, making this the best bash-for-the buck-ever.

Act now to avoid future dark night of the soul.

TWENTY WONDERSat, July 13, 6-midnight; $40; 21+The Doll Factory, 1910 W Temple, LA 90026

Celebrating Bastille Day with high kicks.
Celebrating Bastille Day with high kicks.

Yes, You Can Can

According to Wikipedia, the first Bastille Day in 1790 was a celebration of the end of the French Revolution and included “fireworks… fine wine and running naked through the streets in order to display their great freedom.”

Presumably, “display their great freedom” is not a euphemism.

Sadly, the 18th century celebration-in-the-buff is no more but French Tuesdays‘ 2013 Bastille Day bash at Riviera 31 this Sunday, July 14th will have no shortage of entertaining sights including the lissome and limber  can can dancers of Cabaret Versatile, musicians including an Edith Piaf-esque songstress, and French DJ Mister Z.

The event, which is under “the high patronage of Axel Cruau, the Consul General of France in Los Angeles”, features non-hosted food and drink options as well as complimentary cake (French, natch) and a tasting of Medoc wines from the Bordeaux region.

All of which may have you running through the streets displaying your great freedom.

FRENCH TUESDAYS CELEBRATES  BASTILLE DAY — Sun, July 14, 4pm – midnight; $20-$75; 21+ — Riviera 31, 3555 Beverly Blvd, LA 90028

You know you want to....
You know you want to….

Eat.  Pay (Less). Love.

If it’s mid-July, it means summer is half over (sniffle), peaches and tomatoes are in season (yum), and it’s dineLA Restaurant Week (hurray!)

Any one of the above is enough to take advantage of  L.A.’s celebration of good food at a great price.

You know you want to.

dineLA begins Monday, July 15th and runs through Friday, July 26, which means twelve days of discount delish.  Prix fixe lunches are $15 to $25 and include at least two courses; dinners feature at least three courses or small plates and range from $25 to $45.  With over 300 participating restaurants, you can splurge for less or check out exotic fare without breaking the bank.

Who cares if it’s bikini season?

DINELA RESTAURANT WEEKMon, July 15 – Fri, July 26. Lunch $15-$25; dinner $25-$45.   For a list of participating restaurants and dineLA Restaurant Week menus, go to:

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go….

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