5 Awesome Things To Do In L.A. This Week

Photos (From Left, Clockwise): Courtesy of Nolan Hendrickson and Ramiken Crucible; Via Short Order; Via Adam Green & Binki Shapiro; Tortilla Republic
Bummed that you missed the ultra-secret Rolling Stones show this past weekend? Well, what better way to get over a major iCal loss than with a jam-packed itinerary?! We're not encouraging you drink away your sorrows (although beer and tequila lovers will enjoy this week's lineup). Of course, there's something here for art aficionados, and music buffs will appreciate the fact that tickets are still available for Adam Green & Binki Shapiro's set at The Echo — just try not to think about the fact that The Stones were on that stage days before!
The Best Way To Enjoy Beer? With A Killer Lamb Roast, Of Course!
Just because tomorrow evening is a school night doesn't mean you should neglect those adult-friendly fetes! Swing by the Farmers' Market to indulge in Short Order's version of BeerFest with Stone Brewery. Just make sure you've finished all your day work, because Chef Christian Page will be manning the lamb roast, while Pastry Chef Hourie Sahakian (of Short Cake) will be whipping up an Old Guardian Oak-Smoked Barley Wine dessert special. Cheers!
When: Tuesday, April 30, 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Short Order, 6333 West 3rd Street, #110 (at South Fairfax Avenue); 323-761-7970.
Dance Away The Hump-Day Blues With Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
Adam Green (formerly of the Moldy Peaches) and Binki Shapiro of Little Joy released their first studio album back in January, and you better believe those '60s-era pop-influenced sounds have been on repeat ever since. Their performance at The Echo will have you working up that Two Boots appetite in no time.
When: Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Echo, 1822 West Sunset Boulevard (at Glendale Boulevard); 213-413-8200.
This Group Is Wearing It's Heart Art On Its Sleeve
We've heard of art moving people, but rarely does that happen in the literal sense! Inspired by Nolan Hendrickson's paintings, Ryan Heffington has choreographed the performance KTCHN, complete with compositions courtesy of Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Active Child, Daniel Lanois, and more. As you would expect, this isn't your normal theater production — there will be plenty of audience engagement to make this the perfect medley of dance performance, contemporary art exhibition, fashion show, and killer dance party.
When: Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5; Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12; Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Avenue (at Fountain Avenue); 323-660-8466.
Walk The Walk Like A True Angeleno This Friday Night
We utter "T.G.I.F." at the end of every work week, but we especially thank our lucky stars when that Friday happens to be the first one of the month. Abbot Kinney's late-night street festival is the perfect way to wind-down post-office grind. We suggest you nosh on fare from the food trucks that line the Venice Boulevard, or peruse the local galleries and shops as their hours are extended for the monthly event. Our favorite part? Taking in the awesome street style.
When: Friday, May 3, 8 p.m.
Where: Abbot Kinney Boulevard; (no phone).
Snag A Marg At This Must-Hit Cinco de Mayo Party
Cinco de Mayo is finally here! While there are a slew of ways to celebrate, we're booking it to Tortilla Republic's block party. Held at the restaurant's open-air parking lot and adjacent El Tovar Place, there will be no shortage of good times, especially since food, drinks, and live entertainment are already on the menu. Hasta luego, fellow guac lovers!
When: Sunday, May 5, 2 to 7 p.m.
Where: Tortilla Republic, 616 North Robertson Boulevard (at El Tovar Place); 310-657-9888.

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