Weekend Recommender: July 13-15
Visit an updated take on a county fair, shop a pop-up/installation, and celebrate Bastille Day.
July 12, 2012
Toast Bastille Day the French-Canadian way—with fancy cheese-covered takes on poutine.
The Orange County Fair
Starts Friday, July 13
The famous OC fair commences this weekend with an array of shopping, live concerts, food, rodeos, and amusement rides. As of Friday, the fest runs every Wednesday-Sunday through August 12. For single tickets and super passes, visit ocfair.com. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 714-708-1500
“Dosa for SMMoA” Opens
Starts Saturday, July 14
An opening reception (6-8 PM) on Saturday marks the debut of LA-based clothing designer Christina Kim’s pop-up store/photography installation at Santa Monica Museum of Art’s gift shop, Gracie. Kim’s Spring 2012 Dosa designs—kurtas, sundresses, scarves, and house wares—pay homage to the different shades of sky blue Kim photographically captured on a trip to Mexico. Bergamot Station G1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 310-586-6488
Celebrate Bastille Day
Saturday, July 14
P’tit Soleil and Monsieur Marcel will bring the famous French holiday to LA with drinking and dining options. Take a French-Canadian twist on Bastille Day, and enjoy fries dipped in gravy and cheese curds at the newly opened P’tit Soleil (regular menu; open 5 PM-12 AM). At Monsieur Marcel’s (10:30 AM-9:30 PM)—in addition to the usual mouth-watering croque monsieurs—exclusively priced Kir Royales and Kir Normales can be sipped to the tunes of a live accordion player (6-9 PM). P'tit Soleil, 1386 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, 310-441-5384; Monsieur Marcel, 6333 W. 3rd St. # 150, Los Angeles, 323-939-7792
Monique Lhuillier Annual Sample Sale
Sunday, July 15 10 AM-4 PM
Bridal couture designer, Monique Lhuillier is holding a one-day-only sample sale of her renowned wedding dresses and ready-to-wear collections. Merchandise at exclusive prices will be sold without alternation. 1201 S. Grand Ave., LA, 213-747-8811