This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Crossroads Opens, Black Lips, AdultCon

NOW: Crossroads Opens On Melrose
Located in the space that once housed Dolce and Philippe Chow, the highbrow restaurant Crossroads woos the entertainment industry pack, so bring your headshot. Crossroads is designed by award-winning Studio Collective, so don’t be surprised to find a refined and inclusive space with luxury furnishings. Handcrafted chandeliers and an antique glasswork bar are highlights. Mediterranean small plates are complemented by chef-driven libations.

Crossroads (8284 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood) is now open. For more information, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

THURSDAY: Black Lips At El Rey Theatre
A little bit of garage band, part punk rock, and something White Stripes-ish, the Black Lips are on the road with Beach Party and Night Beats. You may remember when Val Kilmer joined them onstage and did some crazy shit. In any case, their shows have a reputation to be wild, and they’ll be at El Ray Theatre.

Black Lips, Beach Party, and Night Beats perform at El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Blvd., Koreatown) on Thursday the 21st, 8pm. Tickets are $22. To find out more about El Rey, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

ALL WEEKEND: AdultCon At L.A. Convention Center
Get your frisky fix at AdultCon, happening all weekend long at the L.A. Convention Center. Tons of porn stars and exhibitors will be present to show their products and videos. Make room on your camera memory bank: people wait an entire year for this moment, but of course you and I are attending because we like the intelligent keynote speakers. Right.

AdultCon takes place Friday through Sunday, the 22nd to the 24th. For more information on the L.A. Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St., Downtown), visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

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The Hamptons: Top New & Buzzy Joints

One of the most buzzed-about Hamptons openings this summer is actually a re-opening of sorts. A group led by Andrew Chapman, who owns August in the West Village (the group’s also rumored to include Jon Bon Jovi, Ronald Perelman and Renee Zellweger — but you may as well throw in Jimmy Hoffa, the Montauk Monster, and Jackson Pollack) is resurrecting The Blue Parrot in East Hampton. The opening’s been set back a few weeks (as just about every restaurant opening since the birth of the Candy Kitchen has been), but when it arrives, the Parrot promises to bring back the “Killer Mexican” still touted on the wooded sign out front, even though the place has been empty since 2006.

Philippe Chow brings his upscale Chinese and plants it out East next to Michael Satsky’s Lily Pond (now offering helicopter rides from Manhattan to the club — seems like a kind of a bull market thing to do) in the space formerly occupied by Kobe Beach Club.

Harnessing the same sort of imagination it took to name Lily Pond, the owners of The Eldridge have christened their just-opened Wainscott eatery The Georgica. The expansive Georgica (in the former Saracen space) is apt country estate for the crew, if you consider The Eldridge their city studio. The wide-ranging menu ping-pongs from Italian to New American to a fitting bouillabaisse. After 11 p.m. DJs spin, and the vibe changes. Let’s just hope it doesn’t change into Saracen’s late-night vibe of desperation.

Mezzaluna AMG brings the Northern Italian Mezzaluna cuisine Upper East Siders have grown accustomed to in Amagansett. Owner Jack Luber is pulling the twin trick of opening a new luxe inn at the same time. The Reform Club combines English gardens and art-gallery chic in weekend accommodations.

Alison has vacated the Maidstone and been replaced by The Living Room, which promises to bring the slow food ethos to its kitchen, run by local chef James Carpenter. And Rugosa, a new restaurant run by a husband-and-wife team, takes over the surprisingly shuttered Almoncello space. The team at Sen is flipping its Sen Spice concept and turning the space into a new iteration of Phao, the Thai place they ran across the street a few years ago.

Nightclubs are staying put this summer, for the most part. There will be no additional Pink Elephants or the like colonizing the East End, though the big Pink is not remaining completely silent; there will be small restaurant called Day & Night added to the Capri location.

Dune has sold its soul for roll-on deodorant, sprouting The Axe Lounge at Dune for the summer. Nobody every accused owner Noah Tepperberg turning down a quick buck.

And a good old-fashioned bottle-service blowout (though the owners have couched this as a kinder-gentler version) will bloom in Bridgehampton (on the Bridge/Sag Turnpike) with the opening of the Harbor Club — 15-foot ceilings and 3,000 square feet inside, and 2,500 square feet of outdoor area. With the participation of LOLA’s James Cruickshank and David Marino and Ben Grieff of Boutique, it’s certainly the big new baller on the block.

The Hamptons: Top 10 New & Buzzy Joints

One of the most buzzed-about Hamptons openings this summer is actually a re-opening of sorts. A group led by Andrew Chapman, who owns August in the West Village (the group’s also rumored to include Jon Bon Jovi, Ronald Perelman and Renee Zellweger — but you may as well throw in Jimmy Hoffa, the Montauk Monster, and Jackson Pollack) is resurrecting The Blue Parrot in East Hampton. The opening’s been set back a few weeks (as just about every restaurant opening since the birth of the Candy Kitchen has been), but when it arrives, the Parrot promises to bring back the “Killer Mexican” still touted on the wooded sign out front, even though the place has been empty since 2006.

Philippe Chow brings his upscale Chinese and plants it out East next to Michael Satsky’s Lily Pond (now offering helicopter rides from Manhattan to the club — seems like a kind of a bull market thing to do) in the space formerly occupied by Kobe Beach Club.

Harnessing the same sort of imagination it took to name Lily Pond, the owners of The Eldridge have christened their just-opened Wainscott eater The Georgica. The expansive Georgica (in the former Saracen space) is apt country estate for the crew, if you consider The Eldridge their city studio. The wide-ranging menu ping-pongs from Italian to New American to a fitting bouillabaisse. After 11 p.m. DJs spin, and the vibe changes. Let’s just hope it doesn’t change into Saracen’s late-night vibe of desperation.

Mezzaluna AMG brings the Northern Italian Mezzaluna cuisine Upper East Siders have grown accustomed to to Amagansett. Owner Jack Luber is pulling the twin trick of opening a new luxe inn at the same time. The Reform Club combines english gardens and art-gallery chic in weekend accommodations.

Alison has vacated the Maidstone and been replaced by The Living Room, which promises to bring the slow food ethos to it’s kitchen, run by local chef James Carpenter. And Rugosa, a new restaurant run by a husband and wife team, takes over the surprisingly shuttered Almoncello space. The team at Sen is flipping it’s Sen Spice concept and turning the space into a new iteration of Phao, the Thai place they ran across the street a few years ago.

Nightclubs are staying put this summer, for the most part. There will be no additional Pink Elephants or the like colonizing the East End. though the big Pink is not remaining completely silent: there will be small restaurant called Day & Night added to the Capri location.

Dune has sold its soul for roll-on deodorant, becoming The Axe Lounge at Dune for the summer. Nobody every accused owner Noah Tepperberg of not wanting to make a quick buck.

And a good old fashioned bottle service blowout (though the owners have couched this as a kinder-gentler version) will bloom in Bridgehampton (on the Bridge/Sag Turnpike) with the opening of The Harbor Club . with 15 foot high ceilings and 3,000 square feet inside and 2,500 square-foot outdoor area the club, involving LOLA’s James Cruickshank and David Marino and Ben Grieff of Boutique, is nothing if not the only new kind on the block.

The Hamptons: Top 10 New & Buzzy Joints

One of the most buzzed-about Hamptons openings this summer is actually a re-opening of sorts. A group led by Andrew Chapman, who owns August in the West Village (the group’s also rumored to include Jon Bon Jovi, Ronald Perelman and Renee Zellweger — but you may as well throw in Jimmy Hoffa, the Montauk Monster, and Jackson Pollack) is resurrecting The Blue Parrot in East Hampton. The opening’s been set back a few weeks (as just about every restaurant opening since the birth of the Candy Kitchen has been), but when it arrives, the Parrot promises to bring back the “Killer Mexican” still touted on the wooded sign out front, even though the place has been empty since 2006.

Philippe Chow brings his upscale Chinese and plants it out East next to Michael Satsky’s Lily Pond (now offering helicopter rides from Manhattan to the club — seems like a kind of a bull market thing to do) in the space formerly occupied by Kobe Beach Club.

Harnessing the same sort of imagination it took to name Lily Pond, the owners of The Eldridge have christened their just-opened Wainscott eater The Georgica. The expansive Georgica (in the former Saracen space) is apt country estate for the crew, if you consider The Eldridge their city studio. The wide-ranging menu ping-pongs from Italian to New American to a fitting bouillabaisse. After 11 p.m. DJs spin, and the vibe changes. Let’s just hope it doesn’t change into Saracen’s late-night vibe of desperation.

Mezzaluna AMG brings the Northern Italian Mezzaluna cuisine Upper East Siders have grown accustomed to to Amagansett. Owner Jack Luber is pulling the twin trick of opening a new luxe inn at the same time. The Reform Club combines english gardens and art-gallery chic in weekend accommodations.

Alison has vacated the Maidstone and been replaced by The Living Room, which promises to bring the slow food ethos to it’s kitchen, run by local chef James Carpenter. And Rugosa, a new restaurant run by a husband and wife team, takes over the surprisingly shuttered Almoncello space. The team at Sen is flipping it’s Sen Spice concept and turning the space into a new iteration of Phao, the Thai place they ran across the street a few years ago.

Nightclubs are staying put this summer, for the most part. There will be no additional Pink Elephants or the like colonizing the East End. though the big Pink is not remaining completely silent: there will be small restaurant called Day & Night added to the Capri location.

Dune has sold its soul for roll-on deodorant, becoming The Axe Lounge at Dune for the summer. Nobody every accused owner Noah Tepperberg of not wanting to make a quick buck.

And a good old fashioned bottle service blowout (though the owners have couched this as a kinder-gentler version) will bloom in Bridgehampton (on the Bridge/Sag Turnpike) with the opening of The Harbor Club . with 15 foot high ceilings and 3,000 square feet inside and 2,500 square-foot outdoor area the club, involving LOLA’s James Cruickshank and David Marino and Ben Grieff of Boutique, is nothing if not the only new kind on the block.