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MY FAVORITE WEEKEND

Monique Powell

November 19, 1998|JERRY CROWE

* Lead singer of Save Ferris, which plays Nov. 25 at the Hollywood Palladium.

Pregame Show: On Friday nights, I enjoy eating at Sushi Mon on 3rd Street. It seems to be the most laid-back and unpretentious sushi restaurant I've found in L.A. An ideal Friday night would also include a Kings game. My friends and I have season tickets.

Postgame Show: A quick cocktail of vanilla Stoli, ginger ale and a twist of lime at my absolute favorite bar comes next. I would mention my absolute favorite bar, which is on Fairfax, but it's already too crowded. And, like most people, I hold my favorite bar close to my heart. I like to end Friday--and get an early start on Saturday--with a midnight movie at the Sunset 5 theaters in West Hollywood.

Eat, Shop, Eat: Saturday begins with breakfast at Kokomo's in the Farmers Market. The eggs Lafayette and andouille sausage are yummy! Afterward, it's off to the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. I seem to spend a lot of time shopping for books and clothing, and I always seem to walk away with something from Urban Outfitters. For lunch or dinner, Tito's Tacos in West L.A. is great. It's quick, tasty and greasy!

Go Fly a Kite: After Sunday breakfast at Who's on Third in L.A., I almost always head out to Venice to spend the day at the beach with my family and friends. We practice our new hobby of flying kites. It may sound cheesy, but it's a great way to relieve stress, and it's fun. But the best part of Sundays in Venice is the interactive drum circle. It allows you to interact musically with people of all denominations, and it's always a moving experience. If you have an open mind and need an outlet, this is perfect for you--even if you're not a musician.

Down Time: On Sunday night, I have Indian food delivered to the house by India's Tandoori on Pico. I usually just sit home and watch TV. Staying home is usually the best part of my weekend, since it's something I rarely do.

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