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The Weekend Playbook: Freedom means pig roasts and rooftop fireworks

Searsucker patriotic hot dog

Event of the WeekWhere's the best place in town to watch the fireworks? It just might be the rooftop of the Rattle Inn, where Valentina's is dishing out smoked beef tenderloin and garlic lime shrimp. Go!

Wednesday, July 3rdThe Paramount has stacked the deck with a day of four classic films: the Coen bros' Blood Simple, Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep, Body Heat ("the steamiest movie of all time"), and the old-school detective flick The Long Goodbye. See the schedule right here

Thursday, July 4thIf the fireworks you value most take place in your mouth, best get your hind to Scoot Inn's pig roast with a slip and slide and a tug-o-war battle. Also, performances by The Couch and...

For the psychedelically minded, Hotel Vegas is hosting their yearly Rockaway Beach party with cover sets of ELO, The Stooges, and David Bowie. I'm afraid of Americans

Friday, July 5thTalking Heads fans rejoice, for all-star cover act Remain in Light will play the entirety of the Heads' fourth album at Frank. Check out who's in the band here...

Get your kicks with the Aztex as they square off against the West Texas Sockers at House Park. Score your tickets

Celebrate your love of Stevie at a Wonderful Summer get-down at The Sahara Lounge presented by Body Rock and Peddlin' Jazztronica. Hotter than July!

Saturday, July 6thVenerable faster-than-fast food burger slinger P. Terry's is celebrating its 8th anniversary by handing out free t-shirts! A burger worth liking...

Sunday, July 7thCinema East is posted up at the French Legation screening Zero Charisma, a locally made feature that chronicles a D&D Game Master struggling to retain the loyalty of his role-playing flock when a new hipster nerd arrives on the scene. Yes, all of your friends will be there

Local Lady We Love, and Where to Find Her
This week's exemplary hunk of womanhood is Mallory Laumann. Her favorite ninja turtle is Michelangelo because they share a favorite food and color. When she's not busy ride-or-die-ing as a spin instructor at... RIDE, where she's known to play Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, or teaching barre dance at MOD Fitness, or repping restos like Swift's Attic for Bread and Butter PR, you can find her chilling at the White Horse, Justine's, and El Alma.