FRIDAY, JULY 1
(Sing to the tune of “It’s a Three-day Vacation”*) Oh,it’sathree-dayvacation,three-dayvacation,three-dayva-ca-a-tion.’Steadatwo!
Start the weekend with a scream. The big kids who program AmericanCinemathequebring us GodzillaFinalWars,the 28th and possibly final installment of you-know-who. The premise is pretty great: while G-Zil sleeps beneath the Antarctic, 10 kaiju(giant monsters) simultaneously wage war on the world! And this one doesn’t have that creepy Tom Cruise! Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd.; Fri., July 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., July 2, 6 & 8:45 p.m.; Sun., July 3, 4 & 6:45 p.m.; $9. (323) 466-FILM.
SATURDAY, JULY 2
SUNDAY, JULY 3
Jim Morrison would have been 62 this year. And oh how he used to love Independence Day! After leading a parade with the neighbor kids tooting out Sousa marches on their piccolos, he’d fire up the grill in his silly Uncle Sam apron and recite the Gettysburg address from the roof once the black beauties kicked in. Then he’d jump into the pool naked and scare everyone silly. WildChildplays the Whisky today. 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd.; Sun., July 3, 8 p.m.; $20. (213) 480-3232.
MONDAY, JULY 4
There’s a darkness on
the edge of Studio City.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6
. . . 8 a.m., or “when the clock strikes 8,” at Duke’sCoffeeShop(8909 Sunset Blvd.) for breakfast with the Comets (oatmeal, we’re guessing). Listen to 50 different versions of the song, by the Sex Pistols, Mae West and even an all-polka accordion recording. Cruise over to the RockWalk(7425 Sunset Blvd.) for the Comets’ official induction into the cement museum, where they will put their handprints alongside those of the Doobie Brothers and Sonic Youth. Then it’s on to the MuseumofTelevision&Radio(465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills) for “RockisFifty,”an exhibit of oldies memorabilia and “GibsonRocks!”a video program of bitchin’ guitars and more, all at 4 p.m. and free.
The big finale comes at 9 p.m. at the ViperRoom(8852 Sunset Blvd.; $12) for “TheCometsJubileeBall,”with a full-length show by the legendary — and surely, exhausted — band of sept- and octogenarians. It’s all at www.RockisFifty.com.