Villaraigosa Rages After-Hours to Celebrate His Last Days as Mayor
Updated at the bottom with a slight change in plans.
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You didn't expect Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to leave office quietly, did you?
No, the Charlie Sheen-hugging, TV-news-hottie-dating city leader is going out like a lion, partying it up for 24 hours. All, apparently, without the aid of ecstasy:
His bus tour started at 6 this morning and ends at 6 a.m. tomorrow at Griffith
Park Observatory, according to the mayor's office.
The end-of-days raging includes time at the Conga Room and the inevitable post-club stop at King Taco.
Here's most of the schedule, according to the mayoral truth-tellers contacted by the Weekly:
1:30- 2:00 PM CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER EXPOSITION PARK
2:30-3:00 PM PINKS HOT DOGS
709 NORTH LA BREA AVE.
3:30-4:00 PM MACARTHUR PARK
2230 W 6TH ST
4:30-4:45 PM RECEPTION FOR MAYOR'S FORMER ASSEMBLY AND
400 EAST 1ST STREET
5:00-5:30 PM MONICA GARCIA SWEARING IN CEREMONY/MASS
(MAYOR WILL ATTEND MASS ONLY)
PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES
501 N. MAIN STREET
5:45-7:00 PM MAYOR'S STAFF PARTY
525 S. FLOWER ST
7:30-8:00 PM BOYLE HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKER/ EAST SIDE LUV
FIRST AND BAILEY
8:30-9:00 PM HOLLYWOOD AND VINE RED LINE STATION
9:30-10:00 PM SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS SITE VISIT
SEPULVEDA REC CENTER
8801 KESTER AVE
10:00-11:30 PM JERRY'S DELI/ PINZ BOWLING
2655 VENTURA BLVD
12:00-1:00 AM CONGA ROOM
800 WEST OLYMPIC BLVD.
1:30-2:00 AM TOMMY'S
575 WEST BEVERLY BLVD.
2:30-3:00 AM KING TACO
2400 EAST CESAR CHAVEZ AVE.
3:30-4:00 AM THE PANTRY
877 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET
4:15-4:45 AM FLOWER MART
CENTRAL AND 9
5:00-6:00 AM GRIFFITH
Is there an after-after at Joseph's in Hollywood? Villaraigosa's not telling. But we did hear that he will retire to his new digs in Venice's tony Milwood neighborhood. Not a bad place for a hangover.
[Update at 5:14 p.m.]: As a result of the Ninth Circuit Court's decision to lift its stay on its Prop. 8 decision, which cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California, Villaraigosa has a slight change in plans.
According to his office he will wed U.S. Supreme Court plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo at L.A. City Hall at 6:15 p.m.
-With reporting from LA Weekly staff writer Gene Maddaus.