Things to do for June 04, 2010

The Weekender

Spiked Tea, Doughnuts with Bourbon and a Fashion Truck

The weekend is out of the office.

Friday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks is giving you and your tennis partner a chance at 60 minutes on the court with the legendary John McEnroe, who'll give you tips on everything from strengthening your second serve to the proper way to berate a myopic line judge. Yes, we are being serious.

Tea Service at h.wood by Chado
BUZZ

Tea Service at h.wood by Chado

If the only thing missing from your spiked-tea Hollywood nights was a little daylight, fear not. You can now drop into h.wood for lunch (or weekend brunch), to be washed down with any of more than 300 teas—a few of which now involve champagne and sangria.

Tue-Sun, 11:30am-6pm, h.wood, 1738 N Orange Dr, Hollywood, 310-801-5611

The Cultural Pick
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Canon
Cell Phone Stories

LET IT RAINN

Cell Phone Stories

In case you think your phone could use a little more culture, starting this month you can text "LACMA" to 67553 and you'll get weekly texts pointing you to videos, graphics and audio files featuring Rainn Wilson and the ladies behind Rodarte. Which means the messages should be alternately awkward and elegantly minimal.

411: Through Sep 6, more info here
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National Doughnut Day at Grace
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National Doughnut Day at Grace

There may be no wrong way to celebrate National Doughnut Day. But the rightest way is probably a three-course feast of doughnuts paired with single-barrel bourbons, starting with a tumbler of Blanton's and a Salt and Pepper Caramel Glazed. Take note, Krispy Kreme.

Now through Jun 6, $24, Grace, 7360 Beverly Blvd (east of Martel), 323-934-4400

Out of Office Fridays Return
RE: URGENT MEETING

Out of Office Fridays Return

It's that sunny time of year again. After lunch today, you're just not going to get any work done. Make peace with this, set the email to auto-reply and head to Asia de Cuba for mojitos and Lobster Shiitake Potstickers at $5 each. Your inbox will still be there on Monday...

Saturday
Introducing the Fashion Truck
WHEELS

Introducing the Fashion Truck

You've seen endless food trucks (and even a puppet-theater truck), but only this weekend has our city finally been dubbed worthy of a fashion truck. It'll be offloading mobile accessories and Blood is the New Black T-shirts on whatever street you find it throughout the summer—and in a nod to tradition, they've also got Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches.

Monday
Cube Gets a Dessert Bar
FIVE-COURSE DESSERT

Cube Gets a Dessert Bar

Each Monday at Cube, the barstools are now the best seats in the house—that's where dessert will be getting the small-plates treatment. You'll have five options each week, from cakes to tarts to a Peanut Butter-Caramelized Bacon Ice Cream Sandwich on Raspberry Brioche. And nothing's over five bucks. So you're in for a $25 dessert, max...

Mondays starting Jun 7, 8pm-close, Cube, 615 N La Brea Ave, 323-939-1148

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