Things to do for June 17, 2010

The Weekender

Chocolate Watches, Late-Night Chinese and a Wild Road Trip

The weekend is going to enjoy this one.

Thursday
Brand-New Perks
PERKS

Brand-New Perks

This week, Perks brings you a chance at a batting practice session at Yankee Stadium with some guys named Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Wade Boggs and Bucky Dent. Go ahead, call your shot.

Chocolate Watches for Father's Day
CHOC-WORK

Chocolate Watches for Father's Day

You've still got time to order Dad a new twist on an old Father's Day classic—it's a watch, but it's made out of chocolate. (Note: it doesn't tell time.) If you'd rather go the more traditional route, don't worry, they've got chocolate ties too.

$12 (ties $18) at Madame Chocolat, 212 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, also available online

The Cultural Pick
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Five Decades of McQueen at the Egyptian Theatre

FOREVER COOL

Five Decades of McQueen at the Egyptian Theatre

LA loves an antihero. As long as he's also a celebrity. Watch Steve McQueen master his craft in this retrospective commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Magnificent Seven. Continuing the clinic on cool will be screenings of Papillon, The Sand Pebbles and Junior Bonner. And a Father's Day presentation of The Great Escape. Just don't forget Dad.

411: Jun 17-20, 7:30pm, $11, Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, 323-466-3456
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Chin Chin Goes Late Night
3AM CHINESE

Chin Chin Goes Late Night

A Sunset Plaza Chinese institution has heard the call for late-night dim sum, and has responded graciously in kind. Starting tonight, Chin Chin will be open until 3am Thursdays through Saturdays to soak up all the liquids you just downed on the Strip. Yes, they have enough dumplings.

Starts Jun 17, Chin Chin, 8618 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-652-1818

Friday
Introducing the Rental Car Rally
ROAD RULES

Introducing the Rental Car Rally

So you don't technically have to rent a car for this. But when you're about to embark on a totally insane 36-hour race through ghost towns and miniature pyramids (preferably while in costume, and definitely gunning for the cash prize), leaving your own car at home might be best.

Sunday
Happy Hour, Italian-Style, at Culina
FINE WINING

Happy Hour, Italian-Style, at Culina

Starting this Sunday, the stools and communal tables in Culina's bar area are where you want to be for the new Italian-style happy hour. That means $6 wines and a relentless spread of gratis plates like Burrata-Filled Heirloom Tomatoes and Prosciutto with Melon. The Italians know how to do it.

Starts Jun 20, Sun-Thu, 5-7pm, bar area only, Culina, 300 S Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, 310-860-4000

Father's Day at District
CHEERS, DAD

Father's Day at District

If your dad's in town for the holiday in his honor (or even if he's not), head to Hollywood's most masculine new restaurant for an old-fashioned barbecue. Think Pork Baby Back Ribs and Peach Cobbler amid rust-covered concrete walls. And bring the chocolate watch.

Jun 20, 4-9pm, District, 6600 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 323-962-8200

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