Things to do for December 20, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

'Tis the season for a weekend.

Thursday
Opening Ceremony Sale
THURSDAY FINDS

Opening Ceremony Sale

Amid the corridors of your favorite hidden La Cienega store, you'll find goods from the signature label (and others like Acne) for 30% off. Also: Shoes.

411: Opening Ceremony, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd (between Melrose and Beverly), West Hollywood, 310-652-1120

Friday
Robata Bar Update
FRIDAY PLANNING

Robata Bar Update

The idea of spontaneously dropping by a small hideaway for food and libation has its charm—unless the small Santa Monica hideaway in question is mobbed immediately upon opening. Reservations are now accepted.

411: Robata Bar, 1401 Ocean Ave (entrance on Santa Monica, behind Sushi Roku), Santa Monica, 310-458-4771

Sunday
Tasting Menu at Asia de Cuba
SUNDAY FEAST

Tasting Menu at Asia de Cuba

Major construction on the Mondrian Hotel continues, but the restaurant soldiers on with its first-ever tasting menu. Your evening will include Miso Cured Alaskan Butterfish, but no hard hat.

411: Available Sun-Wed, $95 per person with wine pairings, $65 per person without, Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel, 8440 Sunset Blvd (E. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 323-848-6000

Monday
Simon LA's Holiday Dessert Platter
MONDAY SUGAR HIGH

Simon LA's Holiday Dessert Platter

You've been known to polish off a meal here with one of Kerry Simon's famous junk-food platters. Tonight seems a good night to sample his seasonal variation, which includes appropriately festive gingerbread men and candy canes.

411: Simon LA, 8555 Beverly Blvd (at La Cienega), West Hollywood, 310-358-3979

Wednesday
Opening Day at Santa Anita Park
WEDNESDAY WAGERS

Opening Day at Santa Anita Park

The time has come to gather together for that special day honoring the birth of...racing season. There's a guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool of $200,000—we'll see you at the Turf Club.

411: Opens Dec 26, 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, 626-574-7223

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