Things to do for January 17, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is looking forward to the weekend.

Thursday
86 Opens
THURSDAY UNDERGROUND

86 Opens

After a few weeks of private events, the basement speakeasy "officially" opens this weekend. You'll find live jazz, cabaret and food from the chef you've previously seen lurking around Lift upstairs.

411: Dinner begins Jan 17, 6533 Hollywood Blvd (at Hudson), Hollywood, 323-871-8634

Friday
Taschen Sale
FRIDAY FINDS

Taschen Sale

A book is a terrible thing to waste. Thankfully, the proprietors of Taschen agree, and have somehow found the space to unload an enormous amount of artsy books at up to 75% off. Impressive, really.

411: Jan 18-20, Taschen at the Grove, 6333 W. Third St (where the Grove meets the Farmers Market), 323-939-1168

Friday
David Lynch Series
FRIDAY ABSTRACTION

David Lynch Series

In film as in life, endings can sometimes be less than tidy. Especially when you're watching rarely seen shorts by a young David Keith Lynch.

411: Jan 18-19, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd (East of Fairfax), Miracle Mile, 323-857-6010

Saturday
Tristan und Isolde
SATURDAY STAMINA

Tristan und Isolde

Think Romeo and Juliet, but with arias in German and sets by David Hockney. After this Wagner-birthed operatic feat of endurance, you'll know every...last...tragic...moment. (It's nearly five hours long.)

411:Opens Jan 19, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave (between 1st and 2nd), Downtown, 213-972-8001

Sunday
South Park Flea Market
SUNDAY SOURCING

South Park Flea Market

Like many an urbanite before him, the king of the Melrose-and-Fairfax flea market has headed Downtown. He's brought 200 vendors or so along with him for this weekend's debut.

411: Sundays beginning Jan 20, at the intersection of 8th and Grand, Downtown, 866-966-9495

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