Things to do for January 31, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend has no halftime show.

Thursday
Rodan vs Griffith Sale
THURSDAY SALE-ING (AND DRINKING)

Rodan vs Griffith Sale

After-hours events here are usually more party than sale, and tonight should be no exception. Sample sale prices on Lorun and Quail (for her), as well as 70% off woven shirts and jackets from the store's signature line (for you both), will be seen through the blur of gratis margaritas.

411: Jan 31, 7-11pm, Rodan vs Griffith, 8207 W. Third St (between La Jolla and Sweetzer), West Hollywood, 323-951-9220

Friday
Late-Night Hours at Violet
FRIDAY FEAST/FUNK

Late-Night Hours at Violet

Self-proclaimed "rock-and-roll chef" Jared Simons, who seems to be taking his title increasingly seriously, has funked up his space and is now leaving the doors unlocked until midnight for Chicken Liver Croutons with Lacquered Serrano Ham on Fridays and Saturdays. He's wild like that.

411: Violet, 3221 Pico Blvd (at 32nd), Santa Monica, 310-453-9113

Saturday
"The Goodstein Incidents"
SATURDAY DIMENSION

"The Goodstein Incidents"

Luke Whitlatch's esoteric three-dimensional paintings counteract this weekend's Super Bowl-ness with titles like "Skeleton Bird vs. the World" and "If the Smoke May Weep Your Eyes." If his current medium of choice doesn't work out, he could likely pen some truly stirring ballads.

411: Opening reception Feb 2, 6-8pm, Bandini Art, 2635 S. Fairfax Ave (between Adams and La Cienega), Culver City, 310-837-6230

Saturday
Upright Citizens Brigade
SATURDAY SMUT

Upright Citizens Brigade

At tonight's ominous-sounding midnight show "Porn-prov," one of the city's most prominent dens of comedy aims to bring some masterful improvisational technique into the world of adult cinema.

Sunday
Super Bowl at Barney's Beanery
SUNDAY SCORE

Super Bowl at Barney's Beanery

On the year's most important sports-bar day, most are packed so tightly you risk suffocation. So this might be the one day to patronize Barney's Beanery, whose limited tickets grant you an open bar, cardiologist-unfriendly food...and a seat.

411: Feb 3, Barney's Beanery, 1351 Third Street Promenade, (between Santa Monica and Arizona), Santa Monica, 310-656-5777, $100 tickets must be purchased in advance at location

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