Things to do for August 12, 2010

The Weekender

Tasty Chinese, $3 Sushi and a Parking-Lot Pig

The weekend is a revelation.

Thursday
Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Race an Audi. Also: Gratis Crunch and Half Off Steven Alan.

This week, Perks is bringing you a chance to spend a day at the track, racing Audi’s sportiest machines around Infineon Raceway. Also: gear for the impending season between seasons with half off Steven Alan’s pre-fall collection. Finally, a weeklong membership and personal training session at Crunch, on the house. Because you only like to sweat in the presence of a live DJ.

Chi Dynasty 2.0 Now Open
VALLEY-ING

Chi Dynasty 2.0 Now Open

Good news, Studio City: after 27 years of servicing the Los Feliz community with upscale Chinese food, Chi Dynasty is bringing its Chardonnay Shrimp and Tea-Smoked Duck Szechwan to your strip-mall-soaked shores. This might not be the greatest gift to Ventura Boulevard since “Free Fallin’,” but it’s up there.

Now open, Chi Dynasty, 12229 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 818-753-5300

Sliders and Beer at Beacon
BEEF

Sliders and Beer at Beacon

This month, Beacon’s taking the idea of the humble slider and turning it on its ear (or its head, or its mini bun, or something)—offering you Shrimp Salad Sliders, Ground Colorado Lamb Sliders and even Breakfast Anytime Sliders (with a quail egg, sausage and fontina cheese). For best results, pair them with a few $4 beers.

Saturday
Blue Palms Brewhouse Turns Two
PIGGING OUT

Blue Palms Brewhouse Turns Two

Turning two is always a big deal, whether you’re a child, a dog or a Hollywood beer den. Blue Palms Brewhouse is celebrating the occasion with a 200-pound pig roast and cigar lounge in its parking lot. Forty bucks gets you pork, 12 five-ounce beers and a trip to stogieland. Which was nothing like your second birthday, but curiously, exactly like your fourth birthday.

Sunday
Takami Turns Three
$3 DRINKS

Takami Turns Three

And speaking of anniversaries, the balcony-centric Takami is celebrating three years of sushi-ing with specials like spicy tuna rolls, Japanese Tacos and Sapporo, all priced at the reasonably low rate of $3 each. We anxiously await the Japanese chimichanga.

Monday
25 Wines for $25 at La Grande Orange
COAST-ING

25 Wines for $25 at La Grande Orange

Santa Monica’s market-bar-restaurant hybrid is always pretty lively, but if you drop by on Monday after work, it’ll be a full-on wine bash. Twenty-five bucks gets you unlimited pours from 25 West Coast wines from Santa Barbara to Washington. Our advice: work your way up the coast... and then work your way back down.

Aug 16, 6:30-8:30pm, $25, La Grande Orange, 2000 Main St, Santa Monica, 310-396-9145

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