Things to do for February 21, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is honored just to be nominated.

Friday
V-vin bar Tasting Menu
FRIDAY LEGS

V-vin bar Tasting Menu

In celebration of Valentino's 35th birthday, Piero Selvaggio has ordained a new three-course tasting in the lobby bar for, yes, $35. The menu changes frequently, as does the prime bottle of wine that he'll dust off for the same price.

411: V-vin bar at Valentino, 3115 Pico Blvd (between 31st and 32nd), Santa Monica, 310-829-4313

Saturday
Velvet Hammer Burlesque Party
SATURDAY TEASE

Velvet Hammer Burlesque Party

In honor of the talented troupe that favors tradition, theatricality and the occasional tattoo over, well, silicone, this funky Eastside gallery has arranged an exhibit and signing for the book documenting their travels. You've been saying you wanted to read more...

411: Opening reception Feb 23, 6-9pm, exhibit shows through March 5, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd (between Hillhurst and Vermont), Los Feliz, 323-666-7667

Sunday
Oscar Night at Craft
SUNDAY PROTEST

Oscar Night at Craft

Sure, the Oscars were salvaged, but not the weeks of surreal hype beforehand that make them worthwhile. Sit this one out with a business-as-usual dinner at Craft, the new home of the night's biggest party—cancelled this year, but set to return, like you, in 2009.

411: Craft, 10100 Constellation Blvd (between Century Park East and Ave of the Stars), Century City, 310-279-4180

Monday
Operation Ink-Off
MONDAY CLEAN SLATE

Operation Ink-Off

If your secret tattoo has outlasted the love affair it was meant to commemorate, inaugurate the healing process with some laser-assisted therapy. Step one is on the arm, so to speak, today on a first-come, first-served basis.

411: Feb 25, 8am-8pm, Dr. Tattoff, 8500 Wilshire Blvd (at La Cienega), Beverly Hills, 310-659-4736

Tuesday
Valrhona & Vino
TUESDAY TASTING

Valrhona & Vino

To pair with a generous selection of wines from the Rhone Valley, you'll find samplings from Valrhona, a French chocolatier founded in 1924. If your hunger subsists, find your way downstairs for a prix-fixe dinner.

411: Feb 26, 6:30-8pm, $40 for tasting, $30 for dinner, 3 on Fourth, 1432A Fourth St (between Santa Monica and Broadway), Santa Monica, call 310-395-6765 for reservations

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