Things to do for February 28, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

You've been training for the weekend for months.

Thursday
Family One-Year Anniversary
THURSDAY RELATIONS

Family One-Year Anniversary

One of the city's most unusual bookstores celebrates its first year of life with a group art show—with pieces from Dave Eggers and Mike Mills—called, simply, "Thank You." Don't mention it.

411: Feb 28, 8pm, Family, 436 N. Fairfax Ave (N. of Beverly), Miracle Mile, 323-782-9221

Thursday
Pinot Envy at ONE Sunset
THURSDAY VINO

Pinot Envy at ONE Sunset

At tonight's cheekily named six-course tasting, pinots from California and Burgundy are paired with Seared Kobe Carpaccio with Black Truffle to start, with more decadent salmon, risotto and lamb dishes to follow. Six courses is nothing...

411: Feb 28, 7pm, $75 per person, ONE Sunset, 8730 W. Sunset Blvd (W. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 310-657-0111

Friday
New Happy Hour at blue on blue
FRIDAY POOLSIDE

New Happy Hour at blue on blue

Wines and featured cocktails at $8, any three samplings from the menu (including Tuna and Mango Crudo and Scallop BLTs) at $15—it's hard not to instantly respect new chef Scott Garrett when he has so promptly instituted a new poolside happy hour.

411: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm, blue on blue at the Avalon Hotel, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd (E. of Beverly), Beverly Hills, 310-407-7791

Saturday
Free Hot Dogs at Pink's
SATURDAY CHILI DOGS

Free Hot Dogs at Pink's

Funding cardiologists since 1939, the local institution is offering gratis hot dogs (and extra-long lines) this weekend. It's a rather baffling promotion for the new Farrelly brothers TV show...although a 9:30am chili dog is admittedly baffling under any circumstances. But we're down...

411: Feb 29-Mar 1, first 500 people each day, one per customer, Pink's, 709 N. La Brea Ave (at Melrose), 323-931-4223

Tuesday
Meet Karolina Kurkova
TUESDAY TITILLATION

Meet Karolina Kurkova

Finally, the Victoria's Secret supermodel/action hero is back in town to give you her phone number (or autograph). Officially, she's launching something called a BioFit Uplift bra, but a man seizes the opportunities with which he is presented.

411: Mar 4, 6-8pm, Victoria's Secret at the Grove, 6301 W. Third St (at Fairfax), Mid-City, 323-634-9177

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