Things to do for October 07, 2010

The Weekender

Polo, Pigs on a Roof and Margaritas for a Buck

The weekend has seven essential vitamins and minerals.

Thursday
Turning Your Photos into Fine Art
BRAND-NEW PERKS

Turning Your Photos into Fine Art

Your breathtaking photography deserves a suitable forum—preferably on canvas, in a world-renowned gallery. Or, you know, your bedroom. So Perks is turning your $50 into $100 of purchasing power at CanvasPop—a futuristic art studio that turns your humble JPEGs into gallery-worthy art. The Louvre is waiting.

Friday
The Comedy Store Is Haunted
BOO

The Comedy Store Is Haunted

You’ll arrive around midnight tomorrow for a séance (they say the place is haunted), then descend to the basement with only a flashlight and some vodka for a guided tour of the ghosts’ supposed haunts. The pictures of Jay Leno are not part of the tour.

Saturday
Cube’s Rooftop BBQ
SQUEAL

Cube’s Rooftop BBQ

Saturday, Cube is throwing a huge BBQ on its garden rooftop. Think: excellent views of Downtown, calf sausages fresh off the grill, baked beans cooked in beer and bacon, plenty of beers and some live music. Ah, summer in October…

Oct 9, 1-4pm, $65 in advance or $75 at door, Cube, 550 Ceres Ave, Downtown

Big Bar Opens at Alcove
DIMINUTIVE

Big Bar Opens at Alcove

Your Los Feliz brunch go-to is finally unveiling its new big thing: a very small bar. Try a Big Bar Tea (with Earl Grey-infused vodka) at one of just 10 barstools in the antique-y new bar area, or have somebody bring a round out to your table on the sprawling patio. Size still matters.

Bar ordering soft-opens Oct 9 at 5pm, Alcove, 1929 Hillhurst Ave, 323-644-0100

Border Grill Goes Downtown
CROSSOVER

Border Grill Goes Downtown

If your idea of a classic cocktail leans more… south of the border, Ciudad has officially transformed into a second Border Grill. The most notable improvement: six new margaritas. Mention UD on opening night, and your first Reposado Margarita is just a buck with any entrée. Go for the Chicken Poblano Enchiladas.

Soft-opens Oct 9 at 5pm, Border Grill Downtown, 445 S. Figueroa St, 213-486-5171

Sunday
Polo, Champagne and Food Trucks
GOOD SPORT

Polo, Champagne and Food Trucks

Start your horses—LA has a polo tournament. And as you watch all the pulse-pounding excitement of steeds chasing a ball, you’ll be able to kick back with sushi from the Fishlips truck, Coolhaus ice cream sandwiches and champagne. We recommend wearing some sort of collared, short-sleeve shirt…

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