Things to do for October 28, 2010

The Weekender

$4 Screwdrivers, Judd Apatow and a Vampire Bar

The weekend’s court has all the balls.

Friday
Meeting Judd Apatow
LITERATURE

Meeting Judd Apatow

It was only a matter of time before the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin took the book world by storm. On your lunch break tomorrow, Judd Apatow will be signing copies of I Found This Funny, the new collection he edited with writings by everybody from Conan O’Brien to F. Scott Fitzgerald. (F. Scott = hilarious.)

Oct 29, noon, Book Soup, 8818 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-3110

Culver City’s New Vampire Bar
FANGS

Culver City’s New Vampire Bar

For two nights over in Culver City, Rush Street is transforming into a brand-new watering hole. Welcome to Fangtasia, aka the Shreveport, Louisiana, vampire bar in True Blood. Your favorite bartendress will be dressed as Sookie Stackhouse, and you might see a scantily clad vampire or two biting the stripper pole upstairs.

Oct 29-30, 9pm-2am, no cover, Rush Street, 9546 Washington Blvd, 310-837-9546

Halloween Carnival-ing at Villains
CIRCUS

Halloween Carnival-ing at Villains

This weekend’s other two-night party is at Downtown’s newest saloon―and it’s so big, it’s spilling over into a circus tent in the parking lot. Your night(s) will be a crazy swirl of freak shows, tarot cards, live jazz, fire tricks and $3 cans of beer dressed in a brown bag.

Oct 29-30, 7pm-2am, no cover, Villains Tavern, 1356 Palmetto St, 213-613-0766

Saturday
Fancy Drinking at Les Deux
STILTED

Fancy Drinking at Les Deux

Among the stilt-walkers towering over Saturday’s Halloween bash at Les Deux, you’ll find one of your favorite mixologists Aidan Demarest dressed as the ringmaster—and a few of his favorite mixologists from across the country (plus London) serving crazy drinks throughout. Try the Ghoulia Child, with vodka and lavender-hibiscus syrup.

Sunday
Brunching on $4 Cocktails and Bacon
MAC AND CHEESE

Brunching on $4 Cocktails and Bacon

Just in time for your Halloween-weekend grand finale, Magnolia’s got a new brunch, with $4 drinks (Bloodys, mimosas, screwdrivers, greyhounds) and build-your-own mac and cheese (you can add turkey, chicken and applewood-smoked bacon). Just go easy if you’re dressing as hotel-room Charlie Sheen.

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