Things to do for March 27, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend roots for the home team.

Thursday
Dinner at LAMILL Coffee
THURSDAY GRIND

Dinner at LAMILL Coffee

The extravagant Eastside coffee den is finally caffeinating after sundown, with a new dinner menu from the chef at Providence. Expect Crispy Skinned New Zealand Char (it's like a trout-salmon hybrid) and Chocolate-Chipotle Cremeux (it's dessert, which is all you need to know).

411: Now open Sun-Thurs 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm, LAMILL Coffee, 1636 Silver Lake Blvd (between Berkeley and Effie), Silver Lake, 323-663-4441

Saturday
Hef
SATURDAY PICTORIALS

Hef

If the Playboy founder known by a single syllable could not be satisfied with just one girl next door, it's probably fitting that a multimedia exhibit exploring his legend requires several participating artists. Smoking jackets optional.

411: Opening reception Mar 29, 6-10pm, The Jail Gallery, 965 N. Vignes St. #5A (N. of Cesar Chavez), Downtown, 213-621-9567

Saturday
Cocktails and a Chauffeur
SATURDAY GETAWAY

Cocktails and a Chauffeur

You're of the firm belief that a night at any hotel should involve immediate martinis upon arrival, a chauffeured excursion to the current nightspots of note and a hangover breakfast in the morning. Come to think of it, a night at home should involve the same...

411: Package available now through Aug 31, $650 per night, The Crescent Hotel, 403 N. Crescent Dr (S. of Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, 310-247-0505

Monday
Dodgers Opening Day
MONDAY SAFE

Dodgers Opening Day

New this year at the stadium—some premium baseline box clubs, as well as an outpost of the legendary Fairfax deli Canter's near the third-base line. Because baseball isn't baseball without matzo ball soup.

411: Mar 31, Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Echo Park, 866-363-4377

Monday
Saltistry Tasting Party
MONDAY SODIUM

Saltistry Tasting Party

At this Third Street tasting party from the infused-salt obsessives at Saltistry, your bite of flank steak is topped with Smoked Chili Salt and your margarita is enhanced by Lime Flake Salt. (The proceedings move from curious to intriguing when they start tinkering with margaritas.)

411: Mar 31, 6-9pm, $25 at door, Food Court LA, 8334 W. Third St (at Flores), West Hollywood, 323-782-9689

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