Things to do for November 24, 2010

The Weekender

New Suits, $3 Wine and Bedford Falls

The weekend will pass the gravy.

Wednesday
Doubling Your Dollar at Alpha
PERK ALERT

Doubling Your Dollar at Alpha

To help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your “nice” list, we’re turning your attention to West Hollywood’s Alpha, your stylish go-to for an assortment of mind-blowing gift ideas. And thanks to Perks, you’ll get $100 in gifting power when you spend $50. Put yourself on that list.

Thursday
Thanksgiving at Gladstones
OYSTERS

Thanksgiving at Gladstones

Sometimes it’s important to remember―you live in a city where Thanksgiving could easily mean an oyster feast on the beach. Gladstones will have a formidable $45 spread, including a raw bar, turkey and prime rib carving stations, and sides like Oyster Stuffing. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without oyster stuffing.

Nov 25, noon-6pm, walk-ins welcome, Gladstones, 17300 PCH, 310-454-3474

Friday
30% Off Everything at Ted Baker
SUIT UP

30% Off Everything at Ted Baker

On Friday, you kind of want to avoid the uncivilized masses ravaging the shops... but honestly, you could use a new suit on the cheap. Black Friday is three days long at both local Ted Baker outposts, and everything inside―English suits, ties, shiny shoes―is 30% off. At that price, you could even shop for other people.

Nov 26-28, Robertson and Santa Monica Place locations and tedbaker.com

Flight 001 Reopens on Third Street
NOW BOARDING

Flight 001 Reopens on Third Street

You’ll be spending plenty of time on planes the next few weeks. So travel shop Flight 001 has arrived exactly on schedule, just down the street from its prior location, with design-y bags, luggage tags and headphones for two. Bonus: no handsy TSA screeners.

Opens Nov 26 at 10am, Flight 001, 8321 W 3rd St, 323-966-0001

Saturday
It’s a Wonderful Life... in the Desert
GEORGE BAILEY

It’s a Wonderful Life... in the Desert

Little-known fact: Frank Capra polished the script for It’s a Wonderful Life at La Quinta Resort near Palm Springs. (We hear he came up with the character of Clarence while exploring the minibar.) So they’re recreating Bedford Falls right there in the desert―think carolers, tree lightings, screenings of the film... and every time the bell rings, a guest gets a resort prize.

Monday
$3 Wines, $4 Snacks at L’Epicerie
CULVER

$3 Wines, $4 Snacks at L’Epicerie

Happy hour is getting pretty classy in Culver City these days. Starting at 4pm, the new café/market/wine bar L’Epicerie will sling you $3 wines and $4 plates of Marinated Octopus with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pig Trotter with Red-Wine Vinaigrette. Because the only thing better than pig’s feet is $4 pig’s feet.

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