Things to do for December 02, 2010

The Weekender

Hemingway’s Nog, Sneakers and Palm Springs

The weekend is nominated for 17 Independent Spirit Awards.

Thursday
Chocolate Packed with Booze
PERK ALERT

Chocolate Packed with Booze

It’s tuxedo season. So you’ve probably been wondering where to find some chocolates to match your formalwear. At long last, it’s here: the Black Tie Collection, an exclusive set of dark chocolate truffles infused with Guinness, Macallan scotch and other formal essentials, by Compartes Chocolatier. Includes black truffle truffles.

An American Rag Pop-Up Sale
SALE-ING

An American Rag Pop-Up Sale

To assist you with any upcoming gift-under-tree needs, American Rag has opened a pop-up shop across the street from itself. It’s filled with books, sneakers, furniture and Rag & Bone goods―and everything’s discounted by at least 50%. Gift recipients don’t need to know about that part.

Now open through Jan 30, Abandoned Treasures, 159 S La Brea Ave, 323-936-0731

A Monthlong Happy Hour at Mignon
CHEERS

A Monthlong Happy Hour at Mignon

Downtown’s tiniest of tiny wine bars has unleashed a pretty giant happy hour. For the entire month of December, whenever they’re open (5pm to midnight), any glass of wine on the list is five bucks. Which dovetails perfectly with the happy hour at your place from 12:01am to 4:59pm.

Through December, Mignon, 128 E 6th St (east of Main), Downtown, 213-489-0131

Friday
Hemingway’s Gets Winter Cocktails
PAPA

Hemingway’s Gets Winter Cocktails

They say it’s “winter” out there. So it’s time to drop into Hollywood’s finest Hemingway-inspired lounge to “warm up” with their new seasonal cocktails―think Chamomile Martinis and Hemingway’s Nog, with rum, bitters, nutmeg and crème fraîche. So much better than F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Pisco Sour.

Now available, $16, Hemingway’s, 6356 Hollywood Blvd (at Ivar), 323-469-0040

Saturday
Half-Off Rooms at Colony Palms
OUT OF DODGE

Half-Off Rooms at Colony Palms

At the funky Palm Springs hotel where Sinatra and Martin used to duck away, you can now do the same―for half price. And after an afternoon of rigorous poolside lounging, you’ll find warm cookies and hot spiced brandy in your room at turndown. We’ve come a long way since the pillow mint.

Sunday
A Parking-Lot Carnival on La Cienega
CIRCUS

A Parking-Lot Carnival on La Cienega

It’s not quite the circus coming to town, but if you head over to your favorite burgers-on-the-dance-floor club around 4pm on Sunday, you’ll see a parking lot... turned into a full-on carnival. Expect spiked hot chocolate, a dunk-a-promoter tank, a sumo-wrestling ring with fatsuits and a prize wheel (sample prize: bottle of bubbly). We’ll save you a fatsuit...

Sundays all winter, 4-10pm, Industry parking lot, 643 N La Cienega Blvd, 310-652-2012

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