Things to do for April 10, 2008

The Weekender

The LA Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is heading to the desert.

Thursday
mike&chris Sale
THURSDAY SALE-ING

mike&chris Sale

Among the goods marked down by as much as 70% at this rare sale are button-downs, upscale hoodies and the label's famous leather jackets. Think of it as an investment in next winter.

411: Apr 10 and 11, 10am-6pm; Apr 12, 10am-2pm; mike&chris, 834 S. Broadway (between 8th and 9th), 2nd Floor, Downtown, 323-205-4303

Saturday
Spring Cocktail Party at Tranquility Base
SATURDAY CHRISTENING

Spring Cocktail Party at Tranquility Base

To properly commemorate this loft-building restaurant's recent birth, the owners are throwing a party/tasting contest to decide on a new concoction for their drink menu. Do your part and "vote."

411: Apr 12, 7-10pm, 801 S. Grand Ave (at 8th), Downtown, 213-404-0588, RSVP required here

Sunday
Mini-Mall at Opening Ceremony
SUNDAY UPSTAIRS

Mini-Mall at Opening Ceremony

The La Cienega labyrinth of designer clothes gets even labyrinth-ier with the debut of a second-floor "mini-mall," which will include shops from brands like Acne Jeans and Nom de Guerre. No mini-food court, though, which is fine with us.

411: Opens Apr 11, Opening Ceremony, 451 N. La Cienega Blvd (between Melrose and Beverly), West Hollywood, 310-652-1120

Monday
Head to Tail
MONDAY WASTE NOT

Head to Tail

Chef (and, yes, son of Harrison) Ben Ford doesn't like to waste perfectly good animal parts, so he created an educational tasting dinner involving everything from head cheese to squab liver pate—and he'll be talking shop throughout the evening. You've always been a leg man...

411: Apr 14, 7pm, $75 for dinner, $15 additional for wine pairings, Ford's Filling Station, 9531 Culver Blvd (at Cardiff), Culver City, reservations required at 310-202-1470

Monday
Monday Madness at the Oinkster
MONDAY GLUTTONY

Monday Madness at the Oinkster

Most happy hours take the "hour" part too literally, but it's hard to argue with this Eastside diner's new all-day version. Enticements include cheap pitchers and a pound of Belgian fries. And please, take your time...

411: Mondays, The Oinkster, 2005 Colorado Blvd (E. of Eagle Rock Blvd), Eagle Rock, 323-255-6465

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