Things to do for January 07, 2011

The Weekender

59 Beers, Fast Parking and Gelato in Malibu

The weekend is... fluxing.

Friday
The Happy Meal, Now with Foie Gras
PERK ALERT

The Happy Meal, Now with Foie Gras

Happiness. It used to be so easy. A burger, some fries, a toy, and you were set. Actually, that still works. Introducing the High-End Happy Meal, a luxe spin on your childhood favorite, at RH Restaurant in the Andaz West Hollywood, available exclusively to Perks members. Watch out for hamburglars.

Beer Bar Opens in Silver Lake
59 BEERS

Beer Bar Opens in Silver Lake

Next to Rambutan Thai in Silver Lake, you’ll now find a woodsy new beer bar offering Thai Fried Chicken, and the Covell guys helped them out by bringing in 59 beers, a canoe and some antlers. Try the Oskar Blues Joe’s Imperial Pilsner―after all, it’s Oskar season.

Now open, Beer Bar at Rambutan Thai, 2835 W Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, 213-273-8424

Finding a Parking Spot in Hollywood
HOT SPOTS

Finding a Parking Spot in Hollywood

Parking in Hollywood is tough. Your new secret weapon: an apartment in Hollywood. Or, this real-time iPhone app, which reads your location and points you to the closest open spot. It’ll even tell you the meter’s rate, and whether it takes coins or credit cards.

Now available, Parker for iPhone, $1.99

Saturday
La Seine, Now on La Cienega
FRENCH ACCENT

La Seine, Now on La Cienega

Lately there’s been a strange lack of kosher French-Asian spots on Restaurant Row. We’re not sure why. But no more: welcome to La Seine. Located in the former home of Hakobe and the Lodge Steakhouse, it’ll be serving you kosher French-Asian classics like chicken with mashed potatoes and apricots.

Sunday
Gratis Gelato in Malibu
THE SCOOP

Gratis Gelato in Malibu

The famed Grom gelateria (with locations in NYC and Italy) has finally come to the West Coast, and you can’t really blame them for choosing the blue skies of Malibu. Sunday’s kickoff party means gratis gelato all day long for anyone who enters. It’s about time this part of town caught a break.

Grand opening Jan 9, 11am-8pm, Grom, 3886 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, 310-456-9797

Your Really Artsy Lottery Ticket
FRAMED

Your Really Artsy Lottery Ticket

To commemorate a decade of thoughtful chin-stroking, the Santa Monica Museum of Art is throwing a fancy art party with a twist: $300 gets you in with a guest, and one chance to win a piece of art from the likes of John Baldessari that’s worth... way more than that.

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