Things to do for April 17, 2008

The Weekender

The LA Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is ready and willing to blow the refund.

Thursday
Irezumi Opens
THURSDAY COLOR

Irezumi Opens

The owners of Holly's and Tengu have gone behind the orange curtain for more sushi and sake with a side of (hoped-for) scene. Expect plentiful ink upon the skin of your waitress—the name is Japanese for "tattoo" and staff was hired accordingly.

411: Opens Apr 17, 949 South Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, 949-999-5463

Thursday
The Fall
THURSDAY THROWBACK

The Fall

The courtyard DJ and the extended gallery hours tonight aren't that unusual, but tonight there's also a free screening of The Fall, a spectacle set in 1915 and shot in 18 countries by director Tarsem—looks like a step up from his days directing J. Lo in The Cell.

411: Apr 17, screening at 7pm (tickets available at 6pm), gallery open until 9pm, 10899 Wilshire Blvd (at Westwood), Westwood, 310-443-7000

Friday
Known Soft Opening Party
FRIDAY FIESTA

Known Soft Opening Party

If you haven't yet met Third Street's newest proprietor, Moonshine, he'll be spinning vinyl at the first of many planned parties at his quirky store. Like any good host should, he's also arranged for an open bar.

411: Apr 18, 7-11pm, 7922 W. Third St (W. of Fairfax), West Hollywood, 323-655-6696

Saturday
Breakfast at Rustic Canyon
SATURDAY START

Breakfast at Rustic Canyon

Because all wine bars should serve breakfast, the Santa Monica favorite has just come through with morning staples like a Basket of Hot Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts. No wine pairings at this hour yet, but coffee works almost as well.

Saturday
Grilled Cheese Invitational
SATURDAY MELT

Grilled Cheese Invitational

Among the happenings that could fill the local populace with equal parts nostalgia and competitive rage, grilled cheese competitions with secret locations rank highly. Contestants and judges will descend in large quantities (along with ingredients far more inventive than Kraft slices), but due to troubles with the city, contraband alcohol this year must be especially...contraband.

411: Apr 19, 5-9:30pm, Griffith Park

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