Things to do for February 03, 2011

The Weekender

New Burgers, Gratis BBQ and Baz Luhrmann

The weekend is your Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Thursday
Chinese New Year at Chi Dynasty
RABBIT

Chinese New Year at Chi Dynasty

According to the Chinese calendar, tigers are over, and your year of the rabbit has begun. Which means you immediately require a parking-lot party with Chinese drummers, red lanterns, plenty of gratis apps and Tsingtao beer. Bonus: no Snooki ball-drop.

Feb 3, 6:30-8:30pm, Chi Dynasty, 12229 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 818-753-5300

Rounds Premium Burgers Now Open
BEEFY

Rounds Premium Burgers Now Open

Say it’s 11am and you need a Big Breakfast Burger (topped with egg, bacon and cheese). Or it’s 1am and you crave a Western Devil Burger (buffalo sauce, breaded jalapeño). The Juicy Burger guys have set up shop in WeHo to make that happen, and they won’t mind if you’d rather build your own.

Friday
Finally, a Happy Hour at Palihouse
HAPPY FACE

Finally, a Happy Hour at Palihouse

You’ve snuck into the Palihouse lobby for an old-school cocktail before, but never for happy hour. Because they never had one, until now. New creations like the Ward Eight (bourbon, grenadine, lemon and orange) now go for $7 until 7pm. Seven remains your lucky number.

Saturday
The Moulin Rouge of Los Feliz
YOUR SONG

The Moulin Rouge of Los Feliz

If your Los Feliz nights have been lacking a little Montmartre flair, sneak into the low-lit bar next to Vermont restaurant this weekend. You’ll see Broadway’s finest taking stage to perform songs from Baz Luhrmann movies, like “When Doves Cry” (Romeo + Juliet) and “Your Song” (Moulin Rouge).

Tuesday
Books, Booze and BBQ
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Books, Booze and BBQ

You’ll find Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn’s new book, Living Loaded, to be a profound meditation on the finer points of... drinking. So it’s only right that you’ll be poured gratis wine at the Book Soup signing. Then, you’ll hit the after-party at Baby Blues for on-the-house beer and barbecue.

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