Things to do for February 18, 2011

The Weekender

Bluegrass, Poolside Mussels and Happy Gilmore

The weekend is your All-Star MVP.

Friday
Poolside Happy Hour at Whist
BIG MUSSELS

Poolside Happy Hour at Whist

Say it’s the end of a long day... for the record, 4pm is close enough. Wrap it up poolside at Whist—their new happy hour has $7 plates of mussels, meatballs and chicken wings, along with $7 wines and spiked punch. Your office just ran out of spiked punch.

A New Monthly Music Speakeasy
EASY DOES IT

A New Monthly Music Speakeasy

In an unnamed, long-dormant Venice speakeasy where Charlie Chaplin, the Doors and Jane’s Addiction have all taken stage (sadly, not together), you’ll find a new monthly music showcase starting tonight. Expect jazz, soul, R&B and hushed voices.

Feb 18, 9pm, then monthly, $15, The Revival Sessions, 52 Windward Ave, see the flier

Alfresco ’90s Movies and Beer Pong
JUST GO WITH IT

Alfresco ’90s Movies and Beer Pong

With the Oscars at hand, you’ve been entrenched in profoundly arty cinema—so it’s perfect timing to cool off with an outdoor drink-along double feature of Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore. Beer pong is involved, and the first drink is on the house.

Monday
Red Carpet Cocktails at the London Bar
ROLL IT OUT

Red Carpet Cocktails at the London Bar

And speaking of the Oscars, this year they’ve given you lots of reasons to celebrate. Namely: $5 cocktails at the London. Try the Red Carpet Cooler (vodka, pomegranate and lime) or the New Fashion (gin, Aperol, lime and cucumber). Cucumber’s a shoo-in for Best Supporting Vegetable.

Mon-Fri, 5-7pm, $5, The London, 1020 N San Vicente, 310-358-7788

Tuesday
Bluegrass and Bourbon at South
BLUEGRASS IS GREENER

Bluegrass and Bourbon at South

With all the mason jar juleps and fried food, you might’ve thought the Wilshire bar called South couldn’t get any more Southern. Well, think again. They’ve brought in a bluegrass band on Tuesday nights, with weekly changing bourbon flights. You probably won’t see Rascal Flatts, but you’re okay with that.

Tuesdays, 8pm, South, 3001 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-828-9988

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