Things to do for February 24, 2011

The Weekender

Berlin Sausage, James Franco and 10 Beers

And the weekend goes to... you.

Thursday
Berlin Currywurst Now Open
SAUSAGE FEST

Berlin Currywurst Now Open

Nothing against the Parisian languor of Café Stella, but lately your Sunset Junction nights could use a bit of Berlin heat. Step into this rustic brick shack for some sausage, which you can spice up with four levels of mouth-flame, topping out at level four: “Break the Wall.” Go ahead, break it.

Friday
The Collision of Jazz and Grunge Rock
ATTAINING NIRVANA

The Collision of Jazz and Grunge Rock

This week, Thursday’s jazz night inside L’Ermitage hotel pops up on Friday night too, with a wild guest star named ELEW who takes on old standards by the likes of... Kurt Cobain. You haven’t heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit” until you’ve heard it played jazzy.

Feb 25, 7-10pm, no cover, L’Ermitage, 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3344

Saturday
James Franco Makes Art
FRANCO

James Franco Makes Art

You’ve been busy. But not as busy as James Franco. Starting Saturday at Gagosian Gallery, you can view a pair of movies the student/actor/artist/Oscar host threw together using vintage footage of Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix. One film is 12 hours long; hopefully he keeps the Oscars shorter.

Sunday
A 10-Beer Feast at the Foundry
PERFECT 10

A 10-Beer Feast at the Foundry

If you’ve decided to avoid the Oscars because your favorite movie of the year, The Bounty Hunter, was robbed, you can ride out Sunday with a two-meal, 10-course feast at the Foundry paired with 10 beers from the Bruery. Be sure to pour a little out for Gerard...

Tuesday
A Weeklong Happy Hour
THE HOURS

A Weeklong Happy Hour

Old Town Pasadena has come up with a novel way to get you to go there: a weeklong happy hour. That means everything from $3 yellowtail at Sushi Roku to $5 Manhattans at Neomeze. Also: $1 martini Tuesdays at Equator. This might call for a happy hour spreadsheet.

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