Things to do for May 01, 2008

The Weekender

The LA Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is betting on the favorite, mint julep in hand.

Thursday
Crown Bar Now Open
THURSDAY DEBUT

Crown Bar Now Open

The men behind Winston's and The Dime improve upon their past after-dark efforts this time around by throwing in a California bistro menu from chef Chris Ennis (late of ONE Sunset). Which will fuel your A-list revelry later in the night...which will fuel tabloid sales later in the week.

411: Crown Bar, 7321 Santa Monica Blvd (between Fuller and Greenacre), West Hollywood

Thursday
Filius Sale at All Purpose
THURSDAY STREETS

Filius Sale at All Purpose

Tides turn, seasons change and West Third Street puts on another of its famed block parties. Make time for a visit to All Purpose, which is shamelessly campaigning for best store with gratis drinks and Filius button-downs discounted by up to 80%.

411: May 1, 6-9pm, 144 S. Flores St (N. of Third), West Hollywood, 323-866-1828

Friday
Katsuya Glendale Opens
FRIDAY SUSHI

Katsuya Glendale Opens

The latest addition to the sushi empire is a huge two-level pagoda, with multiple patios and dueling cocktail and sushi bars. Its home is The Grove's new sister complex in Glendale, The Americana at Brand—an already infamous center of outdoor commerce that's sort of like a higher-budget sequel to the original mindless blockbuster.

Saturday
Incognito
SATURDAY FRAMED

Incognito

At this twisted buying party, every piece of art is $300—but you don't know who the artist is until after you buy it. You might get a one-of-a-kind Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari bargain, or you might...not. Suckers can commiserate at the open bar.

411: May 3, 7-9:30pm, $125 at door; May 4, 11am-3pm, free admission; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 310-586-6488

Saturday
Pre-Cinco de Mayo
SATURDAY DE MAYO

Pre-Cinco de Mayo

The La Cienega tequila institution starts celebrating Cinco de Mayo two days early, opening at 11am on Saturday with drink specials and mariachis—so you can sleep off the holiday before work Monday...and before anyone else has even gotten started. Tres de Mayo has a nice ring to it.

411: May 3, The Spanish Kitchen, 826 N. La Cienega Blvd (between Santa Monica and Melrose), West Hollywood, 310-659-4794

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