As the saying goes: teach a man to fish... or just give him half off a generous supply of food and beer on a yacht, for a day of yachting and deep-sea fishing along with some seaworthy friends. Plus, we’re delivering Napa to you, in the form of top-tier vino.
Things to do for April 28, 2011
Hot Tubs, Kate Middleton and French Toast Sticks
The weekend will be back.
Atmosphere’s 70% Off Closing Sale
You never like to see a good shop go off to that great big register in the sky. But if it has to happen, you’ll absolutely hit a three-day blowout sale with 70% off all the Comune jeans, Shades of Greige button-downs and Generic Surplus shoes they have left.
All About Hot Tubs in the ’70s
As fun as history is, there’s always been a shocking lack of scholarly research into hot tub culture in ’70s Santa Barbara. Here to correct this oversight: the new short documentary Hot Tubs, screening tonight. Stay for the live music afterward... leave to go get in someone’s hot tub.
Watching Kate and William Give It a Go
You couldn’t make it to Westminster Abbey for the big royal wedding (pilot season is just so crazy). But you can still witness the ring swap at the Cat & Fiddle’s late-night pajama party. Twenty bucks gets you a cocktail, beef Wellington and a live 3am broadcast of the ceremony.
Your New Wine Bar Brunch
Your Covell wine bar nights are approaching legend. Now they’re set to take over your days. Brunch starts this Sunday, with Heirloom LA’s new truck providing the Buttermilk Jidori Chicken and Waffles, Ciabatta French Toast Sticks and Red Wine-Braised Brisket. Which might call for some red wine.
Nickel Nights in a Basement Speakeasy
Starting Monday at Basement Tavern, anybody who flashes proof they live in the neighborhood (Santa Monica or Venice) gets an old wooden Prohibition nickel—which can be redeemed for a five-cent Modern Fashioned, with whiskey, blackberries and blood oranges. So yes, take the wooden nickels.