Things to do for May 05, 2011

The Weekender

Blackberry Sangria, Clooney's Birthday and Swiss Watches

The weekend is coming down the stretch.

BLD Gets a Taco Bar

BLD Gets a Taco Bar

This just in: bars will be slinging a lot of margaritas today. For a more refined Cinco de Mayo, try the one-night-only taco bar set up at BLD—think Smoked Pork Posole and housemade tortilla shells for $15. And yes, they’ll have margaritas.

May 5, until 11pm, three for $15, BLD, 7450 Beverly Blvd, 323-930-9744

A New Watch Emporium in Beverly Hills

A New Watch Emporium in Beverly Hills

You’ve been in the market for some new wrist candy. Here to help: the Swiss watchmaking brand Hublot, opening the doors of its shiny new stone-and-leather shop in Beverly Hills. FYI, the watches are endorsed by the Miami Heat. Which we guess is better than being endorsed by the Mavs.

Now open, Hublot Boutique, 9470 Brighton Way, Beverly Hills, 310-550-0595

Celebrating Clooney’s 50th Birthday

Celebrating Clooney’s 50th Birthday

So Friday is the 50th birthday of our patron saint, George Clooney. Celebrate at the Lake Como–inspired Locanda del Lago with The Clooney (it’s gin, grapefruit, blood orange and Aperol) by the glass ($8) or by the carafe ($20). Go carafe—that’s how George would do it.

Available May 6-8, Locanda del Lago, 231 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, 310-451-3525

Your (New) New Wine-Bar Brunch

Your (New) New Wine-Bar Brunch

To continue your circuit of new wine-bar brunches, you’ll want to think about Vintage Enoteca this time around. Show up for some Elvis Bruschetta (yes, with peanut butter, bacon, honey and banana), and for $12 you can keep the new bottomless Blackberry Sangria coming. It was that or a jumpsuit.

Sat-Sun through summer, 11am-4pm, Vintage Enoteca, 7554 W Sunset Blvd, 323-512-5278

Endless Bloodys for Mom (or Not)

Endless Bloodys for Mom (or Not)

Sunday’s the day—the day to hit one of the Westside’s best patios for an epic brunch involving steak and eggs, piles of cookies and a Bloody Mary bar open for as many rounds as you like. Note: if Mom happens to be in town, you should probably consider bringing her along.

May 8, 11am-3pm, $65, Wilshire, 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-586-1707

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