Things to do for May 22, 2008

The Weekender

The LA Weekend Starts Here

The weekend thinks three days is just the beginning.

Thursday
Drink Wine, Save Water
THURSDAY CHEERS

Drink Wine, Save Water

Start the holiday weekend a bit early at this convincingly named ode to vino, helped along by the wise pourers of Silver Lake Wine and food from Comme Ca, Osteria Mozza and Palate.

411: May 22, 7-10pm, $75, MODAA, 8609 Washington Blvd (at Cattaraugus), Culver City

Thursday
Luckyfish Delivery Begins
THURSDAY DROP-OFF

Luckyfish Delivery Begins

If you're still not sold on sushi plucked off a conveyor belt, the fine, efficient people at Luckyfish will now drive your order to you, thereby avoiding the whole GM factory/Gung Ho vibe.

411: Luckyfish, 338 N. Canon Dr (between Santa Monica and Wilshire), Beverly Hills, 310-274-9800

Saturday
Cinespia Returns
SATURDAY GRAVE MATTERS

Cinespia Returns

Everyone's favorite reason to stage a wine-soaked picnic in the cemetery returns for the summer with the oft-overlooked Billy Wilder classic Ace in the Hole, starring a young, powerfully cleft-chinned Kirk Douglas.

411: May 24, gates at 7:30pm, film at 9pm, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd (at Gower), Hollywood

Saturday
WET Pool Party
SATURDAY SPLASH

WET Pool Party

Nine hours by the pool, four more hours inside, one KCRW DJ and a few drinks—the numbers nicely counter the airport-adjacency of the host hotel. Get a room.

411: May 24, 1pm-2am, Custom Hotel, 8639 Lincoln Blvd (at Manchester), tickets available online, 877-287-8601 for lodging

Tuesday
Happy Hour at Blanca
TUESDAY STAMINA

Happy Hour at Blanca

Newport Beach's latest waterfront restaurant (from the owners of Tengu and Holly's) kicks off happy hour with drink specials and half-price Duck Fat Fries and Premium Scottish Salmon. Because the weekend ends when you say it ends...

411: Tue-Fri 4-7pm beginning May 27, Blanca, 3420 Via Oporto (at Via Lido), Newport Beach, 949-673-0414

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