Things to do for May 19, 2011

The Weekender

LA's Next Great Burger, Models and a Wiltern Bar

The weekend is full of surprises.

Thursday
Walter Manzke’s New Secret Burger
HERE’S THE BEEF

Walter Manzke’s New Secret Burger

You always stay at the forefront of important burger developments. So you’ll want to stop into Le Saint Amour, where Walter Manzke (late of Church & State) has quietly introduced The Manzke Burger, a dry-aged behemoth with gruyère, caramelized onions and some “secret ingredients.” (We think it’s hamburger buns.)

Lunch daily and Tuesday nights, $15, Le Saint Amour, 9725 Culver Blvd, 310-842-8155

Friday
A Funky K-Town Beer Bar Debuts
BELLY UP

A Funky K-Town Beer Bar Debuts

Next time you’re catching a show at the Wiltern, you’ve finally got a good place nearby to grab a beer first. Beer Belly debuts tomorrow with a dozen craft brews, Grindhaus brats and some really crazy striped walls.

Opens May 20, Beer Belly, 532 S Western Ave, Koreatown, 213-387-2337

Wine, Cheese and Ice Cream
MARKET RISING

Wine, Cheese and Ice Cream

At the Market, Santa Monica Place’s new collection of 14 gourmet purveyors, you’ve got a few favorites: 1) the Venokado wine shop; 2) the Cookie Guru; and 3) Beachy Cream, where retro pinup girls want to give you Strawberry Surfer Girl ice cream sandwiches. Tip: let them.

Saturday
A New Exhibit About Models
A REAL BEAUTY

A New Exhibit About Models

If you think your weekend could use a few classic supermodels in their primes, check out that sleek little photography den behind CAA. The new exhibit Beauty CULTure examines serious issues about female beauty via hundreds of shots of Crawford, Klum, et al. You’re something of a scholar in this area.

Sunday
Two Wild Patio Parties in One
SUMMER, SQUARED

Two Wild Patio Parties in One

The insane dance parties known as Summer Sessions have returned to the patio at XIV. Only this year, it’s all gotten so big that they’ve brought in a double-decker bus to shuttle you to and from a second simultaneous party on the patio at MyHouse. And yes, they’re calling it... MyPatio.

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