Things to do for August 18, 2011

The Weekender

Pee-wee Herman, Alfresco Sushi and DIY Bartending

The weekend is rumored to be fall’s breakout hit.

Thursday
Friday
Pee-wee’s Big LACMA Adventure
IN IT TO SCHWINN IT

Pee-wee’s Big LACMA Adventure

If you’re in the mood for an obscure little art film with a sophisticated date tomorrow, you should head to LACMA. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is playing at the outdoor amphitheater for free, and picnicking is encouraged. Tell ’em Large Marge sent you.

Aug 19, 8pm, no cost, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, 323-857-6000

Saturday
Tirovino’s New Bottomless Brunch
TIRO’S WELCOME

Tirovino’s New Bottomless Brunch

If your Friday night date at Tirovino goes well enough that you wake up together—and starving—Saturday morning, just go back to Tirovino. Their new brunch means truffle scrambles and a $13 bottomless champagne bar, where you can add strawberry juice, white peach puree and OJ to your bubbly. Or more bubbly.

A Sushi-Filled Beer Garden
TURNING JAPANESE

A Sushi-Filled Beer Garden

You could have your sushi in a strip mall this weekend. Or you could have it in a pop-up beer garden filling the lush grounds behind Colorado Boulevard with live music, sushi, Japanese beer and, for dessert, a chocolate volcano. Advantage: pop-up beer garden.

Sunday
Half-Off Wine at STK
GLASS HALF FULL

Half-Off Wine at STK

Sunday evening: your weekend’s over. Although... you could use a little more wine. And maybe a few friends. Gather your clan on the patio at STK: every Sunday, you’ll now get any glass—or bottle—at half off. And their list is 108 wines deep. Yes, that’s potentially 54 free wines.

Sundays, 6pm-midnight, STK, 755 N La Cienega Blvd, 310-659-3535, see the flier

Monday
One-Pot Suppers at Osteria La Buca
GOING TO POT

One-Pot Suppers at Osteria La Buca

And for Monday, picture this: you. At a table for four. At Osteria La Buca. For dinner: a single pot on your table to fill you all with Bollito Misto (roughly translated, that means: a lot of Italian meat). There’s also gelato for dessert, but that’s not in the pot.

Mondays starting Aug 22, $25 per person ($35 with wine pairings), Osteria La Buca, 5210 Melrose Ave, 323-462-1900

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