Things to do for September 01, 2011

The Weekender

Shrimp, Bowling and Basement Burlesque

The weekend will not be laboring. At all.

Thursday
Live Music in a Bowling Lounge
LANE CHANGE

Live Music in a Bowling Lounge

When you bowl a strike, the sound of crashing pins has been an okay reward. But at the Spare Room, that reward has been upgraded—their new live-music series kicks off tonight with Zooey Deschanel’s former bandmate Sam Shelton. And her voice is pretty striking.

Lindy & Grundy’s Big BBQ Bargains
THAT’S YOUR ’CUE

Lindy & Grundy’s Big BBQ Bargains

Just in time for your epic Labor Day barbecue, your go-to rockabilly butchers have taken 30% off everything in their freezer—from burger patties to meatballs to pork ribs to jambalaya to brisket. It’s a pretty big freezer.

Killer Shrimp Returns, with Cocktails
KILLER INSTINCTS

Killer Shrimp Returns, with Cocktails

After abandoning you three years ago, the spicy-shellfish temple once known as Killer Shrimp is back. Come for the titular specialty and the marina views, stay for cocktails from 1886’s Marcos Tello—like the Killer Margarita, made with curaçao and lime. You prefer drinks that are part-time assassins.

Opens Sep 1, Killer Shrimp, 4211 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310-578-2293

Sunday
Your Dinner Party at 1717 Vine
17 AGAIN

Your Dinner Party at 1717 Vine

You can hardly believe it, but you’ve been putting down flatbreads and gin at Cleo for a whole year now. To celebrate their first birthday, they’ve got a special $17.17 prix fixe menu of favorites like kebabs, brussels sprouts and baklava every Sunday this month. They grow up so fast.

Sundays through Sep 25, Cleo, 1717 Vine St, Hollywood, 323-962-1711

Monday
Basement Burlesque for the Holiday
UNDERGROUND

Basement Burlesque for the Holiday

To properly celebrate Labor Day, you won’t be working. Obviously. Instead, you’ll be in a basement, in Santa Monica, for Basement Tavern’s new burlesque show involving bare legs, live jazz and $5 drink specials. Which is all you ask from your holiday basement burlesque.

Mondays starting Sep 5, 8pm-midnight, Basement Tavern at the Victorian, 2640 Main St, 310-396-2469

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