Things to do for July 17, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The week is always darkest just before the weekend.

Thursday
Recycle Your Ex
THURSDAY STILL FRIENDS

Recycle Your Ex

So things didn't work out between you two. Time has come to show you still care about each other—by matching her up with someone else's ex. Plus, the evening of cathartic matchmaking is for a noble cause (promoting a new reality show).

411: July 17, 7pm, Opera, 1650 N. Schrader Blvd (between Hollywood and Selma), Hollywood , 323-960-3300

Thursday
Romp Sale
THURSDAY UNDERTHINGS

Romp Sale

But enough about your ex—show some appreciation for your current bedmate by gifting her some organic lingerie (really) marked down by up to 15% at this two-day sale. Of course, it's a gift to you as well…

411: July 17-18, Romp, 7982 W. Third St (W. of Fairfax), 323-944-0832

Saturday
Weekend Barbecues at The Roof Garden
SATURDAY ROOFTOP

Weekend Barbecues at The Roof Garden

The hotel's new three-course cookout on the roof includes a Speckled Jalapeno Margarita and your choice of fish, chicken, rib-eye or a whole 24-ounce lobster thrown on the grill. It's bound to be more relaxing than the stresses of your own reality show.

411: Saturdays and Sundays, 4pm-9pm, $55 ($70 for lobster), The Roof Garden at The Peninsula, 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd (W. of Wilshire), Beverly Hills, 310-551-2888

Sunday
Weekends at Primo
SUNDAY SHADES

Weekends at Primo

You've gone for the patio, caffeine and gelato (especially that last one), but you've never really thought of Caffe Primo as a brunch stop. A new menu heavy on Belgian waffles and champagne cocktails (with gratis Rubyy bellinis 10am-2pm Sunday) should remedy that.

411: New brunch hours Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm starting July 19, Caffe Primo, 8590 Sunset Blvd (between Alta Loma and Sunset Plaza), West Hollywood, 310-289-8895

Monday
VODBOX Mondays
MONDAY DEEP FREEZE

VODBOX Mondays

If only all happy hours involved a trek inside a walk-in vodka tasting freezer. The infamous VODBOX at Nic's is now dispensing two shots for $7, with martinis to follow in the main room (set at normal temperature) for $7 more.

411: Mondays through summer, Nic's Beverly Hills, 453 N. Canon Dr (S. of S. Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, 310-550-5707

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