Things to do for July 31, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is adding reinforcements.

Thursday
Happy Sushi Hour at Catch
THURSDAY SEASIDE

Happy Sushi Hour at Catch

At this new all-week-long happy hour, you can wash down your five-dollar octopus roll with a Spicy Takrai Martini. As usual, the crashing waves just outside don't cost a thing.

Friday
Peanut Butter Wolf vs. LA
FRIDAY KICKOFF

Peanut Butter Wolf vs. LA

To properly celebrate the whole 8-8-08 thing (we repeat, your calendar has three eights in a row—sort of), DJ Peanut Butter Wolf has carved out eight sequential nights to spin at eight different spots around town—all without repeating a song. To celebrate repetition without any repetition.

411: August 1-8, various locations

Saturday
The Underwear Affair
SATURDAY WINNING STREAK

The Underwear Affair

You've often considered running shorts a tad…stuffy. Thankfully, this weekend offers the opportunity to nobly run a 10K (or do a 5K stroll) clad only in your most flattering briefs—might want to pair them with a sportcoat for the party after.

411: August 2, check-in begins at 3pm, La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd (at Curson), 323-822-2873

Sunday
Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration
SUNDAY SAUVIGNON

Central Coast Food & Wine Celebration

In these tumultuous times, it's decent to exercise some restraint—and then ditch restraint entirely (for a good cause). Westwood's famed annual benefit-tasting returns with help from Pizzeria Mozza, Jar, Comme Ca and more than 60 wineries. Generosity abounds.

411: August 3, noon-4pm, $110 in advance, $150 at door, Wally's Wine & Spirits, 2107 Westwood Blvd (N. of Olympic), Westwood, 310-475-0606

Tuesday
Tequila Dinner at the Palm
TUESDAY TUMBLERS

Tequila Dinner at the Palm

Tuesday's ode to tequila pairs strong drinks with four equally strong courses like an Aged Filet Mignon with Anejo Cream Sauce and Mangoes with Ice Cream and Tequila-Cinnamon Glaze. Because sometimes you like to have your drinks and eat them, too.

411: August 5, 7pm, $95, The Palm, 9001 Santa Monica Blvd (W. of Robertson), West Hollywood, RSVP to Cedric Castro at 310-550-8811

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