Things to do for September 29, 2011

The Weekender

Pulled Pork, Eternal Calm and Beet Cocktails

The weekend is shopping for a scorpion jacket.

Thursday
Like the Gastrobus, but Less Mobile
WHAT A GAS

Like the Gastrobus, but Less Mobile

You knew the Gastrobus food truck. You loved the Gastrobus food truck. You... got tired of chasing it all over town. Good news: there’s now a casual little brick-and-mortar bistro from the same people called Gastronomico. It doesn’t have wheels, but it does have the Ecuadorian Pulled-Pork Sandwich.

Now open, Gastronomico, 1802 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz, 323-660-8800

A Cocktail Made with Beets
BEET IT

A Cocktail Made with Beets

If your diet’s a little low on antioxidants, you know where to turn—the bar. Onyx Lounge has some beets they want to get rid of, and they’re calling the result a Beet-ellini, with prosecco, beet juice and a splash of lemon. Yes, you can just call it the beet cocktail.

Available now, Onyx Lounge, 118 W 5th St, Downtown, 213-891-1144

Friday
A Drink When You Lose at the Track
YOUR LOSS, YOUR GAIN

A Drink When You Lose at the Track

Racing returns to Santa Anita this weekend, and even if you lose, you win. That’s because you’ll take your losing ticket to the bar to order the off-menu Shoulda-Woulda-Coulda, a slug of tequila spiked with espresso and chocolate, available only to losers. Or you could just win and order a beer.

Available all season (starts Sep 30) at Santa Anita Park, 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, 626-574-7223

Saturday
You Need to Calm Down
HYPER-ACTIVE

You Need to Calm Down

Between the traffic on the 405 and the Dodgers’ financial woes, you seem a bit tense. Allow us to prescribe Hyper-Chondriac, a curious little live show about one man’s attempts to calm down, starring a former stand-up comic and a current writer for Esquire and Details. No, there won’t be Zoloft.

Sunday
The City’s Giant Art Thing... Gratis
THE HIGHEST STANDARD

The City’s Giant Art Thing... Gratis

So that giant Pacific Standard Time exhibit—you know, the one documenting decades of LA’s art scene at museums all over town—is upon us. And Sunday’s the day more than 25 museums and galleries waive all admission costs. Art is more powerful when it doesn’t eat into your pub budget.

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