Things to do for August 14, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend isn't opposed to a little role play.

Thursday
All of This Is Melting Away
THURSDAY JAPANESE MAIDS

All of This Is Melting Away

You'll have much to thoughtfully ponder here, with more than 25 artists included in cafe-gallery Royal/T's new fall exhibit. The infamous servers dolled up in Japanese maid costumes won't distract you at all. Not. At. All.

411: Opening reception Aug 14, 6-9pm, Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd (W. of National), Culver City, 310-559-6300

Thursday
Barneys Online Sale
THURSDAY SALE-ING

Barneys Online Sale

If you can't currently be bothered to shop in airport hangars (the warehouse sale rages on), just hit the Barneys website instead for Ever, Parke & Ronen and Acne Jeans discounted by up to 75 percent. Sometimes this technology thing really works out.

Friday
L'Heure Verte (aka, The Green Hour)
FRIDAY GREEN FAIRY

L'Heure Verte (aka, The Green Hour)

So the absinthe craze peaked some time ago, but fuse it with happy hour and you're intrigued all over again. During Bar Noir's new reason to leave work early, you can order the strong stuff at five bucks a glass. But if you want a bit of extra flame, just ask.

411: Nightly, 5-7pm, Bar Noir at Maison 140 Beverly Hills, 140 Lasky Dr (S. of S. Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, 310-407-7795

Saturday
Elvis Truffles at Whist
SATURDAY HOMAGE

Elvis Truffles at Whist

To cap off Elvis Week (you've celebrated properly, we're sure), you may need some Elvis Truffles—made with peanuts, bacon and caramelized bananas. In tribute, pop one for each of his number-one hits.

Sunday
The Usual Suspects
SUNDAY TWIST

The Usual Suspects

Sure, you've known Keyser Soze's identity for years—but intrigue looks better outdoors. A refresher viewing of The Usual Suspects poolside at the W Hotel might give you some tips to avoid fessing up about your Saturday night.

411: Aug 17, 8pm (early arrival recommended), free, The Backyard at the W, 930 Hilgard Ave (between Weyburn and Le Conte), Westwood, 310-208-8765

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