Things to do for November 17, 2011

The Weekender

John Hughes, Sunny Spot and La Brea Shirting

For your consideration in every category: the weekend.

Thursday
Hollywood Nights at Room 86
MAKE ROOM

Hollywood Nights at Room 86

In the former home of Paul & Andre, you’ll now find neither Paul nor Andre. (Discuss.) But once you work your way down a random alley and through a kitchen (like before), you’ll see everything else: dark decor, stiff drinks, good DJs and good-looking clubbers with a fine sense of direction.

Now open Mon-Fri, 10pm-3am(ish), Room 86, 670 Cosmo St, Hollywood, 323-817-3456

A John Hughes Holiday Special
HOLIDAY ROAD

A John Hughes Holiday Special

This time of year, you easily get nostalgic... for Ferris Bueller. So you’ll want to head to Show at Barre, where you’ve caught cabaret shows based on songs from Tarantino flicks, for a new holiday-minded night of music culled from John Hughes movies. Yes, you might hear some Lindsey Buckingham.

Nov 17-Dec 30, $35, Show at Barre, 1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Feliz, 323-661-6163, ext 20

Friday
UNIS Opens a La Brea Shop
THE SHIRT THING

UNIS Opens a La Brea Shop

Pretty soon, you’ll have gifts to buy. But first you should stop into the bright new UNIS store to stock up on modern classics for yourself (oxford shirts, caramel khakis). So you’ll look good when you show up at parties with presents. For other people.

Opens Nov 18, UNIS, 138 S La Brea Ave, 323-424-4425

If Huckleberry Were Also a Pizzeria...
OLIVE THE ABOVE

If Huckleberry Were Also a Pizzeria...

From the owners of Huckleberry comes Milo and Olive, where you’ll come by in the morning for Verve coffee and pastries. But come back for lunch or dinner, and they’ll get you some beer and a piping-hot pizza topped with housemade sausage. Now if only Intelligentsia would start slinging slices.

Opens Nov 18, Milo and Olive, 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-453-6776

Roy Choi Goes to Venice
ALWAYS SUNNY

Roy Choi Goes to Venice

So that new spot you’ve been waiting for, the redo of Beechwood with Roy Choi (Kogi, Chego, A-Frame) in the kitchen—it’s here. The name’s Sunny Spot, and the menu is sort of Caribbean-beachy. (Think plantains, pineapple lollipops, fish-bone stew.) We could say more, but the words “Roy” and “Choi” pretty much cover it.

Opens Nov 18, Sunny Spot, 822 Washington Blvd, Venice, 310-448-8884

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