Things to do for August 21, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend's price is always right.

Thursday
John Varvatos at Fred Segal Man
THURSDAY TRIBUTE

John Varvatos at Fred Segal Man

In tribute to NYC's Varvatos shop in the former home of Bowery rock club CBGB, we Angelenos now get a pop-up replica with purple velvet curtains and a 100-strong speaker wall. At tonight's open vodka bar, you shall toast to rock.

411: Opening reception Aug 21, 6-9pm, John Varvatos at Fred Segal Man, 420 Broadway (at 5th), Santa Monica, 310-394-9814

Thursday
Samantha Ronson Spins at Vinyl Vixens
THURSDAY GOSSIP GIRLS

Samantha Ronson Spins at Vinyl Vixens

Not that you read the tabloids, but if you did...well, you'd probably have read all about Mark's DJ sister. And you'd probably know who everybody's thinking could show up to support her. But you don't, of course.

411: Aug 21, 8pm-2am (open bar 9-10pm, Ronson spins 11pm), Whiskey Blue at the W Hotel, 930 Hilgard Ave (between Weyburn and Le Conte), Westwood, 310-443-8282

Friday
"The Price is Right" Model Search
FRIDAY COME ON DOWN

"The Price is Right" Model Search

You and your lady have one thing in common—you both dream big. Don't worry, just because she may soon be coyly unveiling a new car as the next model on The Price is Right...doesn't make you Drew Carey.

411: Open call Aug 22, 9am-4pm, CBS Radford Lot, 4200 Radford Ave (between Ventura and Moorpark), Studio City, 818-655-2705

Friday
Sashi: Sushi + Sake Lounge Now Open
FRIDAY FRESH FISH

Sashi: Sushi + Sake Lounge Now Open

You might not ordinarily drive all the way down to Manhattan Beach just for some sake and Spicy Miso Chilean Sea Bass. But it is a special occasion (the weekend before a holiday weekend).

411: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd (in the Metlox Plaza next to Shade Hotel), Manhattan Beach, 310-545-0400

Saturday
The Lego Project at Opening Ceremony
SATURDAY TOYS

The Lego Project at Opening Ceremony

Finally, a forward-thinking shop has picked up on what you've known since childhood—those Lego guys were pretty damn dapper. You'll now find Band of Outsiders stock (some classic, some inspired by the toys) inside a Lego house bigger than anything you ever built with blocks.

411: Opening Ceremony (in the upstairs mini-mall), 451 N. La Cienega Blvd (between Melrose and Beverly), West Hollywood, 310-652-1120

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