Things to do for August 28, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend's director's cut has an extra day of never-before-seen footage.

Thursday
New Happy Hour at Frida
THURSDAY TACOS

New Happy Hour at Frida

To inaugurate your holiday festivities properly (by which we mean early), stop into Frida for a $10 taco tasting platter, with five varieties from asada to chorizo on the plate. You'll probably want a $5 margarita to go with each one.

411: Weekdays, 3:30-6:30pm, Frida, The Americana at Brand, 750 Americana Way (at Brand), Glendale, 818-551-1666

Saturday
Whistling Past the Graveyard
SATURDAY SKETCHES

Whistling Past the Graveyard

After you meet Austrian redhead artist Mercedes Helnwein at her opening, say hello to your host Jason "My Name is Earl" Lee—he named his kid Pilot Inspektor, so you can be confident he'll bring along some interesting creative types.

411: Opening reception Aug 30, 8-11pm, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, 170 S. La Brea (between 1st and 2nd), 323-933-4408

Monday
Sinatra Mondays at Crown Bar
MONDAY RAT PACK

Sinatra Mondays at Crown Bar

It's not like you need another reason to drop by Crown Bar. But Rat Pack reincarnate crooner Max Vontaine is giving you one anyway. Well, him and the martinis...

411: Mondays, 8-11pm, Crown Bar, 7321 Santa Monica Blvd (between Fuller and Greenacre), West Hollywood, 323-882-6774

Tuesday
Peach Pit Menu at Kokomo Cafe
TUESDAY RETURN

Peach Pit Menu at Kokomo Cafe

Sure, you'll probably miss Tuesday's premiere of the new 90210 spinoff. But that's no reason to avoid a free Mr. Wilson Burger, named in honor of West Beverly High's new principal and served in the real restaurant standing in for the Peach Pit.

411: Peach Pit menu items free Sept 2, 2-4pm, Kokomo Cafe, 7385 Beverly Blvd (at Martel), 323-933-0773

Tuesday
The Godfather Double Feature
TUESDAY PLANNING AHEAD

The Godfather Double Feature

And at the end of it all, you've got work to do. Like scooping up tickets now for a theatrical rarity—The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II, on loop at the ArcLight for seven straight days in a couple weeks. Guess they've made you an offer you can't refuse...

411: Sept 19-25, ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd (between Ivar and Vine), Hollywood, 323-464-1478

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