Things to do for January 05, 2012

The Weekender

Raspberry Donuts, David Cross and a New Wine Bar

The weekend once dabbled as a never-nude.

Thursday
Booze, Bluegrass and Chinese Food
BLUEGRASS IS GREENER

Booze, Bluegrass and Chinese Food

In the dawn of 2012, you’ve noticed your happy hour go-tos are lacking in live bluegrass and cheap Chinese food. Head to Neat on Thursdays to resolve this—booze is half-off from 5:30 to 7:30pm, and they’ll summon delivery from the place across the street before the band comes on at 9pm. Your fortune involves whiskey. 

Thursdays, Neat, 1114 N Pacific Ave, Glendale, 818-241-4542

Cool Old Art at General Quarters
HITTING A WALL

Cool Old Art at General Quarters

If you threw a decorate-your-place resolution into the mix, here’s where to make it happen. General Quarters has dug a bunch of old movie posters and vintage ads out of the vault to liven up your walls on the cheap. Everything’s $2 to $50, but nobody has to know.

Friday
First, Some Coffee. Then Some Wine...
ZINQUE FAST

First, Some Coffee. Then Some Wine...

A short summary of a standard day for you: good coffee, traffic, sandwiches, traffic, some French wine. Stop by Venice’s minimalist new café and wine bar—think concrete and Edison bulbs—and you can get all of that stuff. Minus the traffic.

Now open, Le Zinque, 600 Venice Blvd, Venice, 310-437-0970

Saturday
M.B. Post Gets Brunch
POST GAME

M.B. Post Gets Brunch

If this 80-degree January heat has you in the mood for a drive down the coast, we suggest M.B. Post as your final destination. Their new brunch means red-eyes with quail eggs, raspberry donuts and Truffle Honey-Laced Fried Chicken just steps from the pier. You’ve driven farther for fried chicken.

Sat-Sun starting Jan 7, 10am-1:30pm, M.B. Post, 1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, 310-545-5405, see the menu

Monday
David Cross Comes to Fairfax
CROSS OVER

David Cross Comes to Fairfax

It’ll be a while before you’ll get those new episodes of Arrested Development. In the meantime, you’ll get your David Cross fix at the Silent Movie Theatre. He’ll be there on Monday to introduce his IFC project, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Afterward, you’ll make your own poor decisions.

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