Things to do for January 12, 2012

The Weekender

Half-Off Suits, Airstream Curry and Stop Sign Tables

The weekend is peaking at the right time.

Thursday
Mamma vs. Mamma at Marino
MAMMA MIA

Mamma vs. Mamma at Marino

In this corner: a mom from Naples. And in this corner: a mom from Venice. Once the bell rings (note: there’s no bell), they’ll face off... on your plate. Each of your six courses includes a dish from each woman in her native city’s style. There are no losers here.

Half-Off Suits and Sweaters at Unis
BETTER HALF

Half-Off Suits and Sweaters at Unis

If you haven’t checked out the new Unis shop on La Brea yet, now’s the time—they’re clearing out fall stuff at up to half off. Think streamlined suits, a bunch of casual-but-handsome sweaters and cords you could sport anywhere. But not all at once.

Ongoing, Unis, 138 S La Brea Ave, 323-424-4425

Friday
Red Hill Opens in Echo Park
RED DAWN

Red Hill Opens in Echo Park

Grab a table at the super-casual new neighborhood spot from the Local chef, and soon you’ll be greeted by some pulled-pork pappardelle and three-mushroom risotto. (Or not—the menu is changing frequently as of now.) And eventually, lots of pickled things. They’re big into pickling here. A noble endeavor...

Now open, Red Hill, 1325 Echo Park Ave, Echo Park

Saturday
Furniture Made from LA Street Signs
POSITIVE SIGNS

Furniture Made from LA Street Signs

Your mind tends to wander at stop signs. Like, hey, that stop sign could make a decent side table. Sort of like these new one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture by Tim Delger, all made from LA signs. Maybe now your friends will start observing the speed limit in your living room.

Just Some Curry from an Airstream
’STREAMING CONTENT

Just Some Curry from an Airstream

You might’ve thought we’d seen every possible food truck incarnation. And you might be right. But track down Luckdish on Twitter, and you’ll be getting your curry from... a gleaming Airstream trailer. Just make sure you’ve got the right trailer.

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