Things to do for September 04, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend kicks off with a kickoff.

Thursday
SWAG on Beverly
THURSDAY WALKING IN LA

SWAG on Beverly

Here to challenge West Third Street's alleged street-party dominance, stores and restaurants on Beverly Boulevard (between Crescent Heights and La Cienega) are banding together for a good cause—charity, but also providing you with gratis vodka...and food from Jian and Pane e Vino.

411: Sept 4, 6-9pm, see website for list of participants

Saturday
Bar 12-21 Opens
SATURDAY MARTINIS

Bar 12-21 Opens

It's hard to argue with the logic behind shutting down an old-standby steakhouse for two months...to install a much larger bar. The idea is to give you more room to dig deeper into that lengthy cocktail menu, and who are you to argue...

411: Opens Sept 6, Bar 12-21 at Morton's the Steakhouse, 435 S. La Cienega (S. of San Vicente), Beverly Hills, 310-246-1501

Saturday
LA Flash
SATURDAY SHUTTERBUGS

LA Flash

Back in '73, when LACMA sent photographers into the streets to capture our city's most stylish citizens, you weren't exactly ready for your close-up yet. At this outdoor-blowout sequel, where new photogs will be seeking the best looks of '08, you'll be far better prepared.

411: Sept 6, 8-11pm, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax), 323-857-6010

Sunday
The Fly: The Opera
SUNDAY TELEPORTATION

The Fly: The Opera

You want a profoundly disturbing classic about the dangers of teleporting with stowaway houseflies, and she wants...opera. Introducing David Cronenberg's stage version of The Fly, with all the inventive gore you remember, and all the arias you don't.

411: Sept 7-27 (six performances only), LA Opera, 135 N. Grand Ave (between Temple and 1st), Downtown, 213-972-8001

Wednesday
New Zealand in Pasadena
WEDNESDAY STAYCATION

New Zealand in Pasadena

Sure, there's something to be said for a bunch of New Zealand wines paired with a tasting dinner from a Michelin-starred chef. But there's more to be said for a tasting paired with a hotel room discounted so deeply it's almost like you got the epic dinner and wine for 
free.

411: Sept 10, 6:30pm, $150 for dinner, $150 for a room, The Dining Room at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, 626-585-6218

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