Things to do for September 11, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend is worried about Kanye.

Thursday
Viet Noodle Bar Expands
THURSDAY BANH MI

Viet Noodle Bar Expands

If there's one thing you want from your favorite Eastside noodle bar, it's...sandwiches. You can now get your banh mi on a Vietnamese baguette in the slim new corridor next door.

411: Viet Noodle Bar, 3133 Glendale Blvd (between Glenfeliz and Edenhurst), Atwater Village, 323-906-1575

Saturday
LA BBQ Festival
SATURDAY RUB

LA BBQ Festival

It's been too long since you've gotten to your favorite barbecue spot (if it was yesterday, it's been too long), so it's good to know you can find a few choice meat havens under one roof this weekend. Or at least on the same sand.

411: Sept 13-14, noon-6pm, $10 admission (food not included), Santa Monica Beach (next to the pier), Santa Monica, 310-709-3969

Saturday
Wally's Tent Sale
SATURDAY VINO

Wally's Tent Sale

Time has come once again for your favorite kind of sale—one of the city's best wine shops unloading the goods at up to 80 percent off. That's five bottles for the price of one, which makes you suddenly like math again.

411: Sept 13-14, 9am-5pm, Wally's Wines & Spirits, 2107 Westwood Blvd (N. of Olympic), Westwood, 310-475-0606

Sunday
The Birds at the Edison
SUNDAY WINGSPAN

The Birds at the Edison

A giant gin-filled basement is the last place you'd expect to be attacked by birds—so hopefully Tippi Hedren feels safe when she shows up to watch the screening of her Hitchcock classic with you.

411: Sept 14, 6pm, $20, The Edison, 108 W. 2nd Street #101 (between Spring and Main), Downtown, 213-613-0000

Monday
The Corner Opens
MONDAY DEBUT

The Corner Opens

New owners have taken over the former Doughboys, and will soon add beer and wine—until then, make do with the Pressed Jacks, which are huge buttermilk pancakes filled with meats and cheese, pressed on a panini grill, then topped with syrup or gravy. But not both, because that would be excessive.

411: Opens to the public Sept 15, 1160 N. Highland Ave (at Lexington), Hollywood, 323-462-2220

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Los Angeles