Things to do for September 25, 2008

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

The weekend doesn't require regulation.

Thursday
The Grill Westlake Village Opens
THURSDAY FAR-REACHING POWER

The Grill Westlake Village Opens

The legendary Beverly Hills steaks-and-studio-heads den known as the Grill on the Alley has seen more deals than Howie Mandel. When you're in the neighborhood, this new Thousand Oaks outpost to the north is like that one, only...not.

411: Now open at the Promenade at Westlake, 120 E. Promenade Way, Westlake Village, 805-418-1760

Thursday
The Beverly at Crustacean
THURSDAY THROW ONE BACK

The Beverly at Crustacean

But if you and your date prefer to keep your meals (and martinis) in Beverly Hills, the city has just earned the ultimate honor—there's now a drink named after it. You might stick with your usual, but so you know, her city-in-a-glass tastes like vodka, peach and pomegranate. Better than smog.

411: Now available at Crustacean, 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd (at Bedford), Beverly Hills, 310-205-8990, and other area restaurants

Friday
Fred Segal Sale
FRIDAY PLASTIC

Fred Segal Sale

It's that time of year again, when everything in both Fred Segal stores gets discounted by half. So you won't need a bailout on Saturday.

411: Starts Sept 26 at 8100 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 323-651-4129, and 420 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-395-9792

Friday
Stair Climb to the Top
FRIDAY LACE UP

Stair Climb to the Top

Anybody can run a marathon, but sprinting all the way up the tallest office building west of the Mississippi—in under 10 minutes, if all goes well—is a bit more impressive.

411: Sept 26, on-site registration begins at 2pm with donation, US Bank Tower, 633 W. Fifth St (at Grand), Downtown

Sunday
Abbot Kinney Festival
SUNDAY TO THE STREETS

Abbot Kinney Festival

Venice's liveliest street will get considerably livelier Sunday when it shuts down for a beer garden, punk bike polo and three stages of music. You'll be at the stage taken over by the decidedly un-Venetian (but pro-good music) Hotel Cafe.

411: Sept 28, 10am-6:30pm, Abbot Kinney Blvd between Venice and Main

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