Things to do for October 16, 2008

The Weekender

The Roots, Bratwurst and Charlie Kaufman

The weekend is crying Dodger blue tears.

Parke & Ronen Party and Sale

Parke & Ronen Party and Sale

The dynamic duo behind your favorite French-cuffed dress shirts is throwing a party-slash-sale—featuring gratis vino—to celebrate its LA store's one-year anniversary. Enjoy 20 percent off the just-laid-out fall merch, and 50 percent off swim trunks, which you won't be putting away just yet.

411: Party Oct 16, 6-8pm, sale now through Oct 20, Parke & Ronen, 8012 ½ Melrose Ave (near Edinburgh), 323-852-1635

The Palladium Post-Facelift

The Palladium Post-Facelift

It's had Frank Sinatra, the Ramones and Morrissey grace its stage, but the Hollywood Palladium was in dire need of some housecleaning (last year Moz had to cancel shows due to leaky pipes). Tomorrow, the Roots and Gym Class Heroes help re-christen the legendary spot. You should too.

411: $34, Oct 17, 8pm, Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd (at Argyle), Hollywood, tickets here

Fashion Shows at BOXeight

Fashion Shows at BOXeight

Forget that other Fashion Week. BOXeight Studios, which stole some big names last year, is back at it again with four days of shows. Check out Martin Martin's minimalism on Saturday and Freddie Rojas' smart streetwear Sunday. Your ticket stub doubles as entrance to the after-parties...

411: Oct 16-19, BOXeight Studios, 1446 E. Washington Blvd (between Central and Alameda), Downtown, 310-266-0076, buy tickets here

De-Luxe Oktoberfest

De-Luxe Oktoberfest

You love the brats and beer part of Oktoberfest, but you draw a line at the oompah bands. The Luxe Lounge provides more tolerable surroundings (read: chic) to overindulge yourself with their special German-themed menu. There'll be enough bratwurst, bockwurst, knackwurst and German suds to keep you sated until next October.

Synecdoche Screening

Synecdoche Screening

Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York—starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and your other favorite indie actors—debuts next Friday. But it's been four long years since Eternal Sunshine, so artsy group Flux is giving you a free sneak peek. Be sure to say thank you.

411: Oct 21, 8pm, The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St (at Hollywood Blvd), Hollywood, 323-483-0089, RSVP here

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