Things to do for May 17, 2012

The Weekender

Gold Cocktails, a Huge Block Party and ?uestlove

The weekend has already grossed $2 billion worldwide.

Thursday
Drinking Gold at the Beverly Hills Hotel
GOLD STANDARD

Drinking Gold at the Beverly Hills Hotel

The Beverly Hills Hotel is now 100 years young. Please, no gifts. But you can order a celebratory 100 Year Sidecar—the coupe is rimmed with gold flakes and it goes for $100. Don’t spill any gold flakes.

Like a Museum for Your Ears
STU-STU-STUDIO

Like a Museum for Your Ears

When you go into an art gallery, your eyes get stimulated, and your ears... get shafted. But go to Sonos Studio and it’s all about high-tech sound exhibits—pull on some ropes and they make weird noises—and live sets from the likes of ?uestlove. There’s also Commissary coffee. Bonus stimulation.

Friday
Le Cirque Comes to Town
CIRQUE OF LIFE

Le Cirque Comes to Town

Big news: NYC’s legendary Le Cirque restaurant has arrived in LA... for one night only. Your table at the traveling pop-up will feel like you’re at the circus—but instead of dancing lions, think lobster salad, porcini risotto and a chocolate-peanut candy bar. A kind of fancy chocolate-peanut candy bar.

Sunday
The Hudson’s Block Party Returns
ATTACK THE BLOCK

The Hudson’s Block Party Returns

If you’re in the mood for an intimate, low-key get-together on Sunday, do not—we repeat—do not go to the Hudson. They’re closing down the street out front for a wild blowout with 25 bands, four bars, two stages and a photo booth in a pear tree.

Tuesday
BYOB Nights at Papilles
FRENCH TWIST

BYOB Nights at Papilles

If you’ve got a bottle of bordeaux you’ve been saving for a special occasion, two things. One, there’s a hidden-in-a-strip-mall bistro you’ve been meaning to try—and now, every Tuesday and Wednesday, there’s no corkage fee on French bottles. Two, every day is a special occasion.

Tue-Wed nights, Papilles, 6221 Franklin Ave, 323-871-2026

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