Things to do for October 30, 2008

The Weekender

Quick Brisket, Vodka and Marilyn Manson Poolside

The weekend is holding its breath.

Thursday
Tamarind Ave Deli Now Open
BRISKET

Tamarind Ave Deli Now Open

At the corner of Sunset and Tamarind, you've had your pizza and beer (Delancey), and you've had your mole and margaritas (The Mission Cantina). But now the building's owner also wants to feed you some brisket from a new daytime deli. Twist your arm...

Tamarind Ave Deli, 1471 Tamarind Ave (at Sunset), Hollywood, 323-201-3954

Happy Hour at Akasha
EARLY START

Happy Hour at Akasha

You're all for the happy-hour concept (obviously), though the menus tend to be a bit...slim. Not so at Akasha, finally joining the fold by discounting all pizzas, beers on tap, wines by the glass and specialty drinks by half. That'll do.

Mon-Fri, 4-7pm, Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd (at Washington), Culver City, 310-845-1700

Friday
REVELRY

The Spirit of Halloween at Maison 140 

On this unholiest of holidays, you must now decide between an absinthe-soaked hotel bash offering prizes to the women in the most alluring French maid costumes...

411:
Oct 31, 7-11pm, prizes at 9pm and 11pm, Maison 140, 140 Lasky Dr (S. of Wilshire), Beverly Hills, 310-407-7795

Trashy Lingerie Party at the Kress

...or the self-explanatory blowout at Hollywood's towering new nightclub...

411:
Oct 31, 9pm-2am, The Kress, 6608 Hollywood Blvd (parking off Schrader), Hollywood, tickets and info here or at 866-824-8212

Halloween at the Roosevelt

...or perhaps a more sophisticated evening discussing current events over cocktails with your evening's eloquent emcee, Marilyn Manson.

Saturday
Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever
SKELETONS

Day of the Dead at Hollywood Forever

And if you think the surreal spectacles are over, you've still got Day of the Dead, Hollywood-style. By which we mean thousands of festive mourners in skeleton costumes, surrounded by intricate shrines to departed relatives...and canceled TV shows.

$5, Nov 1, 4-11pm, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd (between Gower and Van Ness), Hollywood

Tuesday
Election Results Viewing Party at WOW
CHANGE

Election Results Viewing Party at WOW

It ends Tuesday. The race for president, that is, but also the "Hollywood, DC: Lights! Camera! Election!" exhibit of more than forty artists. On Election Day you'll find a results viewing party (important) and a Svedka open bar (more important).

Nov 4, 7pm, World of Wonder Storefront Gallery, 6650 Hollywood Blvd (at Cherokee), Hollywood

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