Things to do for November 13, 2008

The Weekender

Girls in Gorilla Masks, Turkey Sushi and Bond

Weekend. The weekend.

Thursday
Turkey Sushi Roll at Takami
THURSDAY THANKS

Turkey Sushi Roll at Takami

Thanksgiving doesn't have to get in the way of sushi night, if you're brave enough to try the confounding Turkey Sushi Roll at Takami. It's served with expected sides (vegetables, potatoes, cranberry), drizzled with gravy and arrives with a shot glass of pumpkin soup. Toast to tradition...

Now through Thanksgiving, $20, Takami, 811 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 2100 (between Flower and Figueroa), Downtown, 213-236-9600

Thursday
Quantum of Solace Party
THURSDAY SHAKEN

Quantum of Solace Party

So the next Bond is here, and you want to do it right—you're thinking a 21-plus screening at midnight, martini in hand. And there are still a few tickets left for a Friday show with pre-party including appetizers and two drinks. (One for each Bond girl.)

Tonight at 12:01am at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks ($11.50), or Nov 14 at 6pm (screening at 8pm) at the ArcLight Hollywood, $60

Friday
Bronx Zoo at Ghettogloss
FRIDAY FUR

Bronx Zoo at Ghettogloss

You've been to the wild weekend bashes thrown by Ghettogloss gallery at La Cita, where models frolic in lingerie and gorilla masks...and artists hang out sketching their every move. Now comes the exhibit of the masterpieces captured on-site, with an open bar and bananas. Yes, bananas.

No cost, Nov 14, 7pm-midnight, exhibit runs through Dec 1; 2380 Glendale Blvd (at Silver Lake Blvd), Silver Lake, 323-912-0008

Saturday
Happy Hour at Dragon Room Lounge
SATURDAY SANCTUARY

Happy Hour at Dragon Room Lounge

You're starting to hear a lot about holiday shopping—and wondering how you can avoid it. While she's shopping in the Americana at Brand (aka, The Grove 2), you can now sneak off to the new upstairs lounge at Katsuya for happy hour. We're sure she'll get you something nice.

Sunday
Single Malt Sundays at Whist
SUNDAY SCOTCH

Single Malt Sundays at Whist

To get you through these chilly LA nights, head to the poolside fireplace at Whist for appetizers like South Dakota Bison Strip Loin paired with scotch flights every Sunday evening—you pay $1 for every year since the malt's birth. You didn't bring it into the world, but you can take it out...

Sundays through winter, 6pm, Whist at the Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave (at Pico), Santa Monica, 310-260-7511

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