Things to do for August 09, 2012

The Weekender

Wine Milkshakes, Now a Thing

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad weekend.

Wine Milkshakes at the Counter

Wine Milkshakes at the Counter

When you’re staring down a burger, the choice can be tough—wine or milkshake, wine or milkshake. Several outposts of the Counter now propose an unexpected compromise: wine milkshakes. The pinot noir number’s got cherries, chocolate and vanilla ice cream. And pinot noir.

Available now at The Counter, Santa Monica, Century City and Marina Del Rey locations

How to Join Cirque du Soleil

How to Join Cirque du Soleil

Sometimes you just want to run out of the office and join the circus. FYI: Cirque du Soleil is holding auditions soon, and the time to apply online is now. Only in LA does joining the circus still seem sort of corporate.

Short Rib Grilled Cheese, Reborn

Short Rib Grilled Cheese, Reborn

The other night, you tossed. You turned. Again. It’s just... it’s been way too long since you had Govind Armstrong’s famous short rib grilled cheese sandwich. As of today, you can find it at a curious new café on Melrose that’s covered with suspiciously cheery/inspirational quotes. Short rib is inspiring...

Now open, The Republic of Laughter, 7661 Melrose Ave, 323-951-1536

A Margarita Truck Hits the Streets

A Margarita Truck Hits the Streets

If there’s one thing you require from your margarita, it’s... mobility. So it’s about time somebody launched a margarita truck. You probably won’t find this rolling around on Fairfax any day soon, but you can book it for a party. Or lunch.

Available now for events, Rastarita, 866-967-2782

Casablanca, Meet 90210

<em>Casablanca</em>, Meet 90210

If you happen to find yourself strolling through a Beverly Hills garden this weekend... well, it’s probably because you’re coming to the one between Bouchon and Scarpetta to catch a free screening of Casablanca on a 20-foot inflatable screen. It’s how Beverly Hills does drive-ins.

Aug 12, 8pm, no cost, Beverly Canon Gardens (between the Montage hotel and Bouchon)

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