Things to do for December 04, 2008

The Weekender

Secret Cocktails, Beachside Champagne and Don Draper

The weekend knows the password.

Thursday
Let's Be Frank at Silver Lake Wine
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Let's Be Frank at Silver Lake Wine

Thursday tastings were already plenty lively at Silver Lake Wine shop—even before you could pair tonight's Syrahs with a grass-fed all-beef dog from the cart out front. If all goes well (and how could it not), we hear it might be a permanent fixture in '09.

Dec 4, 5-9pm, Silver Lake Wine, 2395 Glendale Blvd (at Brier), Silver Lake, 323-662-9024

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SALE-ING

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For the next three Thursdays, you can find unique, design-y gifts like Japanese wooden radios—everything's 20 percent off—while finding some gratis wine and cheese for yourself.
411:  Dec 4, 11 and 18, 7-9pm, 1722 N. Vermont Ave (N. of Hollywood), Los Feliz, 323-644-1960

Third Street

All the stores are open late tonight, many with sales and libations—our favorite alley shoe guys will be slinging drinks and some new limited-editions.
411:  Dec 4, 6-9pm, between Fairfax and La Cienega

Devine Design

So in the name of charity, a slew of labels like Theory, Ted Baker and Oliver Peoples donate goods to a giant sale. You buy them at discounts of 50-90 percent. Everybody wins.

VIP pre-sale Dec 4 ($100), general shopping Dec 5-8, 11am-8pm, $15 with flier, 9900 Wilshire Blvd (N. of Santa Monica), Beverly Hills

Friday
Repeal Day at comme Ça
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Repeal Day at comme Ça

To properly celebrate the anniversary of Prohibition's end, the good bartenders here thought you might need a classic Bourbon Highball or an Original Sazerac (cognac, sugar cube, Peychaud's bitters and an absinthe rinse). Or the password for a secret 75-cent special. Or all of the above.

Dec 5-6 from 11am to midnight, Dec 7 from 11am to 11pm, comme Ça, 8479 Melrose Ave (E. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 323-782-1104, first 50 people to email them get the password

Saturday
A Very Federman Christmas III
SPIRIT

A Very Federman Christmas III

At Wayne Federman's prior holiday heartwarmers, Margaret Cho did a "Little Drummer Boy" striptease and Sarah Silverman sang "Give the Jew Girl Toys." This year at the new Largo, Jon "Don Draper" Hamm is in the house...but we're pretty sure he won't be re-enacting either of those classics.

Dec 6, 8pm, $20, Largo, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd (N. of Beverly), West Hollywood, 310-855-0350

Wednesday
Champagne Wednesdays at Shutters
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Champagne Wednesdays at Shutters

It's not often you can settle in by the beach for a flight of five Champagnes, each paired with an appetizer like Duck Prosciutto and Fig Marmalade, for thirty bucks total. Oh wait, it actually is pretty often—every Wednesday, to be exact.

Wednesdays, 5pm-midnight, Lobby Lounge at Shutters on the Beach, One Pico Blvd (W. of Ocean), Santa Monica, 310-458-0030

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