Things to do for December 11, 2008

The Weekender

Inverted Trees and New Lasagna

The weekend is gonna buy some stuff.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERK

1 New Perk

We've set you up with an exclusive deal from the Brit-inflected sartorial provocateurs at Psycho Bunny: UD members get an exclusive 30 percent off all knits and ties, just in time for any stockings that need stuffing...or tragically unadorned collars.

Allora Cucina Italiana Opens
DEBUT

Allora Cucina Italiana Opens

At Third Street's newest restaurant, you should expect Italian classics (we hear they're especially proud of the Lasagna alla Bolognese) in a simple, low-key space. But don't expect wine, unless you've come prepared—it's BYO for now.

Opens tonight, 8432 W. Third St (E. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 323-782-9576

Frank Sinatra Party at the Room
ORIGINAL

Frank Sinatra Party at the Room

The annual party celebrating the original swinger is so popular, it was once in...Swingers. You'll see suits, cocktail dresses and whiskey specials at tonight's tribute—the first since the bar basically doubled in size.

Dec 11, 9pm-2am, The Room Hollywood, 1626 N. Cahuenga Blvd (between Hollywood and Selma), 323-462-7196

Friday
Cafe Wa s Gets a Tree
TRIMMING

Cafe Wa s Gets a Tree

We're done talking about this place for a while. Really. But when a Christmas tree of this stature is unleashed—and then strung from the ceiling over the piano, upside-down—well, we have to give credit where credit is due.

Now dangling, 1521 N. Vine St (N. of Sunset), Hollywood, 323-466-5400

Saturday
American Rag
SALE-ING

American Rag

The bright side of the current economy: Institutions that usually never have sales...do. Labels like Evidence of Evolution, Earnest Sewn and J Lindeberg are up to 30 percent off.
411: Now through Dec 25, American Rag, 150 S. La Brea Ave (between 1st and 2nd), 323-935-3154

Unique Los Angeles

But for a more unique gift that truly says you love her, you might need a pillow shaped like a heart—the organ, that is, valves and all—from I Heart Guts.

Dec 13-14, 11am-7pm, $5, California Market Center (Penthouse), 110 E. 9th St (at Main), Downtown

Tuesday
Meet Princess Leia
IS YOUR FATHER

Meet Princess Leia

Decades after that gold bikini, Carrie Fisher has finally come to terms with her legacy—or at least will sign her book about it—before appearing as a house mother in next year's slasher remake Sorority Row. Don't wait for the action figure.

Dec 16, 7pm, Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-3110

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