Things to do for October 11, 2012

The Weekender

This Weekend: Brunch, Oktoberfest and Gregory Peck’s Ratatouille

Pardon me, would you have any weekend?

Thursday
Getting Sweaty in Hollywood
SETTING UP SHOP

Getting Sweaty in Hollywood

Sometimes you just need to Zen out at a spa. But sometimes that just won’t cut it—you need 45 minutes in a private infrared sauna, maybe some ultrasonic laser therapy and an IV drip of vitamin C. And now, to figure out what the hell ultrasonic laser therapy is.

Cooking Like Gregory Peck
NOW YOU’RE COOKING

Cooking Like Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck: great actor. But honestly, it’s his ratatouille that made him a legend. Tonight at Josie is a four-course dinner made with recipes from Christmas in Tinseltown, a cookbook filled only with dead celebs’ specialties. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Alec Guinness’s baked stuffed peaches.

Oct 11, 6pm, $95 (includes dinner, wine pairings and book), Josie, 2424 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-581-9888

Saturday
A Mud Run at the Santa Fe Dam
GIVE A DAM

A Mud Run at the Santa Fe Dam

You could run a few miles on Saturday morning and feel pretty good about yourself. Or you could do it in the mud, wearing a silly costume, and end up at a beer garden with some bands. Which would probably make you feel even better about yourself.

Oct 13, 9am-6pm, That Dam Mud Run, Santa Fe Dam Recreation Facility, 15501 E Arrow Hwy, Irwindale

Endless Drinks (and Food) for Brunch
RUN FOR THE BORDER

Endless Drinks (and Food) for Brunch

Goes without saying that you come down on the pro-bottomless-Bloodys side of brunch. But Border Grill has now thrown endless plates into the mix, with all the guava empanadas and huevos rancheros you need to soak up the bubbles. Might need a lot.

Sunday
Fancy Oktoberfest at Lucques
LUCQUES WHO’S TALKING

Fancy Oktoberfest at Lucques

To properly commemorate Oktoberfest, you usually seek out a place with “haus” or “stein” in the name. This weekend, you can try a classier take at Lucques, which involves five courses of pan-roasted sausage, smoked ham hocks and herbed spaetzle with wild mushrooms. Not that there’s anything wrong with Steinhaus.

Oct 14, $55 (beer additional), Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 323-655-6277

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