Things to do for January 22, 2009

The Weekender

Shark Fin, Bar Clone and a Moving Sale

The weekend would like to phone a friend.

Friday
Art LA 2009
INVESTMENTS

Art LA 2009

Sure, you can ponder investing in art rather than stocks at this weekend festival. Or you could just hang out in the fully functional replica of Chinatown's Mountain Bar they created inside—when the fair's open, the bar's open.

Jan 23-25, Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, 323-937-4659

Scout Moving Sale
SALE

Scout Moving Sale

Third Street's remaining shops will hopefully ride out the next few months, but Scout won't be around to find out—you'll find Endovanera, Wayne Hadly and Lova at up to 90 percent off this weekend, so the store can clean house and jump ship for Hollywood.

Jan 23-25, 7920 W. Third St (W. of Fairfax), 323-658-8684

Sunday
Luna New Year at Joss
NEW YEAR

Luna New Year at Joss

To celebrate the Chinese New Year in style (on the 26th, it's the year of the ox), stop by the pocket-sized Joss for a few timely specialties like...Shark Fin in Golden Pumpkin Bisque or Sweet and Sour Lychee Autumn Fish. No ox, but that's okay.

Available Jan 25-28, dishes require 24-hour advance notice, 9919 S. Santa Monica Blvd (S. of Wilshire), Beverly Hills, 310-277-3888

dineLA Restaurant Week
SUPPER

dineLA Restaurant Week

Usually, you don't get all that excited for a confab of bargain prix-fixe dinners around town. But this year, impressive newbies like the Bazaar, Drago Centro and Provecho are all on the list. Plan accordingly, and think of it as a three-course meal of three-course meals.

Jan 25-30 and Feb 1-6

Monday
Sunset Happy Hour at Casa Del Mar
SUSHI

Sunset Happy Hour at Casa Del Mar

Among the pleasures in life that don't get old—beachside happy hours. (With apologies to states further east, January's fine, thanks.) Take a seat by the window in the lobby lounge for a sushi sampler and a glass of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc at seven bucks apiece.

Mon-Fri, 5-7pm, starts Jan 26, Veranda Lounge at Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way (at Pico), Santa Monica, 310-581-5533

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