Things to do for February 26, 2009

The Weekender

Actual Speakeasy, Half-Off Dinner and Vintage Brando

The weekend will be honored by 5 prior weekends.

Thursday
Cecconi's Opening Deal
WELCOME MAT

Cecconi's Opening Deal

You've heard plenty about the new Italian-English-Soho spot on Melrose and Robertson that opened Monday. But as a P.S., all food is half-off through tomorrow—welcome to the neighborhood.

8764 Melrose Ave (at Robertson), West Hollywood, 310-432-2000

Opening Ceremony for Uniqlo
COLLABORATION

Opening Ceremony for Uniqlo

The New York sensation comes to town today with a special collection arriving on La Cienega and nowhere else—nothing's over $79, thereby easing your foray into edgy-hipster attire like skinny-cut plaid button-downs.

451 N. La Cienega Blvd (N. of Beverly), West Hollywood, 310-652-1120

Friday
The Godfather Trilogy at the Aero
THE FAMILY

The Godfather Trilogy at the Aero

A newly restored 35mm print of Francis Ford Coppola's mafia threepeat comes to Santa Monica this weekend, bringing every frame to greater glory over three consecutive nights. Note: Sofia still shows up in the capper.

1328 Montana Ave (at 14th), Santa Monica, 323-466-3456

Saturday
The Misfits of Motordom
BRAKES

The Misfits of Motordom

Inside your favorite museum—you know, the one devoted to cars—there's a new exhibit focused on absurd sets of wheels, like the '58 Edsel, that were the automotive equivalents of Hammer pants. Somehow, they seemed like a good idea at the time.

$10, opens Feb 28, 6060 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairfax), Miracle Mile, 323-930-2277

The Varnish Now Open
SPEAKEASY

The Varnish Now Open

In LA, the speakeasy concept is generally ridiculous—yeah, it's right there on the corner. With the valet. But Cedd Moses, NYC legend Sasha Petraske and classic-cocktail barman Eric Alperin have snuck a real one behind Cole's. Bravo.

118 E. Sixth St (behind the door at the back of Cole's dining room), Downtown, 213-622-9999

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