Things to do for March 21, 2013

The Weekender

Piano Brunch and a Secret Bar

Don’t let the weekend hit you on your way out.

Thursday
Improv Olympic, sans Improv
OLYMPIC CEREMONY

Improv Olympic, sans Improv

Up is down. Black is white. Night is day. Improv Olympic is doing a four-day comedy fest that’s... not improv. Welcome to the First Annual Scripted Comedy Festival, full of sketch comedy, workshops and short films that required some forethought for once. You still have to improvise your laughter.

Friday
Now Open on Melrose: Pingtung
DO THE RIGHT PING

Now Open on Melrose: Pingtung

Don’t be fooled by the Asian-market-y vibe up front at Pingtung. Sure, buy some Pocky while you’re there. But return after dark, go through the back and you’ll find a nice little dinner-date patio of dim sum, ramen, soju and spiked shaved ice. Plus, you’ve already picked up dessert...

Saturday
Brunch, Bubbly, a Piano and a Mic
MAGIC MIC

Brunch, Bubbly, a Piano and a Mic

Brunches and piano chanteuses (chant-i?) are historically two pretty separate things. That was before Don’t Tell Mama got involved in the whole weekend-daylight thing. Brunch starts this weekend, and you can expect pancakes, waffle sundaes and $2 mimosas. And yes, it’s still a piano bar. Just with waffles.

Monday
Secret Cocktails at Chateau Marmont
WHAT’S YOUR SECRET

Secret Cocktails at Chateau Marmont

So about that secret little new bar at Chateau Marmont. Don’t be fooled when bartender Matt Schaefer hands you a cocktail menu. Give him a knowing look and you’ll get the secret second menu—including the Valet, with mezcal, lime juice, chocolate-chili bitters and cinnamon syrup. Secret cocktails just taste better.

Secret menu available starting Mar 25, Untitled Bar at Chateau Marmont, 8221 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-656-1010

Wednesday
Sexual Exploits Recounted Onstage
BAWDY OF EVIDENCE

Sexual Exploits Recounted Onstage

When things in the bedroom get a little crazy, like your-foot-just-went-through-a-lamp crazy, all you can do afterward is laugh about it. Onstage. In front of strangers. Or so goes the thinking at Bawdy Storytelling, a new comedy show consisting solely of people recounting their sexual... misadventures. Be kind.

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