This week, you’re getting 25% off swimsuits, ties and other warm-weather gear from Lake Como’s Mitchumm Industries. (Clooney’d be proud.) Plus: framed letterpress prints of whiskey, pork and other refined essentials from the Southern gents at Bearings, and majestic, hand-painted animal heads from White Faux Taxidermy. Your walls deserve Perks, too.
Things to do for March 21, 2013
Piano Brunch and a Secret Bar
Don’t let the weekend hit you on your way out.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.