Things to do for March 05, 2009

The Weekender

Pirate Burlesque, Beer in Beakers and French Brunch

The weekend is thinking only of beer.

Thursday
The Golden State Opens
SAUSAGE

The Golden State Opens

The long-delayed neighborhood den of sausage, beer and Scoops gelato (a new culinary trifecta for the ages) finally bows on Fairfax today. Think brick, concrete and shopping bags from The Hundreds.

Opens today, 426 N. Fairfax Ave (N. of Beverly), 323-782-8331

Friday
Craftbar Now Open
CRAFTY

Craftbar Now Open

Tom Colicchio, taking a break from his busy Diet Coke-hawking schedule (we kid, we kid), has launched a new menu at Craft's bar and patio. Everything, from Berkshire Pork Rillettes in a Jar to Bloody Mary Martinis, is under $10.

Now at Craft, 10100 Constellation Blvd (E. of Ave of the Stars), 310-279-4180

Beer Pong Sale at Krisol
SALE-ING

Beer Pong Sale at Krisol

Good idea to entice you to shop: dirt-cheap denim, blazers, shirts and cardigans slashed below a hundred bucks for three hours only. Better idea: in-store beer pong while it all goes down.

Mar 6, 7-10pm, 8312 W. Third St (W. of Sweetzer), 323-966-5808

Sunday
Sunday Brunch at Ortolan
FRENCH

Sunday Brunch at Ortolan

For the first time, acclaimed French chef (and husband to Jeri Ryan) Christophe Émé is opening up his doors for Sunday brunch starting this weekend—three courses from Oeuf Benedict to Honey Parfait come to $45.

Sundays, 11am-2pm, 8338 W. Third St (W. of Flores), 323-653-3300, see the menu here

Pirate Burlesque at Redwood Bar
NICE PEGLEGS

Pirate Burlesque at Redwood Bar

Watching a talented burlesque dancer is great, sure, but give the girls an eyepatch and a parrot and you've really got something special. To sweeten the pot, the buxom buccaneers are led by Anastasia von Teaserhausen (best pirate dancer name ever).

Mar 8, 8pm, $10 ($5 in costume), 316 W. 2nd St (W. of Broadway), 213-680-2600

Monday
The Lab Opens
BEER BEAKERS

The Lab Opens

Historically, you don't make a habit of trolling USC hotspots for a good time. But when a chem lab-style gastropub debuts just off campus—serving Trojan Blonde Ale in beakers—you might have to make an exception.

Opens Mar 9, 3500 S. Figueroa St (at Jefferson), Downtown, 213-743-1843

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