Things to do for March 12, 2009

The Weekender

Dark and Stormy Happy Hour, Pi and Pie

The weekend is infinite.

Happy Hour at Copa d'Oro

Happy Hour at Copa d'Oro

Sometimes you need a drink that hasn't been invented yet , and sometimes you just need a five-dollar Dark & Stormy. (And a four-dollar warm Nutella sandwich wouldn't hurt.) This shiny Santa Monica booze beacon is now officially multi-tasking.

Mon-Sat, 5-8pm, 217 Broadway (between 2nd and 3rd), Santa Monica, 310-576-3030

Pi + Pie

Pi + Pie

If you've got a thing for decimal points (and who doesn't), you'll probably want to join those unusual creatures who celebrate Pi Day, March 14—everyone brings pie for some mathematical music and a dramatic reading of the number. It's even longer than Watchmen.

Mar 14, 1:59pm, 1200D N. Alvarado St (at Sunset), Echo Park, 213-483-8761

Chinese Dinner at Luau

Chinese Dinner at Luau

Every Sunday night, this Polynesian playpen now pulls out the Kung Pao Chicken for a family-style spread that also includes Pupu, veggies and fortune cookies. It'll soak up your mixture of joy and sadness upon hearing the Dow-dependent cost of your Recession Punch.

Sundays, $24.95 per person (punch additional), 369 N. Bedford Dr, 310-274-0090

St. Patrick's Day at Breadbar

St. Patrick's Day at Breadbar

You already know the Irish bars that'll be sloshing unnaturally green beer at unnaturally early hours. Alternative: an alfresco lunch at Breadbar, where $17 gets you a spread of asparagus salad, brisket sliders, split pea soup, green tea cupcakes and a stout.

Mar 17, Westfield, 10250 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, 310-277-3770

This is Our Youth

This is Our Youth

When you're going to see a play about a stoned teenager rejecting his parents' ideals, that teenager had better be…Mark Ruffalo. The original cast is back for a staged reading of the off-Broadway hit, actual ages be damned.

Mar 18-22, $20-$48, The Skirball, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, tickets at 310-827-0889

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