Things to do for April 09, 2009

The Weekender

Free-Flowing Bubbly, $7 Pizza and Blown Minds

The weekend is record-breaking.

Thursday
Aperitif Time at Drago Centro
PIZZA

Aperitif Time at Drago Centro

As Downtown deals get done in the dining room, you can now take a break at the bar, with the new menu including a $7 Pizza Margherita, $6 wines and $4 beers. So—different kind of deals.

Mon-Fri, 4:30-7pm, 525 S. Flower St, Suite 120, Downtown, 213-228-8998

Saturday
Monocle Now Open
ARRIVAL

Monocle Now Open

In a tiny nook of the Brentwood Country Mart, London magazine/tastemaker Monocle has set up (infinitesimal) shop. It's 100 square feet of Orlebar Brown swimming shorts, Swedish bikes and Japanese CDs—just like your closet.

Now open, 225 26th St (at San Vicente), Brentwood, 310-395-4180

Art in Tune
'70S

Art in Tune

Saturday night's the rock-fueled party for new exhibit Bright Lights, Big City: New York in the '70s. Expect a night heavy on live music, a donation-friendly bar and Allan Tannenbaum's rare photos of Lennon, Nicholson and Marley—all with impressive, flowing '70s manes.

Apr 11, 7pm, 7775 Beverly Blvd (between Ogden and Genesee)

Sunday
Brunch at XIV
BUBBLY

Brunch at XIV

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, you obviously celebrate the bottomless mimosa. A toast, then, to XIV's doors blowing open during daytime hours for a bountiful buffet of French toast, eggs Benedict and endless flutes…until they end, at 3pm.

Apr 12, 11am-3pm, $59, 8117 W. Sunset Blvd (at Crescent Heights), 323-656-1414

Tuesday
An Evening with Michel Gondry
INVENTIVE

An Evening with Michel Gondry

Between video screenings and DJ sets, your favorite mind-blowing director will be there to talk shop—and he's bringing some buddies. He's not saying who, but you've got some ideas…

Apr 14, doors at 7pm, free with RSVP, The Montalban, 1615 Vine St (at Selma), Hollywood

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