Things to do for December 26, 2013

The Weekender

Whiskey, Thoroughbreds and a Mod Countdown

364 shopping days till the weekend...

Thursday
Whiskey and Horses at Santa Anita
AIR HORSE ONE

Whiskey and Horses at Santa Anita

Yesterday, it was cider with the family. Today, it’s whiskey at the track. Santa Anita is offering unlimited tastings of five bourbons and whiskeys today, along with endless prosecco, live music and some horses moving fast on the first day of racing season. What a difference a day makes.

Saturday
Running Through a Museum Like Hanks
VENI VIDI VINCI

Running Through a Museum Like Hanks

The Getty has some good art and stuff, but Saturday, your team is here for a Watson Adventures scavenger hunt—there’s a fake murder you can only solve by running around the museum, piecing together da Vinci–inspired clues. You can stroke your chin thoughtfully while running.

Tuesday
Little Door’s Doing a Mod NYE Party
MOD LANG SYNE

Little Door’s Doing a Mod NYE Party

Yes, the Little Door’s a classic French spot. And yes, they’re randomly throwing such a big mod-Brit party for New Year’s Eve—with four courses of oysters, Dungeness crab and Maine lobster, plus go-go dancers and live music—that it’s spilling over into Little Next Door. Another British invasion...

A Casino Royale NYE at... Picca
FULLY BONDED

A Casino Royale NYE at... Picca

“Gambling, yes—Vegas, no.” Four beautiful words that sum up Picca’s Bond-themed, black-and-white-garbed casino party on the last day of 2013. Expect an open bar, craps and blackjack on the mezzanine—and prizes like gratis meals. The house always bets on llama.

Wednesday
Hi, 2014. Hi, Brunching in Pajamas.
BRUNCH-DRUNK LOVE

Hi, 2014. Hi, Brunching in Pajamas.

The scene: Stella Barra. (Both of ’em.) The day: January 1. The crowds: completely in pajamas. Just this once, that’s okay. There will be bottomless $5 Bloodys and mimosas in Santa Monica (and they’re bottomless for $10 in Hollywood), presuming you’re dressed appropriately. By which we mean inappropriately.

Jan 1, 11am-4pm, Stella Barra, 2000 Main St, Santa Monica, 310-396-9250, and 6372 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, 323-301-4001

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