Things to do for January 23, 2014

The Weekender

Beachside Pizza, Bourbon Pie and Donkey Kong

The weekend once went undercover at Gold’s Gym.

Thursday
Fred Segal Does the Huge-Sale Thing
HANGING BY A FRED

Fred Segal Does the Huge-Sale Thing

Well, the Grammys are this weekend, so you’ve got two party scenarios: 1) black tie, or 2) a leather jacket and Pendleton flannel somewhere near a friend’s TV and beers. If you’re feeling scenario 2, hit Fred Segal’s big up-to-75%-off sale first. Your friend does usually have good beers...

Through Jan 26, Fred Segal, 420 and 500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-394-1875

800 Degrees, Now by the Beach
800 IS ENOUGH

800 Degrees, Now by the Beach

Critical news about your ongoing beachside-pizza needs: the second location of 800 Degrees just opened in Santa Monica, it’s double the original’s size, and it’s open until 2am. Not that you’ve ever craved pizza at such hours.

Now open, 800 Degrees, 120 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-566-0801

Sometimes Brite Spot Puts Whiskey in Pie
BRITE IDEA

Sometimes Brite Spot Puts Whiskey in Pie

Say you’re in Echo Park tonight. Say you caught a friend’s band, or drank a beer then drank another beer. Say you suddenly remember we told you that tonight Brite Spot’s putting bourbon in their pecan pies and whiskey in their buttermilk pies. Because we did just tell you that.

Jan 23, Brite Spot, 1918 Sunset Blvd, Echo Park, 213-484-9800

Friday
Dancing, Drinks and Donkey Kong
SORRY, KONG NUMBER

Dancing, Drinks and Donkey Kong

On a Friday night out in Hollywood, you’ve got just three requirements for the dance floor: Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and Tetris. There’s a party called Pop-Up Playroom (in the old Crane’s), and they brought the arcade games, the DJ and the... cocktails with Twizzlers straws. Those weren’t a requirement, but whatever.

Saturday
Red Medicine Comes to Formosa Cafe
TARGET IN SIGHT

Red Medicine Comes to Formosa Cafe

You’ve long known Formosa Cafe for a certain kind of darkness-martini-Bogart ambiance. But you probably never thought to visit for credible Vietnamese food—now the Red Medicine guys just decided to take over the menu and fill it with banh mi, dumplings and spring rolls. Bogey loved spring rolls.

Available now at Formosa Cafe, 7156 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-850-9050

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