Things to do for May 07, 2009

The Weekender

Bubbly, Cricket and Gambling for Dinner

The weekend is your mom.

Friday
Stella(r) Benedict and Brioche
BRUNCH

Stella(r) Benedict and Brioche

Though it remains a den of wine-soaked darkness, Paris-via-Sunset Junction hideaway Café Stella will now serve brunch six days a week. To help you wash down staples like eggs benedict with salmon and the signature Morning Bun, good neighbor Intelligentsia will be serving brews tableside.

Starts May 8, Tue-Sun, 9am-3pm, 3932 W. Sunset Blvd, Silver Lake, 323-666-0265

Saturday
Shirting at Crown Bar
SALE-ING

Shirting at Crown Bar

Martinis at Crown Bar are fine, if…expected. But a new shirt—that's, well, new. Cohesive, Converse by John Varvatos and Spindle & Canister are among the brands marked down by at least 50 percent at this one-day sale. (And you can still get that martini later that night.)

May 9, 11am-6pm, Crown Bar, 7321 Santa Monica Blvd (at Greenacre), West Hollywood

An International Battle on the Cricket Field
CRICKET

An International Battle on the Cricket Field

Two contentious nations, Britain and Australia, have mined a deep pool of revered cricket legends (and earnest TV stars) for this on-field feud known as Hollywood Ashes. Get your meat pies early, so you don't miss the coin toss from Tracey Ullman.

May 9, 1pm, Woodley Park Cricket Field, 6335 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys

Sunday
Bottomless Champagne at Hotel Palomar
OH, MAMA

Bottomless Champagne at Hotel Palomar

Just in time to toast the woman who brought you into this world, Blvd 16 births a new entrant in the bottomless-drink canon. Starting this weekend, $35 gets you as much granola, prosciutto, cheese, seafood and (most important) bubbly as you can stomach. Make her proud.

Sat-Sun, 10am-2pm, 10740 Wilshire Blvd (at Selby), Westwood, 310-474-7765

Monday
Gourmet Gamble at Wilshire
STAKES, DINNER

Gourmet Gamble at Wilshire

On a prime Westside patio, dinner's something of a gamble. We mean that literally: Each reservation gets a card from the deck, and the three tables whose cards are drawn each night get their whole tab paid (you handle only tax and tip). Expect a full house.

May 11-June 3 (Mon-Wed nights), 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-586-1707

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