Things to do for August 21, 2014

The Weekender

Rare Whiskey and a 60-Foot Rubber Duck

Somebody better remember to thank the weekend.

Thursday
The Pikey’s Surplus of Vintage Whiskey
WHISKEY BUSINESS

The Pikey’s Surplus of Vintage Whiskey

You’ve been pondering setting up a whiskey preservation society. First step: ensuring the livelihood of the Pikey’s new vintage whiskey menus—full of stuff like 129-proof ’83 Glen Mhor, ’42 Catto’s and shots from extinct distilleries. Although if you start draining the supply, maybe that’s not preservation, really...

Oh, Just a 1,300-Pound Rubber Duck
THE MIGHTY DUCK

Oh, Just a 1,300-Pound Rubber Duck

Life doesn’t offer you many opportunities to see a 60-foot rubber duck. Maybe just this one—it’s part of the Port of LA’s Tall Ships Festival on Saturday. Guess they have a loose definition of the word “ships.” (Bonus punch line: you’re going to need a bigger bath.)

Saturday
Endless Surf Threads, on Sale
NEW WAVE

Endless Surf Threads, on Sale

All kinds of surfy apparel will be on sale in Downtown this Saturday. Wittmore-curated tees, Gant Rugger flannels and Wellen trunks at 50% to 80% off. Call it formal beachwear.

Aug 23-24, CNTRL Studios, 836 Traction Ave, Downtown, 323-487-1497

Finding Your Inner Michelada Artist
THE ARTIST’S WAY

Finding Your Inner Michelada Artist

Breaking news in michelada upgrades: Fifty Seven is here to assist. It’s offering build-your-own michelada kits for two at its new weekend brunch. So you can spend the morning tinkering with different ratios of Worcestershire to tomato juice. You know. Chemistry.

Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm, Fifty Seven, 712 S Santa Fe Ave, Downtown, 213-816-8157

Five Downtown Bars. One Night. Go.
CRAWL OR NOTHING

Five Downtown Bars. One Night. Go.

Big Downtown bar crawl Saturday. Start with something ginny and a bite at Beelman’s Pub. Move on for another featured cocktail and dish at Library Bar. Then another drink-and-bite at three more nearby bars before the only appropriate grand finale: a ’90s dance party at King Eddy’s. Ah, closure.

Aug 23, 5:30pm-2am, $35 ($45 at door), ACME Bar Crawl, various Downtown locations, tickets here

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