Things to do for October 16, 2014

The Weekender

Samurais, Sriracha and Pizza

The weekend is on a call to Switzerland about a top-secret costume component.

Thursday
Pizza. Pasta. Malibu.
ITALIAN LESSONS

Pizza. Pasta. Malibu.

The owner of Tra di Noi has a new scheme to sway your Malibu allegiances from seaside sushi to PCH-side Italian. It’s called Mangia, and it involves a nice-looking Trancas patio of wine, thin-crust pizza and chicken scallopini. Oh, he’s good.

Now open, Mangia, 30745 PCH, Malibu, 310-457-4500

Friday
Be Afraid, Be... Sufficiently Afraid
GOING TO A DARK PLACE

Be Afraid, Be... Sufficiently Afraid

Heads up, three of LA’s scariest experiences are back:
1: Blackout: House starts today and now allows you to go in a group.
2: Alone returns Friday. That one’s just you, alone (maybe), in its dark underground maze.
3: Shameless Oscar campaigning all around you. Careful out there.

Sunday
Just a Little Japanese Armor
THE LATEST SAMURAI

Just a Little Japanese Armor

Typical art show experience going down on Sunday. Just you and a date at LACMA, perusing full suits of armor and battle gear used by Japanese samurai...

All Sriracha, All the Time
RED SAUCE

All Sriracha, All the Time

Here’s how your day will go at Sunday’s sriracha fest. You’ll show up. You’ll eat hot sauce in a Mendocino Farms steak sandwich, in Sqirl’s salad and in Eggslut’s ramen. Soon, you’ll need beer from Beachwood, Eagle Rock and Golden Road. This all seems to be going well so far.

Monday
Plan Check’s Burgers Hit Downtown
CHECK, PLEASE

Plan Check’s Burgers Hit Downtown

Well, your friends at Plan Check are hopping onto the Downtown bandwagon—they’ll open their third location Monday, so you can have their burgers, smoky fried chicken and crullers next time you’re meeting up with everyone else who’s already moved Downtown.

Opens Oct 20, 11am, Plan Check, 1111 Wilshire Blvd, Downtown, 213-403-1616

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