Your Perks: 1) A colorful collection of slim-fitting Jared Lang shirts. Because spring is a season that’s happening now. 2) Gordie Howe, Martin Brodeur and other hockey greats signed their jerseys for you. You can thank them never. 3) Exquisite, Swiss-made watches you could gift for Mother’s Day. Or keep for yourself.
Things to do for April 23, 2015
Stout Shakes, Tequila and B-Movie Opera
Beef Jerky, Now in Sandwiches
Here’s the theory about grilled cheese. It really wouldn’t taste displeasing if someone placed cheddar, black truffle mayo and Three Jerks’ filet mignon adobo jerky in it. Wally’s is the one testing this theory out. Go by and see if they need a research assistant.
Now That’s Opera... About Vampires
Opera isn’t stuffy. Opera has its performers sing the dialogue to a crazy old Italian B-movie about Hercules battling vampires in Hell, with a 26-piece orchestra backing them. At least... opera in LA does that. Sometimes. Occasionally. Pretty much just this weekend, actually.
They Got Chocolate in Your Tequila
A tequila party in a chocolate shop: that’s sound thinking at play. And it’s happening Friday at ChocoVivo, where four agave-based drinks involving chocolate salt get poured... and coexist with a bunch of chocolate. No wonder that place has its own TED Talk.
An Art Show at an Abandoned Motel
This French artist has been busy covering every inch of the battered old Sunset Pacific Motel in a bright-white dissolvable powder. And he’s inviting the public to come check it out on Sunday for some kind of enigmatic art to-do called Projection. Sounds weird. Fun weird.
Nice Day for Oatmeal Stout Shakes
Monday, 12:15pm, Santa Monica: You take allies to Cadet, which now has lunch with brisket
dips, hoppy lemonades and country ham croque madames.
Monday, 7:40pm, Santa Monica: It’s you and a date sharing Pono’s new salted caramel oatmeal stout shakes and chimichurri-and-Belcampo-chorizo-topped Argentine burgers. Real nice day for those things.