Things to do for April 23, 2015

The Weekender

Stout Shakes, Tequila and B-Movie Opera

Weekend: Impossible.

Thursday
Beef Jerky, Now in Sandwiches
HELLO, WALLY

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
THE HERC LOCKER

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.

Friday
They Got Chocolate in Your Tequila
LA VIVO LOCA

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.

Sunday
An Art Show at an Abandoned Motel
WITNESS PROJECTION PROGRAM

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.

Monday
Nice Day for Oatmeal Stout Shakes
GETTING THE SHAKES

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.

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3pm, Cadet, 2518 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-828-3300, see the menu; available now at Pono Burger, 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-584-7005

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