Things to do for December 09, 2015

The Weekender

Ghosts. Mezcal. Sinatra. Brunch.

You are the weekend link.

Wednesday
Thursday
Sure, Why the Hell Not
FOR WHOM THE SMELL TOLLS

Sure, Why the Hell Not

Well, this is... crazy. A night of LA ghost stories followed by a tour of haunted locations matched to specific smells. You’ll get a map and 13 scent samples, then head out into the night, more aware than ever of how Rudolph Valentino’s dearly departed horse might smell.

Friday
Two New Places That Are Good Places
TWO GOES THERE

Two New Places That Are Good Places

This weekend: good a weekend as any to eat food in not-your-house. Because in Venice, the yellow abode that was once called Ado is now a super-romantic hideaway for branzino carpaccio called Barrique. Meanwhile, Alma is now operating inside the Standard on Sunset. Sorry, your house.

Now open, Barrique, 796 Main St, Venice, 310-399-9010; now open, Alma at The Standard, 8300 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-822-3131

Saturday
Nice Little Saturday of Subversive Art
ENGLISH LESSONS

Nice Little Saturday of Subversive Art

Subversive artist Ron English launches a huge show on Saturday night. It’ll also be your first chance to check out Corey Helford Gallery’s new 12,000-square-foot Downtown space. So there you’ll be with friends. Looking at crazy art. Looking at modern architecture. Looking for a beer. Finding a beer. Smiling. This is over now.

Sunday
You May Feast Upon Fried Chicken Now
BRUNCH LINE

You May Feast Upon Fried Chicken Now

Downtown’s developed some powerful new ways to bring you to the table on Sunday. Pez Cantina’s got a market brunch with some local vendors backed by horchata french toast and bottomless drinks. Meanwhile, Osso’s new brunch features fried chicken and biscuits, mezcal Marias and spiked horchata. In conclusion: horchata.

Dec 13, 11am-3pm, Pez Cantina, 401 S Grand Ave, Downtown, 213-258-2280; Sat-Sun, 11am-2:30pm, Osso, 901 E 1st St, Downtown, 213-880-5999, see the menu

Raising a Drink to the Chairman
TAKE IT TO THE FRANK

Raising a Drink to the Chairman

As you know, Frank Sinatra would’ve been 100 this weekend. As you may not know, the only way to celebrate that is by meeting a date at Hollywood’s The Room on Sunday. Their DJs will be going full Rat Pack while everyone drinks whiskey in formalwear. But now you do know.

Dec 13, 9pm-2am, no cover, The Room, 1626 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, 323-462-7196

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