Your Perks: 1) A Union Station NYE party that includes an open bar with champagne, oysters and other necessary ways to ring in 2016. 2) Hand-rolled cigars for impressing people, closing big deals or just breaking out when you feel like it. 3) Suit pants and jackets. Pair them together. Wear them separately. It’s your world.
Things to do for December 09, 2015
Ghosts. Mezcal. Sinatra. Brunch.
You are the weekend link.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.