Things to do for August 31, 2016

A Salute to Playboy and an Evening with Ziggy Stardust

Hotel Shoes, David Bowie and a Playboy Art Show in Chinatown

By Hadley Tomicki

The weekend is an overnight Rams fan.

Wednesday
Thursday
Yes, That’s Kobe in Your Bento Box
FOR THOSE ABOUT TO RAKU

Yes, That’s Kobe in Your Bento Box

Tomorrow, La Cienega’s eminent Raku won’t be like it was today. Because it will suddenly start serving you lunch. And there will be charcoal-grilled pork cutlets, Kobe-graced bento boxes and soba noodles. That was not a haiku.

Mon-Fri starting Sep 1, noon-2:30pm, Raku, 521 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, 213-308-9393, see the menu

A Leather Sneaker. From a Hollywood Hotel.
SOLE MATES

A Leather Sneaker. From a Hollywood Hotel.

Shoemaker Clae and Parisian/Hollywood hotel Mama Shelter are coming out with a sneaker on Thursday. They’re white, waxed, full-grain leather, and the tongue depicts a fist that says “Mama ‘Hearts’ You.” So, serious bonus points with the person who gave you life.

Available Sep 1, $130, Mama Shelter, 6500 Selma Ave, Hollywood, 323-785-6666

Friday
When Playboy Gets Artsy...
PLAYBOY MEETS WORLD

When Playboy Gets Artsy...

Playboy is collaborating with Chinatown’s Slow Culture gallery on a big group art show in September. They’ll start with a party on Friday, previewing the work of featured illustrators, photographers and tattoo artists. Expect big things out of these publishing upstarts in the future.

Sep 2, 7-10pm, no cover, Slow Culture, 943 N Hill St, Chinatown

Saturday
Oaxacamole. Oaxacamole. That’s Just Fun to Say.
WHAT’S AT STEAK

Oaxacamole. Oaxacamole. That’s Just Fun to Say.

Marcel Vigneron’s new Melrose restaurant, Beefsteak, is 100% vegetarian. Except when it’s not. Like when you choose to add Korean short ribs to your Oaxacamole bowl or get Scottish salmon slipped into your Catalan brussels sprouts. Then it’s not.

Sunday
Wine, David Bowie, You and Others
SCREEN PLAY

Wine, David Bowie, You and Others

Frank Lloyd Wright was a genius. Take his Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park. Had he not made room for a lawn, you wouldn’t be sitting on it, drinking wine, hearing classically arranged Bowie tunes from a string band and watching Ziggy Stardust on an outdoor screen on Sunday. The horror.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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