Things to do for January 18, 2017

Barley Wine and Burritos in One Place Sounds Like a Good Start to the Weekend

Meanwhile, the Freehand Will Be Readying Your Room

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
This Wine Won’t Drink Itself
FROM PERKS

This Wine Won’t Drink Itself

Drinking wine: it’s pretty fun. Thinking about what wine to drink: not quite so much. Fortunately, Perks is doing the thinking for the both of you, hooking you up with six bottles of a little Spanish gem called the 2014 “Tres Picos” Garnacha. Wine Spectator placed it in their Top 100 Wines of 2016. But it hasn’t let success go to its head.

The Freehand Is Prepping Your Room
FREE AND EASY

The Freehand Is Prepping Your Room

The Freehand is a cool hotel coming to Downtown by way of Miami and Chicago. People will be talking about it. But you, you’ll have a suite there on day one. Because now you know that reservations are being taken for March 15. Gold star.

Taking reservations now for Mar 15 opening, Freehand Los Angeles, 416 W 8th St, Downtown, 213-612-0021

Thursday
Where Barley Wine and Burritos Live in Perfect Harmony
WEST IN SHOW

Where Barley Wine and Burritos Live in Perfect Harmony

Verdugo West Brewing is now open in Burbank. You can go there today and have asada, shrimp and carnitas burritos delivered from the owners’ Market City Caffe. They also serve barley wine, IPA and cherry-infused sour ale, but the takeaway here might be brewery burritos.

Friday
Odd. In the Best Way.
JERRY TALE

Odd. In the Best Way.

This? This is just a recreation of a ’90s video store selling nothing but thousands of VHS copies of Jerry Maguire. With lots of weird performances and weird art spread out over two weeks. Key word: weird. Not thousands.

Saturday
An Elevated Day at the Races, Indeed
NEIGH DAY

An Elevated Day at the Races, Indeed

Santa Anita debuts the 100 to 1 Club this Saturday. It’s a beautiful lounge over the track’s first turn, where you’ll drink champagne under vintage neon while taking in panoramic views and rubbing elbows with other race fans. Or with friends if you rent the whole thing out. And invite their elbows.

Same Chinatown. Different Hot Chicken.
HOT PURSUIT

Same Chinatown. Different Hot Chicken.

Let all those other people wait in line at Howlin’ Ray’s. You’re going to Chinatown’s Hotville Chicken, a new Saturday-only hot chicken pop-up from a scion of Nashville’s Prince’s Hot Chicken. Where you’ll still probably wait in line. Oh well.

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

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