Things to do for August 23, 2017

First, Wolfgang Puck Gets Tiki Fever

Then, a Roller-Skating Legend Rides Again

By Hadley Tomicki

Wednesday
A James Beard Winner Hits the Promenade
DIALOGUE JAM

A James Beard Winner Hits the Promenade

It's now time to secure reservations for the September 5 opening of Dialogue, a 3rd Street Promenade-based tasting menu restaurant from Dave Beran, the James Beard-winning former executive chef of Chicago's Next. Otherwise, someone else may eat your pretty little dinner.

Thursday
Wolfgang Puck, Struck With Tiki Fever
ALONG CAME POLYNESIA

Wolfgang Puck, Struck With Tiki Fever

When you bring a date to Cut Lounge over the next few weeks, you'll find it has gone full Tiki on you. Suddenly there are Mai Tais and Scorpion Bowls. Malasadas and Kula Pork. Steak tartare and grilled cheese sandwiches. Those last two are considered exotic in Beverly Hills.

Friday
World on Wheels. It's Back.
ROLL CALL

World on Wheels. It's Back.

Legendary local roller rink World on Wheels is back. And it looks much more 2017 than 1983. You probably want to come on weekend nights, when the kiddies go home and you can skate in circles wearing crazy, colorful outfits to Kool & the Gang. Like adults.

Saturday
Five Bands, Multiple Artists and One Shiny New Museum
BROAD CITY

Five Bands, Multiple Artists and One Shiny New Museum

On Saturday, the Broad is planning one of those nighttime shindigs that museums like to hold. There will be musicians like Xiu Xiu and A Place to Bury Strangers. Plus poetry readings, interactive exhibits, performance art and access to the full museum. Yes, even that Bubbles the Chimp sculpture.

Sunday
Of West Hollywood Truffle Fries and Downtown Duck
MAKE IT A DOUBLE

Of West Hollywood Truffle Fries and Downtown Duck

Breakfast, Sunday Morning: Smoked salmon sandwiches at new Jeremy Hotel's café, Etcho.
Lunch, Sunday Afternoon: Peking duck and kung pao lobster at Downtown's LiOrient.
Cocktails, Sunday Evening: You're somehow back at the Jeremy, doing those with truffle fries at the bar, Joao.

It's also rumored that you have a real home somewhere.

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