Things to do for February 22, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

And the Oscar goes to....the weekend!

Thursday
Opening Reception for Damien Hirst: Superstition
THURDAY NIGHT TWISTED ART

Opening Reception for Damien Hirst: Superstition

Sharks in tanks, now real butterfly wings? Young British shock artist Damien Hirst will be on hand to explain what he was thinking.

411: Feb 22, 6-8pm, Gagosian Gallery, 456 N. Camden Dr (at S. Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, 310-271-9400, gagosian.com

Friday
Mardi Gras at Boulevard3
FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY GRAS

Mardi Gras at Boulevard3

The French Quarter hits Hollywood witih a wild Mardi Gras celebration that will do N'Awlins proud—music, mask making and merriment. Show' em your beads.

411: Feb 24, 9pm-2am, 6523 Sunset Blvd (at Schrader), Hollywood, to RSVP click here or call 323-466-2144

Saturday
Planet Blue Annual Sale
SATURDAY SHOPPING

Planet Blue Annual Sale

The SaMo store is three times the size of its infamous Malibu location so you'll stock up nicely on 50% off designer threads from labels like Penguin and Trovata.

411: Feb 24-25, 7am-6pm, Planet Blue, 800 14th St (at Montana), Santa Monica, 310-394-0135

Sunday
Lava Lounge's Final Kinky Karaoke
SUNDAY NIGHT FREAKY TIKI KARAOKE

Lava Lounge's Final Kinky Karaoke

Forget the Oscars, you wanna sing. Dedicate a final performance of "Sweet Child O' Mine" to Lava Lounge's last Kinky Karaoke night after 13 years of tikirific songs.

411: Feb 25, 9pm, 1533 N. La Brea (at Sunset), Hollywood, 323-876-6612, lavahollywood.com

Wednesday
Anthony Dias Blue at BottleRock
WEDNESDAY EVENING WINE LESSON

Anthony Dias Blue at BottleRock

Who wouldn't want to know about "great legs"? Ask wine expert Anthony Dias Blue at his book signing and wine tasting, and get a copy of his wine guide included in the price of the tasting.

411: Feb 28, 6-8pm, $45, BottleRock, 3847 Main St (between Venice and Culver), Culver City, 310-836-9463; reservations recommended
THE DADDY HOOKUP: Mention "UrbanDaddy" and receive an extra glass of 2005 La Badia Moscato d'Asti to finish off the tasting.

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