Things to do for May 21, 2009

The Weekender

Two-Martini Lunch, Caffeinated Blowout and Lots of BBQ

The weekend comes in threes.

Thursday
1 New Perk
perk up

1 New Perk

Travel season is upon us and we here at Perks think you deserve more...or actually, a lot less. So we're taking a round three-digit number off your flight. We're just good like that.

The Game and a Burger
PLAYOFFS

The Game and a Burger

Over at BLT Steak, chef/overlord Laurent Tourondel is celebrating the continuation of Laker season the only way he knows how—by adding the famed BLT Burger (American Kobe, Gruyère, caramelized onions) and the Jackson Burger (beef, bacon, cheddar) to the bar menu.

BLT Steak, 8720 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-360-1950

Friday
The Two-Martini Lunch
CHEERS

The Two-Martini Lunch

In addition to a new $12 three-course prix-fixe lunch (soup, half sandwich on baguette, dessert crepe), Ivan Kane's Café Wa s is reviving your favorite old-school tradition: the midday tipple. Five bucks will make it a two-martini affair. (Discussing your in-development screenplay remains optional.)

Daily, 11am-3pm, Café Wa s, 1521 N. Vine St, Hollywood, 323-466-5400

Intelligentsia Venice Opening Party
CAFFEINE

Intelligentsia Venice Opening Party

The gleaming future of coffee snobbery isn't open just yet, but that's not stopping anyone from throwing an opening party. Let the gratis caffeine flow, accompanied by wine and beer from Silver Lake Wine, confounding Wurstküche specialties, and DJ sessions from Dam-Funk and Peanut Butter Wolf.

May 22, 8pm-1am, Intelligentsia, 1331 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310-399-1233

Summer Fridays at Whist
EARLY START

Summer Fridays at Whist

If you're looking to add a half day to that three-day weekend, beer, wine and well drinks are two bucks from 2-3pm Friday at Whist—and then three bucks at 3pm, four at 4pm and five at 5pm. This'll happen all summer, to help kick off all those two-and-a-half-day weekends.

1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 310-260-7511

Monday
The Five-Minute Game Is Back
HIGH FIVE

The Five-Minute Game Is Back

Come Memorial Day, five-minute chunks from 15 old movies will be shown, and then there's a vote on which should be screened in entirety. It's BYOB, by which they mean both booze and barbecue—there's a grill to keep you busy while the votes are counted.

$10, May 25, 6pm, Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave, tickets here

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