Things to do for March 15, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Green beer, brackets and beauties...it's the weekend.

Thursday
Venice Film Festival
THURSDAY NIGHT CINEMA

Venice Film Festival

More than 90 films, music videos, concerts, art and Q&A. Venice knows how to throw a film festival.

411: March 15-18, The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave (at California) and Switch Studios, 316 S. Venice Blvd (at Dell), Venice, for more info and tickets click here

Friday
The New Garde Party
FRIDAY NIGHT FASHION

The New Garde Party

Free cocktails, music and models...we typically like that combination. Check out the afterparty at the Roosevelt.

411: March 16, 7-11pm, $30-75, Ivar Studio, 1535 Ivar Ave (at Selma), Hollywood, 310-601-3213, for tickets click here
THE DADDY HOOKUP: Use code "NEWGARDELA07" to get 20% off tickets.

Saturday
Sample Sale at the California Market Center
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOPPING

Sample Sale at the California Market Center

Well worth the $1 entry fee, find 50-80% off labels like Calvin Klein, Polo and Girbaud. Spring shopping at its best.

411: March 17, 10am-3:30pm, 110 E. 9th St (between Main and Los Angeles), Downtown, 310-837-6788; cash only

Saturday
ST. PATRICK'S DAY BOOZING

Tom Bergin's Tavern
Bergin's serves a special early menu of corn beef and hash, blood sausage and Irish bacon. Nothing goes better with Guinness.
411: Opens at 6am, 840 S. Fairfax Ave (S. of Wilshire), Park La Brea, 323-936-7151, tombergins.com

Casey's Irish Bar & Grille
DJ on the patio, bangers and mash, and green beer.
411: Opens at 7am, 613 S. Grand Ave (between 6th and Wilshire), Downtown, 213-629-2353, bigcaseys.com

Brennan's Pub
Cover bands on two stages, drink specials and lots of Irish grub.
411: Opens at 6am, 4089 Lincoln Blvd (S. of Washington), Marina Del Rey, 310-821-6622, brennanspub-la.com

Molly Malone's
Molly's usually goes until the wee hours. If the seven bands don't get you, the bagpipes will.
411: Opens at 6am, 575 S. Fairfax Ave (N. of 6th), Park La Brea, 323-935-1577, mollymalonesla.com

Finn McCool's

Bands, Irish folk dancing and even a live broadcast by Indie 103.1 in the morning.
411: Opens at 9am, 2702 Main St (at Hill), Santa Monica, 310-452-1734, gerrigilliland.com

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