Things to do for June 04, 2009

The Weekender

Free Booze Flights, Bare Skin and Alfresco Cigars

The weekend is thunderous.

Summer Happy Hour at the Foundry

Summer Happy Hour at the Foundry

To commemorate a new summer menu on the back patio (the burger's got tamarind caramelized onions and pineapple-bacon relish), there's a new happy hour…at the lounge inside. The indoor incentive: a free booze flight to start, then half-off drinks after that. Sunlight's overrated, anyway.

Tue-Fri, 6-9pm, 7465 Melrose Ave (E. of Gardner), 323-651-0915

Lingerie Sale at Coco de Mer

Lingerie Sale at Coco de Mer

Come Saturday, your favorite upscale Melrose underthings emporium is addressing summer the only way it knows how—by taking 75 percent off some sultry lingerie. Taking off that last 25 percent is your responsibility.

June 6-14, 8618 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 310-652-0311 and online

Cigar Lounge at LA Winefest

Cigar Lounge at LA Winefest

You've seen your share of studio-lot wine tastings, but this one has a covert cigar lounge—where a pro will hand-roll your Cuban seed tobacco for $5 a pop. And speaking of pop…wouldn't be a terrible idea to stock up for Father's Day.

June 6-7, 2-6pm, Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave (W. of Wilton)

Burgers and Beer Night at Rustic Canyon

Burgers and Beer Night at Rustic Canyon

From now on, Monday isn't just the day you trudge back to work. Monday's the day you taste that week's Rustic Canyon burger specialty—maybe with wild mushroom ragu and Crescenza, or maybe with tomato, burrata and confit bacon—and a choice cold brew. Suddenly, Mondays are almost bearable.

Mondays, 1119 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th), Santa Monica, 310-393-7050

Test-Kitchen Tuesdays at Corkbar

Test-Kitchen Tuesdays at Corkbar

They're in the mood to try new things at Corkbar, so in exchange for your insightful criticism on shrimp tacos or stuffed skate wing, they'll only charge you $2 a plate. Throw in enough wine, and you'll be trying out some other new things later.

Tuesdays, 403 W. 12th St (between Grand and Hope), Downtown, 213-746-0050

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