Things to do for April 12, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Get the taxes done, then have a very unaccountable weekend.

Saturday
BBQ Championship and Festival
SATURDAY SMOKEOUT

BBQ Championship and Festival

You know a barbecue cook-off is legit when it's sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. There's also a rib eating contest, so show up hungry and bring a spare shirt.

411: April 14, 10am-5pm, $9, Autry National Center, Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way (at Zoo Dr), 323-667-2000, autrynationalcenter.org

Saturday
A Night of Comedy
SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGHS

A Night of Comedy

Ray Romano, Sarah Silverman, George Lopez and others perform to benefit the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation. You'll laugh hysterically for a good cause.

411: April 14, 8pm, $30-125, Wilshire Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd (between San Vicente and La Cienega), Beverly Hills, 310-491-1401, caaf4kids.org

Sunday
Ladies' Pole Dancing Class
SUNDAY SEDUCTION

Ladies' Pole Dancing Class

Send your girlfriend to learn the mystical secrets of pole dancing. Oh, and in an unrelated matter, it's probably time to install that extra support beam in the bedroom.

411: April 13, 6:45-9pm; April 15, 9:45am-noon; $25, Hermosa Beach (location provided with confirmation), for tickets call 202-686-5990 or click here
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Sunday
Dodgeball Tournament and Mustache Expo
SUNDAY DODGEBALL AND STASH BASH

Dodgeball Tournament and Mustache Expo

Get the squad back together for the 27th Annual 1983 Burt Reynolds Dodgeball Open. All players must sport a mustache, though you can buy one at the event. (For your sake, we're hoping you'll have to buy one.)

411: April 15, 1-5pm, $80 for teams of 6-8, $15 per free agent, Bellevue Rec Center, 826 Lucile Ave (at Marathon), Silver Lake, dodgeball4ever.com, to register click here

Monday
Poolside Lounge Opens at Blue Velvet
MONDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR

Poolside Lounge Opens at Blue Velvet

Blue Velvet's outdoor lounge launches with fresh cocktails (Green Tea Martinis, Hemingway Daiquiris), a new lounge menu (Monte Cristo Sandwiches, Indian Spiced Lamb Skewers) and fire pits. You can also take a dip in the pool. Could be the perfect spot to unwind after a long weekend of pole dance critiquing.

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