Things to do for July 16, 2009

The Weekender

Orgy Masks, Thai Beer and Dita's Return

The weekend was re-edited to get the R.

Thursday
Happy Hour at Book Soup
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Happy Hour at Book Soup

One Sunset Strip bookstore has a revolutionary idea for saving the publishing industry—happy hour. Weekdays from 4pm to 7pm, all regularly priced books are now discounted by 25 percent, and yes, they've got some wine behind the counter.

Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, 310-659-3110

Friday
Soi 56 Beers Up
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Soi 56 Beers Up

In the crux of a Cahuenga strip mall, the new restaurant from the owners of Rambutan Thai is finally slinging liquor. So you can get your Crispy Mussel Crepes and Thai Beef Jerky with a Nakhon Premium Thai Beer—and, on Friday and Saturday nights, a Thai rock band.

Soi 56, 1556 N. Cahuenga Blvd (at Selma), Hollywood, 323-962-5656

Saturday
Garlic Faire at Chaya Venice
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Garlic Faire at Chaya Venice

Chaya's new special menu seriously stinks—the Maine lobster tail arrives with garlic flakes, the lamb chops are under garlic au jus, and the Kobe and lobster roll's got garlic ponzu and a garlic seaweed salad. It's a small price to pay for being vampire-proof.

Through Aug 31, Chaya Venice, 110 Navy St (at Main), 310-396-1179

Sunday
Sergio Boldrin's Orgy Masks at Pergolina
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Sergio Boldrin's Orgy Masks at Pergolina

When notorious perfectionist Stanley Kubrick needed orgy masks for Eyes Wide Shut, Venetian craftsman Sergio Boldrin was his man. (He is, after all, the best orgy mask guy in the business.) Now Boldrin has a show in a Toluca Lake gallery, so you can pick up a mask of your own…just in case there's a back room.

Opening July 19, 1-5pm, Pergolina, 10139 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, 818-508-7708

Wednesday
The Return of Dita Von Teese
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The Return of Dita Von Teese

Been a couple years since you've seen Dita Von Teese bathing in a jumbo martini glass. Not to worry—she's back at the Avalon Wednesday night with a new burlesque show and a new drink recipe. The Cointreau Teese isn't big enough to bathe in, but you'll make do.

$30, July 22, doors 8pm, show 10pm, 1735 Vine St, Hollywood, tickets here

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