Things to do for July 23, 2009

The Weekender

Garden Romping, Dripping Pork and Tequila Three-Peat

The weekend is skinny-dipping in your pool.

Thursday
$1 Martinis at Wilshire
HAPPIEST HOUR

$1 Martinis at Wilshire

Every week, there's one very special hour more magical than all the rest—and no, we do not refer to the televised spine-snappings on Wipeout. We refer to the hour at Wilshire when all martinis—we repeat, all martinis—are just one dollar.

Thursdays, 10-11pm, Wilshire, 2454 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-586-1707

Friday
The Piano Bar Reborn
SEE SHARP

The Piano Bar Reborn

There's still a piano. There's still a bar. But the new owners of this ancient just-off-Cahuenga spot have quietly given it an otherwise comprehensive fancy-goth makeover. You can't see much of it, since the lights are down so low. But it's nice. We think.

The Piano Bar, 6429 Selma Ave (W. of Cahuenga), Hollywood, 323-466-2750

National Tequila Day at Mexico
ROUND ONE

National Tequila Day at Mexico

In honor of National Tequila Day, this eye-raisingly colorful new restaurant from the owner of Nic's has a three-course special for $25. Watermelon, shrimp and a Mexican chocolate ice cream sundae all incorporate the honored spirit one way or another. Mention UrbanDaddy, and the first round of Guavalove Margaritas is on them. Salud.

July 24, Mexico, 8512 Santa Monica Blvd (at La Cienega), 310-289-0088

Saturday
Sample Sale at Romp
SALE-ING

Sample Sale at Romp

After some gratis hors d'oeuvres and champagne in the garden, head back inside Romp for an 80 percent off sample sale for women and men—among the goods, you'll find an organic leather jacket marked down from $1250 to $290. Still just as organic.

July 25, 11am-7pm, Romp, 7928 W. Third St (W. of Fairfax), 323-944-0832

Monday
Monday Porchetta Special at Cecconi's
ROAST

Monday Porchetta Special at Cecconi's

Among the new nightly specials at Cecconi's, you might want to close out your Monday over a healthy portion of the traditional boneless Italian pork roast, fresh from the wood-burning oven behind the bar. You feel closer to Italy already.

$24, Mondays, Cecconi's, 8764 Melrose Ave (at Robertson), West Hollywood, 310-432-2000

Elsewhere on the Daddy

More Weekenders in Los Angeles