Things to do for August 20, 2009

The Weekender

Bourbon Boxes, Foot Rubs and Tattoos With Tequila

The weekend is thinking inside the box.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

It's too hot for stubble, so Perks is bringing you a gift card and a free starter kit from Art of Shaving, including a badger brush and an aftershave balm. Think of it as extreme exfoliation.

Bourbon Box at Gus's Barbecue
BOXED IN

Bourbon Box at Gus's Barbecue

In case you need some added incentive to make a pilgrimage for some no-frills 'cue, Gus's has unleashed a little contraption called the Bourbon Box—it's a sampling of three bourbons. In a box. For $12. Incentive approved.

Now available, Gus's, 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, 626-799-3251

Friday
Happy Hour at dtox
BY THE FOOT

Happy Hour at dtox

You don't ordinarily get a foot massage at happy hour, but at this spa's third birthday party you'll have the 20-minute Men in Boots, and she'll have the Girls on Heels—after a spin through the in-house wine bar. Further retoxing will ensue at the Bigfoot Lodge next door.

$39, August 21, 6-9pm, dtox, 3206 Los Feliz Blvd, appt required, 323-665-3869

Saturday
Fancy Yard Sale at Apartment 3
PRE-PARTY

Fancy Yard Sale at Apartment 3

Let's say you're about to hit the Sunset Junction street fair, but suddenly realize you're looking far too un-hipster-y (and also, you're far too sober). Not to worry. Just up the street, Apartment 3 is offloading tons of vintage for under $20. With free booze.

August 22, 1-6pm, Apartment 3, 4634 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz, 310-924-9554

Market-to-Grill BBQ at Hotel Palomar
POOLSIDE

Market-to-Grill BBQ at Hotel Palomar

If you're looking to see how far $15 cash can take you, the Palomar is up to the challenge. Non-guests can now drop by the pool on Saturday afternoons for a BBQ buffet of market-inspired goods like Fennel-Rubbed Lollipop Lamb Chops. And you don't even have to clean the grill.

Saturdays, 2-5pm, Hotel Palomar, 10740 Wilshire Blvd, Westwood, 310-474-7765

Ink & Stay at Hotel Erwin
PERMANENT RECORD

Ink & Stay at Hotel Erwin

Ah, Venice—the Erwin's "Ink & Stay" package gets you a room, sure, but also $100 off your session with the in-house tattoo artist, as well as healing items like lotion, an ice pack and a bottle of tequila. Finally, Mom will have concrete, visible proof you love her.

Through December 30, $399 and up, Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, 310-452-1111

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