Things to do for October 01, 2009

The Weekender

Playmate Wine, Afternoon Oysters and an Important Audition

The weekend is layering.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

This week's Perk gives you a free week at Equinox Fitness Clubs, now outfitted with iPhone-assisted bookings and eucalyptus-scented towels. Fair warning: there may be some exercise involved.

Burgers, Beer and Blues at Firefly Bistro
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Burgers, Beer and Blues at Firefly Bistro

From now on, Thursday nights at this neighborhood favorite include a rotating menu of burgers like a Mushroom-Oregano Burger With Crispy Shallots, pints like Acme Pale Ale—and, yes, despite the cheery mood those two things generally bring you, the blues.

Thursdays, 5:30-9pm, Firefly, 1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, 626-441-2443

Friday
"Défaire" Menu at Comme Ça
EARLY EXIT

"Défaire" Menu at Comme Ça

Leave it to David Myers to inspire you to embrace some Parisian traditions—like afternoon drinking. Sneak out around 4pm for $2 oysters and the only aphrodisiac-themed drinks in town you'd actually order—like the Mango Mahal, with vodka, mango, lime and rosewater. Here's the menu.

Mon-Fri, 4-6pm, Comme Ça, 8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 323-782-1104

Tuesday
Hunky Santa Tryouts at Beverly Center
GET SLEIGHED

Hunky Santa Tryouts at Beverly Center

The qualifications for this enormously important position include the ability to write long lists, to appear at charity events without your shirt on, and to be generally perceived as hunky. In other words, it's your role to lose.

Oct 6, 7-9pm, Beverly Center, 6th Flr, 8500 Beverly Blvd, 310-854-0070

Playmate Fantasy Wine Tour
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Playmate Fantasy Wine Tour

Your other favorite beachside wine bar has a fairly brilliant new guided tour for you—each of the eight suggested pours, chosen by Playboy's nightlife columnist Dan "The Imbiber" Dunn, is inspired by an iconic Playmate. The sampling tour's available all month, but only the kickoff party will include a couple actual Playmates.

Launch party Oct 6, 6:30-8:30pm, Pourtal, 104 Santa Monica Blvd, 310-393-7693

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