UrbanDaddy Perks—a private benefits program for UD readers—started in New York, but LA deserves privileges too, so here's your first one: Enjoy a free night's stay at the sexy Catalina Hotel in the heart of South Beach, no strings attached. We'll even throw in an open bar during the hotel's happy hour. (We know, we shouldn't have.)
Things to do for August 23, 2007
The Weekend Starts Here
Your weekend is calling.
The Vine Bar
You won't find an eye-catching sign out front (just an easily missed arrow that says "Cocktails"). But as you break in the leather couches in the hidden upstairs lounge, go ahead and say you knew this quietly reopened neighborhood spot way back when.
Your workweek ends. This new happy hour only begins. Specialty drinks are two-for-one, and appetizers (sliders, chicken wings, fries) are on the house.
Drive your vintage ride downtown for a retro double feature—Hairspray (the one without Travolta in drag) and Cry-Baby, in which Johnny Depp rocks an impressive Elvis 'do. Or just bring a blanket and hit the beer garden.
It's not just the live jazz that classes up this party on Hef's legendary estate (yes, you can check out the grotto, and yes, there shall be Playmates). There's also the whole raising-money-for-a-worthy-cause factor.
Step one: Make reservation at Chaya Brasserie, Chinois on Main, Lucques or any other participating restaurant. Step two: Enjoy three-course prix-fixe meal in the name of fighting hunger. (And not just yours.)