Things to do for August 23, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Your weekend is calling.

Catalina Hotel on South Beach
UD PERKS

Catalina Hotel on South Beach

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.)

Thursday
The Vine Bar
THURSDAY DRINKS

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.

The Vine Bar, 1235 Vine St (between Santa Monica and Fountain), Hollywood, 323-871-4060

Friday
VeeV Sunset Hour at Ketchup
FRIDAY SPECIALS

VeeV Sunset Hour at Ketchup

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.

Fridays through Oct 17, 6-8pm, Ketchup, 8590 W. Sunset Blvd (W. of La Cienega), West Hollywood, 310-289-8590

Saturday
Million Dollar Drive In
SATURDAY POMADE

Million Dollar Drive In

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.

411: Aug 25, 7:30pm, $7, 529 S. Spring St (between 5th and 6th in lot next to Alexandria Hotel), Downtown, 971-533-7233, vintage-car drivers RSVP here

Saturday
Mardi Gras at the Playboy Mansion
SATURDAY BUNNIES

Mardi Gras at the Playboy Mansion

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.

411: Aug 25, 8:15pm-midnight, $575 ($375 for women), The Playboy Mansion, parking and shuttles at UCLA Parking Structure Four, 310-479-2468

THE DADDY HOOKUP: To knock $150 off the ticket price, purchase via phone by Friday at 5pm—and tell them we sent you.

Sunday
Dine Out Los Angeles
SUNDAY DINING

Dine Out Los Angeles

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.)

411: Aug 26-30, $25 lunch, $35 dinner, for a full list of participating restaurants click here

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