Things to do for November 05, 2009

The Weekender

Eager Maids, Dessert Shots and the Seven-Year Itch

The weekend is ravenous.

Thursday
Seven Years at Sona
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Seven Years at Sona

To celebrate a seven-year anniversary, seven courses of course—from Hamachi with Edamame Puree to Roasted Duck with Wasabi to Chocolate Beignets with Pumpkin Confit. The cost, as you may have guessed, is $77.

Tuesdays and Thursdays this month, Sona, 401 N. La Cienega Blvd, 310-659-7708

Ludobites at Royal/T
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Ludobites at Royal/T

Acclaimed/tattooed chef Ludovic Lefebvre kept busy this year goosing diners with spontaneous modern fare like Foie Gras Black Croque Monsieurs at his pop-up kitchen behind the Breadbar stoves. And now that he's taking over our favorite Japanese-maid café for 13 nights, you can expect the plates to be as surreal as the scenery.

Dec 2-22, Royal/T, 8910 Washington Blvd, Culver City, reservations here

Friday
Dessert and a Shot at Nobu
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Dessert and a Shot at Nobu

When dinner comes to a close, there's only one way to finish things off. Not dessert—a shot. Okay, maybe both. After your dinner at Nobu, they're now offering a Kabocha Crème (it involves Japanese pumpkin) paired with a shot of gin, spicy pumpkin puree, milk and nutmeg. 'Tis the season.

Through Thanksgiving, $14, Nobu, 903 N. La Cienega Blvd, 310-657-5711

Saturday
This Week's Wildest 83rd Birthday Party
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This Week's Wildest 83rd Birthday Party

To celebrate the 83rd year in the life of the confounding artist Rachel Rosenthal (if you haven't given her some sort of award, you're probably the only one), you'll find a bizarre blowout including a silent auction of 83 works by the likes of Baldessari and Rauschenberg. The evening's wines—Bitch Grenache and Pure Evil Chardonnay.

Nov 7, 7-11pm, $25, Track 16 Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, 310-839-0661

Sunday
Great Chefs and UD
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Great Chefs and UD

The 800-pound gorilla of tasting events beats its mighty chest this weekend, with help from Benjamin "Ford's Filling Station" Ford, Celestino "Drago Centro" Drago, Neal "Grace" Fraser—and plenty of beer, wine, tequila and gin. But probably not 800 pounds' worth. Probably.

Nov 8, 12-3:30pm, $150, CBS Center, 4024 Radford Dr, Studio City, tickets here 

UD HOOKUP: The first 50 readers to use code "UD30" at checkout will receive 30 percent off the ticket price.

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