Things to do for November 13, 2009

The Weekender

Grilled Cheese, New Roots and Poolside Ping-Pong

The weekend missed you.

Friday
Steven Alan Sample Sale
SHIRTS

Steven Alan Sample Sale

Drop what you're doing and get yourself to Siren Studios, where new classics from Steven Alan are, at this very moment, being unloaded on the cheap—quality button-downs are all just $65. Bonus: on-site parking.

Nov 13-15, Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd (E. of Gower), Hollywood

A Tree Grows in Your Apartment
ROOTS

A Tree Grows in Your Apartment

Problem: you want a tree for your living room. Lights, the whole thing. But you don't really want to cut one down. Or tie it to your roof. Or brave the freeway. Solution: this new company will deliver your very own tree to you, roots and all—then take it back and replant it until next year when it's yours again. It's green in more ways than one.

The Living Tree Company, now accepting reservations here

Saturday
Heroes of "Sport"
SCORING

Heroes of "Sport"

Before your next meeting at CAA, head back to the new den of photo culture out on the esplanade. Surrounding yourself with Walter Iooss's and Neil Leifer's shots of sports greats from Ali to Jordan to whoever's holding this surfboard should give you all the confidence you need to slam-dunk your Hoosiers-meets-Twilight pitch.

No cost, Nov 14-Mar 7, Annenberg, 2000 Ave of the Stars, 213-403-3000

Ping-Pong Tourney at the Standard
MORE SCORING

Ping-Pong Tourney at the Standard

Saturdays at the Standard just got a little more competitive—Ping-Pong tables are rolling out for DJ-backed tournaments with free entry. Prizes for the champion include dinner for two or a free night's stay. Presumably in some kind of table-tennis VIP suite.

Saturdays starting Nov 14, 12-5pm, The Standard, 8300 W. Sunset Blvd, 323-650-9090

Tuesday
The Big Cheese at the Yard
MELTING, MELTING

The Big Cheese at the Yard

Now manned by a Top Chef alum (it's CJ), the kitchen will turn its attention every Tuesday night to that singularly stunning ingredient known as melted cheese. The weekly rotating specials include the inaugural Crispy Fried Cheese Curds to be dipped in Tomatillo Apple and Bacon Crème Fraîche sauces.

Tuesdays starting Nov 17, The Yard, 119 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310-395-6037

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