Things to do for September 13, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

No need for a statuette to commemorate the weekend.

Thursday
Tiki Party at TASCHEN Hollywood
THURSDAY TIPPLING

Tiki Party at TASCHEN Hollywood

Author Sven Kirsten shot music videos for The Cramps and Tom Waits before reinventing himself as (what else?) a renowned tiki expert. Thankfully for you, his journey culminates in a signing party with free music, food and tiki bar.

Sept 13, 6-9pm, TASCHEN Hollywood, 6333 W. 3rd St (where the Grove meets the Farmers Market), 323-931-1168

Saturday
Miracle Mile Art Walk
SATURDAY REVELATIONS

Miracle Mile Art Walk

You've trolled the edgy downtown lofts and the Culver City up-and-comers. But we're guessing you haven't yet tried tackling 40-plus Miracle Mile galleries in a single afternoon of power chin-stroking.

Sept 15, noon-5pm, click here for participating galleries

Saturday
Elevate Film Festival
SATURDAY UNSPOOLING

Elevate Film Festival

You have to feel a little sorry for directors who take six months to shoot a film, when the auteurs in this festival were able to do the same thing in 48 hours. Granted, these are shorter, and the production values are a little lower, but still.

Sept 15, doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, free admission until capacity is reached, purchase tickets here for guaranteed entrance

Sunday
Taste of Santa Monica
SUNDAY SAMPLING

Taste of Santa Monica

You'll cool down with the ocean breeze. You'll sample food from top Westside restaurants like Abode, Tengu and i Cugini. And oh yes, you shall partake of the wine garden.

Sept 16, noon-4pm, $40 in advance, $45 at door ($10 additional for wine garden), Santa Monica Pier (off Ocean Ave), 310-393-9825

Monday
Gelato Bar One-Year Anniversary
MONDAY FREEBIES

Gelato Bar One-Year Anniversary

You may have to squint to avoid permanent retina-searing (the colors in here are awfully bright). But free coffee and gelato is your just reward—and, if you're lucky, free lodgings in Umbria. Really.

Sept 17, free coffee 8am-noon, free gelato 3-9pm, Gelato Bar, 4342 1/2 Tujunga Boulevard, Studio City, 818-487-1717

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