Things to do for December 10, 2009

The Weekender

Taco Brunch, New Dancefloor and Vodkas with Latkes

The weekend is stimulating.

Thursday
2 New Perks
PERKS

2 New Perks

This week's Perks bring you exclusive sales with 40 percent off modern dress shirts from Jeremy Argyle and 30 percent off shoes from Moreschi of Italy, crafted to withstand even the most frenzied Mediterranean late afternoon at the villa.

Boozy Shopping After Dark
ON THE LIST

Boozy Shopping After Dark

More than 40 Weho merchants want you to stroll, buy and eat tonight. So Petrossian will pour gratis bubbly with food purchase and Lemonade has free cupcakes; Second Time Around has $200 discounts and will polish your watch on the house. Oh, and Coco de Mer has erected Santa's Naughty Grotto. You'll see.

Holiday Walk on the Avenues, Dec 10, 6-9pm, see the participants here

Friday
A Night With Funny or Die
GOLD

A Night With Funny or Die

Because watching online videos at the movies is the new watching movies online, the pioneers at Funny or Die are taking their clips to the Egyptian. We're told to expect a mix of favorites and premieres, as well as surprise celebs—here's hoping for a couple of ferns…

Dec 11, 7:30pm, $10, The Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, tickets here

Vodkas and Latkes at Akasha
EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS

Vodkas and Latkes at Akasha

Whatever your holiday of choice, you can't argue against potato pancakes made with pear zinfandel chutney and horseradish crème fraîche. Especially when they come with a Winter Mary, made with TRU Celery Peppercorn vodka. And for every drink you consume, they'll plant a tree. Barkeep: eight trees, please.

Dec 11-18, Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, 310-845-1700

Saturday
Haute Opens
DEBUT

Haute Opens

The first of three separate-ish nightspots in the former Apple location quietly bows Saturday. Head from the parking lot straight to the back, where you'll find a mod dance floor, a new smoking patio—and plenty of tequila, cucumber and jalapeño La Bombas.

Soft-opens Dec 12, Haute, 665 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 323-855-9232

Sunday
Introducing the Taco Bar Brunch
SHELLS

Introducing the Taco Bar Brunch

Improving upon the genius that is Kegs & Eggs, FIG's hangover brunch now also includes a taco bar with numerous mouthwatering options—chicken, carnitas, lengua, fish, chorizo, and poblano and mushroom. At $3 per taco, you can probably try them all.

Sundays starting Dec 13, 11am-2pm, FIG, 101 Wilshire Blvd, 310-319-3111

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