Things to do for December 17, 2009

The Weekender

The Perfect Movie Seat, Poolside Pizza and a Beachside Pub Crawl

The weekend is half-off.

Thursday
Half-Off Happy Hour at Oliverio
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Half-Off Happy Hour at Oliverio

At the Avalon, the entire bar menu is now half-off for anybody in the mood to sneak out a little early for a Truffle Pizzetta and a Sicilian (it's tequila, blood-orange puree and lime) by the pool. Wouldn't you know it, that's you.

Mon-Fri, 5-7pm, Avalon, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-407-7791

Reserved Movie Seats in Century City
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Reserved Movie Seats in Century City

No more fighting crowds to catch a flick after happy hour at Craft. The Century City theater has joined the ArcLight, Landmark and Gold Class in the most important cinematic revolution since popcorn—you can now reserve specific seats online.

10250 S. Santa Monica Blvd (inside Westfield), Century City, tickets here

Friday
Meeting Dita Von Teese
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Meeting Dita Von Teese

You knew it was only a matter of time, and the fates have conspired to get you and the svelte queen of modern burlesque into the same room—she's signing copies of her latest coffee-table tome on Friday. What you do with this opportunity is entirely up to you.

Saturday
Santa Monica Pub Crawl
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Santa Monica Pub Crawl

On Saturday you can help the Westside Food Bank in two ways. 1) Show up with some canned goods. 2) Conquer participating bars all over Santa Monica, who'll donate part of their collective haul. And anytime you need a breather, Joe's Pizza is 15 percent off.

Dec 19, 5pm, locations here

Tuesday
Before He Was King
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Before He Was King

Just before Christmas, photographer Todd Gray will be signing copies of his photo book—and selling prints, many not published and never before seen—capturing Michael Jackson from '74 to '84. Or as we like to call them, "the un-creepy years."

Dec 22, 7-9pm, Steve Turner, 6026 Wilshire Blvd, Miracle Mile, 323-931-3721

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