Things to do for December 24, 2009

The Weekender

Pork Belly, a Piano Party and Gingerbread on the Rocks

The weekend lost its pants in the chimney. Don't ask.

Not Christmas Eve at the Foundry

Not Christmas Eve at the Foundry

In stark contrast to the standard Christmas Eve thing tonight, Foundry chef Eric Greenspan is serving up Chinese food, The Princess Bride and The Big Lebowski. Alcohol will flow, Pork Belly and Scallion Steamed Buns will be passed, and drop-ins will be welcomed.

Dec 24, Bride at 8:45pm, Lebowski at 11pm, 7465 Melrose Ave, 323-651-0915

Cocktails and Chocolate at Angel's

Cocktails and Chocolate at Angel's

Even if you're stuck spending Christmas with disturbing relatives, the day's not a total wash—wrap things up with a "Cocktails and Chocolate" party at your favorite Westside piano bar. Worst holiday sweater wins a free dinner for two.

Dec 25, 6pm, winner crowned at 10pm, Angel's, 2460 Wilshire Blvd, 310-828-2115

Gratis Drink and Dessert at Agura

Gratis Drink and Dessert at Agura

After your dinner under the giant Buddha, Agura now offers a novel way to finish off your meal (and year). A champagne cocktail will arrive with a Green Tea Opera Cake topped with chocolate ganache—on the house.

Now through Dec 30, Agura, 514 N. La Cienega Blvd (S. of Melrose), 310-289-1940

Gingerbread on the Rocks at Nobu

Gingerbread on the Rocks at Nobu

Even come Saturday, we say 'tis still the season for vodka. The Nobu mixologist agrees—a Gingerbread on the Rocks is double-espresso vodka with a cinnamon and ginger puree, garnished with gingerbread crumbles.

Now through Jan 1, $12, Nobu, 903 N. La Cienega Blvd, 310-657-5711

Holiday Brunch at Simon

Holiday Brunch at Simon

For this weekend only, chef Kerry Simon's brunch specials include Chestnut Soup, a Yule Log With Meringue Mushrooms…and a holiday version of the signature Junk Food Platter. In case you didn't find restraint under the tree.

Dec 26-27, 11am-3pm, Simon, 8555 Beverly Blvd (at La Cienega), 310-358-3979

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