Things to do for January 07, 2010

The Weekender

Alter Egos, Free Doughboys and Escaping the 405

The weekend is the people's choice.

Thursday
1 New Perk
PERKS

1 New Perk

Those resolutions aren't going to keep themselves...but a free gym membership is a pretty good start. This week's perk brings you a free week at Crunch Gym, on the off chance you resolved to do more squat-thrusts in 2010.

50 Percent Off at Fred Segal Feet
FOOT FORWARD

50 Percent Off at Fred Segal Feet

Your worn-out shoes have one last job to do: get you to Fred Segal, pretty much right now, to give you a crack at half-off replacements from Converse, Prada and John Varvatos. Then they can go off to that great big shoe box in the sky.

Starts today, Fred Segal Feet, 8100 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, 323-655-9500

"Youth in Revolt" at the Hammer
MUSTACHE TWIRLING

"Youth in Revolt" at the Hammer

After playing an endless series of awkward, lovelorn adolescents, Michael Cera appears in Youth in Revolt as...an awkward, lovelorn adolescent. And also as his sinister, mustachioed alter ego. He and director Miguel Arteta are supposed to show for a free Hammer screening tonight, sans sinister alter egos. We think.

7pm (tickets at 6pm), Jan 7, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, 310-443-7000

Friday
Take Flight off the 405
EXIT STRATEGY

Take Flight off the 405

There's never a time when you're happy to be on the 405, especially after work. We say exit on Sunset and ride out rush hour at Luxe Lounge's new happy hour—where you'll find wine flights, beer, cocktails, Filet Mignon Satay and Provencal Pizza all priced $4 to $7. Instead of searing road rage.

Doughboys Soft-Opens
WAFFLING

Doughboys Soft-Opens

You thought it was over, but the era of resolution-busting brunches and obscenely oversized red velvet cakes lives on. Unicorns still don't exist, but somehow Doughboys is back on Third St—call them up to find out when they're slinging free food in celebration (hint: tonight and Friday).

Now soft-open, scheduled to officially open next week, 8136 W Third St, 323-852-1020

Monday
Brentwood Country Mart Sale
HALF ON

Brentwood Country Mart Sale

It's that time of year again—at the Brentwood Country Mart, a merry band of retailers like Monocle, Apartment Number 9 and James Perse will slash prices up to half off starting Monday. Fortunately, the merchandise itself will remain slash-free.

Jan 11-31, Brentwood Country Mart, more info here

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