Things to do for October 18, 2007

The Weekender

The Weekend Starts Here

Your future is filled with possibility—and a weekend.

Thursday
Scotch Tasting at Opus Restaurant
THURSDAY TUMBLERS

Scotch Tasting at Opus Restaurant

Between sips of single malts, you'll sample hors d'oeuvres from Chef Josef Centeno, who's hunting for a new spot to continue his spontaneous tasting menus. He's working on a special one involving beef tongue and bluefin tuna for those who stick around afterward.

411: Oct 18, 7-9pm, $55, Opus Restaurant, 3760 Wilshire Blvd (at Western), Koreatown, RSVP here for event, call 213-738-1600 for dinner reservations

Friday
Dark Side of the Moon
FRIDAY FREAKOUT

Dark Side of the Moon

At this gallery opening, the ceiling descends around you—but there are holes to poke your head through. (What will those crazy artists think of next.) After some complimentary beer and wine, continue on to the Edison, whose vast open space will quash any lingering claustrophobia.

411: Oct 19, 6-8pm, SCI-Arc, 960 E. 3rd St (enter parking lot at 350 Merrick St between Traction and 4th), Downtown, see flier here

Saturday
Puppets at Avalon
SATURDAY PUPPETEERING

Puppets at Avalon

If Avenue Q's recent arrival didn't satisfy your quota of foul-mouthed puppetry for the year, you might want to investigate the "Puppet Up! Uncensored" show at the Avalon—put on, somewhat jarringly, by the once-G-rated Jim Henson Company.

411: Oct 20, 7-10pm, $30-$35, Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St (between Hollywood and Yucca), Hollywood, 323-462-8900

Saturday
Dolce & Gabbana Sale
SATURDAY SUIT UP

Dolce & Gabbana Sale

Among the goods at this one-day event, you'll find denim, suits, blazers and button-downs discounted by as much as 80%. Before you depart, toast your sartorial victories with some free champagne.

411: Oct 20, 11am-5pm, W Los Angeles, 930 Hilgard Ave (between Weyburn and Le Conte), Westwood
THE DADDY HOOKUP: RSVP here using promotional code "urbandaddy" for VIP admission at 9am before the masses descend two hours later

Monday
Café La Boheme Reopens
MONDAY REBIRTH

Café La Boheme Reopens

What once looked like a castle from Phantom of the Opera has been reborn into something like...a castle from Phantom of the Opera with more booths, modern touches and an overhauled menu. The chandeliers remain (and remain immobile).

411: Reopens Oct 22, Café La Boheme, 8400 Santa Monica Blvd (between Crescent Heights and La Cienega), West Hollywood, 323-848-2360

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