I don’t know about you but this weekend looks like it’s going to be soo fun! Not only is there going to be lots of celebrating for the new year in Chinatown but there’s a warehouse sale, a kid in the hall, derby girls and a tequila tasting to name a few to-dos.
Friday, February 8
Barneys Warehouse Sale
It’s that time of year again, the mutha of all warehouse sales is back for its biannual pass through Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar. Save 50%-80% on designer goods in men’s, women’s and kids clothing and accessories.
- Thru 2/18, Santa Monica Airport Hanger, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica.
Scott Thompson: Scottastrophe
Everyone’s favorite Kid in the Hall is doing his thang again every Friday this month at the Steve Allen Theater. Scott Thompson’s one-man show, so un-PC, so sexy and fun. Enjoy his visual aids and props as he gets you laughing about everything from politics to religion to celeb scandal.
- $10. 8pm. The Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. (323) 666-4268.
Saturday, February 9
Valentine’s Special at Angel City Drive-In: True Romance
I always hear good things about this drive-in with the real-live derby girls (Angel City Derby Girls) on skates who bring you your refreshments. Oh yeah, and there’s a movie playing, too: Quentin Tarantino’s classic, True Romance. Walk in, bike in or drive in and enjoy the film while chomping on some Weeneez hot dogs. BYOB to keep things interesting.
- $30 drive-in, $10 walk/bike-in. 6:30-10pm. 240W.4th Street, Los Angeles.
El Carmen Tequila Tasting
Desiring something with more kick than a wine tasting? Check out this edgy sip session where you’ll sample over a dozen tequilas. Snacks and good times included. Careful, careful though. You know that wise, old saying: One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
- $25 cash at door. 5-8pm. El Carmen, 8138 W. Third Street, Los Angeles. (323) 852-1552
6th Annual Double Standard Official Party of the Lunar New Year
The Chinatown courtyard is the setting for the official lunar new year party, with both Grand Star and the Mountain Bar bookending the scene. Over 25 performances, five DJs, and two dance floors. The first 500 people to show will get a lucky red envelope (hong bao)! Net proceeds will be donated to the Asian Pacific Community Fund ( www.apcf.org) and fund future projects and events supporting the Asiatic arts scene.
- $15 before 11pm/$20 after 11pm. 9pm-2am. Grand Star/Mountain Bar, 930 N. Broadway, Chinatown.
Sunday, February 10
30th Annual Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K
Start off the Chinese new year with a bang. 100,000 firecrackers will signal the start of this 5K/10K fun run. After the race, participants can party it up in the festival area where volunteers will greet you with fresh fruit, drink and other snacks.
- $30. 7:30am-4pm. North Broadway & College Street, Chinatown.