This Weekend: Detox/Retox, Julia at Comme Ca, Brainnnnssss!

— by Caroline on Crack

I’ll be up in Bumfuck, California, dressed up as a French maid in 90-degree heat. Jealousss? But, hey, you have fun this weekend.

Thursday, August 13

Barneys Warehouse Sale at the LA Convention Center
The good news is that the Barney’s Warehouse Sale is in an even bigger space this year. The bad news is that it’s no longer on the Westside. Ah well, at least you can still save 50-75% off designer clothes for men, women and even kids. Cash and credit cards only.

  • Thru August 23. South Hall of The Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles (map). (310) 777-5700.

Friday, August 14

The Ode to Julia Dinner at Comme Ca
Comme Ca celebrates Julia Child’s birthday with a special $65 five-course menu of her favorite dishes like classics Vichysoisse, Lobster Thermidor and Beef Wellington. Aw. And if you want to toast Madame Child, order a glass of Château Lafite-Rothschild 1997 ($50 or $25 for a taste).

  • Friday and Saturday. $65. Comme Ca, 8479 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood (map). (323) 782-1104. Reservations here.

Saturday, August 15

Shaun of the Dead Zombie Walk at Hollywood Outdoor Cinema
Not only is one of my fave zombie movies ever playing at this outdoor theater but there will be an undead fashion show, zombie face painting and zombie photobooth, and even an Eat Your Brains Out Xbox giveaway. Eek! And if you’re hungry the mobile restaurant row of Marked 5, Gastrobus and CoolHaus. Thankfully, no brains.

  • 7:30pm. $10. Circuit City, 4400 W Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Sunday, August 16

Reservoir Launches New Brunch Menu
The Silver Lake eatery launches a new brunch menu on its patio this Sunday. Think a mix of sweet and savory like ricotta pancakes with whipped lemon creme fraiche and poached eggs served on corn fritters and topped with a spicy bechamel sauce. Drool. Naturally there will be breakfast libations like Bloody Marys and cocktails, mixed with Soju, to ease that hangover.

  • 10am-2:30pm. Reservoir, 1700 Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 662-8655.

Detox/Retox at the Avalon with Casa Noble
Starting this Sunday, Casa Noble and Avalon Beverly Hills host a weekly pool party that will run through Labor Day weekend and showcase a different tequila cocktail ($8) every week. This week’s cocktail is the Noble Smash made of Casa Noble Crystal Tequila, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. Lounge around the pool chillaxin’ to the Euro-Italian beats of DJ Marquee. Complimentary valet for Detox/Retox guests.

  • 2-8pm. Avalon Beverly Hills, 9400 W Olympic Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map). (310) 277-5221.