This Weekend: Princess Leia Fan Dance, $4 Gin Cocktails, Happy Bday Elvis

— by Caroline on Crack

A busy weekend with a lot of the events going on today! I’ll be too busy fretting about the 13.1 marathon on Sunday woo! but you go and have fun doing the following. I wanna see that Star Wars burlesque, though.

Thursday, January 7

Free Food at Doughboys
At first this seemed too good to be true but apparently it is! Doughboys, which had closed down back in 2007, is now back. It’s reopening in its old spot and for today and tomorrow will be giving away free food! Yes, that’s FREE soup, salad and sandwiches from 11am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm. Lunch and dinner is on them!

  • Thursday and Friday, 11am-2pm and 5-8pm. Doughboys, 8136 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles (map).

Polkadots & Moonbeams’ Serious Sale
While you’re on 3rd Street, you might as well check out this sale where you can get 80% off “almost everything” at this boutique clothing shop which sells everything from Rachel Pally to vintage.

  • 11am-7pm. Polkadots & Moonbeams, 8381 & 8367 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles (map). (323) 655-3880.

$4 Hendrick’s Gin Cocktails at Checkers Downtown Happy Hour
Gin lovers, toast the new year and happy hour with $4 Hendrick’s Gin cocktails at Checkers. Featured cocktails include the classic Gin & Tonic, the Aviation (with maraschino liqueur, Creme de Violette, lemon juice), Singapore Sling (with cherry brandy, lime juice and Benedictine) and the Mayfair Cocktail (with lemon juice and cucumber).  You can pair the classic cocktails with small dishes ($4 each) like prosciutto-wrapped figs and scallop tortellini

  • 4-8pm. Checkers Downtown, 535 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown (map). (213) 624-0000.

Fred Segal Private Pre-Sale
Get the jump on the much-anticipated Fred Segal sale by hitting up the pre-sale tonight. Have your pick of the 50% discounted designer goods before the public gets at it tomorrow.

  • 5-9pm. Fred Segal Santa Monica, 420-500 Broadway, Santa Monica (map).

Saturday, January 9

Star Wars Burlesque at Bordello Bar
Star Wars fan boys, now it’s your chance to live your ultimate fantasy: Princess Leia in that slave girl outfit doing a fan dance. OK, I don’t know if that’s really gonna go down at this Star Wars burlesque show but that’s what I think of when I see those words together. In any case, you’ll enjoy performances from the likes of Devil’s Playground dancers Lucy Fur, Audrey Deluxe and Scarlet O’Gasm at this fun theme show.

  • 9pm. $13. Bordello, 901 E 1st Street, Los Angeles (map).

Sunday, January 10

American Cinematheque’s Elvis Presley’s 75th Birthday Celebration
Celebrate the King’s birthday in grand style, from Buttermilk Truck’s banana-peanut butter pancake bites to Elvis karaoke to an EP double feature: Elvis ’56 and Jailhouse Rock. There will even be a birthday cake from La Morenita Bakery for the entire audience. “Dress to im-Presley!”

  • 5:30pm. Tickets: $9-$11. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (323) 461-2020.