It’s your party. And you’ll ditch out early to attend another one if you want to.
Clare Crespo’s Laissez Le Bon Crochet Rouler
What: The food/fun artist behind Yummyfun has stitched the dishes of Mardi Gras; cued John Gold for music; and flew in king cakes, Dixie beer, and more New Orleans snackery for this very special occasion.
Why: It’s a feast for the eyes.
When: Sat.-Feb. 21. Opening, Sat., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Heath Ceramics, 7525 Beverly Blvd., at Sierra Bonita Ave., Mid-City West (323-965-0800).
What: A handsome new Havana-esque hideaway serving rare rums and handcrafted cocktails with revelrous live music and dance sets.
Why: Think Bad Spaniard (Cruzan Black Strap Rum, Averna amaro, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon) on Tropical Holiday (Rhum J.M., Taylor’s Velvet Falernum, fresh lime, cane sugar, whiskey barrel-aged bitters).
When: Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Shows, 10 & 11 p.m., midnight & 1 a.m. Reservations (encouraged) to email@example.com.
Where: 1159 N. Western Ave., at Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood (323-466-1324).
Scent of Seduction
What: Experiment with eight handpicked perfumes to up your olfactory powers of attraction — and have a glass of bubbly and a sweet treat while you’re at it.
Why: Love is in the air (though that might just be Etat Libre d’Orange Putain des Palaces).
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Scent Bar, 8327 Beverly Blvd., at Flores St., West Hollywood (323-782-8300).
Super Bowl Sanctuary at Cecconi’s
What: Touch down in this football-free zone with two courses for $35 or three for $45 and fill up on Dungeness crab and roast prime rib-eye paired with Peroni or prosecco.
Why: Take your best game face.
When: Sun., 3-7 p.m.
Where: 8764 Melrose Ave., at Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood (310-432-2000).
Iko Iko Presents Self Improvement & New Hobbies
What: The concept shop launches its new gardening accessories, wool for weaving, Japanese tea fixings, rocks, salts, vintage art books, and other craft and collection supplies.
Why: Everything you didn’t know you needed for the new interest you didn’t know you had.
When: Opening, Sat., 7-10 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 1-7 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 1298 W. Sunset Blvd., at Innes Ave., Angelino Heights (323-719-1079).
Photo: Courtesy of Clare Crespo