Pomp and polish.
The Nail Bar at Beverly Wilshire
What: Get a Shellac mani ($90) and Coconut Pearl pedi ($115) with a free glass of champagne and the use of an iPad at the hotel’s posh new nail suite.
Why: Skip the dryer; let your color set fireside on the outdoor patio.
When: Daily, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 9500 Wilshire Blvd., b/t N. Rodeo & El Camino Drs., Beverly Hills (310-385-7023).
What: Downtown’s go-to sausage spot opens a Venice outpost, slinging classic (bratwurst), gourmet (green chile and cilantro), and exotic (rattlesnake and rabbit) varieties for lunch, dinner, and late night.
Why: An impressive selection of German and Belgian brews to wash it all down.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 623 Lincoln Blvd., b/t Sunset Ct. & Vernon Ave.,Venice (213-687-4444).
Cube Marketplace Warehouse Sale
What: Score 50-90 percent off artisanal treats for less than last night’s dinner at the culinary hub’s biggest one-day sale ever.
Why: Kitchen decor and garden goods are also up for grabs.
When: Sat., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 550 Ceres Ave., b/t E. Fifth & E. Sixth Sts., Downtown (213-542-3337).
East Village West
What: Ann Magnuson and Kenny Scharf transform Royal/T into the height of the ’80s East Village art scene with works by Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and John Sex.
Why: It wouldn’t be a proper downtown bash without makeovers and food pairings.
When: Thru Jan. 8, 2012. Opening reception, Sat., 8-11 p.m.
Where: 8910 Washington Blvd., at Higuera St., Culver City (310-559-6300). Reception R.S.V.P. (required) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: A three-night celebration of la musique Francais, with performances ranging from African-inspired blues to electro beats.
Why: To kick off the weekend, Nouvelle Vague performs Dawn of Innocence, an ode to French new wave and punk music.
When: Thurs.-Sat. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., at S. Burnside Ave., Miracle Mile (323-936-6400). Tickets ($25-$75) online at ticketmaster.com.
The Barbarian Nurseries
What: In his latest novel ($17), L.A. native and Pulitzer Prize-winning journo Héctor Tobar weaves a page-turning tale of class and ethnic strife in the City of Angels.
Why: Catch the author in conversation with Susan Straight, and get your copy signed at the West Hollywood Book Fair.
When: Book signing, Sun., 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Where: West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, b/t Melrose Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (310-652-5340).
Photo: Courtesy of Nail Bar