The Bar Room Opens
What: Porta Via spin-off pumps up the after-work jam with half-price drinks and free apps (sweet potato fries with blue cheese sauce, grilled pizza).
Why: Movable lounge furniture does not a typical happy hour make.
When: Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight. Happy hour thru Apr. 15, 5-8 p.m.
Where: 428 N. Canon Drive., at Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills ( 310-274-6534 310-274-6534 ).
Sunset Foot Spa at Agua
What: Therapeutic reflexology and aromatherapy bonanza (French lavender, lemongrass, and green tea) in one helluva pop-up spa.
Why: Your dogs are barking.
When: Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., at Olive Dr., West Hollywood ( 323-848-6070 323-848-6070 ).
Public Star Parties
What: Take your main squeeze(s) to Griffith Observatory’s monthly celestial gathering — complete with telescopes and astronomers — to find out what all the doomsday fuss is about.
Why: We’ll take helium and hydrogen over the flesh-and-bone varietal any day.
When: Sat., 2-9:45 p.m.
Where: 2800 E. Observatory Rd. ( 213-473-0800 213-473-0800 ).
Side by Side by Sondheim
What: New revue celebrates the work and birth of the composer and lyricist with melodies from his best works.
Why: Call the box office to wish Steve a happy 80th b-day and snag $15 tickets.
When: Thru Apr. 18. Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: The Attic Theatre & Film Center, 5429 W. Washington Blvd., at Hauser Blvd. ( 323-525-0661 323-525-0661 ).
What: The brainchild of Rhianon Jones and Tristan Scott, the new store curates local culture with fashion, art, and music in an ecofriendly, gallery-like setting.
Why: More than 40 labels out of good old L.A.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 1712 W. Sunset Blvd., b/t Lemoyne & Logan Sts., Echo Park ( 213-483-0260 213-483-0260 ).
Photo: Courtesy of The Bar Room