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The Weekend Guide

the bar room!

L-i-v-i-n, baby.

DRINK
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 ).

RELAX
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 ).

GAZE
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 ).

WATCH
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 ).

SHOP
E.P.I.C. Opens
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

LOCATIONS
The Attic Theatre & Film Center
5429 W Washington Blvd
@ Hauser Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
323-525-0661
Mondrian
8440 Sunset Blvd
@ Olive Dr
West Hollywood, CA 90069
1712 W Sunset Blvd
bt Lemoyne & Logan Sts
Los Angeles, CA 90026
213-483-0260
428 N Canon Dr
@ Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-274-6534
Griffith Observatory
2800 E Observatory Rd
Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA 90027
213-473-0800
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