Thursday, April 24, 2014

This Weekend

The Violent Femmes play for justice, Shakespeare plays at the aquarium, and photographers play with light and space.

Benefit Bash: The Justice Ball
Violent Femmes headline the 11th annual legal-aid benefit, which also includes a dance club area and karaoke lounge.
Gaming tables: Play blackjack, roulette and craps.
Sat 8:30p-1a. The Lot, 7200 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (323-656-9069). $75-$3,600. Nearby: Jones Hollywood; Formosa Cafe; Seven

Art Party: Create: Fixate All Photography Show
Browse and buy the work of 33 photographers, including the evocative travel photography of Jason Elias and Steve Elkins, while Power 106's Raul Campos spins records.
Skip the party: Preview the art from 4 to 7p for just $5.
Sat 7p-2a. 1535 Ivar Ave, Hollywood. $15. Nearby: Charcoal; Ketchup; Les Deux

Outdoor Theater: Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
It's first-come, first-serve on the front lawn of the Aquarium of the Pacific. Bring your own low-back chairs, blankets and booze.
Water world: Arrive before the museum closes at 6p to view the 150-shark lagoon.
Sat-Sun 6p. 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach (562-590-3100). Free. Nearby: Alegria Cafe; CasaVino wine bar; The Auld Dubliner

Special Dinner: Sunday Guest Chef Series at BIN 8945
Reserve a seat for a seven-course meal by the husband-and-wife team of Napa Valley's renowned Pilar restaurant.
Wine pairing:
Uncork old world wines from the 700-bottle cellar for $65-$100 more.
Sun 6p-10p. 8945 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood (310-550-8945). $100. Nearby: One Sunset; Winston's; Bar Lubitsch

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