Encouraging news for your Monday coffee break: they're working hard on a male birth control pill.
No Posing Noodle: Bucato Open now
Chef Evan Funke (formerly of Rustic Canyon) introduces an Italian spot that (gasp!) doesn’t allow cell phones, serving pigeon ragu and pastas made in an upstairs lab.
3280 Helms Ave Center, Culver City, (310-876-0286)
Black is Back: Copa Vida Open now
Ritual and Stumptown are the new brews on the block, joining teas on tap, stromboli sandwiches, and farro salads in this slick, brick java joint.
70 S. Raymond St., Pasadena (626-213-3952)
Happy Times: Redwood Grille (pictured) Open now
We won't tell your boss where you went: Redwood's patio, with its singular view of the Promenade and weekday 3-7p happy hour with $4 draft beers, $5 wells, and $7 martinis.
395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica (310-576-0600)
Toke of Your Affection: Willie Nelson at Hollywood Bowl
50 million records and strong bonds with both Snoop
Dogg Lion and a certain herb don’t lie: this rebel legend is going to light up the Bowl as only he can. Lyle Lovett preludes.
Sat 8p. 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood Hills
Altered Vision: Just One Eye 75% Off Sale Sat & Sun
The high-end retailer pulls an eclectic mix into their weekend warehouse sale, from Valentino camo shorts to denim vests from Kris Van Assche.
7000 Romaine St., Hollywood (888-563-6858)