Friday, August 22, 2014

This Week

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In the inevitable war against machines, humans officially have no chance.

  • Cronut Shmonut: Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches Now at Umami
     
    In LA’s answer to NYC’s favorite new dessert, Umami’s combining ice cream and donuts for the ultimate post-burger bite. (We'll write back as soon as someone figures out how to do this with a cronut.)
     
    Available at all SoCal Umami locations

  • Side Splitting: Horribly Funny at iO West Today
     
    Risk dying of laughter as LA's improv pros fuse fear and comedy in a scary-movie-spoofing standup session starring actors from A Nightmare on Elm Street and more.
     
    Tonight 8p. 6366 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (323-962-7560)

  • Plate Migration: Mendocino Farms Sherman Oaks Now open
     
    Valley dwellers, rejoice! No longer must you trek southward to get your hands on insanely good banh mis or the new seasonal carved steak pretzel melt.
     
    14141 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-205-9744)

  • Rock Gods: Atoms for Peace at the Hollywood Bowl Wednesday
     
    Join rock’s reigning supergroup for a master show. Band members include Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Joey Waronker (R.E.M.).
     
    Wed 8p. 2301 N Highland Ave., Hollywood (323-850-2000) $35-83 here.

  • Monday Funday: Barbershop Ristorante Pop-Up Now open

    Reward yourself for making it through another Monday with eight courses of high-end Italian fare. Sea urchin ravioli and risotto with live crab might actually make you look forward to starting the work week.

    Mon-Tue 7-11p. 1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice (424-272-5849)

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