Beer: it does a body good.
Shuck and Awe: Oysterpalooza Today
Cake is unnecessary when there's half-priced mollusks, oyster specials, and all day happy hour at Hungry Cat's 9th birthday party.
Today noon-10p. The Hungry Cat, 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood (323-462-2155)
Little Plays, Big Names: Hollywood Shorts Wed
Catch short plays by Emmy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winning writers that you can't see anywhere else.
Every Wed thru March 26. Whitefire Theater, 13500 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-990-2324)
Ballin': Mama Musubi Pop-Up Thru Sat
If you're gonna eat balls, let them be gourmet rice ones filled with Oregon Bay shrimp, jidori chicken, and Berkshire pork.
Thru Sat. Aburiya Toranoko, 243 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo
Indie Cred: Lot, Stock & Barrel Pop-Up at Concept 8633 1/2 Thru Sun Mar 23
Leave #normcore to the hipsters and prep for Coachella with vintage denim and leather outerwear from LS&B's collection.
Thru Sun March 23. 8633 1/2 W. 3rd St., Beverly Grove
Cal-Italian Renaissance: Union Open Tue
The Churchill's Bruce Kalman brings northern Italy to SoCal with dishes like pork ragu and spring lamb with pickled garlic.
Open Tue. 37 E. Union St., Pasadena (626-795-5841)