OK, so you went ahead and got sucked into the multi-hour celebrity, fashion, and entertainment marathon that is the Emmys. And maybe it ate up a whole weekend afternoon and evening, but in this town you can probably count at least part of it as a write-off, no? At least the cleaner bill from all those chocolate-covered pretzels that somehow found their way between the cushions and then melted... We digress. Don't worry, couch potato. All will be rectified (your cushions, your dignity) with the Broke Girl's fail-proof guide to the week ahead:
The luckiest broke girls can give in to Girls withdrawal at The Largo tonight, as <a href="http://www.voiceplaces.com/by-the-way-jeff-garlin-in-conversation-with-lena-dunham-los-angeles-1879693-e/">Jeff Garlin sits down with Lena Dunham</a>. And hilarity, undoubtedly, ensues. If it sells out (which is probable) and you haven’t been chatting up the ticket-taker for weeks, <a href="http://www.yelp.com/events/west-hollywood-jackie-beats-mascara-mondays-with-special-guest-roseanne-barr-live">this seems totally comparable</a>. <em>FILE - In this publicity file photo released by HBO, the creator and star, Lena Dunham, of the HBO TV series, "Girls," is shown. </em>
If "Girls" and brats aren’t your thing, head downtown to <a href="http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/09/21/popups.php#">Tiara Cafe for a one night pop-up</a> of Italian-infused California foodstuffs by private chef Nina Clemente. Wash it all down with desserts from fonuts’ Waylynn Lucas and drinks by Harvard & Stone’s Lindsay Nader, all of which are part of the $54 tip-included prix fixe.
Personally, we’re opting for barbecue at Chosun Galbee followed by seaworthy drinks at HMS Bounty. Then, we’re heading to the Wiltern because <a href="http://www.livenation.com/event/090048C8AD214E3F?artistid=1105920&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60">Beach House is playing</a>, and we’ve <a href="http://gotagirlcrush.bigcartel.com/product/got-a-girl-crush-issue-2">got a girl crush</a>.
Career-oriented broke girls (rather than, say, barbecue-oriented ones), should dive straight into L.A.’s <a href="http://socialmediaweek.org/schedule/?locale_id=94429#.UF-8sY6Ab8s">Social Media Week happenings</a>. For ten days, media and tech savvies are taking over with panels, keynotes, and, um, lots of parties. Because we like a challenge, the <a href="http://socialmediaweek.org/blog/event/social-media-speakeasy-tuesday/#.UGC176RSSgl">Social Media Speakeasy</a> caught our eye. Rather than a secret door in the back of a diner, entry to this scene can only be uncovered by “the most savvy media-socialites”—meaning, you must tweet your way to cool-nerd obscurity. Let the games begin.
Grab dinner after work on Wednesday in Echo Park at <a href="http://www.yelp.com/events/los-angeles-free-cornbread-bibingka-and-drink-at-the-parks-finest-bbq">The Park’s Finest BBQ</a>—they’re celebrating a smattering of glowing Yelp reviews by offering free drinks and cornbread starting today.
Then, check out Harlan and BGG personal favorite Madi Diaz at <a href="http://www.thesatellitela.com/event/162247/">The Satellite</a> back in Silver Lake. Even better, the venue is offering <a href="http://www.thesatellitela.com/calendar/">$2 Newcastles between 8 and 9 p.m.</a>, so time your arrival wisely.
Later, start your holiday spirit way, way early (again, no complaints here!) at <a href="http://www.urbandaddy.com/la/weekender/20223/The_Weekender_Breaking_News_in_Brunch_Hint_Laurel_Hardware_s_Involved_Los_Angeles_LA">the Rockwell in Los Feliz</a>. Starting today, their back patio is filled to the brim with fa-la-la, including peppermint ice cream, wares for sale, cocktails, and, wait for it, fake snow. The entire thing benefits the Children’s Hospital, so have no regrets about spending the next few months as a human snowcone.
After work, head to the just-opened <a href="http://shorehotel.com/dining.php">Blue Plate Taco at the Shore Hotel</a> in Santa Monica. Then, stop by <a href="http://us.deuscustoms.com/location/venice/">Deus Ex Machina in Venice</a> for their special in-store location of Handsome Coffee, where you can get a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_white">Flat White</a> built to Australian specifications.
Once you’re ready to ride, cruise over to the opening of <a href="http://www.artplatform-losangeles.com/laart/">Art Platform - Los Angeles</a> at Barker Hanger for exceptional contemporary and modern art and also a bigwig or two. While you’re there, find yourself a LACMA Muse member to help you get into their <a href="http://www.lacma.org/artplatform">extra-special VIP After-Party</a>.
Or, head to Picca in Beverly Hills, where resident cocktail wunderkind Julian Cox is releasing his fall drink list; to celebrate, <a href="http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/09/20/jose_andres_in_town_le_fooding_to_la_more.php">each one is a mere $6 a pop from 9:30 p.m. to midnight</a>.
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