Meghan McCarty is back with some ideas for your Presidents' Day weekend: The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will play a trio of games in Southern California, Palm Springs Modernism Week gets into full mid-century swing and the PBS costume drama par excellence – Downton Abbey – closes out its second season this Sunday night. Throw a Downton-themed bash!
Saturday in Anaheim, Sunday at Staples Center downtown L.A. and Monday in Ontario
Check the website for times and tickets
Palm Springs Modernism Week
When: Feb. 16 - 26, 2012
Check the website for a detailed listing of events, films and tours
Downton Abbey Season 2 Finale Bash
When: Sunday at 9 pm, check local listings
If you want to throw a Downton Abbey finale-viewing bash, check Pamela Foster's "Downton Abbey Cooks" blog for Edwardian serving suggestions and recipes, like raspberry pudding, wine jelly and chateau potatoes.
For drinks, Foster suggests a nice Pims Cup, a popular British holiday cocktail.
Or, you can follow the butler Mr. Carson's instructions for the wine list and serve two white wines, the first a light one to match the fish, the second a heavier white Burgundy to match the soup, and finally, a well-aired claret (that's what the Brits call red Bordeaux) with the main courses.