Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver rocker Scott Weiland is giving an intimate performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Ricochet Lounge. Weiland, who normally plays rooms like the Filmore, gave in to Ricochet owner Alan Roth’s pleas. “I begged and begged,” Roth told us. Tickets are $40 at Ricochetlounge.com.
Fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and Beyoncé’s sister, singer Solange Knowles, host a party Tuesday at The Standard Spa to celebrate the launch of Absolut Tune, a mix of vodka and sparkling white wine.
In the kitchen
Nadia G, host of Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen on Cooking Channel, is hosting a food and wine event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Awarehouse Miami, 550 NW 29th St. She’ll be serving “bold bites to pair with the intense flavors of Apothic Wines.” To RSVP: apothicnadiag.eventbrite.com.
In the pink
We received a few tips telling us that actor, writer, academic and general Renaissance man James Franco was seen lounging at the pool at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino over the weekend, which didn’t seem that unusual until we saw his website, www.jamesfrancotv.com. On it were pix of Franco hanging out in his room and doing what most famous people do — lounging in these fine pink, cupcake-printed pajamas. We have no idea why either, but it’s James Franco, a multifaceted if not strange ... cupcake.