if you don't get the chilaquiles the first time you go to martanne's you're doing it wrong. if you don't like garlic, you won't like martanne's. if you don't like getting breakfast and not having to eat again till 6pm, you won't like Martanne's. i've (shamefully) recently discovered that the full pizzas (not slices) at nimarco's are as good as fratelli's. both are great. in my opinion, and this is strongly contested, the best mexican food is at los altenos on milton, by strombollis which is an okay place to get italian style soup/salad/pizza/calzones/etc. there's no good place for mexican downtown (other than martanne's, which closes at 3, and is kind of a different deal.) tacos locos is decent if you've been drinking and it's late. i haven't tried them all but all the thai places seem to be about the same. dara thai is good. i wouldn't recommend the sushi at karma, but ray walker might.
there's a record store downtown called rock-it-man that is decent, depending on what you're looking for, but sucks compared to say, oh, stinkweeds. or even, god, zia's. the bookstore next door is pretty cool. there's crappy boutiques and stuff all around downtown, as you already know, if you need any ladies things.
there's a show at sundara, which is right downtown tonight, with the fantastic, them savages. i don't know if there's any house shows this weekend. explosions in sky and zammuto are on sunday at the oriface, i mean orpheum. i just saw that come on die young is playing at the worst bar in town that same night. (the cinnabar) i feel bad for them. i've never seen a show there with people in attendance and haven't gone to one since the glimpse trio played (i was the only one there. couldn't convince anyone to go there.)
i think the weather is going to be stellar this weekend, but i'm assuming that's when you're talking about, which is probably wrong.