Weekend

03/21/2014

weekend

All Star Chef Classic
See some of the world’s most talented chefs face off during the first-ever All Star Chef Classic. This three-day event has cooking stadiums, along with traditional food-festival events and samples. March 21-23; LA Live, 800 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

LA Seafood Festival at La Placita Olvera
No diets allowed! Jump in head first at LA Seafood Festival. Sample seafood and seafood dishes like Seafood Risotto, Encebollado Fish Stew, Ceviche, Paella, Mojarra Dorada, Escabeche and more. Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Olvera Street, 845 N Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012

Firkfest
Sample cask pours from 30 SoCal craft breweries like Eagle Rock Brewery, Golden Road Brewery, Monkish, and more at Orange County’s first cask beer festival. The festival highlights Old World beer serving techniques mixed with new creativity of today’s burgeoning local craft brewers. Enjoy local artisanal foods, while supporting the charitable organization Inspire Artistic Minds, which raises awareness for the arts of taste, sight and sound. $50; Saturday, 12-4 pm; Farmers Park in the Anaheim Packing District, 400 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

Leader of the New School Pop-Up Dinner
Dine on fare from chefs Jason Fullilove (Malibu Pier Restaurant & Pier), Kris Morningstar (Ray’s & Shark Bar), Brendan Collins (Larry’s & Waterloo & City) and Phillip Frankland Lee (Scratch Bar LA). Each chef will serve two dishes, and highlights of the eight-course menu include hot smoked black cod with chrysanthemum leaves, horseradish cream and caviar; hand-rolled cavatelli with octopus ragu; green mussel and sea urchin sake shooter and more. Then, burn off the calories with DJ Brutha Gimel and a special performance by Amaris Dupree. Sunday, 6-10 pm; Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar, 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu

Champagne Social
Sip champagne and mingle with tastemakers while you listen to musical talents playing stripped-down sets throughout the night in the intimate lounge at State Social House. RSVP mandatory on the website. Friday, Doors 7 pm; show 8-10 pm; State Social House, 8782 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

Jackson Pollock & Ansel Adams Art At The Getty Center
Two of the biggest names in American art (and my favorite artists) come together under one roof. See Jackson Pollock’s newly restored Mural and the In Focus: Ansel Adams. The exhibit features the famed landscape photographer’s “Museum Set” portfolio, which showcases his most important works over the course of seven decades. Through June 1st; 1200 Getty Center Dr.; 310.440.7300

Young Literati’s Sixth Annual Toast
Raise a glass to Young Literati, a group of culturally connected Angelenos in their 20s, 30s, and 40s on a mission to increase support and awareness of LA’s public libraries. Young Literariti’s Sixth Annual Toast is curated by Amanda Fairey, Shepard Fairey, Moby, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Busy Phillips, while guest readers include Nick Kroll, Jason Reitman, and Lizzy Caplan. There’s also a live DJ set by Shepard Fairey, cocktails from Las Perlas and Seven Grand, among others and a musical performance from Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice. Proceeds from this bibliophilic event go to the library’s summer reading program, which serves over 40,000 kids and teens. $175; Saturday, 8 pm; Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W Washington Blvd., Culver City

Noir City: 16th Annual Festival of Film Noir
Over the course of three weeks, the festival celebrates Hollywood’s golden age of crime dramas. Get hooked into the stories of femme fatales, detectives, and mobsters. In addition to a mix of rare gems, the program includes several evenings devoted to French, British, and Italian noir, honoring this year’s theme, “It’s a Bitter Little World.” $11; March 21 – April 6; Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028

Elevé Lofts & Skydeck Presents: Food & Fashion Truck Day
Shop and snack from some of  Los Angeles’ brightest vendors. You can expect Kogi BBQ, Trailer Park Truck and Le Fashion Free, but get tickets here; Truck. Saturday, 4-8 pm; 200 E. Broadway, Glendale

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Anyone in my age group (which are most of you) are in love with this movie. Watch this journey of a man-child on a cross-country quest to rescue his beloved bicycle. $16; Sunday, 5 pm; ArcLight Cinemas, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 323.464.1478

Los Angeles Fibershed Workshop: Wet Felting
Jo Abellera of KKIBO will teach you the art of working with raw, uncarded alpaca fleece. All you need to take is a towel; the rest of the materials are provided.$60;  Saturday, 1-4 pm; Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.

The Meating Room
Sip glasses of Kentucky bourbon and learn (and taste) the difference between dry- and wet-aged beef. $50Friday, 7:30 pm; Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, 330 S. Hope St., Downtown; 213.680.0330

Selected Shorts: Drama at Dinner
This event pairs A-list actors and award-winning authors. Watch the actors dramatize food focused works by the authors. It’s stories and snacks. $35; Saturday & Sunday; The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Dr., Brentwood; 310.440.7300

Herschel Supply Co. Presents The Journal Opening Night
Known Gallery is hosting the release of The Journal; a curated collection of seasonal articles, inspiring stories, insightful interviews and beautiful imagery created by Herschel Supply Company. Produced bi-annually, The Journal is for those who appreciate the finer things and have an appetite for culture. The two day art instillation will showcase the Spring 2014 lookbook, as well as a larger than life installation featuring Rad Cars artist Kevin Butler. Friday, 7-11 pm; 441 North Fairfax, Los Angeles, 90036

The Sandwich Smith‘s One Year Anniversary
Located in the Japanese Village Plaza, the space is The Sandwich Smith by day and Fickle by night. The artisanal sandwich shop, will offer their full-sized, Original Sandwich, made of buttermilk fried chicken, garlic aioli, cheddar cheese, creamy coleslaw, pickle chips and tomato for just $1. Plus $3 draft beers. Saturday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 362 E 1st St., Los Angeles, 90012; 213.628.1888

Telly Leung: Live at Rockwell 
Broadway & TV’s Telly Leung (Broadway’s Godspell, Glee, Rent, Wicked) offers an evening of songs and personal anecdotes when he brings his sold-out NYC show to the West Coast! Expect an eclectic set list of songs from the world of Pop, Rock & Broadway – re-imagined and re-invented for a jazz trio (featuring music direction by Paul Galloway) and tunes from his debut album, i’ll cover you on the Yellow Sound Label. Plus, special guest performers at the one-night only show at Rockwell will include Broadway & Television’s Kate Reinders (ABC’s Work It, Lifetime’s Sherri, Wicked). Tickets: $15 – 25 323.661.6163 (ext 20); March 23, Doors at 6:30 pm, show at 8 pm; 1714 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027

Open Call LA
With the anticipation of over 2000 LA-based artists lining up at Barnsdall Park, this event could be life changing for some. Competing to exhibit their work in a public forum, the work chosen will be showcased at LAMAG from March 30-April 12 in the newly reconfigured 10,000 square foot art space. As LA’s only municipal art gallery, Barnsdall is truly the “People’s Park” as the City’s primary exhibition venue offering free admission to all. The artists will also win cash prizes including One Best in Show ($1000), One Honorable Mention ($150) and Three Youth Art Awards ($50). Open to all artists residing in SoCal, $20 per artist per piece, up to 3 works of art per artist. Entry details here.

Parachute Market
It’s Spring! Spruce up your digs and head to Parachute Market, a two-day design fair where you can score unique furniture, decorative objects, and fine arts, as well as vintage clothes and accessories. There will be light and paper installations, and appearances by Agnes Baddoo and Ermie, vintage fashion courtesy of A Current Affair, and taste pairings from artisanal food vendors. Saturday, & Sunday, 405 Mateo St.

6th Annual Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival
The Farhang Foundation, in association with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), presents this Awards Ceremony & Reception. Actress Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland, Scandal) and actor Navid Negahban (Homeland, 24) have been named as festival jurors. $35 for LACMA members and $45 for non-members; Saturday, 6 – 9 pm; Reception in LACMA LA Times Central Courtyard Immediately following Awards Ceremony; LACMA’S Leo S. Bing Theatre, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., 90036

Franklin & Company’s Brunch & BBQ
Franklin & Company will have the folk country duo, The Deltaz, playing around the restaurant on Saturdays between noon and four for Brunch and BBQ. You can dine and dance. Saturday; 5923 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, 90068; 323.463.1552

Casa Ado Now Serving Weekend Brunch
Executive Chef Antonio Mure designed a menu with classic favorites and added in some unexpected signatures. I
tems include a Prosciutto con Uova e AsparagiCalamaretti alla Griglia con Bietole al Salto Piccante; Panino con Pollo Avocado e Brie; Grilled Hanger Steak and Eggs; Bagel and Lox; and Eggs Benedict with a choice of Canadian Bacon, salmon, or “Italian Style” with Mozzarella and tomatoes. Coktails include Mint and Cucumber Vodka Lemonade; Blackberry Old Fashioned; and a Strawberry and Basil Martini, as well as the classic Mimosa and house Bloody Mary. Starting March 22; Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am-3 pm; 12 W. Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey; 310.577.2589

Sales:

Reel Appeal
This line is unloading their entire inventory of vintage and antique furniture, clothing, jewelry and accessories during their store closing sale. 2243 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, 91505; 818.565.3569

Eva Franco
Hit up the LA designer’s Downtown showroom for discounts on retro dresses, tops and more. In addition, enjoy free sips and sweets during Franco’s birthday sample sale. Friday & Saturday; 731 S Spring Ave., Los Angeles, 90014

RVCA
Expect to save 50% off or more on the lifestyle brand’s apparel, footwear and accessories. Diehards can guarantee a spot in line by snapping up a $25 fast pass for the two-day warehouse sale. Friday & Saturday; 960 W 16th St., Costa Mesa, 92627; 949.548.6223

SWRVE
Score up to 90% off the stylish bicycle apparel brand’s jeans, shorts, tops, outerwear and accessories for men and women during their warehouse sale at Glassell Park bike shop Velo Love. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; 3421 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, 90065

By Whitney

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