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Weekend

02/20/2015

Air & Style
The first edition of this Shaun White-curated sports & music fest will have impressive lineups including a ski and snowboard jump contests from top X-Games and Olympic athletes soundtracked by Kendrick Lamar and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. $79+; Saturday & Sunday; Rose Bowl; 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.577.3100

Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Dance Party
Back in 2013, this teen blogger took over Hollywood’s Space15Twenty for a week-long pop-up. The installation hosted a ’50s-inspired prom, DIY flower crown-making workshop, a Q&A with Parks & Recreation‘s Rashida Jones, a talk with SNL‘s Bill Hader, and the first live performance of The Julie Ruin. Now, she is back, bringing her dance party in honor of Rookie: Yearbook ThreeSaturday, 5-9 pm; SPACE 15 TWENTY, 1520 North Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Motley and Frank & Oak
This week, The Motley and Frank & Oak are teaming up for a temporary boutique at Old Town’s One Colorado. Shop The Motley’s men’s grooming and fragrance products, including brands like Malin+Goetz, Baxter of California, Jack Black, Le Labo, Port Products, and more. E-shop, Frank & Oak, will have shirting, casual chinos, LA-made denim, and more. They’ll be “popped-up” through April 12th. Starting Friday (Open Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm, Saturday, 10 am-6pm, Sunday, 12-5 pm); 40 Smith Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103

Shooting Stars
W magazine celebrates the marriage of art and fashion. The exhibit curated by W Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi, includes work by photographers Mario Sorrenti and Juergen Teller, and portraits of celebrity subjects including Miley Cyrus, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney. Free; Through Sunday, (Friday, 11 am-8 pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-7 pm); Wilshire May Co. building, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

The Academy Awards at Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica and Pasadena
Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica and Pasadena will be rolling out the red carpet for Oscar night with Oscar-inspired cocktails and cuisine based on this year’s favorite films. With the bourbon Broadway Bramble, inspired by Birdman, The Imitation Game’s Decoded Mocktail, infused with tarragon, and Gustave’s Grand Smash, inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel, made with Grand Marinier and fresh ingredients, it will be a hard choice for best pick. You can also feast on an “Oscar Style” steak, topped with asparagus, crab cake and bearnaise sauce on a bed of mashed potatoes. The Grilles will also have ballots available at the bar, so fans can vote for their favorite films and actors of the year. Sunday, 4 pm; Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica, 1551 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; Del Frisco’s Grille Pasadena, 55 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

2015 Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Shorts
Watch all of this year’s Oscar-nominated live-action shorts the night before the big show. Saturday, 7 pm; The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 323.461.2020

A Toast 2 Artistry” at FIGat7th
Join in a unique dining experience that reflects the heart and soul of Downtown — fresh, creative and eclectic. Your ticket includes art instruction by a talented local artist, supplies to create your masterpiece, and you take home your finished art! Beverage service available with a souvenir glass ($10 for 2 wine pours: Pinot Noir, Riesling, Moscato, & Pinot Grigio). You also have to be ok with being photographed for promotional use only by AT2A staff! $35 (There is a 2 drink minimum or 1 beverage and appetizer purchase per person); Saturday, 3-5 pm;  FIGat7th, 735 S Figueroa, Los Angeles CA 90017

Sunday Bloody Funday” at Abigaile
They are hosting their first-ever “Sunday Bloody Funday” competition to determine who slings the South Bay’s best Bloody Mary. To complement the libations, Chef/Partner Tin Vuong and Executive Chef Jorge Valines will offer unlimited BBQ and exclusive brunch bites, including: Triple Threat Gougères – Bacon, Bacon Mornay Sauce, Bacon Relish; Breakfast Cuban Sando – Omelet, Roasted Pork, Smoked Ham, House Pickles, Havarti; and Skewers – Beef Yakitori, Miso Salmon, Moruno Chicken. Each contestant has 20 minutes to create their Bloody Mary. A panel of judges, including Bar Manager Dave Keenan and an ambassador from Tito’s Vodka, and guests will cast their votes to name the South Bay’s best bloody bartender. The winner’s Bloody Mary recipe will be featured at Blackhouse Hospitality restaurants for the month of March. $25, includes unlimited passed bites and Bloody Marys from all competitors, excludes tax and gratuity; Sunday, 12-7 pm; 1301 Manhattan Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310. 798.8227

50 Tastes: A Night of Hidden Desires
Enjoy a decadent evening of discovery at 50 Tastes: A Night of Hidden Desires. Taste 50 carefully-selected wines and irresistible appetizers. This is an exclusive event, and space is extremely limited. $40; Friday, 6:30 pm; find your local Flemings here.

Alma Hosts Noma’s Opening Chef Mads Refslund
Alma downtown is having a guest dinner by Mads Refslund. Refslund is a co-founding chef behind Noma, and is currently working at ACME in New York City. He is credited, along with René Redzepi, in bringing New Nordic cuisine to the table. $110; Friday, 952 S Broadway Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.444.0984; Resys here.

Dermalogica on Montana‘s Anniversary
They are celebrating 11 years in Santa Monica! To celebrate, they are offering offering complimentary champagne, deluxe gift bag with purchase, and the chance to win a year’s worth of MicroZone treatments, (a $420.00 value). MicroZones are 20-minute, highly targeted skin treatments designed to address a single, specific skin issue – such as tired eyes, dehydration, or breakouts… ideal before a big event or after a too-big night out! Friday-Sunday; 1022 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.260.8682

Back to the Future & Return to OZ
Robert Zemeckis’s time-travel comedy (cowritten with Bob Gale) spawned two sequels and helped to make a big screen star of Michael J. Fox (and defined my generation). Fox plays Marty McFly, a charismatic teen. Friday, 7:30 pm & 9:40 pm; Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6000

New Shows at Barnsdall Art Park
Barnsdall Art Park is launching two exhibitions, Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!, which showcases his exciting new work, and 20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, a celebration of the pioneering publication’s 20th Anniversary. Both are kicking off LAMAG’s exciting 2015 arts season. Robert Williams has chosen the country’s last municipal art gallery for his show, which is on view from February 22-April 19. Together, the shows commemorate two decades of Juxtapoz magazine, founded by Williams in 1994, and its vast influence on several generations of artists. Events include a talk with Robert Williams (Saturday, 2 pm), a curator’s talk (March 14, 2 pm), and a book signing for Williams’ new book with Baby Tattoo (March 28, 2 pm). Saturday, 6-8 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.6275

Provocations: The Architecture And Design Of Heatherwick Studio
Prepare to have you mind blown. You won’t look at architecture the same again. The show’s next-level design and architecture is something to not miss. Opens Friday; The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 310-443-7000

Malibu Pet-A-Palooza
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with the Malibu Country Mart for a day of fun and furry friends. Whether you want to adopt a new best friend or spoil your current buddy with a good grooming, they’ve got you covered. Saturday, 12-3 pm; Malibu Country Mart, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA; 310.456.7300

Bneato Declutter Workshop
Bneato is all about being organized. Join in and save yourself from clutter and chaos! It’s almost time for spring cleaning. Saturday, 2-5 pm; Poketo @ The Line, 3515 Wilshire Blvd.; 213.381.7411

Vanessa Prager At Richard Heller Gallery
Titled “Dreamers,” the L.A.-based artist’s upcoming exhibition will showcase her latest oil paintings.She uses a technique that involves large chunks of paint, which leavers her massive, colorful portraits look like they’re melting. Saturday-Saturday, March 21; Richard Heller Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave.; 310.453.9191

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort’BBQ Bootcamp
With special guest Hitching Post II owner, Frank Ostini, Alisal is having their third BBQ Bootcamp. Alisal has been specializing in barbecue for over 60 years and during this event, you will hone your grilling skills and gain grilling confidence with Santa Maria-style BBQ from Alisal Executive Chef Pascal Godé and Chef Ostini. Two-night stay in Deluxe Cottage accommodations (all rooms have wood-burning fireplaces) include Western-style accessories; all meals, including special dinners with local winemakers, and brew masters; seminars on grilling methods and equipment, Dutch oven cooking, spice blending and more; BBQ instruction and booklet; and ranch activities that include golf green fees, daily horseback  riding, tennis, fishing pole and bait for fishing on Alisal Lake. $1575+; Friday-Sunday; 1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang, CA 93463; 805.688.6411; Resys: 888.4.ALISAL or reservations@alisal.com

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
The largest travel show in the nation is right here in Los Angeles. Features include rock climbing, bubble roller land orbs, exotic dishes at the Taste of Travel Stage, live music and tips from travel experts. $16, under 17 free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach; 203.878.2577, ext. 100

Lunar New Year at East Borough
They are hosting thir second annual Tet Festival event with festive decorations. Guest Chef Jesse Furman of Free Range LA will join Executive Chloe Tran in the kitchen, creating specialty dishes, including Pork Belly with pickled mustard greens, fried quail egg, and house red chili sauce; Smoked Bacon with fried quail egg, pickled red onions, and fish sauce aioli; Salt Cod Beignet with dill, pickled red onions, cucumbers, dill, and turmeric aioli; Baby Octopus with crispy Brussels sprouts, sweet chili sauce, and Thai basil; Fried Tofu with garlic fish sauce glaze, cilantro vinaigrette, and Thai basil; Grilled Hanger Steak with crab paste butter, and upland crest. All of these dishes will be served on two baos for $8. Vietnamese Charcuterie will also be offered with pork loaf, chicken liver pate, beef tartare, house pickles, house chili sauce, and toast. Saturday, 5:30-11 pm; 9810 W Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; 310.596.8266

Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Celebration
Happy year of the Goat! Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Golden Dragon Parade in DTLA. Plus, you know there will be good eats, live music, and impressive paper dragons roaming around Broadway. There is also a cooking demo by Jet Tila, a beer garden, and food trucks. Free; Parade 1-4 pm, Festival: noon-8 pm; Parade: From Hill and Ord Sts. toward Bernard St., then to Broadway and Cesar Chavez Ave., Chinatown, 213.617.0396; Festival: Central and West plazas, 943-951 N Broadway, Chinatown, 213.680.0243

Seasonal Mushroom & Truffle Menu at Celestino Ristorante
Through the end of March, enjoy dishes like Tagliolini with Morel Mushrooms and Pecorino Cheese; Veal Scaloppini with Fava beans and Morel Mushrooms, Risotto with baby scallops and Morel Mushrooms; Roasted Rack of Veal with Porcini Mushrooms; Porcini Mushroom Soup with Black Truffle; Veal Carpaccio with fresh shaved Truffle and Pecorino Cheese; Risotto with fresh shaved Truffle; Gnocchi Stuffed with mushroom in a Truffle cheese sauce; and Tortellini with Meat in a Saffron, Pecorino and black pepper sauce with Fresh Truffle. If you want to get to an even higher level, Celestino Ristorante also has the incredibly rare white truffle on hand. Through the end of March; 141 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA  91101; 626.795.4006

Lovesick Expo LA
This wedding event is for the unconventional couple. You will meet out-of-the-box wedding planners, photographers, caterers, and other vendors. Exhibitors include eco-friendly jeweler Todd Reed, retro milliners Goorin Bros., SlowMo photo booths, and more. There will also be live entertainment like sci-fi burlesque by Devil’s Playground, giant glowing jellyfish from Billion Jelly Bloom, stilt walkers, and more. 21+; $15 at the door or $10 online (plus a $1.49 service fee); Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; The Unique Space, 1275 E 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.486.9821

Sales:

Nasty Gal
The event will feature the retailer’s sexy styles marked down to 85% off. Expect $5, $10, $20, $30, $50, and $75 buckets of clothing, as well as $25 and $50 bins for footwear! Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 8115 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.658.1010

Brandy Melville
Get ready for an epic warehouse sales across the city. Here you’ll find a range of the label’s signature tiny, “one size fits most” basics like crop tops, skirts and short shorts, all priced as low as $15. Get there early. Sunday, 9 am-4 pm; 664 South Santa Fe Ave., Compton, CA 90221

Gift of Garb
Save 60-95% off labels like Opening Ceremony, AG Jeans, Current/Elliott, Theory, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vince, J Brand, and more during the shop’s sale. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 1615 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.909.2291

Kain, 194t, Bel Kazan at Daily Dose
Score up to 70% off Kain Label and 194t’s luxe basics, L.O.V. Project‘ s scarves and wraps, designer Bel Kazan‘s Bali-inspired apparel, Mixie‘s dresses, and Daughters of Culture‘s clothing during the one-day sample sale at DTLA’s Daily Dose Cafe. Saturday; 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.281.8300

Karen Kane
Enjoy up to 70% off the contemporary LA designer’s jackets, dresses, tops, and bottoms during her sample sale. Friday, 10:30 am-4 pm; 2275 East 37th St., Los Angeles, CA 90058

The Springs
Now until stock lasts, save 25% off yoga apparel and accessories, jewelry, wellness merchandise, and more at its Atomic Garden Pop-Up Shop. 608 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.223.6226

Unionmade
Save 40% off fall/winter apparel, accessories, and more at the menswear retailer’s end-of-season sale. Through the end of February; 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323,965.2248

The Way We Wore
Score 50-70% off all clothing and accessories on the first floor (excluding items in cases) during the designer vintage boutique’s semi-annual sale. Through the end of February; 334 S LA Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.937.0878

By Whitney

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