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Weekend

02/26/2016

Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0
With the dining scene exploding in Long Beach and new restaurants calling the city home, the time has come for the ultimate moveable feast. Gazette Newspapers will present Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0. It’s a seven-day celebration of dining conceived by Elizabeth Borsting, who also co-founded the city’s first restaurant week in 2013. You can enjoy two-course lunches starting at $10 and/or three-course dinners or small plates starting at $20.  There are no tickets to purchase or passes required as guests experience the restaurants–and their settings–first-hand. Dine Out Long Beach will showcase restaurants from across the city, including such popular dining destinations as Open Sesame, Brix at The Shore; Fuego at Hotel Maya; Russo’s Ristorante & Neighborhood Bar; Aji Peruvian Cuisine; P3 Aristan Pasta;  E.J. Malloy’s Bixby Knolls, Belmont Heights and Los Altos; Café Sevilla; Papalucci’s; Dogz Bar and Grill; and The Crooked Duck, just to name a few. Saturday through March 5; Long Beach, CA

Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series
Celebrate Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0 with a Chefs’ Cooking + Tasting Series. This event features chefs whose restaurants are participating in Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0. Chefs include: Chef Janine Falvo of Sip Bar + Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel (11 am); Chef Pete Lehmer of Gladstone’s (noon); Mixologist Michael Rausa of E.J. Malloy’s (1 pm); Chef David Coleman of Chianina, Michael’s On Naples, and Michael’s Pizzeria (2 pm); Jim Tate of Parkers’ Lighthouse and Queensview Steakhouse (3 pm). Each chef will demonstrate a signature dish from within one of exhibition kitchens at Friedman’s Appliances and you can chat with chefs about techniques while learning recipes they can recreate at home. Sommelier Alicia Ajolo of Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen will pour her favorite wine selections while the experts at Stella Artois will serve their signature Belgium beer to guests in a keepsake chalice. Free; Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; Friedman’s Appliances Long Beach, 1827 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90806; 562.989.7756

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show
The largest travel show in the nation is hitting our fare city! It features rock climbing, exotic dishes at the Taste of Travel Stage, live music and tips from TV’s travel experts. $12-$16/one day, $18-$25/two day, under 17 free with paid adult; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA; 203.878.2577, ext. 100

Club Tubthump
Club Tubthump is bringing the best of the ’90s to Santa Monica with the top rock, grunge and pop hits, along with costume contests, games, themed drink specials, photo booth and more. Club Tubthump celebrates timeless pop and rock music during this decade-inspired party. An assortment of ’90s favorites from classic bands to one-hit-wonders, ranging from hip-hop (Tupac, Snow), to grunge (Nirvana, Sponge), pop (En Vogue, P.M. Dawn) to rock (Hootie, Spin Doctors) will all be spun by DJ Richie Rich. The party will also feature 90’s-themed drink specials from 8-10 pm. No cover before 11 pm; Friday, 8 pm – close; V Lounge, 2020 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; RSVP to guarantee entry here.

Sack Sandwiches
Michael Voltaggio’s new Sunset Strip sandwich spot takes his ink.sack concept to the next level. He is offering new menu items like Straus Creamery milkshakes, Stumptown nitro cold brew coffee and Boylan’s fountain soda. Don’t worry, you can still get Sack’s Cold Fried Chicken with ranch cheese, lettuce, pickles and hot sauce; Spicy Tuna with tuna salad, dynamite sauce, nori, pickles, lettuce and tomato; and  “BAE”, bacon and egg with cheddar, arugula and mayo. Ink.Sack on Melrose is temporarily closed for its transformation into the second Sack location, while Sack Sunset opens. Friday; 8915 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 424.777.0113

Mozza Serves Brunch
Everyone’s favorite spot for pizza is now serving brunch. Head to this Melrose Italian spot for breakfast pastries and pizzas topped with bacon, eggs and Yukon Gold potatoes. Saturday & Sunday, noon-4 pm; 641 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA; 323.297.0101

Curtis Stone + Mike Lata Dinner For #MoreFarmers
Dine on a 12-course dinner (whoa) from Chef Curtis Stone and Chef Mike Lata (FIG Restaurant and The Ordinary, Charleston) at Maude in Beverly Hills. The one-night-only event features six dishes from each chef—inspired by potatoes, February’s headlining ingredient at Maude. This inaugural guest chef dinner at Maude serves as the first in a series that Chef Stone will host throughout 2016 to benefit NYFC. $375; Saturday; 212 S Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA; 310.859.3418

Tam O’Shanter’s Robert Burns Dinner
They are hosting their annual celebration of the poet, Robert Burns. The Tam’s celebration of his 257th birthday will feature over 40 varieties of single malt scotch on display and available for tasting, specially prepared Haggis, and performances by authentic bag pipers, drummers, step dancers, and more. Burns introduced the character of Tam O’Shanter in a poem in 1790, and the term came to be associated with a large Scottish-style wool hat worn by men. Burns also is known throughout the world for writing the Scottish folk classic, Auld Lang Syne. Dr. Neil MacLeod hosts the event at The Tam and has been doing so for 32 years. During the celebration, the Haggis is served using a sword to cut the meat and guests drink out of goblets. There will be a playful take on Burns’ poetry, as read by actress Koni McKurdy. Additionally, Chef Ivan Harrison, a Haggis aficionado, will be the celebrated cook for the evening. Chef Ivan started working at the Tam in 1958 and retired after 42 years of service. Friday & Saturday, 5:30 & 8 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Santa Anita Chili Cook-Off
The hottest event this season, enjoy chili samplings at the Santa Anita Chili Cook-Off! The best chili recipes invade the Santa Anita Park grandstand side for a delicious duel that’ll have your mouth watering. Don’t miss out on on chili tastings, craft beer, wine and world-class Thoroughbred Racing. Your $31 Package Includes: Eight (8) 2oz. chili tastings; One (1) 12oz. craft beer or wine; A bowl (8oz.) of the famous Santa Anita Park chili; Club House Admission; Daily Racing Program; and a Wagering Tip Sheet. $31; Saturday, 12:30-5:30 pm; 285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

Soft Rock Saturday
This just-launched themed night with music-biz lifer DJ Mara Schwartz is a throwback like none other. Get ready to hear ultra-mellow acts like Bread and ‘70s soft-rock. You can awkwardly slow dance or just have a couple drinks and watch other people do that. Saturday, 5-8 pm; Resident, 428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, 90013

Chanel’s I Love Coco Beauty Lounge
Chanel invites you to experience “I Love Coco”—a three-day installation at Chateau Marmont that will feature free beauty treats. Olive & June will be offering complimentary mini manicures using Chanel’s 16 Le Vernis nail colors, in addition to the new Le Gel Coat longwear top coat. The event will also feature a “VIP Dressing Room” where you can try all the Rouge Coco Stylo shades, learn celeb makeup tricks, and get temporary tattoos. The “Music Bar” will host a selfie and GIF station, and everyone will get to take home Chanel concert-inspired posters, pins, and more tattoos. Friday-Sunday, 12-7 pm; Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046; RSVP here.

Corrective Skincare – Santa Monica Location Opens
Jennifer Kramer and her Corrective Skincare is one of my faves in the skincare world and they are celebrating their new Santa Monica location with a huge grand opening party. They’ll have pizza donated by Fresh Brothers, Dunkin Donuts, Champagne, more than 50% off all treatments, and $10 for every service they sell that day will go to an amazing animal rescue organization. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday! Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; Corrective Skincare – Santa Monica Location, 1828 Broadway, Santa Monica CA 90404

KPCC’S The Frame & ACE Hotel’s An Awards Show
It’s Hollywood’s big day! The awards show everyone waits all year for. They’ll be streaming it all live on the big screen at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Featuring a special appearance by LA improv dynamos The Black Version, The party’ll have ballots, bingo, prizes, karaoke hosted by RVIP Lounge in the Mary Pickford’s Private Screening room and special guest DJ’s from RedShoe spinning all night long. Creative fancy dress strongly encouraged. They’ll be giving away drinks, dinner, and tickets to a whole lot of upcoming shows in the theatre. $12/advance, $15/door; Sunday, 3:30 pm; 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.623.3233

Mama’s Shelter Celebrates the Oscars
Mama Shelter Hollywood Hotel, an urban kibbutz in the heart of Tinseltown, is celebrating this year’s Oscar’s in true Mama style. If you’re in town for the big night, Mama has you covered with Mama Shelter Hollywood’s Oscar package is $209 per night which includes: Room accommodation in Mama’s City Views rooms (facing the Hollywood sign), Two Oscar –inspired welcome cocktails, Scripts of the nominated films in the room (so you can brush up on the nominees!), and the morning after breakfast for two (morning following the Academy Awards telecast). A special Oscar viewing telecast live in the sports bar is the perfect way to spend Oscar with Mama. Sip on Oscar inspired cocktails such as The Spotlight, Hateful8 and The Boycott (because we’re not going to the Oscars either!) and root for your favorites in Mama’s Sports bar while nibbling on such delightful dishes as Avocado Hummus and Pita Chips, Mama’s Meatballs with Parmesan Toast, Burrata & Cherry Tomato Salad with Salsa Verde and Steak Tartar on Grilled Sourdough. Or, create the Mama Shelter Hollywood’s Boycott Cocktail yourself at home: 2 oz Pineapple Juice, ½ oz Lime Juice, ½ oz Cherry Heering Liqueur, ½ oz Grenadine, ½ oz Cointreau, 2 oz Gin, and 1 dash of Angostura Bitters. Directions:  Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Top with club soda and shake well. Strain into glass. Garnish with orange slice and black cherry. Sunday; 6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.785.6666

Now Boarding Oscar’s Party
Follow the red carpet to the step & repeat for photos followed by snagging your free popcorn and specials on cocktails. There’s also a prize ballot contest and the Richeeze food truck will be on site. Sunday, 5 pm; 7746 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.848.8447

The Roosevelt
Go to where the Academy Awards were first held in 1929! Hang out in the hotel lobby for night of film and glamour, food and champagne! You just have to battle traffic to get there. Sunday; 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.856.1970

The Taste of Melrose
The have a whole new atrium extension in the back of their restaurant and they will be screening the show all night long. Relax with $6 happy hour cocktails (served all night) and take in the glitz and glamour! Sunday 5 pm; 8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.852.6888

Hotel Casa de Mar
Stay away from all the craziness, but still enjoy the show. They will have an 80-inch TV in the hotel’s lobby and a selection of champagne, oysters and more for you to munch on. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.581.5533

The Upper West
Also in Santa Monica, this restaurant is hosting a viewing party that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It’s their 3rd Annual Oscar Fundraiser with an Oscar ballot contest. 25% of the entire night’s proceeds benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $20 suggested donation; 3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica CA 90404; 310.586.1111

Mar’sel at Terranea Resort
Go all out on Oscar night with this restaurant who offers a viewing soiree complete with an optional four-course meal and themed cocktails. Sunday; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 866.547.3066

Sales:

Alternative Apparel
Score seriously marked down samples by the basics brand. Through Saturday, 9 am-6 pm; 833 S Spring St #4, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Bailey Blue
Score samples by the contemporary womenswear brand for just $9. Friday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 1850 E 15th St, Unit B, Los Angeles, CA 90021

good hYOUman
The casual wear brand hosts their annual Feel Good Sample Sale, where in addition to offering signature tees and hoodies at mega discounts, they will be partnering up with charitable jewelry company The Giving Keys. Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; 5125 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Gypsy05
During the boho brand’s semi annual sample sale, grab tops, dresses, swimwear, accessories, and more for as little as $15. Additionally, the first 20 shoppers on Saturday will receive a special gift. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 8811 Alden Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

H.D. Buttercup
Save 30-90% on the entire Gardena warehouse’s stock of cool home furnishings and accessories at this moving sale. Complimentary parking and coffee courtesy of Urban Espresso are a sweet bonus, too. Through Monday, 10 am-6 pm; 14300 S Main St, Gardena, CA 90248

Hedley & Bennet Headquarters
The local apron brand’s HQ hosts a sample sale with tons of colorful styles priced at just $20. The event will also have treats and goods by other LA-based brands. Bring cash. Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 3864 S Santa Fe Ave, Vernon, CA 90058

TOMS Warehouse
Shop the charitable brand’s signature shoes, bags, sunnies, and more at this epic warehouse sale. Friday, 10 am-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-7 pm; 5200 Shea Center Dr, Ontario, CA 91764

By Whitney

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