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Weekend

10/21/2016

Taste WBK Hosts The Moveable Feast
When it comes to freshly-plucked herbs, fruits and vegetables Long Beach restaurants and their chefs rely on Farm Lot 59, the city’s non-profit urban farm. Taste WBK, owned by Erin O’Hagan and Laurie Semon, proprietors of Olives Gourmet Grocer, will host a Moveable Feast and “Farm Raiser,” where all proceeds will benefit Farm Lot 59. The Moveable Feast will begin at The Wine Country in Signal Hill where you will meet and indulge in bubbles and appetizers before boarding the air-conditioned shuttle for nearby Farm Lot 59. Farmer Sasha will greet you and take you foraging through the fields before the group settles down to a field-to-fork experience with cider, soup and salad. From there, the shuttle will transport you to Taste WBK where Chef Brad Neumann will present a special menu using ingredients grown at Farm Lot 59. Sommelier Alicia Ajolo will pair an array of wines selected to complement the meal. Limited to just 40 people. $125 (include all food, beverage and transportation to participating culinary destinations); Sunday, 2-7 pm; 2301 Redondo Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755; 562.230.7207

Shared Plates
Referred to as the “night of 100 dinner parties,” the event spurred by L.A. Kitchen brings Angelenos together to reveal the power of food with family-style dinner parties held in homes across the city. All ticket proceeds support L.A. Kitchen’s mission to ensure that neither food nor people will ever go to waste. Friday

Celebration of Food & Wine
Celebrate food and wine all weekend long at Terranea Resort. The event offers cooking demos and wine seminars led by experts, along with The Study of Pork reception, Judgment of Paris 1976 dinner, Japanese whiskey dinner, after-party with special entertainment, two grand tastings, a Champagne brunch and more. $50-$1,250; Friday-Sunday; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; 310.265.2766

Brand Boulevard’s Block Party
Shake Shack, Mainland Poke, Epic Taco Shop, Bourbon Steak, The Tsujita, Lobos Truck, Lemonade, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, K Ramen. Burger. Beer., Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop, Coolhaus, Porto’s Bakery, Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, Frida Mexican Cuisine, Bacari G.D.L., Duke Bakery, Granville Cafe, Momed, Philz Coffee, The Pie Hole, The Wooden Fork, Recess Eatery, Hitching Post Winery, and Inception Wines will all be participating in the party taking place right on Brand. The streets will be closed and Golden Road Brewing will be pouring beer, along with live music by Wayward Sons, and more. $50,$60/door; Saturday, 5-8 pm;

Lucky Peach’s Power Vegetables Tour
Hang with Lucky Peach, Sqirl, and Sweetgreen to celebrate the launches of both Lucky Peach presents Power Vegetables! and Jess Koslow’s first book, Everything I Want To Eat. With Lucky Peach’s editorial director Peter Meehan and Jess Koslow of Sqirl as hosts, party on down with live music and indulge in an epic Power Potluck of recipes from and inspired by both books. Giveaways include a custom jam made by Jess inspired by Lucky Peach’s Power Vegetables! and cocktails will be from The Spare Room. $15 (includes food and drinks); Sunday, 7-10 pm; sweetgreen, 6115 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

33 Taps Silver Lake Grand Opening Weekend
33 Taps Silver Lake will be celebrating their grand opening with giveaways and freebies from Blue Moon, Coors and Fireman’s Brew on Saturday.  On Sunday, the party continues with more giveaways and freebies from Golden Road, Coors, Blue Moon and Bud Light. Stop by both days for 99 cent wings and $5 draft beers, and catch your favorite team’s game this weekend at 33 Taps Silver Lake. Saturday, 2-7 pm, Sunday, 12-5 pm; 3725 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.338.7777

The Westside Food Bank’s Annual 5K Hunger Walk
The 26th Annual 5K Hunger Walk begins at Ocean View Park and ends at the Beach Bash After Party at Perry’s Beach Cafe. The Beach Bash, sponsored by Banc of California, invites you and Westside Food Bank supporters to Perry’s for an old-fashioned BBQ with DJ, drinks and more. Every $1 raised provides 4 meals for those in need on the Westside. Westside Food Bank has also partnered with dailyKARMA, a new app that encourages users to donate on the go and raise awareness for select causes via social media. From now through October 31st. dailyKARMA will match every $5 donation to Westside Food Bank made through the app. $20 suggested donation; Sunday, Hunger Walk: 12-3 pm, After Party: 3-5 pm; 2701 Barnard Way; Register here for 5K Hunger Walk

green2Go’s Fire & Earth Beer Pairing With Mother Earth Brewery
green2Go & Mother Earth Brewery are coming together to bring you a four course dinner with a beer pairing. Feast on Turkey chili paired with ME Blond; Brussels sprout hot salad paired with hop diggity IPA; Bbq sandwich paired with Hocho here; and Berry cobbler paired with Blend beer Cali Creamin. $60; Friday, 7 – 9pm; green2Go, 2435-A East Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821

Vegan Taco Competition
A taco throw down of vegan proportions will take place at Cafe Gratitude’s Larchmont location. Nine Los Angeles chefs will enter the taste-off, but only two will exit victorious. Be prepared to feast on tacos and sip on GT’s Kombucha, beer, cold brew, while all profits will be donated to the Humane Society of Los Angeles. Chefs include Ernesto Moreno (Café Gratitude), Mollie & Elias Sosa Engelhart (Sage Plant-Based Bistro), Roy Elam (Plant Food + Wine), Raul Median (Taqueria la Venganza), Chandra Gilbert (Gracias Madre), Andrew Perez (Organix), Summer Phoenix (Phoenix Family Foods), Anthony Berganza (Red O), and Mick Weldon (100 Tacos). $20; Saturday, 12-3 pm; Café Gratitude – Larchmont, 639 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

CÚRATE Cookbook Sunday Supper
Lucques, the flagship restaurant owned by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, hosts the first of their Bookfest dinners for fall. This weekend, get a dinner from Katie Button—one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs”—in honor of her new cookbook CÚRATE. The four-course dinner will feature dishes like watermelon tomato salad with goat cheese and corn nuts; squid ink pasta; and lamb chops with black olive and rosemary crumble; and almond cake with cream sherry, brandy, lemon and thyme ice cream. $75; Sunday; 8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 323.655.6277

Salazar‘s Brunch
Frogtown favorite Salazar will be offering brunch on Fridays in addition to the weekend beginning Friday, October 21. Every Friday, Saturday, andSunday, diners can enjoy the restaurant’s expanded brunch menu from 10 am – 3:30 pm. Tacos, salads, and grilled meat platters will be available plus some new, Sonoran-style takes on classic brunch dishes. In addition to libations by Beverage Director Aaron Melendrez, Salazar offers a variety of lemonades from Juice Served Here and coffees from Stumptown. Menu highlights include: Green Eggs & Yams with dino kale, camote, and a fried egg; Eggs Benedict with niman pork belly, corn sopes, and tahin hollandaise; Shrimp Quesadilla with queso menonita, salsa misterio, and a 55°egg; Breakfast Sandwich with sausage queso menonita, and sunny side up eggs; Seafood Tostada with shrimp, snapper, crab, and squid ink guacamole; Friday, 10 am; 2490 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Brack Shop Tavern’s Sunday Brunch
Every Sunday you can enjoy brunch favorites while watching a game on one of their big screen TVs or catching up with friends over mimosas. The brunch menu includes Avocado Toast; Breakfast Sandwich with sunny egg, maple sausage, arugula, on brioche; Brack Shop Breakfast with two eggs any style, sausage or bacon, rosemary potatoes, and white or rye toast; Short Rib Hash with braised short rib, potatoes, horseradish aioli, sunny egg, and white or rye toast; Pancakes with caramel, apples, and vanilla bean whipped cream. Brunch beverages includes Mimosas, Bloody Marys, Brack Shop Coffee with chicory-bourbon, amaro, vanilla, and cold brew coffee, and Howlers, a 32 oz cocktail with bourbon, ginger, vodka, hibiscus, tequila, and cucumber. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 525 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.232,8657

Baldoria’s NFL & Rosé with Bae
At Little Tokyo’s Baldoria, Sundays are for brunch, football, and rosé! Watch the Rams every Sunday on their massive projection wall, while enjoying their football special, bottomless rosé for only $15. Baldoria’s offerings include Chicken and Waffles Tacos with spicy fried chicken, apple cinnamon waffles, and whistle pig maple syrup; Caliente Pizza with spicy chorizo arabbiata, shishito peppers, grilled onions, cilantro, and creme fraiche; Baldoria Scramble with chino valley eggs, chorizo, onion, peppers, mixed greens, and toast; Ciabatta French Toast made with ciabatta, maple syrup, and mascarpone cream. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 243 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bianconi Opens
This upscale Italian restaurant by Fabrizio and Diana Bianconi, has a sleek vintage Italian look with industrial accents. Classic brick arches provide an intimate lounge-like ambiance, while a large skylight dominates the atrium dining area. The main dining room has a dramatic honed quartz fireplace and centralized bar. 8338 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, 90048

Haunted Mansion Halloween Speakeasy
Get ready for Halloween and grab cocktails at a Great Gatsby theme party inside the historic Cravens Estate. This huge private estate is one of three surviving mansions in Pasadena and is a frequently used location for film and television. Period costumes are highly encouraged! DJ Lady Chap will be on hand spinning electro-swing tunes and hors d’oeuvres and “non-prohibition” era beverages will be provided. $25; Saturday, 7-10 pm; Cravens Estate, 430 Madeline Dr, Pasadena, CA 91105

35th Anniversary Brewery Artwalk
The Brewery ArtWalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. It is a real fun day where you can wander into over 100 participating resident artists. You will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios. Plus, many of them serve booze as the day goes on! Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 2100 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Artisanal LA Fall Show
Check out the fall version of Artisanal LA. You will find SoCal’s locally made, sustainable edibles, home goods and gifts. Shop and taste offerings from food and beverage artisans, then try your hand at making your own creations during hands-on workshops. $10-$15; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; California Market Center Penthouse, 110 E. 9th St, Los Angeles, CA

Art + Design Open Market
Now celebrating its 15th year, One Colorado is pleased to present Art & Design Open Market featuring artwork for sale from students and alumni of Pasadena’s leading cultural institutions, Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College. New to this year’s Art & Design Open Market mix are a pop-up Brown Bag Books bookstore, art making stations with Purple Twig and Remainders Pasadena (kids & adults) and a coloring station with “Color Pasadena” by Ali Zigerelli. The day will be accompanied by two musical performances from sing-songwriters Chelsea Williams and Eric Kufs. Artworks will include one-of-a-kind prints, photos, paintings and ceramics, as well as handmade jewelry and snazzy accessories. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the artists and nonprofits. To help celebrate the 15th anniversary, at 11 am they’ll be handing out Dots Cupcakes minis (as long as supplies last). Free; Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm; 41 Hugus Alley, Old Pasadena, California

A Nightmare on Elm Street at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
In Wes Craven’s classic slasher film, midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger. One girl begins to unravel the mysteries of Freddy’s attacks in her small town. Bring blankets and pillows and dress up for our photobooth for this special Halloween season screening. $16+; Saturday, doors: 5:30 pm, movie: 7 pm; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Circle V Festival
The inaugural music festival celebrates animal rights with live performances, vegan eats and a speaker panel. Moby headlines the fest that also includes performances by Blaqk Audio, Cold Cave and Valida. There’s also an animal adoption area and top speakers in animal activism during the day. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Mercy For Animals. Sunday, speakers: 1-7 pm, concerts: 7-11 pm; The Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Beach Goth
This indie music festival has acts like Bon Iver, Justice, Gucci Mane, Violent Femmes, and DJ Quik. The Growlers play both nights and your host is Eric Andre. On-site parking is cash-only, and off-site parking will shuttle you in from Costa Mesa. $100+; Saturday & Sunday; The Observatory Grounds, 3503 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Storytelling Soiree: Tales of the Underworld
Head to El Cid for an evening of stories, music, art, cocktails and costumes co-produced by the folks at Beyond Books and the founders of We Like L.A. The highlight of the evening will be a 90-minute series of live readings featuring “Tales of the Underworld” from the new collection Beyond The Veil. Each tale will be read aloud by an author/actor, backed by original art projected on the big screen and music tailored specifically to the performance. $7; Sunday, doors: 8 pm, show: 9 pm; 4212 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

By Whitney

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