Weekend

03/03/2017

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Cinespia and FX are coming together for a free screening of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the movie at the center of Ryan Murphy’s new series about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s legendary rivalry, FEUD: Bette and Joan starring Susan Sarandon as Davis and Jessica Lange as Crawford. Real-life rivals Bette and Joan star in their only film together about two aging sisters who live together in a decaying Hollywood mansion. Jane was a famous child star, but it was Blanche, her sister, who stole the spotlight and went on to become a movie star. After an accident, Blanche is confined to a wheelchair, and now Jane can get the revenge she has been waiting for. It’s the most infamous sibling battle of all time! Open bar with themed cocktails and delicious bites will be provided. Explore the halls of the Los Angeles Theatre, see tap dancers, and the haunted Baby Doll Nursery. Powder your nose and enjoy a free vintage make-over with GLAMSQUAD in the historic pink mirrored ladies lounge. To help us track attendance, you must get a ticket for admission (limit two tickets per person). Your ticket does not guarantee you a seat. All food and drink will be free. Suggested dress code: vintage or elegant evening wear for women, jacket and tie for men. Free; Saturday, 6:30, movie: 8:30 pm; 615 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Seed Screening at Sqirl
Jessica Koslow is screening the documentary Seed at her upcoming Westside restaurant location. The film documents the loss of seed diversity in agriculture, and will also include a workshop and Q&A session. Sunday, 6 pm; 2231 South Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thai CDC Expands its Farmer’s Market to Two Days in a Special Grand Opening Celebration
The Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) is celebrating the Grand Opening of the second day of its East Hollywood Certified Farmers’ Market. The Market has been bringing fresh produce to the community on Thursday evenings since 2012. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP), the Thai CDC is now able to offer another farmers’ market day on Saturdays. The ceremony will open with a procession lead by Wat Thai’s musicians ensemble playing the traditional long drum. They will be accompanied by Thai dancers and a special appearance by Bpi Mai, the mascot for the EHCFM. Speakers at the ceremony include Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, Royal Thai Consulate General Tanee Sangrat, and Thai CDC Executive Director, Chancee Martorell. There will also be cooking demos by Thai restaurant,Jitlada with food samples. Music will be provided by Asian hip-hop artist, Jason Chuand singer-songwriter, Rich Sheldon. The market’s famous “Smoothie Bike” will allow you to pick your own fresh Farmers’ Market ingredients and combine into a smoothie by pedaling a specially-equipped stationary bicycle. Saturday, 10 am– 2 pm; 5448 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, at the Hollywood/Western Metro Redline Station at the western gateway of Thai Town

Odd Market at Santa Monica Pier
Head to the Santa Monica Pier to shop from 75 venders including vintage finds, goods from hand-made and local artisans, and art, while enjoying music and food trucks. Free; Saturday, Noon-5 pm; West Lot of the Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA

Descanso Gardens’ Cherry Blossom Festival

Descanso Gardens is pleased to welcome springtime with its annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Events include the Cherry Tree Sale (March 4 & 5 only, 10 am-4pm); Cherry Blossom Walks on all days at 11 am & 2 pm, where you can take a guided walk with their experts and learn about cherry blossoms and other flowering trees; origami on all days from 11 am-3 pm; and a Camellia Lounge on all days from 10 am-4 pm, where you can purchase Japanese-influenced cuisine, including tempura and sushi selections. Check out a performance by Minyo Station on Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm; a performance by June Kuramoto. Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm; and a performance by On Ensemble on March 11 & March 12, at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. There will be discovery stations all days where you can learn about cherry trees and related plants at these exploration tables. Activities include the following and are free with admission unless noted. Reservations must be made in advance for timed tickets. $9, $6/seniors and students with a school I.D., $4/children 5-12, free/ages 4 and younger; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm (and March 11th & 12th); 418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.949­.4200

NHMLA First Fridays: “Serving Up Science”
Food has always been filled with politics, class and culture. Salt was originally a pleasure for the rich; now, people of means are wary of too much sodium. Eating by the calendar – fresh food in season – was replaced by processed “forever” food. As food science and food tastes change, how are we taking back control of our personal food choices? Backyard gardens, neighborhood beers, urban beekeeping, home pickling and canning: does all this make food fairer, more plentiful, and safer? Join in a discussion (6:30 pm) with Renee GunterNancy Neiman AuerbachEve Lahijani, and moderator, Patt Morrison. There is also a behind-the-scene tour (5 pm, 5:30 pm, 6 pm) ­– “Food for Thought” with Carol Bornstein, Director of the NHMLA Nature Gardens. Emily Wells (8 pm) and Japanese Breakfast (9:15 pm) will perform in Museum’s iconic diorama halls with KCRW Resident DJ, Anne Litt and DJ MASHA$18 (provides access to First Fridays, museum after-hours, the guided tour, the panel discussion, the DJ lounge, and the concert will all be available on a first-come, first-served basis); Friday, 5-10 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.763.DINO

TDR’s 2nd Annual Après Ski Party
Because the best part of skiing is what happens after…it’s time to dig out your best ski lodge attire, don your mittens and earmuffs, and join Three Day Rule for an après ski party without the mountain! Palihouse will be decked out in ski lodge decor and you can even take shot-skis with their matchmakers! Plus, enjoy discounted beer, wine, and Ski Bunny Mules, and games! It’s the SundayFunday you want to be at. $10+Sunday, 1-5 pm; Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Glowzone’s Adult Night
This indoor playground features glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, bumper cars, lazermaze, ropes course, rock climbing, laser tag, and more. Plus, it’s adults-only and you get unlimited everything (except drinks and arcade games). $35; Friday, 9 pm; 6051 De Soto Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367; 818.918.3964

Water Grill’s DTLA Location Serves Brunch
Menu highlights include Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with vanilla syrup and sweet creamed ricotta, Crab Benedict with jumbo lump blue crab, poached organic eggs and grilled asparagus & an array of specialty brunch cocktails. 544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.891.0900

Crossroads Late-Night Menu
Chef and Owner Tal Ronnen is recognized as a pioneer in imaginative plant-based cuisine and his restaurant is ready to keep its doors open well past supper time with the launch of its Late-Night menu on. You can now cure your late night cravings at the Crossroads bar and enjoy Impossible Burger Sliders, Buffalo Maitake Mushrooms, Spicy Meatball Pizzas, and an ever-changing selection of dishes suited for after hours. Along with your late night eats, the bar and dining room at Crossroads will play an eclectic playlist and serving up cocktails like Dirty Deeds made with tequila, curacao, and orange bitters, and Aces High made with vodka, lemon, simple syrup, and cayenne pepper, as well as wines by the glass, and a selection of beer on tap like Seasonal Golden Road and North Coast Scrimshaw. Monday-Sunday, 10 pm-until close; 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.782.9245

The Church Key‘s Sunday Dinner
The Church Key will launch their new weekly Sunday dinners, with a specialty preset menu. Choose the preset dinner menu and you will be offered the choice of one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert. The Church Key’s preset Sunday dinner menu includes Crispy Pork Belly with a Korean chili glaze, escarole “kim-chi”, sunny side up egg, and cilantro; Ososky’s Potato Pierogies with heirloom apple butter, 5-year aged gouda, sour cream, and chives; Beef & Broccoli made with grilled 8oz. hanger steak, charred broccolini, crispy maitakes, and Chinese black bean vinaigrette; Chimil’s Cheese Enchiladas with ratatouille, tomatillo chili sauce, queso fresco, cilantro, “Mexican rice”; and Brioche Donuts with a brown butter glaze and cinnamon caramel. Along with dishes by Chef Ryan Ososky, you can also enjoy the added entertainment of a double feature on the restaurant’s projector starting at 5:30 pm, and the second showing at 7:30 pm. Call The Church Key the day of to confirm what movies will be shown that night. Cozy couches to watch and dine will be available on a first come, first serve basis, and hand-spun cotton candy will be available for purchase.  $39, $12/kids; Sunday, 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm; 8730 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.249.3700

Cassoulet Night at Lucques
Chef Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne and chef de cuisine Javier Espinoza offer their third annual cassoulet night at Lucques. Dine on a three-course menu that features a traditional cassoulet of duck confit, sausage and white beans as the star. If you’re craving the dish, but can’t attend the dinner they are also offering cassoulet to go for $38/person. 5-9:30 p.m. $65; Sunday, 5-9:30 pm; 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA; 323.655.6277

Sundays on the Riviera
Unwind at THE Blvd Restaurant & Lounge over a special selection of Carbonadi Vodka martinis, caviar and live piano music. Every Sunday in March THE Blvd will feature the special menu that includes three featured martinis—or a martini flight of all three—and caviar menu showcasing Petrossian Ossetra and Kaluga caviars. Sunday, 6-10 pm (Also March 12, 19, & 26); THE Blvd Restaurant & Lounge, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.385.3901

The Blending Lab Wine Pairing Party
A new wine tasting rooms in Los Angeles, The Blending Lab, is hosting a wine pairing party with pies from The Pie Hole. That’s a win win. $30, $40/door; Saturday, 2-6 pm; 7948 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

LA IPA Festival
The annual LA IPA Festival is back at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park. Swing by on Saturday where you can find the main event (judging and awards) when the doors open. The festical continues on Sunday with flights on the remaining brews available all day (until supplies last). $5/10 oz. pour, $5/festival glassware; Saturday, 9:30 am, Sunday; 2141 West Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026

Tater Tots & Beer Festival
Taste through dozens of domestic, imported and crafted beers while you nosh on delicious tater tot creations. Also find live music and other entertainment. $36; Saturday, 3-6 pm; Montecillo De Leo Politi Park, Scott Road & Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

SLS Hotel Brings Disney’s “Beauty  and the Beast” To Life with “Be Our Guest!” Programming

The Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills commemorates Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with the launch of elegant culinary and hotel experiences. The “Be Our Guest!” programming includes an enchanted afternoon tea at Tres by José Andrés featuring a welcome glass of Cava or a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage and a selection of distinctive bites paired with premium teas, curated by James Beard award-winning Chef José Andrés. The “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired items include Mrs. Potts’ Savory Snacks and Chip’s Sweet Delights. ($55/person; bookings 3-5 pm through March 26). The “Put Our Dishes to the Test” is a commemorative “Beauty and the Beast” tasting menu at The Bazaar by José Andrés Beverly Hills. The 10-course menu includes a special “Enchanted Rose” dessert and two VIP Preferred tickets to El Capitan Theater’s premier week screenings of “Beauty and the Beast”. ($120; Friday and March 17-26 (subject to availability). “More Than This Provincial Life” is an overnight stay package that pairs luxurious accommodations with a “his and hers” styling session at Ciel Spa to highlight her beauty and tame his inner beast and a decadent Enchanted Rose amenity, and two VIP Preferred tickets to El Capitan Theater’s premier week screenings of “Beauty and the Beast”. ($577; Friday and March 17-March 26 (subject to availability). Additionally, through March 9, you will have a chance to win tickets to the advance screening of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. To enter, post an Instagram photo of the “Be Our Guest” Afternoon Tea in Tres by José Andrés or the “Enchanted Rose” dessert graffiti at the Patisserie at The Bazaar by José Andrés, tagging #BeOurGuestatSLS, @slsbeverlyhills and another Instagram user. Five randomly selected winners will receive a four-pack of tickets to the Monday, March 13 IMAX 3D preview screening at a local theater. 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.246.5555

By Whitney

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