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Weekend

09/22/2017

Cocktails in the City
Get a taste of the city’s thriving bar scene! This is the first time the premiere cocktail event, which has seen tremendous success in the UK, is landing stateside, and will highlight 30 bars showcasing specialty drinks created exclusively for the event, along with interactive pop-ups, a craft spirits discovery room, food vendors and much more. Each bar is paired up with a liquor brand to create a specialty drink exclusively at the one-night-only event, giving you the chance to not only experience the best bars in the city, but to get a unique experience you may not find elsewhere. Bars featured during the event include Sassafras, Birds & Bees, Harvard & Stone, Hotel Figueroa, Otium, Lono, The Wallace, The Peppermint Club, Good Times at Davey Waynes, Redbird LA, Normandie Club, Walker Inn, Melrose Umbrella Company, No Vacancy, Big Bar, Wolf and Crane and many more. A panel of judges including Dushan Zaric from Employees Only, long-time LA bartender and beverage director Jason Bran, and food and beverage writer Katherine Spiers from LA Weekly, will be tasting cocktails across the venue before awarding one bar and brand the Best Signature Cocktail award. The evening will also feature a themed group photo booths, two Craft Spirits Discovery rooms, and a Bar School for the would-be home bartender. Kye’s will be serving up their unique hybrid style kye-ritos, Trejo’s Tacos will be offering meat and meat-free options, and Bronzed Aussie Pie Company will provide savory handheld pies and desserts. Your ticket includes one cocktail, a event guide, and a “swag bag” to collect complimentary merchandise at the event. You can purchase additional cocktail tokens for $10 from token stations throughout the venue to sample additional cocktails thereafter.The proceeds will benefit Cocktails in the City’s charity partner, My Friend’s Place, which assists and inspires homeless youth to build self- sufficient lives. Upon checkout, guests may also make a donation of $1.50 towards the purchase of socks and underwear for homeless youth. $25; Saturday, Pre-Dinner Cocktail Party, 4:30-8:30 pm, After Dinner Cocktail Party, 9:30 pm-1:30 am; Majestic Theatre, 650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Bloody Mary Festival
Taste the best Bloody Marys the city has to offer during a session at The Bloody Mary Festival. Tickets get you two hours for unlimited tastings of innovative Bloodys from The AtticSpare TireCole’s, and more. $45; Saturday, 12-4:30 pm; Candela, 831 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90036

The Culver Hotel Masquerade – Centennial Finale
Culver City is celebrating its centennial with a black-tie, vintage masquerade gala. The revitalized Culver Hotel will be the host to a Gatsby-ish night. Expect cocktails, hors D’ouevres, and live bands. $110; Saturday, 8 pm; The Culver Hotel, 9400 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Icebergs x E.P & L.P. Los Angeles
Get a taste of Australia’s famed Bondi Beach when renowned restaurateur Maurice Terzini takes the locale’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar international, collaborating with fellow Aussies, Grant Smillie, David Combes and award-winning chef Louis Tikaram. The event features a three-course family-style lunch that showcases dishes like Salt & Pepper G51 Toothfish; Grilled Skull Island Prawns with Smoked Garlic Butter; Cavetelli with Cloudy Bay Clams & Spicy Shellfish Oil; and Roast Lamb Shoulders. After lunch the party moves upstairs for sunset views, drinks and music. $60; Saturday, noon-2:30 pm; 603 La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, 310.855.9955

ROW DTLA Block Party  
DTLA’s ROW shopping district celebrates the addition of 30+ independent brands to its impressive roster of food and lifestyle offerings. The inaugural event will feature a street fair, retail activations, craft workshops, live art installations, pro-skaters and skate ramp, outdoor movie, DJ sets, food trucks, cocktails and more. Saturday & Sunday; 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Abbot Kinney Festival
In its 33rd year, this is a great day to check out the eclectic boutiques, artisan eateries and influential art galleries along the “Coolest Block in America.” Enjoy food trucks and booths, kids’ rides and games, four music stages and three beer gardens. Free; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA; 310.396.3772

Catalina Wine Mixer
Inspired by the hilarious “Catalina Wine Mixer” scene from Will Ferrell’s comedy classic Step Brothers, this annual extravaganza at beautiful Descanso Beach Club takes on a life of its own. Join in a jam-packed weekend of live music, DJs, dancing, great food, fine wine, fantastic cocktails and a special screening of Step Brothers at historic Avalon Theatre. This year, catch G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers, and of course, The Dan Band. $69+; Friday-Sunday; 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704

Terranea Resort Hosts Annual “Celebration of Food & Wine”
This year’s event features multiple daytime and evening events, including a Taste at Twilight reception to kick off the festivities, Farm-to-Terranea Dinner, Breakfast at the Cove, two tasting menu lunches complete with wine pairings from California’s Central Coast, an after-party, and more. Tickets here; Friday-Sunday; 310.265.2766

Terranea Resort Celebrates National Yoga Month
Poised above coastal bluffs and surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific, Terranea invites yogis of all skill levels to say “Namaste” to invigorating California fitness. In celebration of National Yoga Month in September, the resort is having their Annual Seaside Yoga Gathering this weekend, when the month of rejuvenation culminates with one of Los Angeles’ largest yoga event, attracting over 300 people. Panoramic ocean views bring nature indoors to inspire and motivate participants through various poses and moments of meditation. Sunday, marketplace: 4-5 pm, yoga: 5-6 pm; 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275; 310.265.2740

Manuela’s Tiki Sunday with Zacapa Rum
Join our Beverage Director, Niki and Zach Patterson from Melrose Umbrella Company as they discuss all things TikiTiki cocktails featuring Zacapa Rum will be available for purchase. Come dressed in your best Tiki attire. Sunday, 3-8 pm; 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Manuela’s Gourmandise Grain Conference
Manuela’s Rose Lawrence will be joining KCRW’s Evan Kleiman, Rustic Canyon’s Zoe Nathan, celebrity pastry chef Sherry Yard, and many more. This will be the first year that it’s open to customers, giving you the exclusive opportunity to hear from speakers representing the city’s finest chefs, bakers, restaurateurs and heirloom grain farmers. Sunday, 8:30 am-7:30 pm; 907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

22nd Annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
Redondo Beach is hosting the 22 nd annual Redondo Beach Lobster Festival at Seaside Lagoon, just north of Redondo Beach Pier. Sunday, offers mouth-watering Maine lobster dishes and live musical performances, along with family-friendly activities like stand-up paddle boarding lessons and a “Kiddie Area” which includes face painting, balloon art and more. South Bay native Jessica Jordan from FISHBAR Manhattan Beach is once again this year’s Lobster Bistro chef and will be serving up dishes such as lobster rolls, lobster mac n’ cheese, lobster tacos,
lobster guacamole and chips, lobster stuffed quesadilla and lobster corn chowder. Live entertainment includes performances from Wayward Sons, English Beat and the award-winning 80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack, among many others who will be playing live all day long on the main stage. * One admission ticket is required per individual meal. $20, $35/three day pass, $80/VIP (includes enclosed prime seating next to
the main stage, escorted entrance, one small louie dinner, two drink tickets, private restrooms and full bar
and table service), $5/children; Friday, 6-11 pm, Saturday, 12-11 pm, Sunday, 12-8 pm; Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way at the corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street

The Reseda Rising Artwalk & Night Market 2017
Head to Sherman Way between Reseda Boulevard and Lindley Avenue for the Valley’s Creative Community and partying in the streets! There will be live art displays, two music stages, interactive installations, an art market, a beer garden, food trucks, a classic car show, workshops, and more! Saturday, 5-10 pm; 18118 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335

Baldoria @ Smorgasburg LA’s Fried Chicken Day
Baldoria makes their Smorgasburg LA debut with limited edition eats including Fried Chicken & Waffle Cone, Fried Chicken & Strawberry Donut, and Fried Chicken & Jalapeño Cornbread. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; Alameda & Bay St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Museum Day Live!
This annual celebration of curiosity is hosted by the Smithsonian magazine. Download your ticket online which provides free admission for two people to L.A.-based participating museums include GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live, Japanese American National Museum and Museum of Latin American Art, among others. Free; Saturday

By Whitney

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