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Weekend

09/29/2017

Front Porch Cinema’s Line Up Of Free Outdoor Movies On The Santa Monica Pier
The Santa Monica Pier has the return of Front Porch Cinema. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy setting for a night of movies, food, themed drinks in the cinema lounge. Unwind on old-timey lawn chairs, comfy blankets, and watch on a giant screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound provided by LA’s premier outdoor movie producers, Eat | See | Hear. Presented by website building software company, Squarespace, the series will launch with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s award-winning musical “La La Land” this Friday. The Front Porch Cinema Fall Schedule includes: “The Princess Bride” (October 6); “Hidden Figures” (October 13); “Beauty and the Beast” (October 20); and “Rogue Elements” presented by REI (October 27). Free; doors: 6 pm, movie: 7:30 pm; Santa Monica Pier

Library Bar’s Zombie Movie Night
With the countdown to the highly anticipated 8th Season of The Walking Dead in full force, Library Bar in DTLA will be hosting a zombie movie night every Sunday leading up to the premiere on October 22nd. Enjoy a special themed Zombie Cocktail ($14) made with light rum, dark rum, Plantation OFTD, Velvet Falernum, Herbsaint, pineapple juice, lime, passion fruit, grenadine, and angostura bitters. The movie line up includes: October 1st, Resident Evil (October 1st); World War Z (October 8th); and The Original Night of the Living Dead by George (October 15th). Sundays through October 22nd, 8 pm; 630 W. 6th St. 116A, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.614.0053

Art Book Sale at MOCA
Expect exhibition catalogues, monographs and rare books at The Museum of Contemporary Art’s weekend-long sale. Titles will be priced at $-$10. Free; Friday-Sunday, 5pm-midnight; 250 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 213.621.1710

Music Tastes Good
For its second year, the Music Tastes Good festival has upped its food ante by flying in Louisiana chefs like Kelly Fields and Isaac Toups to trade flavors with local chefs from favorites like Primal Alchemy and Roe. The music lineup includes Ween and Sleater-Kinney. $75; Saturday-Sunday; 386 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

COAST Open Streets Festival
Spend the day in Santa Monica enjoying two miles of car-free streets, live music and performances, local food, art installations, exciting restaurants, shopping and more along the way. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; Downtown Santa Monica, CA

Boo at the LA Zoo
The Los Angeles Zoo offers Halloween fun for the kids with festive additions every day. Special entertainment on weekends include live performances, animal feedings and pumpkin carving. Make sure to wear a costume for trick-or-treating October 28-29. Sunday through October 31st; 5333 Zoo Dr, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA; 323.644.4200

Westfield Night Market
Westfield Topanga and the California Certified Farmer’s Markets (CCFM) have joined forces to introduce a weekly farmers market on Friday evenings. The new market destination will offer an extensive selection of farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods, fresh seafood, entertainment and dining offerings. Free; starts Friday, 5-10 pm; 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA

The Third Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk
Amber Rose, activist, entrepreneur and social media sensation, is no stranger to the spotlight and has personally experienced slut-shaming, victim-blaming, and the harmful effects of stereotyping. For the past two years she has been using her platform to be a voice for education and raising awareness about social injustice issues, gender inequality and arts empowerment with the annual Amber Rose SlutWalk. To double the social impact this year, the Amber Rose Foundation is expanding the flagship event with an education-filled Amber Rose Weekend. This Saturday is the First Annual OPENed Women’s Conference. Hosted by The Amber Rose Foundation and USC’s Center for Feminist Research, the women’s conference will feature keynote speaker, Debbie Allen, and a lineup of panelists where unedited conversation meets education, compassion and a sheer desire to enact change. The conference will include workshops and discussions focusing on the following five pillars: know your rights, sex talk & relationships, digital activism, entrepreneurship & financial literacy and policy reform. On Sunday, is the Third Annual Amber Rose SlutWalk which is a nonprofit event that is playing a monumental role in the movement towards gender equality, ending rape culture, victim blaming, slut and body shaming and other social injustice issues. Thousands of people across gender, sex, race, age, class, education, and profession will gather for an unforgettable experience. The day will consist of a host of celebrity friends, a star-studded music lineup, DJs, key thought leaders, HIV testing, sexual awareness booths, art installations and more on a day dedicated to educating, entertaining and empowering. $15; Saturday, 7:30 am; Ronald Tutor Conference Center, 3607 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089; $12-$125; Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; Pershing Square, 532 South Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Habitat for Humanity Builders Ball
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles celebrates all those who are helping transform the landscape of the city, while also raising awareness about their mission to empower families through home ownership. The event also honors “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Luc Robitaille and Morley Builders. $400+; Friday, 5:30-9 pmThe Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

Raise Awareness & Raise a Glass with Keep a Breast at Angel City Brewery
Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Angel City Brewery where $1 of every SaazBerry pint sold will go to Keep A Breast, a nonprofit organization that empowers young people around the world to check their selfie with breast health education and support. Enjoy music by DJ Kreature and have a chance to win Keep A Breast prizes at the Wheel of Boobies. Cheers to boobies and beer! Sunday, 12-4 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA Beer Fest
The fall edition of this bi-annual event features dozens of breweries pouring samples of their beers, along with food trucks, cover bands, and tons of people wearing pretzel necklaces. Expect breweries including Lincoln Beer Company; Boomtown Brewery; Twisted Oak Tavern; Elysian Brewing; Guinness; New Belgium; and more. Proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark, Inc whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets. Proceeds from the event will go towards funding food, shelter, and veterinary bills for rescued pets. $45-$80; Saturday, 2-6 pm; Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

World Sake Day with Innovative Dining Group
The restaurant group celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary this year will celebrate World Sake Day at its restaurants ROKU (West Hollywood), Sushi Roku (Santa Monica, Pasadena, Las Vegas and Newport Beach locations) and Katana (West Hollywood). In addition to ½ off Sake Bottles at all the Japanese concepts, ROKU will provide ½ off Sake Flights, which is an opportunity for you to sample premium sake. Katana will also have a special gong hit every other hour (6 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm) where complimentary sake samples will be passed out. Sunday

Endless Summer Mezcal Party at  The Raymond 1886
Summer has its last hurrah at The Raymond 1886, amidst National Hispanic Heritage Month, honoring the contributions and presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Head Barman Peter Lloyd-Jones leads the revelry with one-of-a-kind mezcal bottlings, signature1886 mezcal cocktails, and cocktail fair prepared by Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan on The Raymond patio with beats by DJ Ces. You will be greeted with a mezcal inspired Raspados, a South of the Border style slushie traditionally made of fruit, blended with ice and seasoned with Chamoy, a spicy Mexican condiment. Two more mezcal cocktails will follow, starting with the Saladito, comprised of lime, honey, mezcal, chile and salt, and rounding off with the Mezcal Buck, featuring ginger, lime amaro, mezcal, and soda. Up next are two very special mezcal tastings, showcasing the best of what The Raymond 1886 has to offer. Oaxacan flavors will also be found in fare provided throughout the event by Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan and Sous Chef Eddie Cho, along with dessert from Pastry Chef Raymond Morales. Add the scratching and mixing of DJ Ces, and this is one summer party you will never want to end! $86; Saturday, 7-10 pm; 1250 South Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

Viviane Extends Happy Hour
Viviane, located in the iconic Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills has a newly expanded happy hour from Monday-Friday, 3-7 pm. Try some of their newest menu items such as the Peach Collins and Charles la Fitte Champagne. If you want to keep the happiness going through the weekend, Viviane offers the perfect chic and modern California setting for brunch, Saturday and Sunday, 7 am-3 pm; 9400 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Feria de los Moles
The largest Mexican food festival in the country features more than 20 types of moles from Puebla, Oaxaca and Guerrero. There’s also live music and arts & craft. Sunday, 10 am–6 pm; 200 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Modern Artisan Marketplace
Shop the pop-up experience that has a curated collection of emerging artisans and inspiring brands. In addition to shopping, the event features retail, workshops and interactive experiences. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Platform LA, 8850 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

Break the fast with Katusya
To celebrate the end of Yom Kippur, Katsuya will be offering catering and platters available for any group size. Exclusive menus can be found on their website. Make the holiday one to remember with everyone’s favorites from Katsuya. Available at all Los Angeles locations.

Simples Tonic Shop and Apothecary Opens
You can now enjoy plant-based tonics in Santa Monica. The Simples Tonic Shop and Apothecary sells a selection of eight Simples Tonics, locally brewed on-site as well as a carefully curated selection of plant-based tinctures, elixirs and products from esteemed herbalists and wild-crafted sources from around the country. Simples Tonics is a line of hand-prepared, concentrated plant tonics, made with nourishing herbs that are brewed over a period of hours to extract the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals, and constituents. They are called by their traditional name, Simples, which means using a single herb or plant in a medicinal way. At Simples, eight of these Simples are hand-brewed to support this exploration. The eight Simples represent a broad spectrum of traditional herbal remedies, each selected for their high nutritional profiles, tonic effect, and proven safety for everyday use. Simples Tonics, utilizing some of the most nutrient dense and healing plants on the planet and are an easy way to support optimal health and personal well-being. Using organic plant material and chemical and fluoride free water, our infusions steep for hours to extract the maximum amount of vitamins, minerals, plant proteins, and medicinal properties. Once strained, you have a delicious, highly nourishing and healing “food beverage” with no calories and no sugar, just pure bio-available nutrition. The Tonics include: Nettle – The Game Changer; Rose – The Elevator; Linden – The Hug; Schisandra – The Superhero; Burdock – The Purifier; Dandelion Root – The Fortifier; and Oatstraw – The Chill Pill; Chickweed – The Star. Opens Saturday (grand opening 12-4 pm); 2724 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Share the Coffee Love at Dunkin’ Donuts on National Coffee Day
This National Coffee Day, Dunkin’ Donuts is inviting you to share the coffee love with a free coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts on National Coffee Day. Any guest who purchases a medium, large or extra large cup of the brand’s signature hot coffee will receive an additional medium-sized hot coffee for free at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide. Friday

Viceroy Santa Monica’s Coffee Menu for National Coffee Day
With everything from Coffee French Toast, and Coffee Bacon, to Eggs Benedict with Coffee Hollandaise Sauce (woah), they’ve truly thought of it all to celebrate our favorite morning drink. In addition to the menu, the hotel will be offering: Complimentary UMBRIA Coffee from 7 – 9 am for the early risers and complimentary UMBRIA ESPRESSO from 4 – 5 pm for to give you that mid-day pick me up. There will also be a pool side cart serving coffee cocktails and samples of Coffee Reinvented & il Morso Coffee Bites from 11 am – 7 pm. Friday; 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7500

Coffee For Sasquatch Opens on Melrose Ave
Discover a brand-new way to get your caffeine fix with Coffee For Sasquatch, a full-service café located near the corner of Melrose and La Brea. The stylish, design-forward coffee shop is from business owner and entrepreneur, Claire Ackad. Armed with a strong passion for coffee, Ackad has scoured the globe to discover different coffee shops, absorbing both the atmosphere and flavors that contribute to the overall coffee-drinking experience. From Hong Kong to Stockholm and many places in between, she has enjoyed researching how coffee plays a role in the local culture. She quickly discovered that across the world, consuming coffee is a cultural ritual meant to be cherished and enjoyed, while in the US it is often equated with being on the move. With Coffee For Sasquatch, she plans to bring this global mindset to LA’s masses by marrying the experiences of gathering with friends to sip on a delicious cup of coffee and taking a moment to slow down amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. Coffee For Sasquatch’s anchor roaster is San Francisco-based Ritual Coffee Roasters, a pioneer in the shift towards coffee consciousness. Coffee For Sasquatch will be serving up a variety of espresso and tea-based drinks, pour overs and cold brew. The menu includes espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos in addition to drinks made with turmeric, chai and matcha. Those looking for a chilled beverage will be able to choose from cold brew, iced tea and Arnold Palmer, or try a taste of something sweeter with an affogato or tea-gato. To round out the beverage options, Coffee For Sasquatch will be offering bites from La Tropezienne Bakery, sandwiches from the Beverly Hills Cheese Shop, and donuts from (fōnuts). Opens Friday; 7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

By Whitney

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