Weekend

04/07/2011

LA Beer Festival by Drink Eat Play
This Saturday, Culver City has 300 brews for 6 hours…get ready! In it’s 3rd year, the celebration is bigger than ever, sourcing from 80 international breweries. Local brewers include Ladyface Ales, Bierbitzch, and Inland Empire. More than a dozen food trucks will roll in to soak up the suds. Scarf down kabobs, bacon-wrapped kobe beef balls, crepes, and kosher cupcakes. While you drink and eat, enjoy the two cover bands too!  Tickets: $40 here for 1-4 pm, and here for 5-8 pm; Saturday, April 9, 12-3 pm and 5-8 pm; Sony Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City; Designated drivers: Type “dd” in coupon code for $25 off admission. You’ll get a different wristband and won’t be served.

Lucky Shops LA
The Lucky Shops LA have more sneak peeks of treasures you can expect this weekend. There are Kelsi Dagger Kassa shoes in silver, $64 (retail: $85); a Rebecca Taylor smock dress for $138 (retail $275); Steven Alan boyfriend shirt, $58 (retail $158) and Decades + Christian Louboutin boots in yellow are $395 ($1,400 retail).  There’ll be cocktails, nibbles, music, and giveaways all while you’re digging through the discounted goods. Friday, 12–6 pm, and Saturday, 10 am–5 pm.

CicLAvia
This Sunday, April 10, CicLAvia returns to LA. You will bike or walk 7.5 miles of big city streets. All without any traffic! (Check out the map here.) CicLAvia’s biggest attraction is biking, leisurely and the burning kind. You’ll burn about 300 calories during the 20-60 minute ride from The Bicycle Kitchen on Heliotrope to Hollenbeck Park. For the non-cyclists, CicLAvia will also play host to yoga classes, dodgeball games, and many more side activities. Check out the events page for the latest details—then hit the street, car fume-free. 10 am-3 pm.

D*Face’s “Going Nowhere” Party
The UK street artist’s opening party has a séance to resurrect dead celebrities. First 50 guests through the door will get an exclusive D*Face “Cheat Death” bullet key ring. Saturday 7:30-10 pm; Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310.287.2340

Mixology Classes at Bar Toscana
Craft cocktails with exotic ingredients! Plus it’s a pretty good deal. 4 Cocktails and appetizers for $49. tickets: here; tonight 8-10:30 pm; Bar Toscana, 11633 San Vincente Blvd., Brentwood; 310.826.0028

Taylor De Cordoba
The gallery celebrates its five-year anniversary with works by Frohawk Two Feathers, Timothy Hull, Jeana Sohn and miniature paintings by Kimberly Brooks. Saturday, 6-8 pm; 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City; 310.559.9156

New Classes at GST Body
Fitness guru Anna Rahe introduces group sessions like AAA (arms, abs, ass), Stretch (for all the yoga lovers out there), Rehab (it does a body good) and Wake Up Call does the splits (half nature run, half patented exercises in the studio). Schedule online at gstbodyla.com. 7562 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 310.895.9993

Yamashiro Farmers’ Market Returns
Tonight’s re-opening of the Yamashiro Farmers’ Market is where you can pick up produce items for the week, dine on freshly made dishes, sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the city of Los Angeles. Does it get much better? 1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Los Angeles, 90068, Thursday, April 7 from 5-9 pm

First & Hope’s Cocktail Cart
Wouldn’t it be great if the bar would come to you? First & Hope is rolling out a cocktail cart fully stocked with everything from prosecco to limoncello to bitters. Possibilities are endless and coming straight to you. Debuting April 9; 710 W 1st St., 213.617.8555

Beer Garden
A pop-up beer garden? That’s the best kind of pop-up! The Surly Goat, Blue Palms and Tony’s Darts Away are coming together for the ultimate beer haven. A $10 mug is your admission ticket (only 100 will be available at the door, so arrive early), and dozens of craft beers are $5 each. April 9, noon-7 pm, ColLAboration, 1900 W Magnolia Blvd., more info here

Wine? A Brunch!
AOC has always had wine and bubbly—except for brunch. Head over there at 10 am this weekend, and they’ll open into a land of Grilled Blueberry Bread, duck confit, wild mushroom hash… and wine and bubbly to wash it all down. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 8022 W 3rd St.; 323.653.6359

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