Barnsdall Friday Night Wine Tastings
Silverlake Wine begins another summer with a hike to the top of Barnsdall Art Park. It’s a party of changing food trucks, and music from KCRW’s Dan Wilcox. While you’re there join a tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House. $5-40; Fridays Through September, 5:30-8:30 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323.660.4254
Mr. Kate Jewelry Workshop @ SPACE 15 TWENTY
Bring in your old jewelry to create new! Free with RSVP @Hello@thereisnosubject.com and be sure to specify which time you would like to attend. 1-3 pm; SPACE 15 TWENTY, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles
Pancakes & Booze
Join the ultra-underground art show that was started in 2009. After touring around the country, P&B will combine breakfast food, alcohol, and all sorts of emerging artists in a two-day party. Pancakes are all-you-can-eat and booze is at a cash bar. Besides the food and booze, there are 75 emerging artists, nude models posing for “erotic” live painting, a gratis photobooth, and music from indie-electro acts. You can join in the live art battle, just bring a canvas and paints. $5; Friday & Saturday; Lot 613, 613 Imperial St., Downtown
Bored of your own cooking? Try something new at Sunday’s food swap in Santa Monica. Sample some of the homemade, locally grown items, place a “bid” on what your tastebuds love, like jam, granola or sausages and walk away with one or more new tastes to chow down on at home. Sunday, 2-4 pm; Salon Vert, 605 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, 90401; RSVP: Here
NoHo Food Truck Fest & Flea Market
I posted about this earlier in the week, but here is a lil recap: 15 of LA’s food trucks featuring gourmet waffles, deep-fried Alaskan cod, and juicy 1/2-pound burgers. Tickets includes a raffle entry to win a bike, gift cards, and other prizes. $4; Saturday 11 am; 11458 Burbank Blvd.; 818.618.9091
Wood and Vine
This happy hour is one that you will surely go to because it’s finally at a time where most of us are happy. 11 pm-2 am. Hollywood’s fancier house of whiskey and waffles is serving up $4 California beers and $8 cocktails. Nightly, 11 pm-2 am; Wood and Vine, 6280 Hollywood Blvd.; 323.334.3360
LA Vegan Beer Fest 2011
Drink unlimited draft beers from 20+ breweries and when you get the munchies head to the vegan-friendly food-truck fare from beer-battered avocado tacos to Vietnamese nachos. San Diego’s The Silent Comedy highlight a day of live music. $15-50; Saturday 1 pm; Roxy Theatre, 9009 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 310.276.2222 Dwell on Design This is the West Coast’s largest design show with more than 200 brands, design competitions, presentations, panels, home tours, and more. Friday-Sunday, 10 am; $45; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Summer means a five-course prix-fixe crab menu including steamed Maryland blue crab and succulent po’boy sandwiches. In addition to gettin’ crabby, enjoy one (or two) of their eight signature cocktails, like the Cucumber Martini ($13). $75; Sunday 12 pm; The Hungry Cat, 1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood; 323.462.2155
NativeLA Flea Market
NativeLA gathers local designers, artists, and shops to sell everything from knick knacks, accessories, to vintage clothes. Or just go for the free cupcakes and wine. Food trucks, Auntie’s Fry Bread and Meet n’ Potatoes will be outside. Saturday, noon-6 pm; 511 Molino St., Downtown.