Weekend

09/27/2013

Glow
Join in the third installation of the nation’s only nighttime arts celebration focused exclusively on original artwork. Glow has commissioned 15 interactive art projects to illuminate Santa Monica’s iconic pier and beach. This massive outdoor museum, where art exists not just to be seen, but to be experienced is one of the largest public art events in the world. Many Santa Monica restaurants will have specials, as well as extended hours, with local hotels offering special rates and package. Plus, several of Santa Monica’s spas and salons are offering specials on beauty treatments, with additional discounts on yoga classes. Saturday, 7 pm-3 am

Artifacts of a Life Lived by the Living (to Live)
Curated by artist Chris Johanson, this exhibition celebrates the act of art-making and the necessity of the creative process. Johanson has selected a group of artists who create in service of bringing balance and order to their lives. Works on display will include drawings, painting, site-specific installations, sound, performance, and movement. $12, free for CAFAM members; Opening Reception: Saturday, 7 – 9 pm; preview for members: 12 – 6 pm; 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.937.4230

AuraYoga
The guys behind AuraCycle, are opening a hot yoga studio at WeHo’s Sunset Plaza. The space features their signature ambient lighting system, that customizes each class. Zebra Mats is behind the flooring, which offers “higher friction between the body and floor, enabling positions to be held longer with increased comfort.” Opens Sunday; 8608 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; 323.325.4960

Good Food Fridays
Enjoy art, music, food, and more during this kick-off of the Autumn season. This Friday’s Fall Feast includes food sampling, wine & beer tastings, live music from singer/songwriter Amy May and pop-up boutiques from Gindo’s Spice of Life, 3D Cheeze Photo Booth, Naam Yoga, Jeanne Verger Jewelry and KRAVE Jerky and discounts from Buy Local and Santa Monica Place Shopper Rewards. Santa Monica Merchant will also feature curated organic food delivery, along with apple and pumpkin picking for the season. Plus, enjoy 10% off all purchases from the purveyors in The Market during the event and the first 200 people through the door get a free Market tote bag filled with goodies. Friday, 7-10 pm; The Market, 3rd Floor Dining Deck of Santa Monica Place, 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica; Santa Monica Bike Center has free bike valet for two hours and $1 for each additional hour thereafter (corner of 2nd and Colorado)

Trattoria Neapolis’ One Year Anniversary Party
Get off-menu cuisine and drinks at Pasadena’s restaurant. The social event features different food and drink pairings in areas all over the restaurant like a wines in the garden room, craft beer on the balcony and craft cocktails in the bar. Chat with chef Bryant Wigger in addition to wine makers, brewers and distillers. $60; Saturday, 7 pm; 336 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, 626.732.3000

Trade Up Your Cup
Celebrate National Coffee Day with Trade Up Your Cup, the second annual event hosted by CBTL®, the Single Serve Beverage System by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. Exchange any electric coffeemaker with a cord, for a brand new CBTL® Americano Machine* (*valued at $149.95, while supplies last). The first 250 people in attendance will also get a free CBTL® Milk Frother** (**valued at $49.99, while supplies last). Also get CBTL® espresso and coffee capsules during the one-day promotion of three 16-count capsule boxes for $20. To keep you on your toes during the event, enjoy bottomless coffee from 6 – 8 am, before the event begins. Coffee machines collected during the event will be donated to Goodwill Enterprises to be redistributed across SoCal. Sunday, 8 am – 2 pm (or until supplies last); Gates open at 6 am; Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 E Gene Autry Wa, Anaheim, CA 92806; Guest Entrances: Gene Autry and Orangewood Entrances only

Front Porch Cinema
Fall doesn’t mean the end of outdoor movies! Santa Monica Pier has Front Porch Cinema this fall. It’s a Friday film series that features an eclectic line-up of movies, music, drinks and snacks. This year the series partners with Film Independent and kicks off the season with Los Wild Ones, a documentary that goes behind the scenes of LA’s Wild Records. Future movies are The Sting (October 4), Snoopy, Come Home! (October 11), and Chasing Ice (October 18). Friday, 6 pm: music, 7 pm: movie. Santa Monica Pier, 1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica

Co-op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home. Launches Home Furnishings & Decor Store
In August, “Co-op 28 Handmade & Vintage” expanded into Co-op 28 Handmade.Vintage.Home with the debut of their new 1,500-square foot handmade, vintage and new furnishings and home décor store. To celebrate the home store launch, Co-op 28 will host an open-to-the-public grand opening party on Friday, September 27, from 7 PM–10 PM. The grand opening party will feature refreshments; a special live performance by Blake Lewis, from “American Idol” Season 6; a free Apt2B sofa raffle; and the “unveiling” of Co-op 28’s new outdoor signage, made from up-cycled trash. 1728-1730 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.669.2828

The Hudson & The Churchill Celebrate National Drink Beer Day
Saturday is National Drink Beer Day and you can start the morning with bottomless beermosas for $15 from 11 am – 4 pm or if you are planning on sleeping in, get your first beer for just $3 from 4 – 10 pm at The Hudson. Over at The Churchill, get $5 micheladas made with Modelo Especial and their own house spice mix, available from 11 am  – 4 pm and then starting at 4 pm a special $40 beer pairing dinner menu created by Executive Chef Michael Bryant will be available for $40. The Hudson: 1114 N Crescent Heights Blvd, Los Angeles; The Churchill: 8384 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles

West Hollywood Book Fair
Join in hundreds of author events, workshops, readings, and panels during this event. Of course, you’ll find rare and collectible books, literary journals, comic books, and more. There are also independent publishers selling general fiction and non-fiction. You will find in all genres, along with the writers behind them. Free; Sunday, 10 am; West Hollywood Park, 647 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood

Milkshake Madness at BLD
BLD will be offering a variety of milkshake flavors including Chocolate Buttermilk with branca menta, Blackberry Vanilla with creme de cassis, Cinnamon Latte with amaretto, Chocolate Guinness with Jameson, and Hazelnut Banana with sailor jerry rum. Single shakes are $6, spiked shakes are $9, and flights for $12 or $15 for spiked shakes. Sunday, 5 pm until close

Thai Food Festival:BKK 2 LAX
Thai Culinary Ambassador and celebrity chef personality Jet Tila joins the Thai Trade Center Los Angeles to host an exploration of Thai cuisine and the performing arts. Sample national dishes from the four regions of Thailand served by street food vendors and authentic Thai restaurants including, Jitlada, Ruen Pair, Pa Ord, Thai Society, Thai Nakorn, Bhan Kanom Thai, Lum Ka Naad,Sapp Coffee Shop, Siam Sunset, and more. Experience the artistry of Thailand with Muay Thai martial arts demos, classical and folk dancing, umbrella painting, and Thai fruit carving, and more. $50/general, $75/VIP includes early entry at 3 pm and preferred parking; Sunday, 3:30-6 pm; Paramount Pictures Studios

LAX Art Walk
For the first time, the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Art Program will present an original performance work at LAX, entitled Everywhere Nowhere. Directed and choreographed by Sarah Elgart, with an original score by Yuval RonEverywhere Nowhere is a site-specific, multi-sensory show of movement, media, and color. Projections are by director Kevin Kerslake and artist Stephen Glassman, and costume design by Swinda Reichelt. It was commissioned as part of the Influx: Art at LAX, an ongoing public art festival featuring the work of 45 Los Angeles-based artists and 11 original, site-specific installations located throughout LAX. Before to the performanceLAX is hosting its first-ever Art Walk. Free; September 28 & September 29, Art Walk, self-guided tours of Influx: 5 – 7 pm; Terminal 1 at LAX, maps onlineEverywhere Nowhere, live performance: 7:30 – 9 pm; outdoor courtyard on the Arrivals level in between Terminals 1 and 2 at LAX; more info here or art@lawa.org.

Not Your Average Oktoberfest
Try unique beer-and-food pairings at Eagle Rock Brewery’s off-center craft beer carnival. They are pairing up with Evan and Alex from Hot Knives and having activities like a German nachos booth by Hot Knives, beer poetry readings, and a beer industry arm-wrestling invitational where other brewers will be here to throw down. We think you should participate in the kraut eating competition! Tokyo Doggie Style is also serving up Japanese hot dogs and their signature hurry curry chili all night along. Friday, 6 pm; Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell St., Glassell Park; 323.257.7866

Abbott Kinney Festival
Spend Sunday in Venice snacking at food trucks, sipping cheap beer, and rocking out to bands on two stages. Free; Sunday 10 am-6 pm; Abbott Kinney Blvd. from Venice Blvd. to Main St., Venice; 310.396.3772

The Neverending Story
Catch this classic at DTLA’s drive-in and audio streams through the radio (lawn-style seating also available). Plus, jump on this week’s SuperDuper Snack Shack Deal (all-beef dog, chips, pickle, soda, and candy for $5.50). $8 (children 5 and under, free); Saturday, 7:30 pm; Electric Dusk Drive-In, 1000 San Julian St., enter from Eleventh St.

Septemberfest Beer Festival
The annual all-you-can-drink-for-one-low price Septemberfest Beer Festival is back! This year it is at downtown’s LA Center Studios and it’s country-themed. There’s over 150 beers and food trucks. $40/general admission, $50/VIP (food sold separately); Saturday, 2-6 pm; LA Center Studios, 1201 West 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90017

5th Annual Beer Olympics
Maybe Sepetemberfest wasn’t enough. Go for gold as at this all-day competition that includes corn hole, beer pong, and more. German beers from Weihenstephan Brewery are on tap — the first 40 registrants score a free stein. Free; Saturday 1-9 pm; Bar ONE Beer & Wine Parlour, 12518 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood; 818.509.1938; register here.

The Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles
Join in events throughout the weekend, including a “Gravy-Sauce” competition and “Galbani® String Cheese-building” contest hosted by The Meatballs of Comedy, a Live Telethon for Veterans from the Main Stage on Sunday and a weekend ‘Will You Marrow Me?” donor campaign for Be the Match registry, which recruits marrow donors to save lives of blood cancer patients.  A Blood Drive for City of HopeCedars SinaiChildren’s Hospital and American Red Cross will also be hosted on-site. $5, kids 12 and under are free(all proceeds benefit the San Gennaro Foundation); September 27-29, 11 am-11 pm; 1651 N. Highland Ave.; 818.508.0082

Mad Men: An ALO Experience
Do afterwork drinks the Mad Men way at this swanky themed soirée with fancy cocktails, a cigar patio, and LA-area DJs. Go VIP to enjoy free-flowing bubbly, private burlesque, and passed appetizers. $25-50 here; Friday, 8 pm; Park Plaza Hotel, 607 S. Park View St., Westlake; 213.381.6300

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Culinary Cookout
Hosted by Chef Suzanne Goin, business partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, A.O.C., Tavern) along with Chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), this event returns to Culver Studios for its fourth season. Chow down, imbibe, and join in children’s activities, silent & live auctions, and much more. Plus, check out returning chefs Giada De Laurentiis, April Bloomfield, and Gabrielle Hamilton. The event supports the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) in their quest to find better treatments and ultimately cures for all kids with cancer. $175+; Saturday, noon-4 pm; Culver Studios, 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City

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