The Grove’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
This annual event is popular (so get there early) and this year features performances from Mary J. Blige, Cee Lo Green, Jewel, Gavin Degraw, Il Volo, Babyface and Toni Braxton. The 110-foot white fir will have 15,000 lights and 10,000 ornaments, so bring your sunglasses…kidding. Free; Sunday, 7:30-9:30 pm; 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 90036

LA Works Holiday Beer Garden
Get unlimited pours of Angel City brews and enjoy live music all for a good cause. If you go VIP, you won’t have to wait in line and you’ll get free food. All ticket purchases benefit the non-profit LA Works. If you bring 5 or more cans, you will receive a free L.A. Works grocery tote bag as an extra thanks. Tickets: Presale: $35, General $45, VIP $90; Sunday, 2-6 pm; Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 West Ave. 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Beverly Hills Wine and Food Festival
I hope you have been saving up for this one! Taste dishes from over 50 restaurants and wineries. Participants include Joel Robuchon, MR CHOW, Tom Colicchio’s Craft Los Angeles, Beverly Wilshire A Four Seasons Hotel, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Jean Marie Auboine Chocolates, Chaya, THE Blvd Restaurant, 9021PHO, DeLuscious Cookies & Milk, GoodieGirls, Pacific Dining Car, STK Los Angeles, Bagatelle LA, just to name a few. It all kicks off with Mixology After Dark that features cocktails by Dirty Laundry, Pour Vous and more at Westfield Century City. $150-300; Friday, 5-8 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1-5 pm; Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, 90067

Movember Hollywood club crawl
Put down the razors and raise money for men’s health! You can also support the cause by joining tomorrow night’s hairy event at The Room. At each stop of the crawl, there will be contests, prizes, and complimentary shots. Plus, enough pizza to help you along the way. $30; Saturday, 8 pm; The Room, 1626 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood

Single Malt and Scotch Whiskey Extravaganza
Tonight at the Loews Santa Monica, have unlimited tastes of high-end spirits from Scotland along with a buffet dinner, a souvenir tasting glass, and high-end imported cigars. $150; Friday, 7-9 pm; 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 90401

Champagne and Oysters at THE Blvd
Get into the spirit of the season at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. The daily “sip and shuck” menu has fresh oysters and chilled Champagne while overlooking Rodeo Drive. It’s true Beverly Hills Fashion. Bubbles will be provided by Perrier-Jouët Champagne, including Grand Brut and Blason Rosé by the glass or bottle, and Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs by the bottle. Oysters are available starting at the half dozen for $22 and feature selections from Beau Soleil, Chefs Creek, Kumamoto and Blue Point. Through January 1, 1-8 pm; THE Blvd, Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310.385.3901

Champagne Brunch
Didn’t get enough Champagne at the above post? The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation celebrates the close of the year with a champagne brunch on the west lawn of Barnsdall Art Park’s Hollyhock House. The picnic style meal includes a three flight champagne tasting by Silverlake Wine, food by Heirloom LA, and pour-over coffee by Bru Coffee Bar. Free for members; $25/nonmembers; Sunday, 11 am-2 pm; Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90027

An Evening with David Sedaris
Get ready for the author of Me Talk Pretty One Day to take the mic. His amusing night will be full of wit, honesty, laughs, and intelligence. He discusses his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. $57; Friday, 8 pm; The Pasadena Civic, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena; 626.449.7360

Join Chef Eric Lechasseur and the crew at Seed Kitchen for a very special evening filled with live music, palm reading, guest speakers and a cooking demo from the chef himself. Seed Kitchen has served Venice Beach organic and eco-conscious dishes for five years (They even have recyclable menus and utensils) and they want to celebrate! Free; Sunday, 3-7 pm; 1604 Pacific Ave., Venice, CA 90291

The Bungalow is Back
The Bungalow (at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel) temporarily shuttered to fix a liquor license issue and is now back in action. Get their Friday for free, branded t-shirts. Opening Friday; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 90401; 310.899.8530

Demitasse Desserts and Drink Pop-Up
Who needs dinner? Feast on desserts along with amazing drinks. Some items include Flourless Chocolate Cake, Caramel Cremeaux, and Rum truffles. Sunday, seatings at 6 pm & 8pm; Demitasse, 1149 3rd St., Santa Monica

Downtown On Ice
Even though it has been in the 80s this week, it’s time to strap on your ice skates and glide around downtown Los Angeles. All season there are free events including winter concerts and Winter Holiday Festival on December 14, along with championship skating exhibitions, broomball games, and more. $8 includes one-hour skating session; $2 skate rental; through January 20; 532 S. Olive St., Downtown, 213.624.4289

1st Annual TownSpot Anniversary Concert
After a year of promoting local talent online, TownSpot.tv celebrates their one year anniversary with a special TownSpot Anniversary Concert at Molly Malones. Five Los Angeles bands, (The FealSarah HollinsJessica Fine28 North, and Caitlin Linney), will be headlining the event. $5; Saturday, 8 pm – 12 am; 575 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.935.1577

Tacos and Dutch Beer at Garrett Leight
Garrett Leight is having a birthday party with geometric Tofer Chin paintings, a DJ, and, of course tacos and beer. This time around it’s cool to wear your shades at night. Friday, 7 pm; Abbot Kinney Court, 1423 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, RSVP required

Rusticoffee Pop-Up
Fuel up on Stumptown coffee, teas, and more from a vintage trailer all day long. Plus, all proceeds benefit Rustic Canyon Recreation Center programs. Saturday, 7:30 am-5 pm; Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, 180 Latimer Rd., Santa Monica.

Head Downtown to this simple restaurant with wooden counters, exposed brick, and glowing ball lanterns. Then, get down for business by eating 20 courses of San Diego uni and kinki on vinegar seasoned rice from a Tokyo chef. This omakase-only place is serving up art in the form of food. Opens Friday; 521 W 7th St.; 213.225.6285

Valley Girl
This ’80s styled Romeo and Juliet features a twist on the classic romance between a Betty from the Valley (Deborah Foreman) and a Hollywood punk (Nic Cage). $12; Saturday, midnight; doors, 11:30 pm; The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood; 323.655.2510

Matthew Biancaniello Cynar Tasting
Mixologist Matthew Biancaniello seems to be making the rounds these dyas. Tonight, he hosts a Cynar tasting at Marina del Rey’s Settebello. Try all six cocktails featuring the Italian artichoke liqueur. Soak up some of the booze with a Cynar ice cream sandwich with a saffron infused crust. Friday, 8 pm; 13455 Maxella Ave., Suite 250, Marina Del Rey, 90292

Zouk Pop-Up 
Get home goods from around the world at sibling duo Katarina Tagliaferro and Jenny Best’s temporary brick-and-mortar. They have Indian marble lotus bowls, Turkish towels, and shag rugs from Morocco. Through January 1; Monday-Saturday, 11 am-7 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 2806 Main St., Santa Monica; 310.396.7541


Head to DTLA’s Cooper Design Space for this popular Cali label’s deals on fun basics. Cash only. Friday, 9 am-2 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014

Head to Compton (yep) for this brand’s warehouse sale. The vintage-inspired label’s one-day-only sample sale on promises everything under $20. Saturday; 350 W. Apra St., Compton, 90220

Ark & Co.
Head to the LA-based contemporary label’s sample sale for deals on dresses, tops, shorts, skirts and more. Saturday, 8 am-2 pm; 615 E 61st St Los Angeles, 90001

Field Scout
Here’s one specifically for the guys. This LA-based, global-inspired men’s brand is having a one-day sale Downtown. Expect to find styles from fall ’13 at 30% off, items from past seasons at 50-75% off and samples for $15 at their warehouse. Saturday, 11 am-4 pm; 1457 E Washington Blvd; enter at the green gates.

Genetic Denim
The LA jeanswear brand’s two-day sample sale has plenty of women’s merchandise in all fits, colors, washes and patterns. Friday & Saturday; 1013 S Los Angeles St., 9th Floor

Trina Turk
Hit up the Palm Springs-inspired designer’s West Third Street boutique to score womenswear, menswear, swimwear and home goods starting at $20. Today through Sunday; 8008 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

This Saturday from 8 am-2 pm, score big some great stuff at the Harlyn’s super sale. 615 E 61st St Los Angeles, 90001

H. Lorenzo
For the rest of November, the edgy-luxe boutique is slashing prices on men’s and women’s apparel in their sale tent. This means 80% off! 8660 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90069; 310.659.1432

For the next two weeks, get 50% off all sale rack items at the flagship at The Grove. 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.938.1085

AG Jeans
Get men’s and women’s tops, bottoms and outerwear for up to 80% off during the denim brand’s sale at Downtown’s Cooper Building. Friday, 9 am-4pm; Cooper Building, 860 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles

Goldhawk & Tag Elements
Shop women’s apparel priced at $10-60 from Goldhawk and denim label Tag Elements. Expect cashmere sweaters, silk camisoles, dresses, skirts, bottoms and more at the three-day warehouse sale in Vernon. Friday 10:30 am-5:30 pm, Saturday 9 am-4 pm; 3864 S Santa Fe Ave.

Jenni Kayne Sale
The LA-based designer is having a sale feature clothing, accessories and her famous D’orsays. Cash and credit are accepted and everything will be less than $300. Friday, 10 am-4:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; Cooper Design Space, 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Vanessa Mooney Sale
This boho chic LA jeweler designer has her hand pieces and body chains on sale. You’ll also find rings, bracelets, necklaces, belts, bag scarves and shoes, all for $40 or less. If you can’t make it, score 20% off online this Saturday, too. Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 3719 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, CA

Current/Elliot Sample Sale
Looking for the perfect pair of comfortable, slouchy-skinny jeans to go with your purchases from Vanessa Mooney and Jenni Kayne? Get ’em at this sale. Note that large purses and strollers are not allowed. Friday, 9 am-8 pm; Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; Siren Studios, 1050 N Orange Dr.

BCBG Warehouse Maxazria Sale
Score up to 70% off on women’s gowns, dresses, footwear and more from this LA-based label. Arrive early because it will definitely get packed. Saturday, 8 am-3 pm; 2761 Fruitland Avenue, Vernon, 90058

Ampersand Boutique
Through Sunday, head to the Larchmont designer consignment shop for their first-ever blowout sale. Get up to 90% off original retail prices. This means $400 shoes are now $40 and $300 dressed are priced at $25. You get the point. Expect $1 bins and $5, $10, $20 and $50 clothing racks. Through Sunday; 658 N Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004; 323.466.3300




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