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Helms Design District Vintage Boutique
Hosted by Clever Vintage Clothing of Downtown Los Angeles, the Helms show has a variety of venders with classic, designer, and repurposed women’s vintage clothing, jewelry, and various ephemera. This is definitely the place to score some one-of-a-kind pieces! December 14, 10 am-4 pm; LightSpace Studio, 8755 Washington Blvd.

Float Holiday Pop-Up Shop
Vintage seems to be the theme this weekend! Shop everything from handmade goods to vintage finds from a bunch of designers and artisans. There’s clothes, jewelry, cards and more. While you browse indulge in Float’s seasonal floats like the Frostie’s Frostbite with Frostie’s Blue Cream Soda, peppermint ice cream and candy cane pop rocks. Saturday & Sunday; 380 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena

Give + Receive at Burning Torch
Find everything you need for that stylish someone ( or yourself) at the luxury lifestyle brand’s weekend event. Plus, enjoy complimentary mimosas, organic mini manicures, and get a $25 give spent for every $250 spent. Friday & Saturday, 11 am-7 pm; 1627 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

SantaCon LA
It’s all about the big man in red these days! Join this annual event that attracts Santa-clad revelers for a citywide holiday crawl. Just sign up, fashion your own personal Santa suit, print out a songbook and wait for the meeting location to be sent to you 24-48 hours in advance. Saturday

Marina del Rey Boat Parade
Boats and yachts adorned with twinkling lights and decorations cruise their way through Marina del Rey for a holiday event like non other. A fireworks show over the water starts the 50-year-old tradition, so grab a front-row seat to the festivities by reserving a table at Cafe del Rey where you can dine on dishes like stuffed grape leaves with braised lamb and steak Oscar with Dungeness crab. Free; Saturday, Fireworks, 5:55 pm; parade, 6–8 pm; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey

Victor Drai’s Rare Debuts
The former BLT space is finally ready for its debut this Saturday! As you walk in, you are greeted by a long black bar lit by red sconces and candlelight. Library Bar’s Chris Hewes is behind the seasonal cocktail program and Lauren September from The Roosevelt’s Spare Room works along with him. Chef Patrick Florendo created a lighter cuisine that is olive oil based, with items like tuna tartars, steamed mussels, whole roasted loup de mar, peppered steaks, and f Snake River Farms wagu. Food will arrive to diners seated in rich leather booths or in plush chairs in a room reminiscent of Drai’s original La Cienga eatery and his Vegas afterhours haunt. Expect plenty of crimson reds and floral prints. Based on the menu and concept, nearby Boa may be in for some stiff competition. Saturday; 8720 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069

Renegade Craft Fair
This fair is a curated indie-craft marketplace that has hundreds of talents in contemporary design and all things handmade. You will find original items, including unique fashion, jewelry, ceramics, housewares, artisanal food & drink, contemporary furniture, bath & body products, screen-printed art, and paper goods. December 14 & 15, 10 am-5 pm; Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St.

Cinefamily’s 3rd Annual 24 hour Variety Show Fundraiser
This unique theater holds its third-annual fundraiser this weekend with a 24-hour event/variety show. With special guests including Anjelica Huston, Bruce Dern (who will be presented with a lifetime achievement award), Mike Judge, Jena Malone, Gaslamp Killer, Busdriver, an assortment of live bands playing all day, and beverages and breakfast served all 24 hours on the theater’s patio, the event, which aims to raise $500,000 for operating costs and new equipment, should be a blast. Free; December 13 – December 29 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 8pm; 611 North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036

RA MA Yoga Institute Album Prelaunch Party
This Venice-based Kundalini lifestyle brand that opened on Lincoln & Rose this summer, has just announced that it will be launching RA MA Records. A groundbreaking new musical concept, RA MA Records blends electronica, trance, rock, rap and more with conscious lyrics that, for the first time ever, will bring mantra to the masses. Get a sneak peek of their inaugural Volume 1, set to release January 2014, with live performances from label artists during the RA MA Records Launch Party. Friday, 6-9 pm; 304 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

Santa Monica Pub Crawl
The 5th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns with more than 30 local bars and restaurants coming together to raise money for those in need through a partnership with the Westside Food Bank. Participating bars on Wilshire, Main Street, The Pier and the Third Street Promenade, will offer food and drink specials. Dress in Santa/holiday attire and an Instagram contest will award the crawler(s) with the most impressive holiday gear with a special prize. $10 gets you the official pub crawl wristband, which gets you access to food and drink specials at each location. There will also be a 5-year anniversary Official After Party with music, dancing, a photo booth, contests and more fun festivities (location will be announced the night of the crawl). Saturday, 5 pm-1 am

Caviar & Cashmere Holiday Trunk Show
This truck show promises cupcakes, champagne, and shopping! You’ll get 25-50% off gorgeous cashmere items and costume jewelry. Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; Jones Library, Fairmont Miramar Hotel, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica

30 Minute Musicals: Home Alone and The Holiday Mashup
The guys behind the 30-minute version of Top Gun are now bring you half-hour versions of Home Alone and The Holiday Mash-Up (includes GremlinsDie HardBatman ReturnsCitizen Kane, and more). $15 in advance, $20 at the door; Friday, 8 pm; Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90038

Ugly Sweater Party
Ok, we have all had enough of these parties, right? Well once you get ahold of the free-flowing food and booze, you will change your tune.“Tropical funk” disco-ist Tropicool is spinning, so at least you won’t hear “Winter Wonderland.” $60-70; Friday, 8 pm-2 am; The Charleston, 2460 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; 310.828.2115

Stila’s Warehouse Sale
Time to stock up on smudge pots, eyeliner, and lip glazes! Their highly-anticipated warehouse sale returns to the Derby Dolls’ HQ at The Doll Factory. Expect up to 80% off the brand’s eye shadows, eye liners, lip colors, foundations, brushes, limited edition collections and more. Get their early because the first 25 people in line get a free eyeshadow palette. No backpacks, strollers or large handbags allowed and a spending max of $600/customer. Saturday, 8 am-4 pm; 1910 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA

Cabaret Versatile’s “Joyeux Noël”
From the crazy Cancan to the sexiness of French Burlesque, experience the legendary “joie de vivre” in the intimacy of the beautiful Fedora Bar, jewel of the First & Hope American Bistro in Downtown. Come as early as 8pm to start the night in an authentic French piano-bar ambiance with Mariah Bonner. December 13, pre-show 8 pm, show 9 pm; First & Hope, 710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Southern Girl Desserts Celebrates National Cupcake Day
They are wrapping a select number of Red Velvet Cupcakes in golden wrappers and for three days (December 15thDecember 17th) if you receive the golden cupcake wrapper, you will get a half-dozen pre-selected complimentary cupcakes to take home. Founders Catarah Hampshire and Shoneji Robison were winners of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” with their Chicken and Waffle. They are also knwn for their signature Sweet Potato Pie Cupcake. and other favorites including Caramel Apple Cupcake and their Hennessy & Coke Cupcake. Sunday (11 am-6 pm)-Tuesday, December 17th (10 am-9 pm); Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

Rodarte Secret Sample Sale
LA label,Rodarte, is hosting a super-secret sample sale in Los Angeles. There will be runway pieces, shoes, accessories, T-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, all going for up to 70% off. Try emailing to confirm your RSVP at the last minute. Access isn’t guaranteed, but if you do get through, you’ll get deets then.

LAHEARTSPI + RYOT fundraiser
AHEARTSPI in partnership with RYOT invites you to a fundraiser benefitting Doctors Without Borders and those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Come celebrate with live music, complimentary beer & wine, and a silent auction featuring incredible raffle prizes and luxury fashion items donated to benefit this beautiful project! $25; Friday, 7-9 pm; Riviera 31 Bar & Lounge, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048

The MiA Project Art & Performance Market
Shop the holiday bazaar for goods from American designers like Adina Mills and Robert Siegel. Plus, there’s a special performance by brother-sister duo Wardell. $6-15; Saturday, 2-9 pm.; Sunday, noon-6 pm; Dilettante, 120 N. Santa Fe Ave.

I have been spying on this place opening every day I am at the gym and the day has finally arrived! The much-coveted Japanese line opens a Los Angeles outpost. Check out more than 8,500 square feet of minimalist home and fashion essentials, including bag organizers, foldable umbrellas, knit capes, and Indian cotton chambray throws. Opens Saturday, 10 am-9 pm; Hollywood Galaxy Shopping Center, 7021 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323.785.2013

Georgetown Cupcake Decorating Workshop
Get your frosting on and personalize a dozen festive treats, while you sip on some cold weather drinks and sample holiday mini cakes. Flavors include gingerbread, Rudolph red velvet, and Santa’s chocolate chip.$75; Sunday, 2-4 pm; 143 South Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310.893.2866




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