Weekend

01/31/2014

“Saturday Night Special” at Freddy Smalls
Freddy Smalls is starting a throwback evening with a prime rib dinner, classic cocktails, and incredible 60’s music. Specials include house-made gin and tonic ($8.99), prime rib dinner ($48.99 double cuts), and prime rib dinner ($27.99 single cut). Dress the part and get a complimentary cocktail (Think 1960’s : Frank Sinatra, Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe). Starting February 1, every Saturday night; 11520 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90064; 310.479.3000

Edward Scissorhands @ Your Downtown Drive-In
In this 1990 romantic fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation, who has scissors for hands, is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Saturday, gates 5 pm, movie 6 pm; 1000 San Julian St. Los Angeles, 90015

Cat Art Show Los Angeles
The cat craze is taking over. Browse works inspired by cats at the largest exhibition ever exhibited (featuring cats). The inaugural Cat Art Show Los Angeles displays works from more than 50 globally recognized artists, including Tracey Emin, Shepard Fairey, Jonathan Yeo and Ray Caesar. Saturday & Sunday, noon-5 pm; 6205 Santa Monica Blvd.

Mondrian Market
Shop from local artists, curators, and beauty and fashion retailers poolside at Skybar at Mondrian Los Angeles. While you shop, sip on cocktails and nosh on food from Herringbone, chef Brian Malarkey’s new restaurant that is adjacent to the space. Featured vendors include Eyewalker Elements, Justice Bodan, Dark and Dawn, Odylyne, Natalia Benson among others. Saturday, 1-5 pm, first Saturday of every month; 8440 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 323.848.6025

Fútbol: The Beautiful Game
On the eve of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, this LACMA exhibit explores the significance of football (soccer) in societies worldwide. Two room-size video installations anchor the exhibit, which also features works by Andy Warhol and Robin Rhode. Opening Sunday; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; 323.857.6000

Art Los Angeles Contemporary
In its fifth year, the ALAC brings more than 70 galleries to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica to showcase their top artists. Artist talks, museum-curator-led panel discussions, film screening and performance series are all going down. Through Sunday; Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica; 323.851.7530

National Pisco Sour Day
Ricardo Zarate is helping you celebrate the national cocktail of Peru with some fantastic Pisco promotions! Pisco, the Peruvian brandy made from distilled grapes, is the key ingredient in a Pisco Sour, thats made with simple syrup, egg white, lemon juice, and bitters. Ricardo’s restaurants will be offering the following promotions: At Mo-chica, you can get two Pisco Sours for the price of one, starting at 5:30 pm and with the purchase of a Pisco Sour, Paiche will offer a voucher for a free Pisco Sour on your next visit. Picca will also offer this voucher, in addition to a special dish pairing—enjoy a Pisco Sour and either the Anticucho Corazon or Ceviche Mixto for a discounted price of $20. Saturday

Vintage Enoteca’s Cider & Sausage Tasting Event
Dry ciders are all the rage and paired with sausage, you’re all set. This is the latest installment in their non-traditional tasting series at Vintage. Featured Pairings: Shrimp & Crab Sausage Latkes with Isastegi, Basque Country, Spain; Spicy Sausage Arepas with Virtue Bourbon Barrel-Aged, Michigan; and Rabbit Sausage Doughnuts with Clos Normand, Normandy, France. $30; Friday & Saturday, 7 pm onward; 7554 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90046; 323.512.5278

Planet Dailies LA and Mixology 101 LA‘s weekends Bubble Brunch
Now available every Saturday and Sunday, the unlimited bubbles brunch and a choice of one brunch item is only $25. Other cocktails featured at brunch include the Bacon Infused Bloody Mary and the Breakfast Margarita. Menu items include Short Rib Tater Tots with caramelized onions, mushrooms and blue cheese; Chipotle Shrimp Quesadilla; Sunrise Pizza with Mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, bacon, cherry tomatoes, onion, and a sunny-side up egg; Captain Crunch French Toast; Italian Frittata; Hangover Burger: 7 oz. Burger, Kobe Chili, bacon, jack and cheddar cheese, Caramelized onions, and a sunny-side egg; and Crab & Chorizo Benedict. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am -3 pm; at The Original Farmers Market, 6333 West 3rd St., Los Angeles

Bock Fest
Beer lovers pay attention! The world’s best seasonal beers are all in one place this weekend. Taste the best winter brews around at this festival. The new Pudding Truck will be there dishing free samples Saturday. $29, $85 (VIP, Includes a souvenir pint glass, unlimited pours and admission 1 hour prior to general admission), No tickets at the door; Saturday, noon-4 pm; Olympic Collection Grand Ballroom, 11301 W. Olympic Blvd., West LA; 213.915.8003

SoulCycle Soffe Charity Ride Hosted by Aimee Song
Get fit for a good cause this weekend! All proceeds from the indoor ride will benefit the Thompson-Mason Brain Cancer Foundation. It’s a healthy and charitable way to get ready for all your Super Bowl snacks you’ll be chowing down on Sunday. $40; Saturday, 3 p.m; SoulCycle West Hollywood, 8570 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

Chi Lin Celebrates Chinese New Year
Get 50% off* cuisine from Executive Chef Tyson Wong. Featuring dishes to usher in good luck and longevity in the Year of the Horse, Chef Wong’s menu emphasizes traditional Chinese cuisine including dishes like: Pea Leaf and Water Chestnut Dumplings with gingered soy sauce; Long Life Noodles with fresh black truffles, and a secret sauce; 8-hour Lacquered Peking Duck with handmade Porbien crepes, plum sauce, julienne cucumbers, and scallions; Black Pepper Two Basil Filet Mignon with Crispy Shiso Leaf; Sautéed Gai-Lan Chinese broccoli sautéed with garlic and chilies. Plus, the Chinese New Year Cocktail is only $5. Sunday, February 2 – Thursday, February 6; *Dine-in only; 50% off applies to food only; not valid with other promos; 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.278.2068

Vietnamese New Year Spice Tour at 9021PHO
Join Chef Kimmy Tang’s Los Angeles spice tour. First, you’ll hit the spice market and then enjoy a lunch highlighting some of her best dishes. If you can’t wait for pho before Saturday, stop by this Friday for a “lucky money” giveaway. The first 50 people at each of the four 9021PHO locations will get gift certificates ranging from $5-50! Good luck! $25; Saturday, 9:30 am; 1164 Glendale Galleria Way, Glendale, CA 91204

643 North‘s Spring Festival on Spring
The restaurant is partnering with Caveman Vintage Music and Chinatown Los Angeles to throw the Spring Festival on Spring to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Join the 643 North Beer Garden with brews ($6) from Eagle Rock Brewery and a Martini & Manhattan Bar. Food includes BBQ, like Chef Oz Ramuco’s Pulled Pork Sliders, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, and Hot Dogs. 643 North will also be offering their entire regular menu in the restaurant. As if that’s not enough, the Spring Festival on Spring will also feature a great line-up of live music. Saturday, 4-11 pm; 643 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90012; 213.687.8888

115th Golden Dragon Parade & Chinese New Year Festival
Downtown’s historic Chinatown celebrates the arrival of the Year of the Horse with a float-filled parade on Saturday, plus two days of cultural performances, live entertainment, gourmet food trucks, a craft beer garden, family-friendly activities and more. Parade: From Hill and Ord streets toward Bernard Street, then to Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue, Chinatown. Saturday & Sunday; performance site: Central Plaza and West Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway, Chinatown. 213.680.0243

Polishbar Opens
Mani/pedi enthusiast Christine Rhoades opens her safe, nontoxic salon. She has fume-free treatments that includes toxin-free lotions and scrubs, Zoya five-free polish, soy-based lacquer remover, water based polish for kids and expectant mothers, ceramic non-porous pedicure bowls, and a hospital-grade autoclave (for proper sterilization of equipment, only 1% of salons do this). Open Monday-Friday, 11 am-7 pm; Saturday, 10 am-7 pm; Sunday, 11 am-6 pm; 8101 W. Third St., West Hollywood; 323.951.1080

Diptyque
The famed French purveyor of eau de toilette and sweet-smelling candles opens in Los Angeles. Get here for to try their collection of personal scents and diffusers.  Open Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 9:30 am-6:30 pm; Thursday, 9:30 am-8 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am-7 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; 202 N. Larchmont Blvd., Larchmont Village; 323.962.3622

Wearable Art Benefit Trunk Show
Four nationally renowned crafters showcase their creations in the Craft & Folk Art Museum‘s courtyard. Change up your winter wardrobe with knitwear by Chris Triola, Darwall & Murphy’s hand-loomed silk textiles, and jewels by Mary Donald and Terri Logan. Friday & Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; 323.937.4230

Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub
Rock & Reilly’s is offering football food platters and and your very own mini fridge fully stocked with Bud beers. Pearl’s will also be serving up Champagne and sangria specials on their outdoor patio. How, very up Super Bowl-like? 8911 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.360.1400

Chloe’s @ Golden Road
At the private event space inside Golden Road Brewing, watch the game on a 120″ drop down screen in addition two flat screen TVs while you nosh on the full pub menu. Join in contests, raffles, pool table, and more. Reserve a table: greenwood@goldenroad.la; 5410 W. San Fernando Rd.

Four Seasons Westlake Village
While you watch the Super Bowl, lookout at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village. Highlights of the “football favorites” menu include $8 bar bites like jalapeno buffalo wings, short rib tacos, cheddarwurst sliders and more, in addition to $4 craft and bottled beers served all day long. Sunday, 10:30 am-close; Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, 2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village

Rooftop Super Bowl Party
Do the complete opposite of freezing your butt off in NY. Have some BBQ and beer on a beautiful Santa Monica roof in 70 degree weather. Plus, this party is hosted by actor Kevin Bulla and entrepreneur Evan Roosevelt. 1001 Third St., Santa Monica, 90403; 310.394.1279RSVP here

Mohawk Bend
Celebrate the Super Bowl over bottomless pints and pizza for $30 during the game. Pizza selections include both vegan and non vegan selections. Sunday; pub area is first come, first served; 2141 Sunset Blvd, 213.483.2337; RSVP for quad tables: reservations@mohawk.la

Mud Hen Tavern
Susan Feniger’s new restaurant is serving up $2 Oly cans and $4 drafts during the game, as well as any burger or pizza selection for just $8. This is Super Bowl on a budget! See menu here. 742 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 90038; 323.203.0500

Doug Benson Super Bowl Interruption
Not up for hosting your own Super Bowl party this year? Comedian Doug Benson and his funny friends, along with Cinefamily will be hosting (and joking) their way through a live screening of the game while you pig out on a game day potluck feast. Sunday, 2 pm; Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove

The Phoenix
At The Phoenix, a $65 pre-sale ticket will gets you open bar and an all-you-can-eat, football-themed buffet, and get $20 off your Uber ride to the bar with code “PHOENIXLA” (good for first-time riders only). Get your tickets here; 14 N La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211; 310.289.5925

All Super Bowl events here.

Sample Sales:

Planet Blue Sales
Two Planet Blue sales are taking place this weekend. All locations of the LA-based retailer are offering the deals, which includes brands like Free People, Winter Kate, Rory Becca, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent and Planet Blue’s exclusive brands Blu Moon & Blue Life. This Friday & Saturday, (online & in-stores), Planet Blue is offering 75% off select items. For online, the code is GIVEITAWAY. This Sunday, they are having their “Super Babe Sunday” sale (both in store & online) offering 20% off everything. For online, the code is TOUCHDOWN. 10 am-6 pm. 409 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210; 310.385.0557; 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu,  90265; 310.317.9975; 800 14th St., Santa Monica, 90403; 310.394.0135; 2940 Main St., Santa Monica, 90405

American Apparel Flea Market
Right now, save 20% off at the LA-based basics brand’s flea market and outlet stores. 747 Warehouse St., Los Angeles, 90021

Dimepiece
Save up to 75% off the LA label’s tees, hoodies, hats, limited edition merchandise and much more during their one-day warehouse sale. Saturday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 719 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014

Herschel Supply Co.
Enjoy 25-50% off the Canadian bag brand’s stylish wallets, backpacks, duffels, tech gear, travel accessories and more. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, Suite B430

Jill Roberts Boutique
Happening now, the Cali designer boutique’s massive moving sale at its soon-to-be former digs promises 40-75% off its entire stock of fave brands both local and global. In addition, find luxe surf and beach apparel from Seaton. 363 Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, 90210; 310.860.1610

Athryn Amerleigh
Going on now, the NYC-based designer’s winter sale has 30-50% off her handmade footwear. 8130 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, 90048

LNA
Get deep discounts on luxe basics at the LA-based label’s sample sale. Friday, 9 am-5 pm; 6344 Arizona Circle, Los Angeles, 90045

Luv AJ: Cooper Building
Head over to the Jena Weir showroom and stock up on the celeb-faved designer’s edgy pieces during her cash-only sample sale. Today 9 am-5 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Suite 301, Los Angeles, 90014

Milk & Honey Shoes
This shoe brand promises up to 90% off sandals, boots, flats, wedges and more—all priced at $100 and under. Plus, expect to find jewelry from LA-based line Samilynn. Today, 10 am-6 pm and Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; 117 W 9th St., Los Angeles, 90015

MRKT
Expect to save 30-50% off men’s F/W ’13 collections from Commune de Paris, Whiz Limited, Discovered and more fave brands. Sunday; 3814 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026

Post + Beam
Shop stylish streetwear from the Cassette Society; footwear from Swedish Hasbeens and Shoes of Prey; swimwear from White Sands, Guria, Suboo and We Are Handsome; and jewelry from Emerson Ryder during PR firm Post + Beam’s one-day sample sale. Friday, 12-5 pm; 3625 Hayden Ave., Culver City, 90232

Articles of Society
Score the LA-based premium denim brand’s wares for $25 during their winter sample sale. Expect to find sizes 24 to 32. Friday, 9 am-2 pm; 817 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014

Reformation
The sustainable retailer’s sale includes dresses, jackets and more for 40% off. The savings are happening online, too. Friday; 8253 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90046

Superfine: Cooper Building
Hit up the London-based brand’s 50% off sale in the lobby at suite 100A, where you can score luxe denim from their A/W ’13 line starting at $50. Friday, 9:30 am-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, 90014

He Well
Enjoy up to 80% off brands like Clover Canyon, UNIF, Vivenne Westwood, Shakuhachi, Skingraft and many more during the cool DTLA boutique’s warehouse sale. Saturday, 12-6 pm; 1006 S Olive St., Los Angeles, 90015; 213.261.6770

Trina Turk
Stock up on the vintage-loving designer’s sunny apparel, footwear and home goods for $20 and up during her two-day sample sale. Friday, 8 am-4 pm; 3025 W Mission Rd., Alhambra, 91803; 626.236.5950

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