Weekend

03/14/2014

A Night in Casablanca
Enjoy our beautiful weather with a Moroccan dinner under the stars. Enjoy Zenata coastal wines and eat burned sheep head, blood sausage, and fermented shark at this multi-course dinner. $25-30; $35 door if available;Friday, 6:30-9:30 pm; W Los Angeles – Westwood, 930 Hilgard Ave., Westwood; 310.208.8765)

LA Heat: Taste Changing Condiments
Sriracha and Tapatio hot sauces are two homegrown all-American condiments that have impacted American cuisine (especially recently). In a new exhibit, artists pay tribute to Sriracha and Tapatío hot sauces in an exhibition at the Chinese American Museum downtown. March 13-July 12; 425 N Los Angeles St., downtown, 213.485.8567

Beat Swap Meet LA Six-Year Anniversary
Scratch out your Sunday afternoon with 50+ DJ sets and live hip-hop performances. Plus, check out vintage video games and other pixelated pieces at the CRE-8-Bit Craft Show. Free w/canned good; Sunday, Noon; Chinatown Central Plaza, 943 N. Broadway, Chinatown

National Pi Day
Celebrate at Post & Beam and order up their Sweet Potato Chocolate Pie, that’s a combo of sweet and savory, served with a maple pecan topping and cinnamon whipped cream. BOA Steakhouse has the Deep-Fried Pecan Pie with two donut-sized hand pies covered with whiskey caramel sauce and served with vanilla ice cream. Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen is baking up banana caramel cream pie, chocolate pie, strawberry rhubarb crumble pie, and blueberry crostata. CAFE del REY has the Maple Berry Pie with a maple berry filling and spiced streusel topping, served with brown sugar ice cream. Sweet Rose Creamery is churning out a selection of ice cream pies, including: S’mores Pie, Salted Caramel Pie and Banana Pie. All seven locations of Pitfire Artisan Pizza have their signature pizzas (pie), Burrata Pie, which is topped with housemade burrata cheese, wild arugula, caramelized onion, hazelnuts, and a pesto drizzle.

Prince and MJ Experience
DJ Dave Paul’s mixing up ‘80s pop icons and streaming live over wireless headphones. $10Friday 9 pm; Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; 310.586.1707

The Midnight Mission’s Nowruz New Year Celebration
The Midnight Mission are commemorating their 100-year anniversary of providing social services for the LA region’s neediest population. Last year’s event raised over $125,000 for the homeless population of LA. The Midnight Mission proudly announces its third annual Nowruz at the Midnight Mission event—a special street celebration to toast life during this festive time of renewal. SoCal Iranian Americans are giving back with a traditional Iranian street fair including live entertainment and meal service as well as traditional gift-giving. Steeped in history, Nowruz is a 3,000 year-old holiday and an annual celebration that marks the beginning of the Iranian New Year for people of all faiths. This year, the title sponsor will be SKECHERS USA, Inc., who are renowned for their diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children. Friday, 3-6 pm; The Midnight on Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles; For Nowruz donors: 213.624.4106

ArtNight Pasadena, By Bike!
Go for a tandem night bike ride with a group of art lovers. C.I.C.L.E. is organizing a ride up to museums and exhibits. Friday, 6:30-10 pm; Memorial Park, 30 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

SewDown
Ten new designers, including Atousa G.Mamacita Jewelry, show off their latest at L.A. Fashion Week’s wind-down event. Purchase your favorite looks at sample sale prices, then party the night away with tunes by Doc Martin, DJ Heidi, and more. $20-100; Saturday, 8 pm-3 am; 333 Live, 333 S. Boylston St., b/t W. Third & W. Fourth Sts., Downtown; 213,989,7979

Grilled Cheese & Beer Night
Two things, most people like are coming together for one great night. It’s a night dedicated to grilled cheese and beer! Friday, 7:30-10 pm; Andrew’s Cheese Shop, 728 Montana Ave., Santa Monica

Cold Wave
Artist Hannah Whitaker’s first solo show in L.A. features multilayered images, achieved by photographing through hand-cut paper screens. Opening Saturday, 6-8 pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; M+B, 612 N. Almont Dr., West Hollywood; 310.550.0050

Simply Stylist Los Angeles
For all you fashion and beauty lovers, this is your event! It includes a networking brunch and panels that will showcase celeb stylists like Tara Swennen and Anita Patrickson. Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; The Grove; 189 The Grove Drive Los Angeles, 90036

The Downtown L.A. Movie Locations Scavenger Hunt
Explore your favorite film locations from SpeedPretty Woman, and Wedding Crashers in this exciting group adventure. Brush up on your movie knowledge and wear comfy shoes. Saturday, 2 pm; Pershing Square; 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, 90013

Daylight Saving Happy Hour Extension at RockSugar
In honor of saving light, there’s an extended happy hour to enjoy those signature cocktails and bites to soak up the suds. Saving daylight means saving money. Now through June, 4-7:30 pm; Century City Mall; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90067

Casey’s Irish Pub
It’s their fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day street fest that is going on all day and night with live DJs, leprechauns, green beer, and Irish food. The first beers get poured at 6 am and if you get there before 1 pm, you get in free. $10; Saturday;  613 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90017; 213.629.2353; more info here

Santa Monica St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Can’t wait until Monday? Celebrate all-day with $3 brews and $5 shots. $10-85Saturday 1 pm; Circle Bar, 2926 Main St., Santa Monica; 310.450.0508

Thirsty Crow Bar
St. Paddy’s Day means $2 Colt .45 and $5 Tullamore Dew shots while you Rock n’ Roll with DJs Jimmy James & Eden Knievel. Monday, 9 pm; 2939 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90026; 323.661.6007

Rock & Reilly’s
They will be partying in their parking lot. Expect 12 bars, 100+ kegs, live DJs, carnival games, and a free photo booth, plus lots of food from Dough Pizzeria, the Grilled Cheese Truck, and Germany’s Famous Bratwurst. Advance tix are $20 and benefit the House of Blues Foundation; 8911 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.360.1400

Bigfoot West
Enjoy live music by Matt Black & The Space Babies, Out Of The Blue, and John Carroll, along with $7 Jameson Black Barrel cocktail. Monday, 9 pm; 10939 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, 90034; 310.287.2200

Queen Mary
Celebrate “St. Practice Day” on the Queen Mary, where you can get down with live Irish music, drink green beer, and chow down on a menu featuring Irish fare, including corned beef & cabbage sliders, bangers & mash with onion gravy, and Dublin burgers. $15 advance tix; Saturday; 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, 90802

Tom Bergin’s
Celebrate the return of this staple Los Angeles bar with a totally free three-day festival. They will have whiskey will be flowing at four outdoor bars, along with beer truck, and plenty of Irish coffees. Saturday-Monday, 11 am-9 pm; 840 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.936.7151; more info here

The Pikey
The Pikey will have Irish Stew with dumplings, Colcannon with Pork Sausage, and Guinness ice cream with Irish Whiskey and cookies for $9. In addition, they will have a whisky flight for $18, including Red Breast, Tullamore Dew 10 year and more. Monday; 7617 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90046

The Slaw Dogs
Slaw Dogs is offering the Luck o’ the Irish Dog with horseradish mustard with a corned beef hot dog, along with french fries and bright green relish for $6.99. Through March 18; 720 N Lake Ave., #8; Pasadena, 91104; 626.808.9777

La Cuevita
Celebrate over the weekend with $7 Paddy Apple and Paddy Honey Irish Whiskey cocktails. On Monday, grab $5 Tullamore Dew with Housemade Pickle Back, $5 Sino Irish (Sino Tequila Aged in an Irish Whiskey Barrel) with Housemade Pickle Back and viewings of the B-Horror Movie Franchise, Leprechaun. 5922 N Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90042; 323.255.6871

Desano Pizza Bakery
Ok, so clearly this is an Italian spot, but on St. Patty’s Day, who isn’t Irish? DeSano is preparing a ricotta, spinach, meatball and mozzarella pie for $15. Monday; 4959 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90020; 323.913.7000

City Tavern
They will have a slew of fantastic craft beers, from The Bruery’s Windowsill to Almanac’s Sour Dough. There will also be a Portland’s Cascade Brewing flight available (limited supplies). Monday, 11:30 am; 9739 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 90232; 310.838.9739

Short Order
Short Order is preparing Corned Beef & Cabbage for $17, Shepherd’s Pie for $18, and soda bread with butter for $6. Drink specials include a Stout beer float and White Russian made with Irish Whiskey. Monday; 6333 W 3rd. St., Los Angeles, 90036; 323.761.7970

Mud Hen Tavern
Mud Hen Tavern will be preparing a ton of St. Patrick’s Day fare that will pair with a variety of Irish Whiskies as part of their regular Monday Night whiskey events happening in the month of March. Monday; 742 N Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 90038; 323.203.0500

Blue C Sushi
This higher end conveyor belt sushi spot in Hollywood is making a special “Clover” roll made with smoked salmon, avocado, crab salad, and wasabi mayo. See, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Monday; 6374 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028

All St. Patrick’s Day events here.

Sales:

Crippen
Launched last year by J Brand co-founder Susie Crippen, this LA line has quickly become a must-wear and they are hosting a major sample sale this weekend. The event will feature markdowns on Crippen’s spring 2013 and spring 2014 lines. With the exception of leather and sweaters, items will be priced at just $10-$30. Bring your own shopping bags and all items are final sale. Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 508 South Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, 90020; RSVP here.

Kao Pao Shu
Score up to 70% off the local brand’s handmade unisex carryalls and women’s clothing. In addition, designer Naida Begeta will be on hand to meet with you. Friday & Saturday; 1906 Olympic Blvd.

Ark & Co. and Aryn K.
Enjoy up to 80% off both LA brands’ jackets, dresses, tops and more during their one-day sample sale. Saturday, 8 am-2 pm; 615 E 61st St

Alternative Apparel
Enjoy an additional 50% off the globally-conscious basics brand’s sale items at their Venice and Larchmont Village stores. Through Monday; 219 N Larchmont Blvd; 1337 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice

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