Grist & Toll Bread Baking Series, Local Grains, with Jonathan Bethony
Join Nan Kohler and Jonathan Bethony as they lead you through the process of creating two loaves of 100% whole grain bread using natural leaven. This is the 3rd class in Grist & Toll’s Guest Instructor Series called: Adjusting Formulas for Local Grains. They will discuss and teach how to adjust bread formulas and techniques in order to deal with a changing supply of local wheat. Each student will go home with sample bread formulas, two proofing baskets and liners, and two whole grain boules developed in class for baking at home. $195; Sunday, 9 am-3 pm; 990 S. Arroyo Parkway #1, Pasadena, CA 91105

Truffle Dinner at Union
Chef Bruce Kalman and Union are having a very special five-course (plus amuse and dessert) truffle dinner. You can also opt for wine pairings from Sommelier and Wine Director George Pitsironis for an additional charge. Always go with the wine pairings. $250; Sunday, seatings at 4:30 and 8 pm; 37 E Union St., Pasadena, 626.795.5841

Christmas Tree Lighting at The Grove
Celebrate the start to the holiday season at The Grove with the lighting of their Christmas tree. There will be performances from Aloe Blacc and Earth, Wind and Fire, plus it’s the season’s first snowfall and they will have a fireworks finale. Sunday, 7:30-9 pm; 189 The Grove Dr.; 323.900.8080

Rivals in the Ring
The Los Angeles Athletic Club and Espada Boxing are teaming up again for The L.A. Collegiate Boxing Invitational. The night’s events will feature 10 USIBA sanctioned bouts with the main event between rivals USC versus UCLA. The UCLA Spirit Squad will be the ring girls for the night and perform during half time. Opt for one of three levels of seating available for this black tie (optional) event. Exclusive balcony VIP seating that includes a special whiskey tasting with complimentary wine and beer. VIP ringside seating is available for groups of four or more and general admission seating is available. All tickets will include hors d’oeuvres pre-fight buffet, post-fight desserts and a special viewing of award winning artist Ashley Bravin’s boxing inspired art. Cigars will be available throughout the night on the club’s outdoor rooftop with amazing views.$85-165; Friday, doors 6 pm/fights start at 7:25 pm; Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 W 7th St., Los Angeles; Reservations required

Art “Pops Up” in Glendale with Temporary Art Installations
Glendale launches its newest arts initiative, GALA (Glendale Area Temporary Exhibitions), a project that will transform vacant storefronts and commercial spaces into temporary art galleries on a rotating basis through the end of 2015. GALA’s inaugural installations are: Charm(s), a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of Mavis Leahy, Gloria Newton, and Toti M. O’Brien; and Worlds Scoop Their Arcs by Sharon Suhovy. Charm(s) explores narratives and storytelling with large- and small-scale puppet pieces, using the space to create a display of enchanting curios. Worlds Scoop Their Arcs is a large-scale sculptural installation of decorative fans, each exquisitely constructed and painted with unique symbolic imagery. To celebrate the opening of the project’s first two installations, GALA will host an Open House. Free; Saturday, 5 – 7 pm; 127 and 131 Maryland, Glendale, CA 91205

Play it Forward
Enjoy some good craft beer in a holiday beer garden! Hang out in the beautiful courtyard and enjoy music by Whiskey Sunday and more. Sunday 2-6 pm; 570 W. Ave 26, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA

A Toast 2 Artistry
This 2-hour step-by-step art instruction session is taught by a local artist who will guide you into creating your own take home masterpiece! Paint, sip and nosh inside of TASTE. $40; Saturday, 3- 5 pm; 735 S Figueroa, Los Angeles CA 90017

Gin & Oysters Lunch at Petty Cash
Join Karen Grill and Hilary Chadwick for a Gin & Oysters lunch featuring Plymouth and Beefeater Gin. Enjoy Beefeater Bloody Marys, 50/50 Plymouth Martini Specials, and Oyster Specials. Sunday, 12-3 pm; 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Sonoma Wine Garden Wine Dinner
Sonoma Wine Garden is partnering with Summerland Winery for an exclusive wine tasting dinner. Dine under the stars while enjoying a 4-course meal crafted by Executive Chef Garee Battad with wine pairings by Summerland’s Nebil “Bilo” Zarif. $99; Friday, 7 pm; 395 Santa Monica Pl, #300, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 424.214.4560

Splendid Newport Beach Crafting Event
Hosted by Kristin Howerton of Rage Against the Minivan, bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun with crafts by Open House Creative. Guests will receive a beautiful gift by 31 Bits, handmade by the artisan communities in Uganda they support. Plus enjoy 25% off your entire purchase! Saturday, 3-5 pm; Fashion Island Mall, 225 Newport Center D., Newport Beach, CA 92260; RSVP: RSVP_NewportSP@vfc.com

CAFE del REY‘s Wine Dinner
Executive Chef Chuck Abair will host La Crema Winery, featuring a five-course menu paired with flights of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris from Healdsburg. Abair’s menu is comprised of hearty dishes like the Lamb Loin with celery root, mushrooms, and verjus; Braised Pork with cranberry beans, salsify, bok choy, and braising jus; and desserts like Smoked Pear, bread pudding, kataifi, and citrus sabayon. Friday, Cocktail reception, 6:30 pm, dinner, 79 pm; $85; 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.6395

Brunch at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Head to Hyde for their new Sunday brunch with dishes like quinoa and poached eggs, fried chicken sliders and Guinness Bloody Marys. Sundays, 11 am-4 pm, 8117 Sunset Blvd., 323.940.1650

South Bay Pop Up Dinner Series
The owners of both Doma Kitchen and Two Guns Espresso are introducing this a Pop Up Dinner Series which will take place each Friday and Saturday evening throughout November. You can expect a 3-course rotating menu including the Russian Pelmeni dumplings filled with lamb and wrapped in a thin, unleavened dough; Several Hous emade Smoked Sausages with pickled vegetables; and a selection of desserts paired with Two Guns Espresso. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and you are also welcome to BYO with a corkage fee of $10 for wine and $5 for beer. Along with a rotating menu, you will be able to have a taste of what will be on the menu at the new Manhattan Beach, Doma Kitchen which is set to open in early 2015. $35; Friday & Saturday; 350 N Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; resys: DomaKitchen@gmail.com or 310.372.7298


A List Sample Sales
Get 50-75% off designer brands like Chanel, Balenciaga, Isabel Marant, Haute Hippie and more during A List Sample Sale’s holiday pop-up. Open Wednesday-Friday, 11 am-6 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Through December 22nd; 1080 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

California Market Center
Score major deals on women’s, men’s, and kids’ clothing; furniture; home goods; and more from a host of showrooms during the California Market Center’s holiday sample sale. It’s happening every Friday in November and December (excluding November 28th). Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079

Crippen, Thalé Blanc
Get deep discounts on goop-backed basics brand Crippen and luxe bag label Thalé Blanc. Friday, 9 am-7 pm; 645 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Current/Elliot, Equipment, Joie
Enjoy up to 75% off all three labels’s merchandise during its winter sample sale at Hollywood’s Siren Studios Orange. Friday, 9 am-8 pm, Saturday, 9 am-3 pm; 1050 N Orange Dr., Hollywood, CA 90038; 323.960.9045

Dance & Marvel
Score the LA-based contemporary label’s tops, dresses, bottoms, and more for $5-30 during their six-day sample sale. Sunday-Friday, November 21st, 8 am-6 pm; 2460 E 12th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Diane’s Beachwear
Score one-pieces, bikinis, swim bottoms, and more for $5 and up; plus get one item free when you buy three during the summer fave swimwear retailer’s warehouse sale. Saturday, 6 am-6 pm, Sunday, 7 am-5 pm; 2401 W 208th St., #422, Torrance, CA 90501

Trina Turk
Score women’s and men’s clothing and swimwear, and home decor from summer and pre-fall collections starting at $20 during the LA designer’s sample sale. Friday, 7 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-7 pm; 8008 W. 3rd St.,Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1382

The Saturday Sale: CMC
Score 50-80% off of contemporary and designer labels during the California Market Center’s monthly Saturday Sale. $2/admisson; Saturday, 10 am-3:30 pm; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079

Melie Bianco
Take 80-95% off the contemporary bag brand’s totes, cross-bodies, satchels, hobos, clutches, tech accessories, and more, all priced at $30 and under. Cash only; Saturday, 9 am-12 pm; 9545 Brasher St., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Michael Stars & DL1961
Score up to 75% off Michael Stars’s tees, dresses, sweaters, cashmere, and more starting at $35 and DL’s premium denim starting at $33. Friday, 9 am-6 pm, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm; 12955 Chadron Ave., Hawthorne, CA 90250

Score the LA designer’s tops, dresses, skirts, casual outerwear, and more at below wholesale prices. Get a sneak peek of the merchandise here and note that the sale is cash-only; credit cards are accepted for purchases of $300 or more. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 2444 E 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

King Baby
Enjoy up to 75% off the edgy LA label’s jewelry, cufflinks, belt buckles, eyewear, and apparel. Saturday, 11 am-4 pm; 1621 12th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.828.4438

Kovey Swimwear
Take up to 80% off the stylish swimwear brand’s separates, one-pieces, and more; plus enjoy buy-3-get-1-free deals during their first-ever warehouse sale. Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; 1638 Babcock St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Score savings on tech bags, cases, and accessories during the two-day warehouse and sample sale. Friday, 4-8 pm, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm; 14351 Pipeline Ave., Chino, CA 91710

Karen Kane
Take up to 75% off the LA designer’s dresses, tops, bottoms, sweaters, outwear, and more; prices will be from $15-80 during the two-day sample sale. Friday, 10:30 am-4 pm; 2275 E 37th St., Los Angeles, CA 90058

H Lorenzo
Still ongoing is the designer boutique’s month-long tent sale, which promises up to 80% off men’s and women’s apparel, footwear, and accessories from labels like Comme des Garçons, MSGM, Ann Demeulemeester, and more through November 30th. 8660 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.659.1434

Eva Franco
Get major savings on the LA designer’s retro dresses ($75-128), tops ($50-75), skirts ($50-98) and jackets and capes ($120-150) during her two-day sample sale. Plus, expect to find items from her casual diffusion line Coconinno for $68 a pop. Friday, 12-7 pm, Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; 731 S Spring St., Ste 500, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Em Productions: Cooper Building
Enjoy deep discounts on clothing and jewelry from an array of cult-cool labels, including Ace & Jig, Again, Shaina Mote, d.RA, Harlyn, Kristen Elpeth and many more during the two-day sale. Friday, 10 am-5 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St.,Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Dog is Good
Enjoy 40-80% off dog accessories and merchandise for humans (men’s and women’s tees, hoodies, hats, home decor, and more) during the two-day warehouse sale. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 10531 Humbolt St., Los Alamitos, CA 90720

The Dreslyn: The Daily Dose
Enjoy an early Black Friday and take up to 60% off brands like Rag & Bone, Band of Outsiders, Carven, and more during the three-day sale at DTLA’s Daily Dose Cafe. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.281.8300

ShopWalk DTLA
Head to the Historic Core of DTLA this weekend. The day-long event features deals at indie boutiques, eateries, salons, and fitness studios. Retail deals include 10% off at designer consignment shop Buttons & Bows, Curio, Flamingo Vintage, and leather accessories brand Tanner Goods; 20% off at Pale Violet; 30% off select items at Sub_Urban Riot and AltHouse; and up to 50% off spring/summer merchandise from luxe leather pros Skingraft; and more. Map out your itinerary here and see the full roster of participants and discounts here. Sunday, 12-7 pm




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