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Monday, January 26:

Alfred Coffee & Kitchen
This coffee shop that is in my top favorites is now offering its #alfredcone for $5! So hurry up and get your hands on one before the price gets higher! 8428 Melrose Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.944.0811

Melrose Umbrella Co.
Head over to Melrose Umbrella Co. for their brand spanking new menu of beverages like the Hop Scotch #2, mixing carrot juice, Chivas 12, Atlantico Reserva, Earl Grey tea and cinnamon syrup. 7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.951.0709

JoieEquipment, and Current/Elliott Sale
Score an additional 50% off already marked-down merchandise at the trio’s friends and family sale. No try-ons, strollers, and large bags allowed (bring a small wallet). Cash and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and AmEx) are accepted with ID. Monday-Friday, 9 am-6 pm; 4575 District Blvd., Vernon, CA 90058

800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria Opens in DTLA
800 Degrees is opening their fifth Los Angeles location in the heart of Downtown. Now DTLA-ers can grab Neapolitan styled pizza! Monday; 800 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

The Moose Den
Glendale is gaining another drinking spot.
 The Moose Den is serving up craft beer along with TVs to enjoy sports, and dart boards for when your game’s not on. As for cocktails, try the Rusty Nail, Grasshopper, and Horse’s Neck. They are also serving bar food including mac & cheese, pretzels, fries, chicken sandwiches, and sausages. 156 S Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91210

Goldie’s Happy Hour
Goldie’s Happy Hour offers $10 Specialty Cocktails, $5 Draft Beers and $8 Goldie’s Burgers. Specialty Cocktails include The Golden Girl made with spiced tequila, passion fruit, agave and lime meringue. The snack menu includes Newsom’s Country Ham with beignets, pickled squash and apple butter; Duck Liver Pate with huckleberries, mostarda and bread; and Salt and Pepper Wings with spicy buttermilk. Monday-Friday, 5 – 7 pm; 8422 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, Ca 9048; 323.677.2470

Golden State of Cocktails
This West Coast competitor to New Orleans’ infamous Tales of the Cocktail brings LA booze crawls, special dinners, and industry seminars. Monday-January 29; The Los Angeles Athletic Club; 431 W 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Your Private Super Bowl Party at The Rockefeller
Rally your friends and host your own private Super Bowl party for free! On Super Bowl Sunday, South Bay’s The Rockefeller is waiving its rental fee for parties of 30 – 50 on a first come, first serve basis. Catch all the action on the large flat screen TVs surrounding the bar while enjoying food & drink specials. Reservations of 50 or more guarantee a full buyout, whereas parties of 30 or more can reserve the entire indoor area or outdoor patio. To reserve, email events@eatrockefeller.com.

Tuesday, January 27:

Sips for Seven(cents): $.07 Martinis to Celebrate Little Dom’s Seventh
Los Feliz’s favorite Italian-American eatery celebrates their 7th Anniversary with a menu of Mini Russian Standard Vodka Martinis (Shaken or Stirred) for 7 cents. Wednesday, all day; 2129 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 310.652.2335

Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Head up the coast for the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which attracts Hollywood heavyweights like Oprah, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Martin Scorsese. Tuesday-February 7; Click here for updates.

The Darkroom Unveils Bob Dylan Photography Exhibit
In anticipation of the Grammy’s and its 2015 MusiCares Honoree Bob Dylan, The Darkroom on Melrose and Rock Paper Photo, the leading online gallery of fine art music photography, unveils a photo exhibition commemorating Dylan’s work and stamp on pop culture history. The Dylan installation will be the first of several Rock Paper Photo retrospectives at The Darkroom, inviting music enthusiasts and fans to celebrate rock legends while enjoying themed cocktails. To complement the artwork, The Darkroom crafted a rye-focused Highway 61 flight, featuring three variations of rye, and a cocktail menu paying reverence to classic Dylan titles, such as Blood on the Tracks with rye, maraschino liqueur, dry vermouth, and a cabernet-reduction wash; Seven Curses with Ancho-infused rye, and Aztec Chocolate Bitters, and a Guinness-infused sugar cube; and Oxford Town with vanilla/clove-infused rye, agave, and a pear cinnamon cider. The photos from the exhibit, as well as all future Rock Paper Photo exhibits, will be available for purchase on their website, and printed to museum-quality standards, hand-signed by the photographer and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. 7302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Pressed Juicery Openings in Hollywood
Not only can you grab juice here, but they are also offering healthy juice drinks, called Freeze. It’s a blend of fruits, nuts, and vegetables and they are looking to be a healthy alternative to froyo. Toppings include chia seeds, shredded coconut, chocolate covered goji berries, honey, rose syrup, fresh blueberries, and more. 6201 Hollywood Blvd., Suite B, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hotel Casa del Mar’s Schramsberg Vineyards Winemaker Dinner
Enjoy a five-course dinner inside Catch restaurant, alongside a live performance by local jazz and soul artist, J’nae Fincannon. Schramsberg Owner Hugh Davies will be on-hand to meet with you and discuss the Napa Valley winery’s rich history, as well as the thoughtfully-curated wines paired with each course. The first in a new monthly winemaker series at the hotel, the dinner will feature five courses by Catch’s Managing Chef Robert Kirchhoff. A sampling of menu items include Day Boat Scallops “A la Planca” with sautéed spaghetti squash, and champagne rosemary vinaigrette paired with Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs 2010; Center-Cut Prime Filet with Weiser Farms potatoes, cipollini onions, and Swiss chard paired with Davies Family Pinot Noir Farrington 2012; and Sicilian Pistachio Cake with blood orange, ricotta, and honey paired with Schramsberg Brut Reserve 2006. The full menu is here. $125; Tuesday, reception: 6 pm; 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; tickets can be purchased by calling 310.581.7714

Wednesday, January 28:

Walk With Sally’s 2nd Annual Mentor Month Mixer
In honor of National Mentor Month and National Thank You Month, Walk With Sally hosts a Mentor Month Mixer that gives back to those who have supported us year round and pays respect to our mentors that make it happen. Enjoy complimentary beer, wine, small bites and more! Walk With Sally is a non-profit based in Los Angeles and is committed to providing healing and comfort to children debilitated by the emotional experience of living with or losing a parent or sibling to cancer. This healing is facilitated through free of charge mentoring support programs and services that provide an emotionally safe environment for children to share their difficult experience with someone who has suffered the same. $25/advance, $30/doorWednesday, 6-7:30 pm; The Rockefeller 1209 Highland Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Flaming Saddles
Jacqui Squatriglia, former choreographer and bar manager of the famed Coyote Ugly, and Chris Barnes, Flaming Saddles West Hollywood is giving you a reason to wear your cowboy hats and boots. The two-story, 6,000 square feet space is the first country-western themed gay bar to land in WeHo with expansive bars, country-western tunes, and dancing bartenders. Watch out for choreographed routines on wood tabletops several times an hour. Grand opening is Wednesday and will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center and will honor country music star Billy Gilman, one of the few major country stars who has come out, and will be hosted by West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. Wednesday, 10 pm; 8811 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
On the heels of Salt & Straw and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams opening last year, Columbus, Ohio-based artisanal ice cream shop Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has its first first West Coast outpost in Los Feliz. Jeni’s has a Sweet Treat Truck that is serving scoops starting on Wednesday. Find them here: Urban Radish (January 28), Poketo (February 7), Silver Lake Flea Market (February 14).

Thursday, January 29:

Face to Face with Lucy: 40 Years Later with Dr. Don Johanson
The 1974 discovery of Lucy, the “missing link,” prompted major rethinking about the origins of humankind. Our family tree was redrawn, and Lucy was assigned to a new species, Australopithecus afarensis, which exhibited an intriguing mix of primitive ape-like features and human-like characteristics. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lucy’s discovery by Dr. Don Johanson, a leading paleoanthropologist and Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins. He will assess the continuing importance of Lucy for human origins studies and for what she tells us about being human in today’s world. Copies of Lucy’s Legacy and From Lucy to Language will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Free; Thursday, 6:30-9 pm, lecture begins at 7 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007; RSVP to info@nhm.org or 213.763.DINO

Printed Matter’s L.A. Art-Book Fair
Book worms here’s one for you! There will be collection of art books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and magazines. Thursday through Sunday, February 1; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N Central Ave., Los Angeles; 213.626.6222




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