Weekend

01/16/2015

Camp No Counselors — Winter Edition
This is an epic weekend of boozing, sledding and skiing. Camp No Counselors has taken over an entire private village of ski lodges in Big Bear for a specially curated group of 100 amazing campers. The all-inclusive getaway will be filled with activities, parties and all of your favorite camp activities. Mornings will start with mimosas and Bloody Marys in their private lodge and the evenings will end on the dance floor dressed to the nines at one of their legendary theme parties. The days will be filled with indoor and outdoor activities and sports so be sure to bring your snow gear, creative appetite and party attitude for this all-out amazing getaway. Friday-Monday; Big Bear

Spare Tire Opens
This is a new gastropub opening up in Mid-Wilshire below Busby’s East. Decor includes quite a mix with a fake alligator, a chandelier, communal tables, and plants. As for food, they are offering a small plates menu including tartines, sandwiches and pizzas. They also have a full liquor license and a large collection of whiskey and 20 taps for craft beer. Grand opening party tonight, from 7-10 pm. 5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Blind Dragon
From H.Wood Group (Henry’s, Bootsy Bellows, The Nice Guy) has opened Blind Dragon with dancing and drinking. The Sunset Strip space now has upscale karaoke with private rooms, some communal areas and a full bar menu. Order up sharable punch bowls and 80s inspired cocktails from Adam Koral, pizza and dim sum from Chefs Luigi Fineo and Michael Lefnes (RivaBella). Full menu here.Opens tonight, open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 pm-2 am; Email info@blinddragonla.com for resys.

Sexual Health Expo
Head to a passion playground! Its a two-day sexual wellness and intimacy product showcase. The kinky event’s keynote speaker is celebrity sexologist Dr. Emily Morse, host of popular sex and relationship advice podcast Sex with Emily, weekly guest co-host on Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky, and former star of Bravo reality series Miss Advised. Saturday; Sofitel Hotel, 8555 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

Simmzy’s Opens
With locations in Manhattan Beach and Long Beach, Burbank welcomes this colorful, beachy space with a menu including Simmzy’s burger and spice & vinegar pulled pork sandwiches. There’s also a “build a mules” as well as a bloody Simmzy, along with craft beer. Open daily, 11 am-midnight; 3000 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505; 818.962.91505

Eric Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese Pop-Up
Eric Greenspan and his well-known grilled cheese sandwiches is popping up at the Westfield Century City through March. The Paris-trained Iron Chef winner has established himself as the Los Angeles source for all things grilled cheese, most recently at his namesake Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese shop on Melrose and The Roof on Wilshire (one of my favs). Head to the second level Dining Terrace daily, where they will rotate through a bunch of unique sandwich iterations — some savory, some sweet — that are meant for the grab and go set, plus salads, sides and a slew of other desserts. There’s even a special-to-Westfield melt made of short rib, red onions, tomato and garlic aioli. Begins Sunday and runs through the end of March, 10 am-9 pm, with extended weekend hours; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., LosAngeles, CA 90067

Clutch is Soft Open
Clutch has Oscar Hermosillo using a wood-burning grill at this casual new restaurant that takes over the old Benny’s Tacos on Lincoln in Venice. Chef Niko Trigueros, from Santa Monica’s Blue Plate Taco, is cooking up everything from smoked duck to carne asada, as well as different kinds of fish. Thursday & Friday, 5-11 pm, Saturday 1-11 pm, and Sunday from 2-10 pm; 427 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

GC Marketplace Launches Brunch
Enjoy a full brunch menu, in addition to their regular lunch menu which they begin serving at 11 am. Sip on mimosas and bloody marys made with Korean Soju. Also, expect to see some killer specialties from Chef Gary Arabia like  Crispy Porchetta, home fried potatoes, poached eggs topped with a chipotle hollandaise; Asian duck confit, fried rice, and poached eggs topped with sweet chili sauce and crunch duck cracklings; Challah French toast topped with cinnamon apples; and Crispy Griddled Pork Belly with poached eggs on top of brioche toast, with a bacon hollandaise, onion confit. Starting Saturday, 8 am – 2 pm

LINK launches Brunch
Enjoy bottomless Mimosas ($15), bottomless Tito’s Bloody Mary ($20), and bottomless homemade red or white Sangria ($20). Food includes the Golden Gate Sandwich made with two fried eggs, two bacon sausage patties, white cheddar, arugula, sliced red onions & homemade Sriracha aioli on grilled sourdough; the San Diego burrito made with scrambled eggs, crumbled pork chorizo link, pepper jack, french fries, jalapeños, roasted poblano peppers, diced onions, cilantro & homemade salsa verde wrapped in a large tortilla; and the Santa Monica scramble made with scrambled egg whites, crumbled vegan sausage link, kale, broccolini, sliced red onions & tri color peppers with a side of crostini & homemade salsa verde. Saturday & Sunday, 12-4 pm; 8486 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

The Godfather
Director Francis Ford Coppola’s epic film version of Mario Puzo’s bestseller about an Italian American crime family in the 1940s is one of the rare films that achieved both critical acclaim and blockbuster success at the box office, and it remains one of the most respected and enduring American films 43 years after its original release. Starring Marlon Brando,  James Caan, John Cazale, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton, this classic is to not be missed. $3/Academy members/LACMA Film Club members/students with valid ID, $5/general public; Saturday, 7:30 pm; The Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6010

Riot L.A.
Get your laugh on at Riot L.A., a comedy festival jam-packed with performers like SNL alum Norm Macdonald, Bob’s Burgers‘ Andy Kindler, The Daily Show‘s Al Madrigal, and more. Friday-Sunday; Click here for full list of venues.

Wine & Mac Tasting Event
Everyone does wine and cheese pairing, so why not mac ‘n cheese and boutique wine?  The Wine & Mac Tasting Event at Vintage Enoteca gives you the opportunity to indulge in gourmet mac ‘n cheeses carefully paired with number of boutique and unusual wines from one of the most in innovative wine bars in Los Angeles. Featured Pairings: Goat Cheese & Fresh Herb Mac ‘n Cheese with Orsi San Vito’s  2012 Frizzante Pignoletto from Italy; Lobster & Saffron Mac ‘n Cheese with Terzolo’s 2013 Malvasia from Croatia; and Bacon & Fontina Mac ‘n Cheese with J. Heinrich’s 2011 Blaufrankisch from Austria. $30; Friday, 5 pm; 7554 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.512.5278

San Diego Beer Fest
Since LA’s Beer Fest isn’t for another three months, head to San Diego. Enjoy all-you-can-drink pours of craftiness, two cover bands, and killer food. $40+; Saturday, 1-5 pm; Liberty Station, 2640 Cushing Rd., San Diego, CA 92106

Norm Macdonald
One of the best Weekend Update host ever returns to Los Angeles. $35; Saturday, doors: 9pm, show: 10 pm; The Regent, 448 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

Ryan Raftery Is The Most Powerful Woman In Fashion: The Anna Wintour Bio Musical
Ryan Raftery’s Anna Wintour spoof generated plenty of buzz in New York. Get ready for plenty of laughs. Friday & Saturday, 8 pm; Rockwell Table & Stage, 1714 N Vermont Ave.; 323.669.1550

Wines of Luxury Tour
Celebrity Cruises has joined Bristol Farms for the”Wines of Luxury Tour”. Throughout January and February, you will be given the opportunity to sample premium wines from the vast selection of varietals offered onboard Celebrity Cruises sailings. This weekend head to Newport Beach. Saturday, 5-7 pm; 810 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660

L.A. Art Show
The L.A. Art Show is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Head to the L.A. Convention Center to find special exhibits and diverse art by established and emerging artists, including Zeinab Al Hashemi, whose work Pearl Tale is seen here. Then shop for one-of-a-kind gems, jewelry, tribal art, textiles and more next door at the Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show. $20-40;Friday & Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA; 561.822.5440

Los Angeles Jewelry, Antique & Design Show
The sister show to the L.A. Art Show, this premier antiques expo debuted last year, showcasing 100 galleries and attracting A-list collectors like Barbra Streisand and Leonardo DiCaprio. Shop for one-of-a-kind gems, designer jewelry, furnishings and more. The show will also feature special exhibits, tours and lectures. $20; Friday & Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall H, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA; 561.822.5440

Sales:

Antropologie
For a limited time, take an additional 40% off sale items at all of the retailer’s Los Angeles locations (excluding BHLDN); save online too (use code EXTRAEXTRA). 1402 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.393.4763

Dream Collective
Score up to 75% off jewelry designer Kathryn Bentley’s creations and 30% off select apparel and shoes during the Silver Lake boutique’s end-of-year sale (it’s also going down online). 1404 Micheltorena St., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.660.2000

Creature of Comfort
For a limited time, save 30-50% off select merchandise at the boutique. 971 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Elyse Walker
Get 75% off sale merchandise during the designer boutique’s last call blowout. The sale’s also happening at the stylist/designer’s e-shop FRWD. Pacific Palisades Commercial Village, 15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272; 310.230.8882

Fred Segal
Take 50% off select designer merchandise during the department boutique’s end-of-season sale at both Santa Monica and Melrose locations. Friday-Sunday; 8118 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1800

H.D. Buttercup
Enjoy 20-70% off vintage and modern home furnishings and decor during the Helms Bakery Design District retailer’s semi-annual sale. Friday-Sunday; 3225 Helms Ave., Culver City, CA 90034; 310.558.8900

Heist
For a limited time, enjoy deep discounts on Isabel Marant, Pomandere, Closed, and more brands during the luxe boutique’s sale (also happening online). 1100 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; 310.450.6531

IRO
For a limited time, enjoy 50% off fall/winter merchandise during the French label’s winter sale. 325 N Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Kelly Wearstler
For a limited time, score up to 50% off select jewelry the LA designer’s Melrose flagship and online. 8440 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.895.7880

Kitson
For a limited time, enjoy 50% off basics by Bella Dahl and Sol Los Angeles, select denim lines, kid’s merchandise from Joe’s Jeans, Lazy pants, and more during the trendy retailer’s end-of-year sale. It’s happening at all of Kitson’s locations and online. 115 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.859.2652

Madison
Enjoy major deals on A.L.C., Rag & Bone, Iro, and more designer labels at all four of the boutique chain’s boutiques during the trendy chain’s ongoing winter sale. 8745 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.273.9900

OAK
Enjoy 20-60% off fall markdowns at the NYC label’s DTLA and Beverly Boulevard boutiques; the sale kicks off on online. 7228 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Opening Ceremony
Save up to 70% off brands like Kenzo, Raf Simmons x Fred Perry, Calvin Klein, and more during the cult-cool boutique’s end-of-season sale. 451 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048; 310.652.1120

Planet Blue
Enjoy 50% off storewide and up to 75% off the retailer’s in-house line Blue Life at its Santa Monica location. Friday-Sunday; 9 am-7 pm; 800 14th St., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.394.0135

Principessa
Through the end of January, score up to 75% off brands like For Love and Lemons, Finders Keepers, Stone Cold Fox, and more during the boutique’s winter sale. 1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; 310.450.6696

Rag & Bone
For a limited time, enjoy 50% off select women’s and men’s merchandise at all three of the brand’s LA locations. Rag & Bone’s winter sale is happening online, too. 1118 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; 424.291.3120

Restoration Hardware
Take 85% off furniture, home decor, bedsheets, and more during the retailer’s first LA warehouse sale at Crafted at the Port of LA. It’s happening every weekend in January. Friday-Sunday; 112 E 22nd St., San Pedro, CA 90731; 310.732.1270

Revival Vintage
Score 50% off storewide during the designer vintage boutique’s month-long customer loyalty sale. 4903 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Sandro
For a limited time, save 50% off all fall apparel, accessories, and footwear during the French label’s new year sale; it’s happening at all of the brand’s SoCal locations (including the Beverly Center and South Coast Plaza) online too. 310 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

TENOVERSIX
For the next several weeks, enjoy 30-70% off labels like Rodebjer, Loeffler Randall, Rachel Comey, Opening Ceremony, and more during the cool boutique’s fall sale. 8425 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.330.9355

Unionmade
Save 40% off fall/winter apparel, accessories, and more at the menswear retailer’s end-of-season sale. 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.965.2248

Satine Boutique
For the next several weeks, score up to 60% off sale merchandise at the designer boutique’s West 3rd Street and Abbot Kinney locations. 8134 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.655.2142

Uniqlo
For a limited time, score 50% off or more on women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories during the Japanese retailer’s end-of-year sale; it’s happening at all of the brand’s LA locations. 100 W Broadway #700, Glendale, CA 91210

The Well
Score 30% off brands like Rick Owens, Henrik Vibskov, DRKSHDW, Skincraft, UNIF, Zanerobe, and much more during the retailer/salon’s end-of-season sale; it’s also happening online (use code 2K15). 1006 S Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.261.6770

Weltenbuerger
For a limited time, enjoy 50% off all new inventory during the artsy-cool boutique’s winter sale, which is also happening online. 1764 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.300.5990

Wittmore
For a limited time, save up to 40% off men’s clothing from brands like Gant Rugger, Relwen, Gitman Vintage, AXS Folk Technology, and many more. The sale’s also happening online. 8236 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.782.9791

Zadig & Voltaire
For a limited time, enjoy additional markdowns on the edgy French label’s men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing and accessories. It’s happening at all LA locations and online, too. 465 N Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Mohawk General Store
For next several weeks, enjoy major savings on brands like Carven, Dries Van Noten, Junya Watanabe, Objects Without Meaning, and more at Mohawk General Store’s Pasadena and Silver Lake locations and online. One Colorado – Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91105

Karen Kane
Save up to 70% off the LA designer’s contemporary womenswear during her sample sale. Friday, 10:30 am-4 pm; 2275 E 37th St., Los Angeles, CA 90058

Flynn Skye, Bagatiba at The Daily Dose
Save 50% off boho-cool dresses, tops, and more from Flynn Skye (all items will be under $100) and up to 50% off dainty jewelry from Bagatiba during both LA labels’s one-day pop-up sale at the DTLA cafe. Saturday; 1820 Industrial St., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.281.8300

COS
For a limited time, save 30-50% off women’s and men’s fall/winter merchandise at the minimalist-cool label’s Beverly Hills boutique and online. 357 N Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90210

Beckley
Now until the end of the month, save 75% off storewide; the sale’s happening online, too. 8128 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.652.3500

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