Calligraphy Class at Poketo
Improve your thank you notes by learning the art of beautiful handwriting. Taught by artist, illustrator, and calligrapher Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, this class will lay out the basics for a lifelong skill that will always be appreciated. $225; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-2 pm and 3-6 pm; The Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.381.7411 Ext: 3076

Ramen Manichi Opens
This tiny spot is serving up tonkotsu ramen along with miso, vegetable and shrimp ramen, and black ramen (topped with black garlic oil). They also have extras like fried rice, chashu bowls, curried fried chicken bowls and the like. Plus, try their gyoz, which is rated as some of the nation’s best back in Japan. Cash only; 321 E. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA

Soup Bazaar
In this “cold” weather, soup is a major comfort. Soup Bazaar offers six soups per day, three daily and three Chef’s choice. Many soups with have Asian and Latin flair and favorites include the classic tomato basil and the signature chicken, corn, and potato with fried capers. You can pair your soup with sides like grilled cheese or fried plantains, or opt for a Panini or salad. Monday-Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; 199 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tomato Pie
The popular mini-chain that claims a true East Coast pizza option has opened in South Pasadena. The fun, bright space has a long, colorful plastic booth that runs along the open brick wall, giving way to two-tops and small stools. Open daily, 11 am-10 pm; 1130 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Sunshine Millions Wine Festival
Celebrate the spirit, tastes and Thoroughbred racing tradition at the Sunshine Millions Wine Festival. Sample a generous wine selection and enjoy a top notch day of racing at Santa Anita! Use promo code PRESS for 50% off VIP and general value packages. $50+; Saturday; Santa Anita Park

Guest Chef Series
If food is more of you thing, head to Santa Anita Park and join Sprout LA Group and enjoy culinary creations and cocktails from the best restaurant in LA. The Guest Chef Series returns on Sunshine Millions California Cup Day. Use promo code GUEST for $20 off the full ticket price. Saturday, 12 – 5 pm; The Chandelier Room at Santa Anita Park

Foie Gras Specials at Dog Haus
Everyone is celebrating the return of foie gras. Dog Haus Biergarten is serving up foie gras-topped sausage dubbed “Duck the Police,” and foie fries, Culinary Director Michael Brown’s take on duck fat fries. Instead of using duck fat, they use the rendered fat from the foie gras after it’s seared, then grate five-year-old aged gouda over the top. The special is limited to the first 100 dogs. Saturday & sunday; 93 East Green St., Pasadena, 626.683.0808

This superfood café from Del Mar, has officially set up shop in LA with the opening of its flagship in Santa Monica on Montana Avenue. Beaming’s offers cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies, and plant-based foods, and everything is organic, gluten and dairy free, and non-GMO. The Santa Monica location has more seating than the Brentwood location and also has a build-your-own superfood trail mix and granola bar, a superfood porridge bar, and offers wellness and cooking classes. They also have cleanse programs, which include superfood snacks, soups, and salads along with juices, for a cleanse that most of us could handle. 1426 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Viceroy Partners with Priority Bicycles for a Bike Concierge Program
Priority Bicycles, a New York-based company specializing in recreational bikes that feature smart engineering and beautiful design, has teamed up with Viceroy Santa Monica to provide the hotel’s bicycle fleet. Cycling is popular for hotel guests who can access world-class shopping and dining within blocks of the hotel or experience 22-miles of famous SoCal’s beaches along The Strand bike path located a few pedal strokes away from the property. Priority Bicycles’ are built with a rust-free aluminum frame, belt drive instead of a greasy chain, a sealed internal hub that keeps grit from entering the gears, coaster brakes, and a three-speed grip shift for cruising or climbing depending on the terrain. 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7500

National Irish Coffee Day Tom Bergin’s
“The House of Irish Coffee” – for any recipe features and round-up stories on the best places in the L.A. to enjoy this beloved cocktail. Owner Derek Schreck can speak to Tom Bergin’s iconic Irish Coffee recipe, the proper preparation, innovative seasonal variations, and its history at this neighborhood landmark. A little fun backstory – Original owner Tom Bergin received a copy of the first-ever recipe from famous San Francisco columnist Stanton Delaplane after he brought it over from Shannon Airport in Ireland, where the original Irish Coffee was created by chef Joe Sheridan in 1938. A staple on Tom Bergin’s menu ever since (the bar opened a couple years earlier in 1936), their signature Irish Coffee features Tullamore DEW Irish Whiskey, dark roast coffee, simple syrup, and Irish cream. Sunday, 9 am-9 pm; 840 S Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.936.7151

It’s Snowing at Angel City Brewery
Enjoy a snow day at Angel City Brewery with real snow, comfort food, contests, entertainment and more! Angel City’s Snow Day will include typical snow day activities – playing in the snow-filled parking lot, sipping on hot toddies sponsored by Greenbar Distillery, vegging-out with comfort food from Chili Philosopher, Dogtown Dogs and Sweet E’s, and Angel City beer specials.Cozy up to the simulated fireplace and enjoy a screening of cult-classic, The Goonies, at 3 pm, as well as watch game shows and play board games. Live music, presented by Echo Country Outpost, from 6-10 pm. Performances include Del Champion, The Anti-Job and other bands yet to be announced. Snow day attire is welcome. Free; Friday, 2-10 pm; 216 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.622.1261

Snow Days at the L.A. Zoo
Earlier it was a snow day for adults. Now for the kiddies…a blizzard hits the L.A. Zoo and Botanical Gardens, allowing everyone celebrate winter. Sled in the snow, see ice carving demos, pose for photos in a giant snow globe and more. Saturday & Sunday; 5333 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park, L.A., 323.644.4200

Pacific Design Center’s 40th Anniversary
Head over to the PDC for the launch of a series of exhibitions kicking off PDC’s art season. Krysten Cunningham: Procession of a Rectangle, opens at the PDC’s designLAb and seeks to illuminate the relationship between vision and understanding through 6 rectangular jute drawings applied on panels and directly to the walls of the gallery. Using a meticulously process of hand-dying and winding jute string around a grid of nails, LA-based artist Krysten Cunningham creates the illusion of rotating forms in space. She ties together art, design and craft. The show also includes a giant loom inspired by Herman Minkowski’s diagram made to explain Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. In celebration of PDC’s 40th anniversary, there will also be a site-specific commissioned installation and 2 other exhibitions on view that evening in the Blue Lobby by 2J (sculptor Justin Beal and painter Jesse Willenbring) that is inspired by PDC’s groundbreaking design. Won Ju Lim and Kenny Scharf are two other exhibitions in the Lobby. Won Ju Lim’s installation and Kenny Scharf’s Daisymobile, a Pontiac automobile the artist reinterpreted. Also, visit Maharam’s new showroom at the PDC designed by architect Neil Logan and Liam Gillick, which was recently featured in Architectural Digest. Friday, 5-9 pm; 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.657.0800

wine rave
Enjoy a cocktail called the Valley Girl ($20), made with a rosé that wine rave mastermind Maxwell Leer makes in Rancho Cucamonga in partnership with Filippi Winery. The wine is cut with housemade tonic water because the quinine makes it glow under black light. $30 buys bottle service of “WINE DRANK,” a cocktail made of cremant with angostura bitters, fresh lemon juice, and vodka. Additional libations, wine cocktails will be sold for $8 at the bar. $20 (includes a wine cocktail and WINE SHOTZZZ); 4EVA819 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017(213) 688-0888

Manhattan Beach is getting into the DineLA action. Grab special lunches and dinners from local restaurants including The Rockefeller, where Chef Cody Diegel is serving up a Menu od buratta stuffed mini peppers; seared ahi tacos; wild boar bratwurst; and chocolate pots de creme. Sunday-January 30; Manhattan Beach

Cookie Con
If you have a sweet tooth listen up! This is a whole convention dedicated to baked goods with tons of free samples. Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St.; 626.793.2122

Bock Fest
This is a winter beer fest with unlimited tastings and a bunch of breweries from all over the world competing for winter beer supremacy. You can try them all in your take home souvenir glass. $25-85; Sunday, 1-5 pm; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.915.8003

Thenardier’s Inn
Due to popular demand Creating Arts Studios is extending its performances of Thenardier’s Inn, a 360-degree immersive theatrical cabaret. With a seating arrangement in the round, this theatrical experience will put you directly into the show. While lovely ladies run amuck through the house pouring drinks and singing, patrons will experience the classic Victor Hugo story of Les Miserables as told through the eyes of Master Thenardier himself. Using comedic driven dialogue and audience interaction to tell this sad tale, you will enjoy the classic songs of Les Mis such as “I Dreamed a Dream,” “One Day More,” Stars,” & “On My Own” and many more. $30 (the first drink is on the house, if you arrive costumed in French revolution attire); Friday through February 14, 7 pm: live music & cocktails, 8 pm: show; CAC Studios 3110 Pennsylvania Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404

AGENTS PROVOCATEURS: A Selection of Subversive Skateboard Graphics & Artworks
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is presenting an exhibition of work focused on provocative skateboard graphics and the pioneers that hurled skateboard artwork into the limelight. Curated by author Seb Carayol and Erica Overskei, Agents Provocateurs brings together a selection of decks and fine art by artists including: Andy Jenkins, Alyasha Owerka-Moore,Ben Horton, Cleon Peterson, Donny Miller, Ed Templeton, Marc McKee, Mark Foster, Michael Sieben, Nil Ultra, Sean Cliver, Todd Francis, and Winston Tseng. Skateboard graphics took a huge leap in offensive expression after the sport was reborn in the 90s. Artists such as those featured in this show brought dark humor and politically incorrect topics to the forefront of their illustrations. They raise serious issues, questioning values and challenging authority, deliberately evoking reactions. In addition to the fine art and collectible decks, the exhibition will feature a limited edition skateboard deck signed and numbered by artist Ben Horton and the release of three special edition prints by Sean Cliver, Marc Mckee, and Todd Francis. The opening reception will begin with a book signing from 7-8 pm.Agents Provocateurs will be on view through February 21st. Saturday, 8 – 11 pm; 1331 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Bacari PDR and Bacaro LA’s Weekend Brunch
With the original Bacaro LA located in Downtown LA, satisfying Eastsiders, and with the less-than-year old Bacari PDR filling bellies on the Westside, brunch-goers across the city can indulge in mix-and-match “cicchetti” small plates. Feast on Chef Lior’s signature breakfast dishes like the Bacaro Pancakes made with oatmeal, flax seed, yogurt batter, whipped cardamom butter, and seasonal fruit; Goat Cheese Polenta with lamb ragu, chipotle pepper sauce, and a fried egg; and the Chai Tea Custard with chia seeds, almond milk, coconut milk, and macerated berries. Bacari PDR will be serving up brunch-time cocktails like the Bacari 75, made with Chambord, lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne; as well as bottomless champagne, mimosas, bellinis, sangria, and sparking sangria for 60 minutes ($15). Bacaro LA, will be offering bottomless champagne, mimosas, bellinis, sangria, sparkling sangria, bloody marys, screwdrivers, and greyhounds for 90 minutes ($15). Every Saturday & Sunday, starting January 24, 10 am-2:30 pm at Bacari PDR (6805 Vista Del Mar Ln., Playa Del Rey, CA 90293; 310.439.2100), 10:30 am-2:30 pm at Bacaro LA (2308 South Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.748.7205)

Beefsteak Sundays at Bacaro LA
Indulge in the restaurants’ new “Beefsteak Sundays” dinner special with limitless grilled hanger steak, oven-roasted potatoes, onion rings, and toasted baguette. Also included in the “Beefsteak Sundays” deal, you can pair your meal with bottomless house red wine, house white wine, house sparkling wine, house beer, and homemade sangria. Every Sunday at Bacaro LA, starting January 25, 5-10 pm; 2308 South Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.748.7205


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

Apt2B’s 2nd Annual Giant Furniture Warehouse Sample Sale
Following the first successful warehouse sample sale in 2014, Apt2B is opening it’s warehouse doors for another giant furniture warehouse sample sale. Get up to 70 % off on tons of sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, beds, dressers, mattresses and dining chairs (all new or barely used). Plus, give aways, raffles, food trucks, and music. Friday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 7300 Fulton Ave., North Hollywood, 91605; 877.825.8705

LF Stores
Score 60% off labels like UNIF, For Love & Lemons, Jeffrey Campbell, and more during the retailer’s end-of-season sale at all of its LA locations, including the Robertson shop. 120 N Larchmont, Los Angele, CA 90004; 323.465.1000

Lotta Stensson
Get the boho label’s apparel and accessories for $10-150 during its winter sale. Friday-Sunday; 8372 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.852.0520

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
Score 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. Friday; Pacific Palisades Commercial Village, 15306 Antioch St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272; 310.230.8882

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

Kate Spade Saturday
Until January 24th, the brand is unloading all of its clothing, footwear, and accessories for $50 and under during its moving sale. 8400 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

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

The Mart Collective
Enjoy 10-40% off vintage and antique furniture, clothing, home decor, and more from over 85 vendors at the multi-dealer antique mall. Friday through February 3; 1600 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291; 310.450.5142

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

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

Planet Blue
Enjoy 50% off storewide and up to 75% off the boho retailer’s in-house line Blue Life at its Malibu Country Mart location. The store’s extending its hours from 9 am-7 pm, too. Friday-Sunday; 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA 90265; 310.317.9975

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

Polkadots & Moonbeams
Now until stock lasts, score up to 75% off everything in store at the designer boutique’s winter sale. 8361 W 3rd. St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.651.1746

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

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

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

Score 50-75% off titles covering fashion, art, photography, architecture, and more during the stylish publisher’s 35th anniversary sale at all of its LA locations. Plus, score a chance to win $5k or $1k worth of Taschen tomes when share your book haul on Instagram and get the most likes; be sure to use the tag #TASCHENsalefie. Friday-Sunday; 354 N Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90210; 310.274.4300

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

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

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

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

Stock up on the preppy West Coast label’s clothing, swimwear, and accessories for women, men, and kids; merchandise starts at $10. Friday & Saturday, 10:30 am-4 pm; 2712 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

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

Flight 001
Now until stock lasts, save up to 75% off the retailer’s stylish travel gear during its winter sale. 8311 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.966.0001

Flamingo Vintage
Get 30-60% off vintage clothing and accessories and new merchandise from brands like JOA, Motel, Sister Jane, and more. Through February 15; 548 S Spring St., Unit 113, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 310.595.0624

For the next two weeks, save 30-75% off apparel, 30% off select accessories, and 50% off all winter merchandise at the iconic Swiss label’s US flagship. 3333 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Douglas Fir
Until the end of the month, save 20-30% off men’s merchandise and footwear during the retailer’s end-of-season sale. 8311 W 3rd St., Los Angeles CA 90048; 323.651.5445

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

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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