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CicLAvia — The Valley Edition
CicLAvia is hitting the valley in this edition with a preview of part of their March 22, Metro Presents CicLAvia – The Valley route. CicLAvia is proud to partner with Secret City Tours founder John Bwarie for two walking tours of the NoHo Arts District that will include three food stops. The tours will be held from 10:30 am-noon and 12:30-2 pm with a maximum of 20 people/tour. Expect to walk about two miles. Tour highlights include: History of NoHo, including its cowboy roots, commercial boom and the evolution of the Valley’s “home of the peach” into the NoHo Arts District; learn about the food and retail evolution of the neighborhood; visit the Television Academy Plaza, home base of the Emmy Awards and the Television Hall of Fame; and experience the culture and history of the area bite by bite. $10, 10:30am tour here, 12:30pm tour here; Chandler Boulevard and Lankershim Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 91601

Phantom Carriage
This brewery has been soft-open since December, but it’s officially opening this weekend. Brought to the Southbay by Martin Svab, head brewer Simon Ford, and assistant brewer, Brendan Lake, they use wild yeast fermentation for their ultra-strong beers. So prepare to be introduced to their wild beer this weekend. 13 taps of Phantom Carriage beer will be available, along with 12 more taps from local guest breweries like Monkish and a beer cooler will have another 100 bottles of rare beers, meads, and ciders. The Phantom Carriage kitchen will be serving up smoked meats and Eastern European favorites to soak up the suds. Saturday, noon-11 pm; 18525 Main St., Carson, CA 90248

C.R.E.A.M. (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me)
This dessert spot that focuses on the university life is having a giveaway promo this weekend (meaning cookie ice cream sandwiches will be free). The Berkeley-based ice cream sandwich shop, that is now by USC, has been serving since 2010. Now Los Angeles can munch on flavors like White Chocolate Macadamia Nut with Cinnamon Chill, Red Velvet with Soy Vanilla, and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip with Coconut. Saturday, 2-9 pm; 3335 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA

Ice Cream Lab
Also in the ice cream game, this spot in Little Tokyo, also has a storefront in Beverly Hills. The dessert spot, that has a decor including day-glo blue, graffiti’d walls and glowing, backlit shelving, has ice cream and frozen yogurt made to order using liquid nitrogen. Open daily, noon-11 pm; 369 E 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 424.270.0009

B Sweet Dessert Bar’s Girl Scout Cookie Bread Pudding
Those little girls know how to get you! Well this dessert shop on Sawtelle is joining forces with Girl Scouts to create bread puddings inspired by their cookies. That means you can get your Samoas, Tagalongs, and Thin Mints in a whole new way. Through Sunday; 2005 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025; 310.963.7213

LA Weekly Presents The Essentials
Chow down now before swim suit season. Head to DTLA for a foodie’s dream event featuring bites from Eggslut, Kogi, and Mozza. Plus, also enjoy top shelf wine and cocktail samples. Sunday, 1-5 pm; California Market, 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA 90079

Brewtopia Abigaile & The Brewery at Abigaile
They are celebrating daylight savings with this beer-centric event featuring 23 SoCal-based breweries and global BBQ offerings from Executive Chef Tin Vuong. The restaurant’s outdoor patio will be transformed into a beer garden where you can use your “Beer Passport” to sample a selection of local brews like Angel City Brewery, Eagle Rock Brewery, and Golden Road, to up-and-comers like Kinetic Brewing Co. and Noble Ale Works. Chef Tin and the culinary team will be serving the following dishes: Korean Beef Short Rib, Jamaican Meat Pies with pepper jam, Tempura Bacon Burger with roasted tomato ketchup and Point Reyes blue cheese, Skewers: Katsu Glazed Salmon, Korean Beef Coconut Curry Chicken Sate, and “Sandos” (Beer Can Chicken, Muffuletta, Pastrami on Rye). $30/general admission (10 4oz. pours and unlimited food), $50/VIP (unlimited beer and food); Sunday, 12–6 pm, 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.798.8227

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®‘s Free Breakfast
They are partnering with Wescom Credit Union to reward early risers on the morning of Daylight Savings with free beverages and pastries. In this random act of kindness, sixteen local store locations are giving away up to $2000 worth of food and drinks beginning when doors open. Order favorite signature coffee and tea beverages or try the new Thai Tea and Vanilla Rooibos beverages for Spring. You can also pair drinks with the new Vanilla Chai Teacake—baked with cinnamon and cardamom topped with a sweet vanilla bean glaze. Sunday, hours vary.

Slamdance Cinema Club
The ArcLight will screen movies from Slamdance, which was founded by a group of filmmakers who weren’t accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. They decided to started their own event – Slamdance: Anarchy in Utah. 20 years later, Slamdance has become a year-round organization fostering the development of unique and innovative filmmakers. The organization now consists of the Film Festival, Screenplay Competition and Slamdance Studios. So, enjoy screenings by their movies followed by Q&As with the filmmakers and actors. The first movie is a documentary on the life of wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts. $16; Sunday, 8 pm; ArcLight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA; 323.464.1478

Daylight Savings at Asa Meza
In honor of more daylight, Asa Meza is rolling out social hour. is Enjoy $6 beers, $8 craft cocktails, $7 Latin and Asian inspired appetizers seven days a week. There’s also a $40 deal for parties of four. You get a bottle of wine or a flight of beer and a charcuterie and cheese for four. Daily, 4-7 pm; 1718 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.538.2700

This is perfect for Angelenos…most residents are TV lovers. Paleyfest is your chance to hear from the stars of Girls, Broad City, The Good Wife, Scandal, and more. Purchase tickets in advance. Friday-Sunday; The Dolby Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA; 323.308.6300

Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge‘s Power Lunch
Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge is now open for Sunday brunch with 94.7 The Wave broadcasting live from inside restaurant and Dave Koz’s protégé Vincent Ingala as the resident musician. Brunch consists of a selection of small plates brought to the table at the whims of Chef Howard, followed by guests’ choice of entrée and one bottle of Chateau St. Michelle’s Michelle Brut per couple. Brunch entrée items include Short Rib Hash with crispy yukon potato, Bloomsdale spinach, soft egg, and hollandaise; Pork Cutlet Milanese with espresso gravy, organic polenta, and sunny-side-up eggs; and Organic Eggs Benedict with Dungeness crab, La Quercia prosciutto, focaccia, and hollandaise. $75; Sunday, 11 am-3 pm;184 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.424.4600

Hackers Midnight Screening
Go back to the 90s with Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller’s 1995 flick Hackers on the big screen at this special midnight showing. Friday, 11:59 pm; Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 310.473.8530

Guest Chef Series at Santa Anita Chandelier Room
The latest in the chef-meets-horse-racing series features Sotto’s cook serving up out all-you-can-eat deliciousness during Saturday’s race. Your ticket includes dining and entertainment throughout the afternoon, a glass of Champagne, entrance to the Chandelier Room, daily racing program, wagering tip sheet, and a unique menu paired alongside specialty cocktails by Julian Cox. To maintain a standard of elegance & sophistication, they request no shorts, t-shirts, sandals or baseball caps. Jeans may be worn but must not be torn, faded or oversized and should be worn with a collared shirt or blazer. Class it up, people. $65; Saturday, 12-5 pm; Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223

Big ‘Cap Beer Festival
Santa Anita is also celebrating Big ‘Cap with a huge beer festival in the Infield! Enjoy amazing bluegrass musical acts, games, food trucks and racing, plus delicious BBQ, private wagering and more in our VIP area. Enter promo code GREAT15 for $8 off General and 50% off VIP packages now! $20+; Santa Anita Racetrack, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223

Fair Game Food Truck
We have all heard the news by now that the infamous foie gras is once again allowed in California. Get your fix this Friday at the Fair Game food truck. They will be in Westchester for their monthly First Friday event and serving Chef Jean Paul Peluffo’s signature foie gras and lobster slider. Friday, 4-9 pm; 6200 Block of W 87th St., Los Angeles, CA 90045

W 3rd St Crawl
Explore the local businesses of West 3rd Street while you walk, eat, drink, shop and even give back! From La Cienega to Fairfax, stops will make sure you’re well fed and a little boozed up. Each ticket includes: Sausages, fries, beer and a jelly shot at LINK; pies at Simple Things; 10% off Wittmore, PlasticaSockerbit, 20% off to get your hair styled at Blow Me Away Dry Bar; ice cream from the Coolhaus Truck; margaritas at Mercado; cocktails and snacks at The Churchill; and in partnership with Dinating, part of the price of your ticket goes to help feed a family of four for a day! $45; Saturday, 11:30 am-4 pm; 8486 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048

$2 Brunch at Tony’s Darts Away
What’s better than a boozy brunch in Los Angeles? $2 brunch! Burbank’s Tony’s Darts Away will be serving up brunch classics like chilaquiles, traditional diner breakfast, and breakfast burritos (each for only $2). The special launches the restaurant’s new craft beer and brunch menu kicking off Saturday. Sunday, 8 am-noon; 1710 W Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506; 818.253.1710

Café Pinot‘s The Art of Charcuterie
This educational program taught by Executive Chef Joe Vasiloff will utilize the entire animal with a one-of-a-kind educational experience on charcuterie. With years of crafting and perfecting the art, Vasiloff shares his knowledge on the practice with a detailed courses that discussed the method of curing and preserving meats. This new hands-on learning series, offered monthly with a rotating theme will be having its monthly theme of Pork Terrines: Smoked Pork Cheek and Country Pork Pate. During the two-hour intimate chef-guided lesson, you will see demos and enjoy a celebratory reception with a sampling of the featured charcuterie, domestic cheese, and wine. $75; Saturday, 12–2 pm, followed by a 45 minute reception;Café Pinot, 700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.239.6500; fill out online reservation form found here and return to

NHM’s First Fridays: An Evening of Smooth Beats and Science
Join in a special tour: Finding L.A.’s Hidden Wildlife One Photo at a Time with Richard Smart of the NHM Citizen Science Program; a discussion:  The Newest Frontier of Science Is in Your Backyard with Dr. Greg Pauly, NHM Curator of Herpetology; and a conversation: Science Salon  [New!] with the Nerd Brigade. Plus, there’s a KCRW DJ Lounge with Raul Campos and special guest Sabo, starRo, and JMSN. Friday, 5-10 pm; 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.763.3466

Walk With Sallys 8th Annual Bowl-A-Thon
Sign up as a fundraiser and get your team together (decide which decade you’ll dress up as), share your story (#WhyDoYouBowl), and show up for a fun time! They are asking each team to raise at least $1000 to participate in all of the fun. ($250/person on a four person team!). Teams Raising $2500 will receive: entry into the bowling tournament for a chance to win the best bowling team prize and open bar for your team of fundraisers from 12-1 pm. The team that fund-raises the most will win a 2-night stay at a Lake Tahoe cabin that sleeps up to eight people! Last, but not least, there’s a costume contest and celebrity judges including Jonathan Bennett (Dancing With the Stars & Mean Girls), Stephanie Drake (Mad Men), Dana Workman (Fox Sports), Nikki Martin (The Next Food Network Star & Grill Next Door). Tickets here; Saturday, 12-4 pm; PV Bowl 24600 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90505

Ladies First Shopping Party
The second annual Ladies First shopping party is taking over The Container Yard for a day of bargains. Scoring deals from women-run labels, enjoy live beats, and replenish with food and booze. As far as sales, find swimwear from Beach Riot, clothing from Stussy and Hellz Bellz, footwear by YRU, sunnies from Quay Eyewear, accessories Love+Made, and more. Snatch freebies like metallic tattoos by Snaptats, a beauty bar by Glamsquad, manis by Wrap Artist Nails, and more. Full lineup here$5; Sunday; 800 E 4th St., Los Angeles, CA 90013


A.sweetT. Boutique
Score 50-75% off everything at the designer boutique. Expect colorful retro labels like Tucker, Myne, Harlyn, Love Zooey, and many more; the sale’s happening online too (use code “SPRINGCLEANING15” for 50% off all full-priced merchandise). Through Sunday; 253 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.860.9265

Etnies, Emerica, Altamont, and Thirty Two
Stock up on skate-ready merchandise from Etnies, Emerica, Altamont, and Thirty Two. Expect footwear for $8-10, knitwear and sweaters for $10-15, outerwear for $25, accessories for $5-10, and bottoms for $12 during the two-day warehouse sale at Sole Technology’s HQ. Saturday & Sunday, 7 am-5 pm; 17300 Slover Ave., Fontana, CA 92337

J Brand Factory Outlet
Score the LA denim brand’s jeans and apparel for $99 and under (spring merchandise) or $60 and under (fall inventory) during its factory outlet’s spring sale. Sunday; 1225 E Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.748.1408

Until stock lasts, score 75% off everything at the designer boutique chain’s West 3rd Street location. The sale’s happening online, too. 8745 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.273.9900




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