Weekend

11/06/2015

Barnsdall Art Park’s Croquet, Champagne + Oysters
Join in an afternoon of fun and games! Don traditional white garb and hats to enjoy croquet, bubbly and oysters. Cal King and KCRW DJ Wilcox will provide the day’s entertainment. Enjoy a 3-flight sparkling wine tasting by Silverlake Wine and croquet will be brought to you by the Pasadena Croquet Association. Local artisanal cheese purveyor, Say Cheese, will be offering an array of picnic baskets, available for pre-order. Oyster lovers are also in luck with The Oyster Gourmet bringing its refreshing and flavorful selection to the Park. Food trucks – Postcards Soul Fusion and Bar 1969 -will also be on hand to serve brunch. You are also welcome to bring their own blankets and picnics. $40, $10/kids; Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.6275

James Beard Night of Culinary Stars
Atlanta superstar Chef Hugh Acheson’s leading the talent at this all-star dinner, which also includes Jon & Vinny from, uh, Jon & Vinny’s, as well as Squirl’s Jessica Koslow and Republique’s Margarita Manzke. Cocktail attire. $100+; Friday, 6:30 pm/reception, 8 pm/dinner; The Ebell of Los Angeles, 741 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Wheel House Cheese Shop Brings on the Booze!
What is wine without the cheese? Well, Culver City’s Wheel House is now serving up wine, beer and ciders to pair perfectly with its vast assortment of cheese, charcuterie and other treats. With an evolving assortment of cheese (more than 100 selections representing at least a dozen countries), plus 15-20 cured meats and charcuterie items, jams/spreads, crackers and pickles, Wheel House Cheese Shop has it all. Currently, Wheel House Cheese Shop’s new offerings include more than thirty Wines, over twenty Craft Beers and three Ciders, though they will continually rotate and grow this collection. They also have a new menu of made-to-order sandwiches like a Caprese, Salami & Brie, and a Ham & Swiss. There are also three special boards you can order to try out the shop’s special selection including the Cheese Board, a Meat Board with three charcuterie selections, pickles, mustard and baguette, or the Wheel House that combines both the cheese and the meat boards. You can also add any sides, which includes Marcona Almonds, a Spanish Cocktail Mix, Olives, Cornichons, Gluten Free Crackers, Quince Paste or Bourbon Cured Dried Fruit. Don’t miss the complimentary weekly tastings every Friday, 6-7:30 pm. 12954 West Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066; 424.289.9167 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Wheel House Cheese Shop)

The Lobster Serves Brunch
Chef Collin Crannell is joining Los Angeles’s bustling brunch scene with a new seafood-centric brunch. The Lobster serves up unique brunch items including: Crab Cakes Benedict, Fried Spicy Quail & Waffles with Smoked Cheddar & Scallion Waffle with Syrup & Sweet Chili Butter, Shrimp & Grits, and Lobster Omelet with Parmesan cream & chives with arugula, dried tomatoes & fennel salad with Weiser’s potatoes. Sundays, 11 am – 2:30 pm; 1602 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.9294

Terrine Launches Weekly Market Tasting Menus
Executive Chef/Owner Kris Morningstar are now offering a seasonal market tasting menu. The six-course menu will change weekly as Chef Morningstar plays with the season’s flavors and ingredients. Wine Director and Managing Partner François Renaud will also hone his skills with optional pairing suggestions to complement each dish on every menu. Though not paired with every tasting menu, Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright will also debut a menu of wintertime drinks in the coming weeks that will be great with Morningstar’s cold-weather seasonal selections. This week’s menu includes Sunchoke Veloute with Chanterelles; Turbot with Celery Root and Black Truffle; Foie Gras au Torchon with Matsutake mushrooms and scallions; Squab with carrot & caraway purée, Brussels sprouts, and savory toast; Braised Beef Shortrib with red flannel hash, braising jus; and Brown Sugar Pot de Creme with pecan crunch. $65; Every Sunday and Monday, beginning this Sunday, 5:3011 pm; 8265 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.746.5130

Theory Happy Hour at Alfred {Melrose Place}
Come see Alfred’s lovely/friendly/striking Theory-clad baristas at Melrose Place and enjoy a complimentary cup of your favorite coffee beverage, on Theory!* But wait — its gets better. Take your Alfred coffee cup to Theory Melrose (just across the street) and enjoy 20% off your Theory purchase. *Limit one free coffee beverage per customer. Only at Alfred {Melrose Place}. Saturdays in November, 9 am-11 am; Theory Melrose, 8428 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 90069; Alfred {Melrose Place}, 8428 Melrose Place, Los Angeles 90069

Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie Opens in Santa Monica
Santa Monica will get a new “tasti” treat with the opening of Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie®. Located on the corner of 6th and Wilshire, the store will celebrate by offering FREE Tasti D-Lite from Noon-5 pm (while supplies last), as well as gift bags to the first 150 customers. Plus, the Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie mascots (Fillmore Cups and Cupman) can be spotted during opening week, and if you post a photo with them on Instagram with the hashtag #TastiPlanetSM, you will be entered to win free Tasti D-Lite or Planet Smoothie for a year.* Tasti D-Lite, which started in NYC nearly three decades ago, is a frozen dairy treat in a category of its own. Tasti’s creamy texture and sweet ice cream-like taste is lower in calories, carbs and sugar than frozen yogurt, but with the same fun experience of self-serve and unlimited toppings. Planet Smoothie, provides a line of 35 real fruit smoothie flavors. All of the smoothies are customizable, whether gluten free, dairy free, or plant-based protein. In addition to smoothies and tasty treats, Tasti/Planet will serve Peet’s hand-roasted coffee, brewed fresh daily, and offer a variety of acai bowls, meal replacement bars and other healthy portable snacks. Saturday, noon-5 pm; 526 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA; 310.857.6030

Maison de Luxe
Maison de Luxe features 23 world-renowned interior designers – many of whom are based in LA – each of whom has transformed a space within the mansion. Oliver Furth, Cliff Fong, Sara Story, Chloe Warner, Jane Hallworth, Timothy Corrigan, Nina Campbell, and Natasha Baradaran are just some of the familiar names participating in the show house. Greystone rarely open to the public and if it is, it’s exclusively by invitation, so this is a great opportunity to tour the iconic Beverly Hills landmark. $39; Saturday through November 22; 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Art Brawl Artist Reveal
Get to Hollywood to catch the winner of  El Jimador’s Art Brawl, Poncho the Artist. Poncho will be showcasing his work and throughout the happy hour. Friday, 7-9 pm; 1620 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Subliminal Projects hosts Library Street Collective‘s exhibition LEGACY
The exhibit will feature an entirely new body of work by Tristan Eaton. LEGACY will be on view at Subliminal Projects until Saturday, November 14th, 126pm. The first 100 guests will receive a FREE signed poster of Tristan’s ‘Audrey of Mulberry’ mural. Saturday, 7 pm; 1331 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; RSVP: info@lscgallery.com

Only in Hollywood Music + Arts Festival
This festival features live music and performances by established and up-and-coming Hollywood talent. The acts and artistic expressions are at top venues throughout Hollywood, including Amoeba Music, Sassafras Saloon, The Montalban, and the Fonda Theatre. Through Sunday; 323.463.6767

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
Stay up all night while you get immersed in DJ sets, live performances, video instillations and sonic sculptures at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This month, acclaimed producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, Daniel Lanois takes over the 5th floor in an electro, visual experience, and special guest Rocco Deluca adds celestial waves of steel guitar while “the alchemist” Adam CK Vollick brings visuals. Free; Friday, 11:30 pm-3 am; 135 N. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 213.972.0711

AFI Fest
The American Film Institute’s annual AFI Fest takes place all  over Hollywood. The fest kicks off with a gala screening of By the Sea, written, directed, produced by and starring Angelina Jolie Pitt and also starring and produced by Brad Pitt. A screening of The Big Short starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei closes the fest. Free; Through November 12th; 323.856.7600

Holbrook Candle Co. Pop-Up Shop
Check out this amazing local candle company at West Elm this weekend. Snag scents that are based on travel. Sniff Palm Springs, Bali, and more! Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 5080 Mission Center Rd, San Diego CA

Jackalope Art Fair
Head to Old Town Pasadena for two days of indie retail therapy. Shop over 200 local designers, artists, and other creative talents at Pasadena’s Central Park. Goods will include handmade and vintage clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, art, beauty, artisanal foods, bath and body, stationery and more. Plus, join in DIY activities and workshops both days. Food trucks include Kogi, the Grilled Cheese Truck, Son of a Bun, and more. Full lineup of vendors here. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 275 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

Malibu Country Mart Adds Pure Barre
The Malibu Country Mart continues to expand their diverse collection of boutiques and studios and welcomes nationally respected fitness studio, Pure Barre. The Pure Barre technique is known for its fast and effective full-body workout, in just 55 minutes. A low-impact exercise, the workout class consists of multiple strength sections, followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. Owner, Cynthia Webb, adopted the Pure Barre lifestyle in the midst of her teaching career, when she discovered the class’s traditional and noticeable results. The Pure Bar location within the Malibu Country Mart location will be Cynthia Webb’s first studio and is designed by Matt Odorisio. Saturday; 23410 Civic Center Wat, Suite E-9, Malibu, CA

Run Hard Rock Cafe 5/10K
To benefit My Friend’s Place, for a third consecutive year, this year’s race, will give runners the option of extending their run to a 10K race (register online here). Run Hard Rock Cafe 5/10K gives you the chance to run alongside the imprints of legends on the famous Hollywood Boulevard, while simultaneously giving back to the local community. In honor of National Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month in November, a portion of proceeds from every Run Hard Rock Cafe registration fee will benefit My Friend’s Place, a local nonprofit dedicated to assisting and inspiring homeless youth to build self-sufficient lives. The organization’s headquarters on the race course make its location and Hollywood community affiliation an integral part of Run Hard Rock Cafe 5K and 10K. Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. will also be open post-race for celebratory food and drinks. Two exclusive Hard Rock Cafe Collector’s Pins, one for the 5K and one for the 10K, will also be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds benefiting My Friend’s Place. Registered participants will receive an official Hard Rock Cafe Finisher’s Medal and a limited-edition design Tech Shirt. Awards will be awarded to Top Three Overall Male and Female Finishers in the Run Hard Rock Cafe 5K and 10K. Saturday, 7 am; 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA

NKLA Super Adoption
Best Friends Animal Society will host their NKLA Super Adoption, presented by BOBS from Sketchers. Over 1,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens from across 50 LA rescues and shelters will be there, so you can find your new best friend. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; La Brea Tar Pits Museum, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036

Sales:

Tiny Bandit
This event has moved from Palihouse to a new, awesome private four story venue (I have bee, its very cool). They are working with Alchemy Works and Flowerboy Project to host Clover pressed juice and Vittoria coffee bar, along with small bites, mimosas and cocktails for the 21+.  DJ’s play music throughout the day and they will host complimentary ocean view rooftop Yoga classes on printed mats from Vagabond Goods. It will be a fun day to support the charity drive for B4BC. So, swing by to shop 10 brands both men’s and women’s lines, jewelry, candles, ceramics, succulent gardens and home goods. (See you there)! Sunday, 12-5 pm; 800 Main St, Venice, CA

Traffic Los Angles
Get 70-80% off designers like Alexander McQueen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Comme de Garcons, Isabel Marant, DRKSHDW by Rick Owens, and more during the luxury boutique’s one-day warehouse sale. Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 920 N Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Gift of Garb
This consignment and resale store that was developed from an Bay shop is having its $15 sale, offering amazing deals on luxury goods. Inventory has nearly doubled in size with expected designers including Gucci, Joie, Marc Jacobs, Prada, DVF, Manolo Blahnik, Robert Rodriguez, Dolce & Gabbana, and more. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 1615 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.909.2291

Asics
Score 50-75% off the athletic footwear and apparel brand’s merchandise during the warehouse sale. Women’s and men’s shoes will be priced at $34.99 each and kids shoes will be $16.99. Wearing Asics into the sale is prohibited and no large bags are allowed. Friday, 10 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm; 1401 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Bailey Blue
Get the contemporary label’s dresses for $8 and under and jewelry for $5 a pop during the one-day sample sale in DTLA. Friday, 11 am-3 pm; 1850 E 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

BB Dakota & Jack
Snag tops, shorts, dresses, rompers, skirts, leather jackets, and more from both labels starting at $5, including pieces from their fall ’15 collections. Through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 1639 Pomona Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Flynn Skye
Get up to 70% off the LA-based boho label’s sexy maxi dresses, tops, bottoms, rompers, and more. Saturday, 10 am-7 pm; 2320 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Herschel Supply Co. & Native Shoes
Enjoy major markdowns on messenger bags, backpacks, laptop cases, and more cool carryalls from Herschel Supply Co. and kicks for women, men, and kids from Native Shoes during the two-day sample sale. Gratis coffee and drinks will also be in the mix. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 110 E 9th St, suite B405, Los Angeles, CA 90079; 213.630.3600

Kao Pao Shu
Get up to 80% off apparel and accessory brand’s womenswear, messenger bags, clutches, satchels, and more during the two-day sample sale at the Helms Bakery Design District. Friday & Saturday, 10 am- 8 pm; 8745 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Matisse Footwear
Snag up to 70% off the boho-cool footwear brand’s boots, sandals, and more—including pairs from its Kate Bosworth collab and its lower-priced Coconuts label—during the three-day warehouse sale. Friday, 12-6 pm, Saturday, 10 am-2 pm; 1550 E Franklin Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

Pari Desai, Vere Verto, Desiree Klein, The Palatines
Get major markdowns on Vere Verto‘s leather convertible bags (30-50% off fall/winter items, 40-60% off all previous seasons, and discounts on spring/summer 2016 pre-orders), womenswear from Pari Desai and Desiree Klein, and footwear from The Palatines. Plus, select items from labels Hui Hui, Vladimir Karaleev, Zille Homma Hamid will be there. Saturday, 10 am-7 pm; 1709 N Kenmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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