Weekend

12/04/2015

Stocking & Dreidel Decorating and Holiday Face Painting at Malibu Country Mart
Malibu is celebrating the holiday season by transforming into a Winter Wonderland. Trimmed with festive holiday décor, the shopping destination will feature a decorated Christmas tree, a menorah, and plenty of twinkling lights. Enjoy the Christmas spirit every Saturday, with events for all starting on this Saturday. Free; Saturday, 12-4 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Fourth Annual Venice Holiday Sign Lighting & Block Party
The historic Venice sign, which stretches across Windward Avenue, will receive its annual seasonal makeover, changing the bright white bulbs to red and green lights in honor of the holiday season. After, join in a Block Party featuring live music, a bevy of food and drinks provided by local sponsors including the Venice Whaler, a poster contest and more! This year, the event will feature a Venice-wide poster contest involving all of the community’s public elementary school students, showcasing the winning artwork from every grade from each school along Windward Avenue beginning at 4:30 pm. Six overall winners will be announced on stage before the sign lighting. In addition, the Venice Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the LAPD Pacific Division and Pacific Area Boosters, will be collecting toys for the 9th Annual Muscle Beach Toy Drive. Executive Chef Nick Liberato from the Venice Whaler will be serving up complimentary homemade cookies and steamy hot chocolate beginning at 6:15 pm. At 8 pm, a surprise guest celebrity will “flip the switch” and changing the lights on the Venice sign. After the festivities, head to the Venice Whaler and sip on Special Holiday Pisco Sours from Bar Director Anthony Settecase for just $8. Chef Liberato will be cooking up hearty, wintry plates like Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with San Marzano tomatoes, Parmesan and arugula and Beach Mussels stewed in fennel pollen and kaffir lime cream, along with Artisan Pizzas and Whaler Classics. Friday, Poster Contest Showcase: 4:30 pm, Block Party: 6:15 pm and the Venice Sign Lighting: 8 pm; corner of Windward Ave and Pacific Ave.

2nd Annual Artisanal LA Holiday Market
Eat, drink, be merry while checking names off your holiday shopping list—and finding plenty of stocking stuffers for yourself! Shop 150 local makers and indie businesses while three city streets become an all-day European market-inspired shopping experience. The pet-friendly event offers a curated selection of made in the USA artisans’ wares as well as eats from some of the area’s top restaurants and cafes, food trucks and more. Support local businesses, sip hot drinks from Copa Vida, listening to holiday acoustic musicians, and take photos with Santa. Don’t miss poetry on the fly from the Haiku Guys and a little holiday glam for your fingers at the Olive & June booth. Free; Saturday, 11 am-8 pm; Holly Street between Fair Oaks and Arroyo Parkway and will extend down the Metro alley from Holly St to Union

One Colorado’s “Happy Holidays Party”with music from Leftover Cuties
Start the Season off on the right note at One Colorado. They’re serving up a cheery night of live music from the prohibition-era Jazz band Leftover Cuties. Swing the night away under the stars, take pictures in the photo booth and nibble on sweet treats of mini cupcakes and milk. Saturday, 6-8 pm; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

South Lake Avenue Annual Holidayfest
Pasadena’s South Lake Avenue celebrates the most wonderful time of the year during the annual Holidayfest with complimentary festive activities. Presented by the South Lake Business Association, take advantage of in-store specials and promotions at over 50 merchants. Additional seasonal activities include photos with Santa, roaming characters, horse & carriage rides, live musical performances from indie synth pop group DWNTWN and Magic Giant, carolers, holiday crafts, kids activities, a themed scavenger hunt, giveaways and much more! Free (Free parking at Corporate Center Pasadena parking structure, 251 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101); Saturday, 12–5 pm; 345 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Shop for Her
The one day holiday pop-up will feature some favorite female-founded brands, including Vrai & Oro, and will take place at the Lombardi House. There will be complimentary brunch bites, along with music and cocktails. Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 1717 N Bronson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 844.544.6873

LA International Tea Festival
Join in classes and learn about tea-centric things like Japanese Tea Festival, Tea & Meditation, Tea & Cheese, Tea & Chocolate, and more. There are also exhibits from Aiya AmericaAOI AmericaBana TeasChado Tea RoomChai DiariesDen’s TeaGlenburn Tea DirectHarney & SonsSencha NaturalsTea Xotics, and more! $10+; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; Japanese American National Museum, 100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Angel City Brewery Celebrates Prohibition Repeal Day
Raise a glass, ring the bells and wave a flag – it’s the 82nd anniversary of the Repeal of the Prohibition Act. Celebrating in period speakeasy-style, Angel City Brewery invites you to toast to the end of drinking in the dark. The brewery will host a private speakeasy up in the Mezzanine Lounge – but like the old days, entry is restricted to those in the know. A password will be revealed on Angel City’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter in the days leading up to the party. The Speakeasy Lounge will have a specialty flight bar featuring barrel aged and cellared beers, as well as samples of Angel City’s Sparkling Berliner-Weisse, a twist on the brewery’s regular Berliner-Weisse. This specialty beer, only made at the holidays, is blended with Chardonnay and Viognier grape must, then fermented with a house strain of Belgian yeast and pushed to the limit of carbonation. Flapper dresses and fedoras, suspenders and sequins – jazz-age fashion is encouraged. Saturday; 216 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.622.1261

Repeal Day at La Cuevita
Highland Park’s Mexican bar has $1 Tequila Presses. Saturday 5-7 pm; 5922 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042; 323.255.6871

Repeal Day at The Thirsty Crow
The eastside bar is celebrating with $1 old fashioneds. Saturday, 5-7 pm; 2939 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.661.6007

Repeal Day at The Hungry Cat
Enjoy two-for-$12 cocktails including the rye-based Scofflaw and the Hemingway-inspired Jack Rose. Saturday; 1535 N Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.462.2155

Repeal Day at Townhouse
Celebrate at Townhouse and its Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice Beach. Plus, it’s the bars’ 100-year anniversaries! Even more reason to celebrate! Saturday, noon-midnight; 52 Windward Ave, Venice, 310.392.4040

Repeal Day at The Independence
This kinda-new Santa Monica spot is doing $4 rum-based FDR-themed cocktails. Saturday, 10:30 am-11 pm; 205 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.458.2500

Repeal Day at Bar10
They are launching 3 new holiday shots! These shots will normally priced at $12 each (or the trio for $30) but this Repeal Day will be available for 1/2 off ($6 each) all day. Special Holiday Cocktails include: Sundae Fundae made with Bailey’s Chocolate Cherry Liqueur, vanilla vodka, whipped cream, light drizzle chocolate syrup, garnished with a cherry; Eggnog Slingshot made with Eggnog, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, splash of Creme de Menthe, nutmeg rim; and Dulce de Leche made with Bailey’s Caramel Liquer, .5 oz Frangelico, caramel rim, topped with powdered cinnamon. Saturday; 8933 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.332.6445

Repeal Day at Harlowe
Doesn’t get much better than $1 old fashioneds and that’s just what their serving! Saturday, 5-7 pm; 7321 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046; 323.876.5839

Repeal Day at Oldfield’s Liquor Room
WeHo little out of the way? Celebrate with grabbing some $1 old fashioneds at this west side spot. Saturday 5-7 pm; 10899 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034; 310.842.8066

Repeal Day at Melrose Umbrella Co.
There will be $5 Old Forester old fashioneds all day, along with live music. If you dress up you get to skip the line, and you’ll score a 15% discount on Goorin Bros. hats across the street if you say “the cat’s meow”. 7465 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.951.0709

Repeal Day at Bigfoot Lodge and Bigfoot West
Both of these sister bars are serving up $1 old fashioneds. Saturday, 5-7 pm; Bigfoot Lodge: 3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.662.9227; Bigfoot West: 10939 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034, 310.287.2200

Repeal Day at Sassafras
The Southern-themed Hollywood bar’s got $1 old fashioneds. Saturday 5-7 pm; 1233 N. Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.467.2800

Repeal Day at Terrine
Ryan Wainwright will be pouring classics at Terrine all night long starting at $9—think Daisies, Manhattans, Hot Toddys, and his signature Plymouth Martini. He’ll also offer an Ancient Age Old Fashioned for $6. 8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.746.5130

Repeal Day at Beelman’s Pub
The DTLA bar is celebrating with buy-one-get-one-for-$1 old fashioneds and $4 Boardwalk Empire punch. Saturday; 600 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.622.1022

Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern serves Brunch
Executive Chef Isaias Peña is introducing a brunch menu with dishes including Bloody Mary Snacks, which include a house Bloody Mary garnished with, well, an entire meal; Chicken & Waffles;  Surf & Turf, with two shrimp and a grilled hanger steak; and The Grilled Cheese, an entire bacon-and-smoked cheddar sourdough sandwich cut into four pieces. Peña takes the traditional Eggs Benedict in two different directions; the Soft Shell Crab Benedict with tomato, sautéed spinach, chive hollandaise sauce topped with a beer-battered soft shell crab and the Avocado Benedict, which features an egg inside a halved avocado atop an English muffin with chive Hollandaise. On the lighter side (I am), the California Omelet is made from egg whites with chicken, spinach and tomato, and served with potatoes and fruit. For something a bit more decadent, order up the Banana Nut French Toast made with Grand Marnier-battered French toast topped with a banana-walnut caramel sauce and maple syrup. There is also Tartines, open-faced breakfast sandwiches with a variety of toppings, and all are served on fresh baguettes. Pair your dish with a classic Bloody Mary, over 40 Draft Beers, over 40 wines, or a Michelada, or  Endless Mimosas. Sunday, 10-4 pm; 5370 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.525.2618 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern)

Crossroads Serves Brunch
Chef and owner Tal Ronnen is serving up brunch with an exciting menu that draws inspiration from the elevated plant-based dishes. Enjoy hearty and comforting dishes that are ideal for the winter season like Crossroads Benedict; Porcini Mushroom Scramble served with butterbean toast; Fried “Chicken” and Waffles; Egg Sandwich with Shitake Bacon; Jann’s Bagel with house made Smoked Heirloom Lox; Crispy Milanese; and a Fall Chopped Salad with persimmons, kohlrabi, pumpkin leaves, apples, pomegranate seeds, Marcona almonds and white balsamic vinaigrette. Plus, you can enjoy a plant-based Bloody Mary using organic tomatoes for the house made mix and garnished with pickled veggies, and truffle dill and chive Kite Hill cheese; and a Blackberry Mimosa muddled with fresh blackberries. Starts Saturday, Monday-Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm; 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.782.9245

Mac & Cheese Smackdown
Taste your way through the best mac & cheese LA has to offer at Time Out Los Angeles’ inaugural Mac & Cheese Smackdown. Time Out Los Angeles editors have challenged some of the city’s best restaurants to offer creative takes on this cheesy classic in the ultimate showdown to crown LA’s top mac. Your ticket includes mac & cheese tastings from each featured restaurant paired with complimentary beer provided by Angel City Brewery and wine provided by Dark Horse! A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Best Friends Animal Society. This year’s featured contenders for best mac & cheese include: Mac-o-licious, Lemonade, Estérel Restaurant, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Horse Thief BBQ, POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, The Hudson, Max City BBQ, and Hyperion Public. Sunday; LA River Studios, Noon-2 pm and 2:30-4:30 pm; 2025 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Sugar Rush
If I was gonna go all out, this would be my event. A dessert-themed food market with every kind of sweet known to man! This event is packed with interactive entertainment, decadent sweet treats from some of the best pastry chefs in SoCal, chef’s challenges and food displays. Sugar Rush is a one-of-a-kind dessert showcase & market experience packed with entertainment, competitions, demos, tastings of delicious sweet treats, and shopping from some of the best pastry chefs and confectioners. $10+; Saturday & Sunday; OC Fair, 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Fleetmac Wood presents White Winged Love Disco
Do you love Fleetwood Mac? Well, put on your best shawl or waistcoat and wooden balls and surround yourself with five hours of their music. This party is a chance to listen to the wind blow from blues to rock to stadium pop to remix in a nightclub athmosphere. This is not a tribute act. There are no cover versions. An all white outfit is encouraged and if you don’t love Fleetwood Mac, don’t come (no, really…they advise not too). $15, $20/door; Saturday; Los Globos, 3040 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

DTLA Arts District’s Block Party
Over 15 shops and eateries along Traction Ave., 3rd and 4th Streets, and at lifestyle complex One Santa Fe will have discounts, free bites, and drinks during the two-day event. Participating boutiques include Alchemy Works, Apolis, Hammer & Spear, Lot Stock & Barrel, Matteo Home, Poketo, Voyager, Wittmore, Warby Parker, and Woo; while Blacktop Coffee, Cafe Gratitude, Cerveteca, Grow, The Pie Hole, Van Leeuwen, and Wurstkuche are offering deals on food. Friday-Sunday; Various locations

Sales:

Rodarte’s Sample Sale
You must RSVP to info@rodarte.net to get the sale’s exact coordinates and details, but word is it’s probably on the 7th floor at Downtown’s Reserve Lofts (409 W. Olympic Blvd.) from 10 am-7 pm and offer up to 70% off. Expect tons Rosarte and Rodarte tees, sweaters, and hoodies, ready-to-wear, footwear, and accessories from past seasons. Saturday; email info@rodarte.net to get on the list.

Ace and Jig, The Palatines, Vere Verto & More
Enjoy deep discounts on clothing from Ace and Jig, Theonne, St. Roche, Tina and Jo, and Kain Label; footwear from The Palatines; convertible leather carryalls from Vere Verto; and many other cool labels during eM Productions’s two-day sample sale. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, Suite 402, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

CHAGOURY
Get up to 80% off the luxury designer’s bridal gowns, evening wear, cocktail dresses, women’s suiting, and ready-to-wear apparel during the three-day VIP sample sale. Friday & Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 8378 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.782.9008

The Great, Janesse Leone & More
Score up to 70% off hats by Janessa Leone, Cali-boho clothing by the Great, jewelry from EF Collection, footwear from Freda Salvador, and loungewear and lingerie by Eberjey during the two-day holiday sale. Friday, 10 am-7 pm; 7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Gypsy 05, Sub_Urban Riot, Lucy Paris, JOA, & More
Score 30-70% off local and global labels, including LA faves like Sub_Urban Riot, JOA, Lucy Paris, Gypsy05, Sam and Lavi, Lush Clothing, Bishop and Young, and more during Toko-Toko‘s first pop-up sale. In addition, there’ll be food from the Komodo and Lobos food trucks and fashion blogger meet-and-greets. See the full list of brands here. Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; 1923 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

James Perse
Get up to 75% off the brand’s women’s and men’s apparel, home goods (books, cashmere blankets, and bedding), and footwear (Golden Goose, Diemme, and more) during the three-day sample sale. Free on-sight parking (self-parking and valet) is available. Friday, 12-8 pm (line starts at 10:30 am), Saturday, 10 am-7 pm (line starts at 8:30 am), and Sunday, 10 am-6 pm (line starts at 9 am); 4144 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Line & Dot
Snag up to 70% off the contemporary-cool LA label’s dresses, tops, bottoms, skirts, and outerwear during the one-day, cash-only sample sale in Vernon. Saturday, 9 am-2 pm; 2807 S Santa Fe Ave, Vernon, CA 90058

The O’Dell’s, Wal & Pai, Treehaus, Wildfox, and More
In the elementary school’s auditorium, stock up on clothing, jewelry, home goods, and accessories from over 25 local designers and brands, including Trina Turk, The O’Dells, Wal & Pai, Treehaus, Wildfox, and many others. Plus, you can enter to win a raffle prize from LA bag maven Clare Vivier; see the full list of participants here. Friday, 8:3 0am-4 pm and Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 2828 Herkimer St, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Project Social T
Score the LA basics brand’s tees, sweaters, and more for $5-$10 a pop during the cash-only sample sale. Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; 615 S Clarence St, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Rachel Pally
Enjoy 60-75% off the LA designer’s jersey dresses, tops, bottoms, and more from her contemporary and plus-size fall and holiday collections (sizes XS-3X available). There’ll be $25-$75 racks, too. The sale’s entrance is on Azusa Street. Friday & Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 201 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Rodarte
Get deep discounts on the LA designer label’s logo tees, sweaters, and hoodies, ready-to-wear, and footwear from past seasons during the one-day sample sale. Saturday, 10:30 am-5 pm; 409 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sanctuary
Score the edgy-boho LA label’s tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and more starting at $15 a piece during its fall warehouse sale. No food, strollers, or men are allowed; credit card payments are subject to a 10% surcharge. Saturday, 9 am-2 pm; 3611 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Sonia Boyajian Jewelry
Snag deep discounts on jewelry designer Sonia Boyajian’s artful accoutrements, Tokyo-cool apparel from Eatable of Many Orders, and art by edgy artist Brett Westfall during Boyajian’s holiday sale at her Hollywood boutique. Friday and Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; 1947 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tavin Boutique
Get vintage clothing for $10-$80 a pop during the cool boutique’s sidewalk sale. Through Sunday, 10 am-5:30 pm; 1543 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Thomas Wylde
Enjoy 60-80% off the edgy-luxe label’s ready-to-wear, leather outerwear, furs, footwear, and bags, including merchandise from its autumn/winter 2015 collection. Friday, 10 am-6 pm; 3231 S La Cienega Blvd, Building A, Los Angeles, CA 90016

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