Weekend

12/18/2015

Gremlins
Catch the Gremlins on the big screen of a beautiful vintage movie palace. With DJs spinning, special holiday cocktails, and a free photo booth, it’s the perfect holiday night out. Gremlins is perfect for Christmas…Billy gets a very unusual pet. Gizmo, who is a mogwai. Mogwai are an ancient and adorable species, but break the three cardinal rules and chaos will get loose! $20+; Saturday, doors: 7:30 pm, movie: 9 pm; Palace Theatre, 630 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Playa Provisions‘ Winter Wonderland
Top Chef alum Brooke Williamson, Nick Roberts and the entire Playa Provisions team have created a Winter Wonderland for everyone. Enjoy an afternoon sledding, building snowmen and having your very own snowball fight just steps from the beach in Playa Del Rey. Kids can also get their faces painted while they sip on house made hot cocoa, and you can enjoy signature cocktails and craft beer on tap courtesy of the Stone Brewing Co. mobile wagon. A special Snow Day in LA menu will be available outside in the snow garden. Menu includes Warm Pretzels, Poutine, Frankfurters, Burgers off the grill, Popcorn, Playa Snow Balls for dessert, Hot Cocoa & Snow Cones, Stone Brewing Co. Wagon with Beers on Tap, Adults Only Hot Cocoa + Snow Cones (The Bee’s Knees), Hot Toddy’s, and Irish Coffee. $20 (includes 2 tickets for food or drink), $10/kids (includes a snow cone or snow ball); Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm;119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Santa’s Reindeer visit the Malibu Country Mart and Photos with Santa
Malibu’s premier retail center is celebrating the holiday season by transforming into a Winter Wonderland. Trimmed with festive holiday décor, the shopping destination will feature a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a menorah, and plenty of twinkling lights. Free; Saturday, 12-4 pm, Strolling Carolers, noon-2 pm; 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Breakfast with Santa at Leatherby’s Café Rouge
Celebrate the holidays at this decadent, family-friendly affair within Orange County’s cultural epicenter, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Menu highlights include Soft Egg Raviolo with butternut squash, ricotta, guanciale, sage, brown butter, and parmesan; Brioche French Toast with mango, pineapple, coconut, macadamia nuts, vanilla ice cream, candied bacon, and maple syrup; and a Candy Bar dessert with brownie, Oreo, peanut butter bar, milk sorbet, salted caramel ganache, and Nutella Chantilly. Cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children 12 years and under. Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626; 714.429.7640

Holiday Breakfast at Café Descanso
Located within Descanso Gardens, Patina’s al fresco cafe will feature a festive and interactive culinary experience with highlights include Mrs. Clause’s Kitchen breakfast spread with fresh baked pastries, seasonal fruit, soft scrambled eggs, winter root vegetable hash, honey glazed spiral ham and more; Santa’s pancake playground with home made buttermilk pancakes served with an array of toppings including Vermont maple syrup, Chantilly cream, fresh strawberries, toasted nuts, sweet butter, wild flower honey, powdered sugar, cottage cheese, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and maraschino cherries; and Old Saint Nick’s holiday “Gingerbread S’more” workshop, where you can build and decorate your own gingerbread s’more with gingerbread cookies, chocolate bars, marshmallows, assorted frosting, candies, and sprinkles for decorating. $57/members, $66/non-members, $24/child members, and $28/child non-members; Sunday, 9:30-11:30 am; 1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011; 818.790.3663

Holiday Breakfast at Patina at the Los Angeles Music Center
Patina Catering is bringing holiday magic to the Los Angeles Music Center, one of the most sophisticated and stunning performing art centers in the country. Menu highlights include: Santa’s pancake playground with home made buttermilk pancakes served with an array of toppings, including Vermont maple syrup, Chantilly cream, fresh strawberries, toasted nuts, sweet butter, wild flower honey, powdered sugar, cottage cheese, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, and maraschino cherries; Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen breakfast spread with a baker’s basket of fresh baked mini muffins, croissants, scones and Danish pastries with sweet butter, and preserves; a Wild Berry and Vanilla Yogurt Parfait with house made granola; and a cookie decorating station. $60, $30/children, and complimentary for children 3 years and under; Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am & 11:30 am, Monday, 11:30 am; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.0777; book here

Healthy Spot Santa Monica’s Grand Re-Opening Pawty
After months of renovations, Healthy Spot Santa Monica will be opening its doors to celebrate the new space featuring even more products, expanded daycare and grooming centers along with a new L.A. Love & Leashes Shelter Spot. The Shelter Spot is the first not for profit pet store dedicated to finding homes for animals at L.A. City’s shelters. L.A. Love & Leashes has adopted over 1,300 dogs and cats to date and are aiming to find homes for another 200 pets this holiday season. The festivities will include the unveiling of Healthy Spot’s new Shelter Spot with several cats and dogs up for adoption as well as a photo booth, food and beverages, vendor demos, flash tattoos, DIY holiday ornaments, giveaways and more. Saturday, 12-2 pm; Healthy Spot Santa Monica, 1110 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Register here.

Resident Opens
Nestled in heart of the Arts District of DTLA, Resident, is a hybrid bar, beer garden and music venue that celebrates the vibrant community. The brainchild of Jacek Ostoya, Larry Little, Paul Oberman and Tim Krehbiel, this hybrid spot has the spirit of an Austin, TX beer garden, accented with a high-end cocktail and beer program and thoughtfully curated music experience. So basically, they have it all. 428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA; 323.316.5311

Champagne & Fried Chicken Pairing at Wilde Wine Bar and Restaurant
It’s that time of year. Champagne everything (well, I am Champagne everything all year). Now, it’s getting paired with fried chicken. Talk about a spectrum! Wilde Wine Bar and Restaurant is serving up their beautifully crusted Mary’s Chicken along with champagne, prosecco and cider. Where do I sign up? Sundays, 5-10 pm; 320 S La Brea Ave; 323.932.9500

Bar Mattachine’s The Windup Sunday Brunch and The Windup
It’s a full day of fun, featuring signature sandwiches from Guest Chef Maxwell, boozy brunch cocktails, special beer, wine, and bubbles, along with a Live DJ! Dine on one (or two) signature Breakfast Sandy’s from Guest Chef Maxwell including Savor Her Slutty Sister, a roasted pork belly sandwich topped with sun-dried tomatoes, arugula, roasted garlic, grilled Portobello mushrooms and a fried egg on sourdough or opt for the delectable Vegan Virgin sandy made with seared tofu, grilled and marinated Portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado and bean sprouts wrapped in fresh butter lettuce. Crafty cocktails are created by Partner and Barman Garrett McKechnie. The Ramos Gin Fizz is crafted with gin, fresh lemon & lime juice, egg white, cream and topped off with soda; the Bloody Mary is made with Bar Mattachine’s house made Bloody Mary mix; their Mimosa is made with fresh orange juice, house curacao and champagne; and the Sherry Cobbler, is mixed up with Alvear Amotillado sherry, orange, lemon, seasonal fruit and poured over crushed ice. For those who adore their mimosas “all day long”, hand over an Andrew Jackson and enjoy $20 Bottomless Mimosas. After Brunch, stay for The Windup hosted by Shawn Morales. Grab a friend and hit the dance floor, as DJ James Cerne will be turning up the beats and dropping the bass, while you sip on $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon Beers and $4 Joe’s Pilsners. Full menu hereSunday, 11 am-4 pm, The Windup, 3-9 pm; 221 West 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.278.0471

Whimsy and Row‘s Market
The e-boutique and vintage vendor, Whimsy and Row, presents an open air-flea market at its Santa Monica HQ. Swing by for holiday gift shopping, mimosas, gift wrapping, sweat treats, and more. Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; 1026 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

Sales:

360 Cashmere
Score deep discounts on the cashmere brand’s accessories, including travel wraps, gloves, blankets, scarves, and babies apparel. Cash and credit card (with 3% fee) accepted. Friday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm; 1656 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

A.L.C.
Save 30- 70% off wholesale prices during the luxury LA label’s annual sample sale. Friday, 10 am-3 pm; 818 S Broadway, mezzanine level, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Asics
Score 50-80% off the best athletic sneaker out there. Expect women’s and men’s athletic footwear during the two-day warehouse sale in Irvine. Friday, 10 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm; 1401 Village Way, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Bailey Blue
Score 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-4:30 pm; 1850 E 15th St, unit B, Los Angeles, CA 90021

BLTEE by Brian Lichtenberg
Get the LA designer’s parody sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, and leggings for $40; tops and tanks for $20; and hats and beanies for $10 during the sale. Friday, 11 am-6 pm; 8527 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

California Market Center
Save 50-80% off labels like Corey Lynn Calter; Young, Fabulous & Broke; tons of contemporary brands; and more. $2; Saturday, 10:30 am-3:30 pm; 110 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90079

Cameo Collective, Finders, Keepsake, More
Score clothing and accessories from Aussie labels like Cameo Collective, Finders, Keepsake the Label, and the Fifth starting at $10. Friday, 9 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, suite 315, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Civilianaire and Ever
Stock up on the clothing brand’s past-season women’s and men’s apparel, samples, and slightly-damaged items. Pricing ranges from henleys for $5 (originally $70), denim for $20 (originally $220), and shirts for $15 (originally $200); merchandise from the brand’s womenswear line Ever will also be in the mix. The sale will also include furniture, props, collectables, and more decor. Friday, Monday-Wednesday, 10 am-6 pm; 2516 E 49th St, Los Angeles, CA 90058; 323.584.9417

Clover Canyon
Score the kaleidoscopic LA label’s dresses for $50, pants for $40, and tops for $30 from its summer and fall 2015 collections. Friday, 10 am-5 pm; 837 S Broadway, 12th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Crooks & Castle, Publish, Black Scale, More
Get 40-80% off menswear, accessories, and more from brands like Crooks & Castles, Black Scale, PublishPrimitive, Mishka, and more during LULA‘s one-day sample sale. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 1652 Edinger Ave, suite A, Tustin, CA 92780

Dear Creatures
Score the retro label’s apparel for $10-$50 (sizes XS to XL available) during the two-day holiday sample sale; free parking is available on 7th Street. Saturday, 11 am-5 pm, Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; 2301 E 7th St, Suite F-103, Los Angeles, CA 90023

DL & Co.
Snag up to 85% off the edgy home fragrance and decor brand’s candles (including its signature apple and pear candles), diffusers, stationery, tabletop items, giftables, and more starting at $5 during the company’s annual warehouse sale in Van Nuys. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 7631 Haskell Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406

For Love & Lemons, Flynn Skye, Gypsy05, More
Get clothing, jewelry, lingerie, and accessories from boho labels like Wildfox, For Love & Lemons, Flynn Skye, Nightcap, Mara Hoffman, Gypsy05, Lovers & Friends, and more during The Trend Boutique‘s warehouse sale. There’ll be free bubbly, giveaways, and more. Friday, 9 am-7 pm, Saturday, 8 am-5 pm; 155 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Grown Alchemist
Get up to 50% off haircare by Sachajuan and and David Mallett, botanical beauty and skincare by Grown Alchemist, fragrances by Oliver & Co., and grooming products by Gentleman’s Brand Co. during DPBM’s friends and family sale. Friday, 10 am-6 pm, Saturday, 11 am-4 pm; 7424 1/2 Sunset Blvd, suite 5, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Kitson Melrose
Get 30-60% off storewide during the iconic LA retailer’s closing sales at all of its locations. Through the end of January; 8590 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.855.9635

La Mer Collections
Score 40-70% off the LA accessory brand’s watches, jewelry, and leather goods; pieces start at $10. Friday, 5:30-8:30 pm; 4098 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Lanston and Krista
Get up to 65% off the luxe basics brand’s dresses, tops, bottoms, and more. Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, suite 407, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Linda Farrow, Retrosuperfuture, More
Score up to 75% off eyewear from Linda Farrow, Retrosuperfuture, Paul Frank, Leisure Society, TOMS, Rebecca Minkoff, and more during Baumvision’s warehouse sale. Friday, 12-7 pm; 3100 Pullman St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

LNA
Get up to 85% off the label’s tops, bottoms, dresses, sweaters, and more during the brand’s last sample sale of the year. Nothing will be over $30. Friday, 9 am-5 pm; 6344 Arizona Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Loungefly
Score Hello Kitty, Star Wars, and Disney-branded bags, wallets, coin purses, and more accessories for $1-$10 during the licensee company’s one-day, cash-only warehouse sale. Entrance is on Plummer Street and street parking will be available. Saturday, 8 am-4 pm; 20310 Plummer St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Lucky 13
Save 50-75% off the vintage-inspired label’s women’s and men’s apparel, accessories, and more. Saturday, 8 am-4 pm; 215 Baker St E, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Matteo Home, Monroe Workshop, More
Get 50-90% off the eco-friendly textiles brand’s luxe bedding (including for babies), pillowcases, towels, sheet sets, table linens, clothing, and more during its ongoing White Sale; menwear from Krammer & Stoudt, bags by Mofe Inc., kidswear from Pomme d’Or Baby, wooden toys by Monroe Workshop, and more will also be in the mix. Friday & Saturday, 11 am-7 pm, Sunday, 12-6 pm through January 31st; 912 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Mother Denim
Score the label’s denim pants, jackets, tees, and sweaters for $35 a pop. No bags are allowed inside. Friday, 12:30-5 pm; 2221 E Washington Blvd, building A, Los Angeles, CA 90021; RSVP required; email samplesale@motherdenim.com.

Reformation
Save 30-50% off the sustainable LA label’s tops, bottoms, dresses, and outerwear during its end-of-year sale. Through the end of the year; 8253 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Splendid & Ella Moss
Save up to 70% off women’s, men’s, and kids apparel during the basics brands’s warehouse sale. Through Wednesday, 10 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, mezzanine 4, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Vie Activewear
Score the Australian activewear label’s stylish workout apparel for $15-$40 (including pieces from its Flight Blue Feather, Midnight Feather, Black Leopard, Brown Leopard, Satellite Orchid, and Midnight Garden collections) during its two-day holiday sample sale. Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; Venice Way, Venice, CA 90291

Whitney Eve
Enjoy deep discounts on reality star-turned-designer Whitney Port’s contemporary clothing label. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 833 S Spring St, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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