Weekend

04/15/2016

Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers 28th Annual Vintage Bouquet
With one of the city’s most iconic mansions as the backdrop, the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers Vintage Bouquet promises to deliver delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts from top restaurants and tastings from leading wineries, spirit and beverage companies.  The outdoor tasting event, which is open to the public, also includes a beer garden, musical entertainment, and live and silent auctions featuring fabulous trips, enticing food and wine packages, artwork and much more.  VIP ticket holders enjoy all that plus access to the exclusive a VIP Cocktail Lounge.  Considered one of the BHBA’s signature events and recipient of the coveted “Best of Beverly Hills Award,” Vintage Bouquet benefits the community and educational programs of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers, who are committed to serving the community by providing such services as Teen Court early intervention and diversion court for juvenile offenders, and monthly pro bono legal clinics at Roxbury Park. Among the participating wineries, and beverage companies offering tastings are Adelaida Wines; Angel City Brewery; AQUAhydrate; Ascension Cellars; Cass Wines; Deep Eddy Vodka; Dilecta Wines; Global Spirit Imports—Pochteca Liqueurs; Iron Triangle Brewing; The Macallan single malt Scotch whiskies; Navarro Vineyards; Morandell Imports; Nespresso; One Hope Wine; Organo Gold Coffee & Teas; Quady Winery; Stella Artois; The Macallan; and Turlya Wines. Featured restaurants include Ayara Thai Cuisine; Bier Beisl/Chef Mairinger; Camille’s Culinary Creations; Chef Kevin Warren; Dandy Don’s Homemade Ice Cream; Hansen’s Cakes; Lawry’s The Prime Rib; Maggiano’s Little Italy; OMG Chicken & Waffles; Plaza La Reina; and Sugar and Spyked, to name a few. $200$275/VIP (include entree to the V.I.P. Cocktail Lounge with exclusive restaurant, spirit and cocktail tastings); Sunday, noon-4 pm; 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.601.2422

Wally’s Wine & Spirits’ Sixth Annual Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Tasting
The event will feature nearly 150 of the most highly-respected wine producers in California. Chef David Féau from Wally’s Beverly Hills will be preparing chicken liver and foie gras mousse Croque en Boucheduring the event. One of the Golden State’s most iconic cheese producers will be present: Cowgirl Creamery. Jenny Knotts from Wally’s Cheese Box will be serving tasty bites to accompany the hundreds of wines being poured. And Morning Glory Confections, whose renowned hand-made specialty brittles pair remarkably well with red wines, will also be on hand.  Additionally, keyboard artist David Arana will also be adding a touch of class with his lively – and live – performance. A photo booth for guests to take photos and hash tag #WallysAllStars will also be on site. $75; $100/door; Sunday, 1-4 pm; The Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Manhattan House Celebrates their New Brunch
Former BLD chef, and Neal Fraser protégée, Head Chef, Diana Stavaridis is serving up her twists on brunch classics. The new brunch menu will include dishes like Shakshuka, an Israeli-Tunisian inspired dish with cage-free eggs, poached in a sauce of saffron braised tomatoes, freshly-picked bell peppers and chili herb yogurt, as well as a Short Rib Pastrami Hash, and Cornflake Crusted French Toast. Brunch is never truly complete without a few daytime cocktail options including mimosas, and House Bloody Mary’s. They’ll also be giving out a free Bloody Mary or mimosa with every brunch entrée purchase through May 31st! Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-2 pm; 1019 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.574.2277

Barry’s Bootcamp Desert Pop-Up
Get summer ready on the lawn of the The Saguaro this weekend.email Niki@BarrysBootcamp.com to reserve your spot & a special Barry’s Bootcamp Festival Necessities kit! Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 am; 1800 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Global Meditation with Expert Tom Cronin
The Australian King of Calm, is presenting his unique meditation methods at a two hour workshop in LA. You will learn the basics of meditation and how to create a life of magnificence by harnessing the power of the mind. Tom will take you through a goal setting exercise and guided meditation to leave student’s inspired, elevated and calm. $25Sunday, 7 – 9 pm; Sweat Yoga, 702 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Run Pack
In partnership with 34 Degrees North in Santa Monica, Healthy Spot will host run pack, a dog-friendly running group aimed at getting two and four-legged runners ready for the Race For The Recuses 5k and 10k races this fall. The run group will be led by 34 Degrees North trainers and will meet at 34 Degrees North and head out on a 5k run before returning to the gym. The runners will be split into two groups based on speed. Saturday, 8:30 am, 34 Degrees North, 621 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405; RSVP here

Tough Mudder
If you haven’t heard of Tough Mudder yet, it’s a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course designed to drag you out of your comfort zone by testing your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. With no podiums, winners, or clocks to race against, it’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line. It’s all about the challenge and emphasizes teamwork, camaraderie, and accomplishing something almost as tough as you are. $20; Saturday; Glen Helen Raceway, 18585 Verdemont Ranch Rd, 92407 San Bernardino, CA

California Wine Nights at EATS Kitchen & Bar
Each month, EATS Kitchen & Bar is showcasing a different California winery, and the winemakers will lead you through an interactive five-course meal pairing their wines with an exclusive menu created by Chef Jason. Reservations are required and limited to 30 guests per dinner. $75; Friday (May 20: Charles de Cazanove, June 17: Swanson Winery); 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; Reservations: info@eatskitchen.com

Al Asador Menu at CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Chef Ari Rosenson and the team at CUT are launching a new International Series where you will be able to experience the local flavors and traditions of some of the world’s top meat producing regions. Beginning with Argentina, the “CUTs Al Asador” menu will be served family-style and feature dishes that celebrate culinary traditions of Argentina. Menu items include Provoleta a la Parrilla: grilled provolone cheese with oregano and tomato; and Mollejitas a la Parrilla: grilled veal sweetbreads, black garlic and preserved Meyer lemon; charred leeks “al asador,” parsley baby artichokes and Roasted Ruitz Farm’s Chantenay carrots, salsa chimichurri verde, roja and salsa criolla. $95 ( includes three appetizers, three entrees, sides and sauces); through May 15; CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Beverly Wilshire, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.276.8500

CHAYA A-5 Wagyu Menu
Dine on prized A-5 Wagyu from the Kagoshima prefecture of Japan. The elite ingredient will be offered in preparations from tartare and carpaccio to seared and shabu shabu-style at the downtown and Venice outposts. Saturday through April 30; 110 Navy St, Venice, 310.396.1179; 525 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.236.9577

Fifth Annual Wags and Walks 2016 Muttin’ But Love Gala
Raise funds for Wags and Walks Rescue Organization during a night of drinks, dancing, small bites, casino games and silent online auction. The gala honors LA Kings’ Jeff Carter and Megan Carter and Life Coach Betsy Rosenfeld Vargas for their animal rescue efforts and contributions. $95/general admission to the gala, $175/VIP gala access, $450/dinner seat; Friday, Cocktails 6 pm, VIP dinner: 7 pm, reception: 8 pm; SLS Hotel, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Kerstin Florian Bamboo Massage
Chuan Spa at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena offers this new treatment that takes relaxation and detoxification to the next level. This massage works at all levels to balance, calm and energize you physically, mentally and spiritually. The use of bamboo ensures healthy circulation, relief of muscle tension, deep relaxation and aids in detoxification. Saturday onward; $250/60 min, $275/90 min; 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA; 626.585.6414

Rendezvous Artisan Market
The outdoor shopping experience has handcrafted goods by more than 100 local artists and artisans. Plus, stay nourished by top food vendors and gourmet food trucks, grab a craft beer at the beer garden and enjoy live music. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Museum of Flying, Santa Monica Airport, Santa Monica, CA

Sales:

Crippen
Score designer Susie Crippen’s tees for $15, damaged-but-wearable items for $20, tops for $50, denim for $75, cashmere and knits for $85, and leather pieces for $100. The two-day warehouse sale will include package deals like three denim items for $195 and three cashmere pieces for $200. Friday, 12-7 pm, Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; 336 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Mother Denim, J Brand, Rag & Bone, More at A List Sample Sale
Get denim Rag & Bone, Mother, J. Brand, Iro, Current/Elliot, Genetic, and more (excludes Isabel Marant) for $65. Through end of April; 1080 S La Cienega Blvd,Suite 207, Los Angeles, CA 90035

OAK
Now until stock lasts, enjoy up to 80% off the NYC label’s sleek womenswear and menswear during its end-of-season sale at both the DTLA and Beverly Boulevard boutiques. 7228 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Velvet by Graham & Spencer
Save 25% at all of the luxe LA label’s boutiques during its friends and family sale. Though Sunday; 1327 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

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