LA Bacon Fest
The 4th annual Los Angeles Bacon Festival is this weekend at LA Center Studios. Feast on dozens of dishes from restaurants and bakeries. Of course, everything will feature bacon, in both sweet and savory dishes. Admission includes samples of participating businesses’ signature dishes and access, unlimited beer from over 20 breweries, access to custom photo booth, and much more. $64; Sunday, noon-3 pm, 4-7 pm; 1201 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Taste  of the Eastside
This new food festival showcases the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and more. Get bites from Donut Farm and Mohawk Bend, and beers from Three Weavers and El Segundo Brewing Co. while listening to tunes from Charlie Overbey & the Broken Arrows, Garth Trinidad, DJ Aire, and Aaron Paar AKA Destroyer. $50; Sunday, 4-8 pm; Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, 570 W Ave 26, Los Angeles, CA 90065

The wine and music festival rocks the waterfront lawn at the Marina del Rey Hotel will have you sampling more than 60 wines, spirits, craft beers and small bites, while you enjoy intimate acoustic performances by artists like Yellowcard, Nash Overstreet (from Hot Chelle Rae), Komox (featuring Bryce Soderberg from Lifehouse), Tyler Ward, Runaway Saints, Sophie Tweed-Simmons and other surprise guests. $65/$80; Sunday, 1-5 pm; 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA

Hollywood Farmers Market 25th Anniversary Celebration
Each Sunday in May, the Hollywood Farmers Market is celebrating 25 years of bringing fresh produce and community to Hollywood, marking the occasion with cooking demos by high-profile chefs, including Susan Feniger and Curtis Stone, book signings and more. Mayor Eric Garcetti kicks off the festivities this weekend. Sunday; 1600 Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA; 323.463.3171

Vegas Uncork’d Celebrates 10 Years
Border Grill‘s Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have planned a number of exclusive events that capture the spirit of Latin flavors and feature up-close opportunities with the duo. Taste, sip and learn as they prepare dishes, share their tips and cooking techniques, and shake up intoxicating libations at the newest Border Grill inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. You will meet the chefs, enjoy a multi-course lunch with specialty cocktails, a takeaway recipe booklet, and have the chance to purchase personalized cookbooks following the event. Join in Lunchtime Learning and Libations Cooking Demo with Mary Sue and Susan at Border Grill Forum Shops (Friday, 1–3 pm); The Grand Tasting – A Taste of The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace (Friday, 7:30 –10 pm); Tamales and Tequila: a Tour of the Latin World – for Chase Sapphire® cardmembers at Border Grill Forum Shops (Saturday, 12 – 2 pm); and Too Hot Tamales Top Shelf Tequila Dinner with Mary Sue and Susan at Border Grill Forum Shops (Saturday, 7:30 – 9:30 pm).

Sprinkles teams up with Casamigos Tequila for the Margarita cupcake
Whether on the rocks or straight up, tequila has long been one of the cornerstones of Mexican culture.  Now, you can order a Casamigos Margarita at the Sprinkles Cantina. This key lime cake is loaded with Casamigos Blanco Tequila and topped with key lime frosting. George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s award-winning Casamigos Tequila is a small batch ultra-premium tequila made from the finest, hand selected 100% blue weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay soil of the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. May 1-22; Sprinkles locations.

Highland Park Bowl
The newest project from 1933 Group (Bigfoot Lodge, Sassafras, Idle Hour) is the redone Highland Park Bowl. The business originally opened in 1927 and housed a number of businesses, including a pharmacy and music store. After a year of restoration the space now features its original Spanish Revival aesthetic along with a music room, micro-brewery (will open in 2017), open-air kitchen, dueling horseshoe-shaped bars and an eight-lane bowling alley. Food offerings include rosa and bianca wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas and gourmet sandwiches and the cocktail menu features a rotating selection of local and seasonal craft brews and a bunch of handcrafted and draft cocktails. Opens Friday; 5621 N. Figueroa St., Highland Park, CA; 323.257.BOWL

PizzaRev Launches Double Dough, a New Thicker Crust Option
PizzaRev, known for its fully customized dining experience, 30+ artisanal topping options and ability to flame fire pizzas to thin and crispy perfection in just three minutes, announced that it will introduce a new thicker crust option. The Double Dough crust is just what it sounds like – double the dough and thickness of PizzaRev’s award-winning Signature Thin crust. To celebrate, the first 50 guests to arrive at each PizzaRev restaurant will receive one free Double Dough pizza. To further encourage trial of the thicker crust option, PizzaRev will give away free pizza for a year to four winners of its #doubledoughdare Instagram campaign. Share a photo or video of the Double Dough pizza on Instagram with the caption “I did the #doubledoughdare @PizzaRev.”  Participants will receive another entry to win for each friend they #doubledoughdare by tagging/mentioning a friend in their Instagram caption. PizzaRev will announce one winner each Monday in the month of May. Sunday

SOL Cocina Playa Vista Launches Weekend Brunch
With a menu crafted by Partner & Executive Chef Deborah Schneider and Head Chef Tia Baker, the weekend brunch menu includes dishes like Sol Chilaquiles Verde with tortillas sautéed in a tomatillo salsa with queso fresco, topped with Huevos Mexicanos, crema, cotixa cheese and onions; Huevos Rancheros with three fried eggs on tortillas with refried black beans topped with tomato salsa ranchera, roasted poblano chiles, cheese and avocado; the Breakfast Burrito, made with a tortilla filled with Huevos Mexicanos, cheese and refried black beans, avocado, pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños and onion; the Machaca Wrap Ahogado made with shredded beef cooked with ancho chile, onion, cumin and oregano, folded in a tortilla with Huevos Mexicanos, cheese and refried black beans, ‘drowned’ in guajillo chili salsa and topped with pico de gallo and avocado; the Chorizo & Potato Scramble with potatoes, onions, garlic chorizo, spinach, tomatoes and eggs scrambled topped with queso fresco and smoky crema; Huevos El Güero with three fried eggs, bacon, potatoes and a side of salsa Americano; Crab & Shrimp Cakes ‘Benedicto’ with a chipotle-orange hollandaise sauce, bacon, avocado and refried black beans; and The Papas ‘Papi’ is a heap of fried potatoes and onions smothered in cheese, crema, chorizo, bacon, serrano chiles, green onions and pico de gallo. Have a sweet tooth? SOL’s French toast, the Souffle Carlotta, is a creamy bread pudding spiked with Patron Citronge, lemon zest, butter-sautéed and drizzled with agave syrup, topped with mango, berries, vanilla whipped cream, almonds and powdered sugar. Beverage Director Colin Pflugradt is serving up their Signature Margarita; The Fro-Mo: a frozen mimosa; Fresco Greyhound with fresh-squeezed grapefruit and Ketel One vodka; the Mango Mimosa with sparkling wine and sweet mango purée; and the Chupacabra, smoky Vida mezcal with SOL’s secret Bloody Mary mix, or spice it up with La Maria & El Don, SOL’s spicy Bloody Mary mix stirred up with smooth Don Julio Blanco tequila. Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; 12775 West Millennium Dr, #160, Playa Vista, CA 90094; 424.289.0066 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of SOL Cocina)

Doma Kitchen Serves Brunch
Unwind after a long week by brunching and boozing at Doma Kitchen. The Manhattan Beach hotspot is dishing out one of the best deals in town with bottomless mimosas ($25) to wash down brunch favorites like the Nutella Crêpes, Pancetta Scramble, Brighton Beach Benedict, and Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 3562 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.647.3157

The Guild Welcomes Brunch
Executive Chef Charles Cho presents a menu of shareable plates that reinforces the social, interactive environment of the restaurant. To complement the California dishes, enjoy flavorful fruity libations, including an Orange Cranberry Pineapple Mimosa from Owner and Wine Director Diego Leporini. The menu includes dishes like French Toast made from toasted Hawaiian bread pudding, seasonal nuts and fruit compotes, whipped cream, bourbon, and maple caramel; Steak and Eggs with rice, black bean, fried egg, plantains; Korean Beef Tartar Benedict; Chilaquiles made with braised pork belly, tortillas, scrambled egg, tomatillo salsa, tomatoes, avocado, crema, and cilantro; Poached Egg Caesar with artichoke, hearts of palm, crisp romaine, parmesan croutons, and anchovy dressing; and Milk and Cookies, Milk sorbet served with homemade cookies of the day. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm; 8741 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.279.9601 or visit OpenTable

Maré’s Spring Menu
Dine on a new Spring Feast menu that has dishes like albacore crudo, crispy octopus, clams with roasted lamb, crispy skin Arctic char and more. For the first day on May Day, enjoy tray-passed Lambrusco all night long. $85/couple (all six courses); Sunday; 7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles,CA; 323.592.3226

Doheny Room
The newest project from sbe Entertainment Group is a two story restaurant and lounge on Santa Monica Boulevars. The small plates menu from Chef Danny Elmaleh (Cleo) got its inspo from LA’s food trucks and healthy vegetable-based choices. Highlights include Korean Kobe beef burgers, vegan sushi,and desserts like a chocolate dome served with a mixture of rum and other alcohols that slowly burn away to reveal and edible confection. Sip on craft cocktails like The Loma Vista, a mezcal-based drink with fresh pineapple juice and pressed ginger. Open, 7 pm-2 am; 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA; 424.777.0266

Knuckle & Claw Opens in Santa Monica
Silver Lake’s seafood mecca has opened Knuckle & Claw West, the second location of the lobster roll eatery. You will find the same favorite dishes, as well as a few new additions, including a house made whoopie pie, a seafood topped salad, Blue Crab bites, and a greater large assortment of oysters. Sit along the oyster bar in the front half of the space or in the back garden at picnic tables. Between lobster rolls bites, play one of the classic Martha’s Vineyard games found on the back patio. Friday; 2715 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.399.9939

Le Méridien Delfina Santa Monica Launches SandBox
SandBox, its a cutting-edge new bar and indoor gaming room inspired by the surrounding Santa Monica beaches and “Silicon Beach” locale. This indoor lounge will feature interactive experiences aimed at discovery and play. Interior architecture and design firm Dawson Design Associates (DDA) transformed Zest Kitchen, the property’s former breakfast nook, into the urban recreational area with swinging Eero Aarnio Bubble chairs, a 4.5 ft. dartboard, double-sided 65” Samsung Smart TVs, the latest gaming technologies Sony P54, shuffleboard, billiards and a life-size Jenga game. They serve breakfast, transitioning in the afternoon to a full-service bar with local craft beer from Santa Monica Brew Works, craft cocktails and small plates like spicy pepperoni and grilled chicken flatbreads, organic farmer’s market lettuce, cheeseburger, and truffle fries. Stay tuned for happy hour, Wine Wednesdays, trivia nights, live streaming of the Olympics, specialty menu items of global beers and custom burgers, and a round robin tournament using the venue’s shuffleboard, pool table, and digital gaming. Open 6 am – 11 am and 3 – 11 pm; 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.309.8020 or SandBox@lemeridiendelfina.com

TCM Classic Film Festival
View classic films on the big screen at iconic Hollywood venues at this annual film festival. This year’s theme, ”Moving Pictures”, explores the emotion cinema evokes. Choose from a wide range of movie screenings including The Endless Summer, It’s a Wonderful Life and The King and I. $20-$30, $10-$15/students, $299-$1,649/festival passes; Through Sunday; TCL Chinese Theatre Imax, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA; Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA; Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA; TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA: 877.826.5764

Rooftop Film Club
The U.K.’s “Number One Outdoor Cinema Series” returns to the rooftop of the Montalbán Theatre for its second season. Enjoy street food from Farmer’s Belly while you take in Hollywood views and watch films like Casablanca, Mulholland Drive, and The Big Short) flicks. $17 plus booking fees; Sunday through May 31; 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA

Show & Tell at Cinefamily
In this series put on by Cinefamily, artists, creators, musicians and other notable culture figures share their deepest, darkest media obsessions by opening their closets, digging through their attic to curate an evening of…whatever they want to share! From thrift store finds to late-night Tivo, from foreign film bootlegs to home movies, all media will be presented live by the honored guests, as they take us on a personal tour of the audio, video and other media that has inspired them, delighted them, or just plain freaked them out. This week they’ve invited musician Daniel Johnston to come to the stage and present for the audience. $15; Sunday, 7:15 pm; Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

TDR’s 2nd Annual White Party LA
Three Day Rule’s
2nd annual white party is set for this weekend. Expect tons of dancing and drinks! Who knows, maybe you’ll meet that special someone! $15+ (Ticket includes sunglasses or a fedora, discounted DonQ and Caliche rum cocktails, and poolside DJ sets); Sunday, 1-5 pm; Viceroy Santa Monica, 1819 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

4th Annual Raise a Child HONORS Gala & Fundraiser
This year, Celebrity Wellness Expert and Adoption Advocate Jillian Michaels will be honored during a special award ceremony in addition to other activists. Other celebrity guests include Cat Sadler (E! News), Leona Lewis (Singer), and  Roxy Sowlaty (Rich Kids of Beverly Hills), who will be showcasing a special interior design display as part of the “RaiseAChild | MakeAHome” silent auction. As one of the largest fundraisers in the city each year, the HONORS gala recognizes notable advocates and aims to help LGBT and Latino communities build families through foster and adoption programs to address the needs of the 400,000 children in our country’s foster care system. $150+; Sunday, 4 pm; Jim Henson Company Lot; 1416 No. La Brea Ave, Hollywood, CA

Wanderlust‘s Mindful Triathlon
Wanderlust is invading the Santa Monica Pier for a full day of flows, mediations, acroyoga, tribal marking (the pain-free painted kind), workshops, and more. The family-friendly event also includes a 5k run/walk (or however you prefer to cross the finish line), yoga classes, a Kula Market featuring locally-made goods and gear, a kombucha biergarten (of course), and a schedule of TED-like talks. See the day’s entire itinerary here and buy advance individual or group tickets (which include a one-month Thrive Market membership for a limited time) for $29 here; kids are free, so bring your yogis-in-training, too. Saturday, 7:30 am-3 pm; Santa Monica pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

One Colorado Presents Spring Swing Social
Fling into spring with a Spring Swing Social featuring swing lessons with the Stevens Sisters of Pasadena Ballroom Dance (5:30 pm) followed by music with The Leftover Cuties (7 pm). There’ll be a no-host bar serving up bevies! From 1 – 3 pm in the courtyard, they’ll have Ping-Pong and board games from whence to play and they’ll be serving up ice cream treats from Peddler’s Creamery (while supplies last). And for the little ones there’ll be face painting (while the artists last). Saturday, 1-7 pm; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

This post Coachella pop up that is a combo of Coachella and the ‘Bu includes wine, flash tattoos from Tipi Lounge, hair chamrs from Sparkle Nation, manis & pedis from Chrome Girl, festival fashion from J.D. Luxe’s fashion truck, watches from Daniel Wellington, men’s garments from Related Garments, food trucks, and music by Jamieson Hill. Saturday, 1-6 pm; Rosenthal Winery, 18741 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA; rsvp@popyourshop.com

Pasadena’s Jackalope Art & Craft Fair
This two day shopping destination features over 200 local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. The mission of Jackalope Arts is to create a shopping experience with the highest quality, locally handcrafted goods. They support local artisans who devote their lives to their creations and offer an opportunity for the community to meet the makers. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Central Park, 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

West Hollywood Design District’s A Street Af(Fair)
The West Hollywood Design District (the spot for contemporary art galleries, hair salons, high-end designers, trendy boutiques and renowned restaurants) will celebrate its unique style with the day-long A Street Af(Fair). This over-the-top outdoor design marketplace will be presented in partnership with Parachute Market and will display the Design District’s most fashionable vendors. Following the theme of ‘East Meets West’, the day will honor the influential design movements from the district, and will feature live music and gourmet food for seminal pairing of Los Angeles’ finest in design. Free; Saturday, 11 am-6 pm; North Almont Dr between Melrose Ave and Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood

One Santa Fe’s Block Party
DTLA’s lifestyle center may not be fully done, but they are still throwing a block party. Get ready to snag deals, bites, booze, and more. Before you grab deals, fuel up on low-toxin Upgraded Cofee at Bulletproof Coffee and free samosas and kelp noodle pad thai samples at Cafe Gratitude (ok, that may be more lunch). Shop Hennessey + Ingalls’ markdowns from $2-#15; Hue is hosting Sync Denim for a custom denim distressing and enjoy 30% off storewide; Malin + Goetz is having 20% off the natural apothecary brand’s products and free Detox mini facials and refreshments; The Voyager Shop is having Achro hold a trunk show and sample sale (10% off); and Wittmore is having free personalized iron-on graphics inspired by LA and local artist Luckey Remington will debut a new range of outdoor works. In addition, Iron Triangle Brewery will be serving free beer samples; ediBol will have free rice fritters and $5 drafts; Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream is giving out two-for-one scoops; and join in Grow‘s cherry pit spitting contest and score a chance to win gift cards. See updates here. Saturday, 12-4 pm; One Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA


Apt2B’s Annual Giant Warehouse Sample Sale
Snag hip furniture up to 70% off as well as join in games, win prizes, and giveaways. Savings will range from 30%­70% off on hundreds of items including sofas, sectionals, beds, chairs, dressers, coffee tables, dining chairs, throw pillows and home decor. Most items have been used in photo shoots only and are practically brand new! There will also be music, food trucks, flash deals and all around good times! Use code:HOOPLA2B for an extra 10% off your entire purchase! Saturday, & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm; 7300 Fulton Ave, North Hollywood, 91605

Bailey Blue
Score the trendy label’s dresses, tops, skirts, and more for $9 a pop. Friday, 11 am-4:30 pm; 1850 E 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Co: Cooper Building
Save up to 90% off the label’s womenswear. Friday, 9 am-5 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Edie Parker: Cooper Building
Get the luxury label’s clutches and carryalls for $300-$500 during its first-ever LA sample sale. Friday, 9 am-7 pm, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

H Lorenzo
Save 50-70% off labels like Ann Demulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Y-3, and more during the edgy retailer’s semi-annual tent sale. This weekend; 8660 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Lovers + Friends
Snag labels like Lovers + FriendsRayeNBD, and Tularosa for an incredible sample sale in DTLA. Deals will include $20, $30, and $40 styles from all four brands. Friday, 11 am-5 pm, Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; 910 S Los Angeles St, 1st Fl, Los Angeles, CA

It’s almost summer which means you need swimwear. Grab one-pieces to skimpy bikinis at this LA-based luxury swimwear label’s sale. Founded by former ballet dancer Marysia Dobrzanska, the sale promises 50-75% markdowns along with live music, brunch bites, and more. Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; 499 Santa Clara Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Mother Denim, J. Brand, Rag & Bone, More: A List Sample Sale
Snag denim from Rag & Bone, Mother, J. Brand, Iro, Current/Elliot, Genetic, and more (excludes Isabel Marant) for $65. Friday & Saturday; 1080 S La Cienega Blvd, suite 207, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Nation LTD: New Mart
Score the LA basics brand’s tees, tanks, dresses, sweats, and wraps for $20 and under. Friday, 9 am-4 pm; 127 E 9th St, room 1106, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Office of Angela Scott
Save 20% off storewide during the footwear designer’s friends and family sale. Friday; 7975 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; +32 3 424 77 96

R/R Studio by Robert Rodriguez
Enjoy markdowns on spring and resort 2016 apparel from the designer’s diffusion line. Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 719 S Los Angeles St #1200, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Rachel Pally
Enjoy 50-75% off the LA designer’s jersey maxi dresses, skirts, and tops from her holiday and resort collections. Expect items from her contemporary and White Label lines (sizes XS to 3X). Friday & Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 201 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Ramy Brook: Cooper Building
Enjoy 65% off the NYC-based designer’s womenswear from her spring/summer collections. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 860 S Los Angeles St, suite 504, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.627.3754

Thomas Wylde
Get 60-80% off the label’s women’s ready-to-wear, bags, and shoes. Friday, 11 am-7 pm, Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; 3237 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016; RSVP to sales@thomaswylde.com

Torn by Robby Kobo
Save up to 80% off apparel from Torn by Ronny Kobo, cashmere knits and scarves by White + Warren, boho-modern womenswear by TRYB212, and more during the cash-only sample sale in the Lady Liberty building. Friday, 10 am-4 pm; 843 S Los Angeles St, suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90014




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