Thanksgiving Weekend

Sweet Friday and Small Business Saturday at Urbanic Paper Boutique
Kick off your holiday shopping this weekend with Sweet Friday aka Black Friday! Join them in the shop for their 5th annual as they open early (8 am!) where they’ll be serving mini doughnuts and warm cider. Plus, you’ll save some dough! 15% off all purchases and random giveaways throughout the day. On Saturday, support your local small business as you begin checking off your holiday shopping list. They’ll have giveaways, treats and perks throughout the day. Friday: 8-10 am, Saturday: 10 am-7 pm; 1644 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; 310.401.0427

Holidays at Eureka!
In preparation for all the cooking and celebrating, “Drinksgiving” at the all-American restaurant, will relax you and have you thankful for one of the most important things they have, great craft beer. After Thanksgiving, it’s time for Black Friday and the deals start early in the morning and go after a long day of shopping. Grab $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas, starting Black Friday and going through the weekend. Wednesay: Drinksgiving – Hoppy Hour from 2pm – 6 pm, Friday-Sunday: $5 Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas; Eureka!, 6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367; Eureka!, 12101 Crenshaw Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250 (Not open Sunday’s)

Black Friday Specials at the Detour Bistro Bar
The Detour Bistro Bar in Culver City is going to be celebrating Black Friday with deals and specials of their own. They will be serving their weekend brunch on Friday and they will also be offering a $4 Black Russian (Vodka and Kahlua liquor) and a $4 Black and Stormy (Bkack Kraken Rum and Lime Juice with Ginger Beer). Friday, 10 am-3 pm; 12473 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066; 424.289.8191

Chinese Classics at E.P. & L.P. on Black Friday
Black Friday means chowing down on Chinese “classics” at E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood. Chef Louis Tikaram is doing his take on everything from shrimp fried rice and pork neck dan dan noodles to kung pao chicken and vegetarian dumplings. Prices are $5-15 for most dishes. Friday, 6 pm; 603 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Bar10’s Turkey Leftover Sandwich
For anyone looking for a fantastic holiday sandwich, look no further than Bar10 in West Hollywood where from today through New Year’s Day they are offering The Turkey Leftover Sandwich. The Turkey Leftover Sandwich is the perfect combo of Thanksgiving dinner in every bite comprised of a delicious turkey burger, pomegranate aioli, coleslaw, red and green cabbage, swiss cheese, arugula, and served with french fries. $13; 8933 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 323.332.6445

Hollywood Christmas Parade
Celebrate the season with the 85th annual parade hosted by Grand Marshal Olivia Newton-John. The event’s telecast will be hosted by Laura McKenzie, Erik Estrada, Dean Cain and Montel Williams. The parade winds through Hollywood and features floats, balloons, costumed characters, bands, equestrians and celebrities. Parade starts on Hollywood Blvd at Orange, the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine to Sunset Boulevard and west on Sunset, back to Orange. Grandstand tickets on sale. Sunday

Teddy Bear Tea at The Langham
Get in the holiday spirit with the kiddies at The Langham’s annual tea. Enjoy the hotel’s signature afternoon tea—along with sandwiches, cookies, hot chocolate, milk and other tasty goodies—paired with holiday decorations, a puppet show, storytelling by one of Santa’s helpers and pictures with Santa. $52, $42/children under 12; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am (Also held December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-24); 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA; 626.568.3900

Love & Salt Celebrates Two Years
It’s been a full two years in the game for Love & Salt, one of the South Bay’s best restaurants. To celebrate this Friday, the company is trying to get to 20,000 Instagram followers. If they can do that everyone who dines in will get $2 bundt cake slices from pastry chef Rebecca Merhej. Sounds great.

Salt & Straw Teams Up with Los Angeles Artist, Scott Hove to creat Dualpolitan
To celebrate the creative history of their newest scoop shop’s neighborhood in Los Angeles’ burgeoning Arts District, Salt & Straw has partnered with artist, Scott Hove, to createDualpolitan, a one-of-kind ice cream flavor inspired by the artist’s work. Packaged in a limited edition, half gallon “cake art” carton that mimics Hove’s three-dimensional sculptures, the edible work of art will be available until supplies last, exclusively at Salt & Straw’s Arts District outpost. Inspired by the Neapolitan, the special edition Dualpolitan incorporates the three colors associated with the classic combination; however, the flavors aren’t your eye-to-mouth expectations, leading to a surprising flavor medley with every bite. The concept behind the multi-dimensional ice cream plays on issues of dualism often seen in works by Hove, who is best known for “Cakeland,” an on-going art installation series where his bending, weaving, and haunting installations immerse you into a world that is both comforting and thoughtful. Hove and Malek challenged themselves to translate these motifs into the flavor, via a layer of soft pink ice cream symbolically surrounded by stark white and intense black ice creams. All proceeds from the sale of the $50 cartons will go toward Inner-City Arts, one of the city’s leading arts education providers in the heart of Skid Row, to benefit the organization’s core programs for underserved youth. Only 200 packages are available; each is individually signed and numbered by Hove. Friday; 829 E. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.988.7070

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Teams Up with Nighthawk Breakfast Bar
Highland Park’s Mr. Holmes Bakehouse and Jeremy Fall of Venice’s Nighthawk Breakfast Bar are teaming up and fusing everyone’s favorite guilty pleasures – pastries and alcohol. On Small Business Saturday, indulge in Honey Nut Cheerio, Coco Puff, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch flavored donuts garnished with a pipette of Nighthawk’s famous cereal milk cocktail at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. In addition to spiked donuts, enjoy the limited-edition Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso Cookie and Jeni’s Black Cat Espresso Ice Cream served straight from their ice cream truck parked outside. Saturday, 2-6 pm; 111 S Ave 59, Los Angeles, CA 90042; 323.739-.0473

Buon Giorno del Ringraziamento (Happy Thanksgiving) at Michael’s On Naples
They will offer a special pre-and-post-Thanksgiving menu! In addition, you can also select from the restaurant’s regular menu in the main dining room as well as the new Rooftop Lounge menu. The menu includes Gamberi, Cannellini Bean salad with purslane and grilled shrimp; Agnolotti, Duck Confit agnolotti with brown butter sauce and toasted almonds; Pancetta di Maiale, Farrotto with mushrooms, slow-cooked crispy pork and egg; Pork ossobucco with pumpkin risotto and rapini; Stufato di Pollo, Red wine braised chicken roasted with onion and mushrooms; Capensante, Seared scallops with Rancho Gordo beans, mache and lemon vinaigrette; Zabaglione, Egg custard with figs and candied walnuts; Crostata di Cicoccolato, Chocolate tart with sea salt caramel; and Gelato di Zucca, Pumpkin gelato served with an amaretto cookie. $50; Wednesday & Friday; 5620 East 2nd St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080

Echanted Forest of Light
Descanso Gardens debuts an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles. The one-mile walk through 10 distinct lighting displays in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. Tickets are timed and must be purchased in advance. $28; Friday through January 7, 2017; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Adams Family Values at The Palace Theatre
Addams Family Values is a darkly hilariosu. A baby is added into the mix, Wednesday goes to summer camp, and a gold digger tries to seduce Uncle Fester. It’s a comedy from masters Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, and Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams. Catch this 90s classic in the gorgeous movie palace built over 100 years ago. DJ spins before and after, and there’s a dress up for a themed Addams Family photobooth! $20+; Saturday, doors: 7:30 pm, movie: 9 pm; 630 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Turkey Trot Los Angeles Partners with The United Arab Emirates Consulate
More than 5,000 runners and walkers dressed in Thanksgiving costumes are set to participate in the 4th annual Turkey Trot Los Angeles 5k/10k Run and Walk Presented by UAE-USA United on Thanksgiving morning, which benefits The Midnight Mission. This year the Turkey Trot is sponsored and hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Consulate in Los Angeles, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, the run will recognize the close friendship between the UAE and US. Thanksgiving Day is an opportunity for all Angelenos to join together on a personal, civic and global level. It is also a time to help those in need. Participants are encouraged to donate their time or money to The Midnight Mission, the official nonprofit partner of Turkey Trot Los Angeles. Funds raised will help remove obstacles to provide the structure that homeless people need to rejoin their communities. In addition to encouraging runners to bring blankets and towels for those in need, participants can also purchase raffle tickets to help raise additional funds. Etihad Airways has donated Two (2) round trip tickets in Business class for the grand prize winner of the Turkey Trot raffle. Additional raffle prizes include Two (2) round trip Economy Class tickets aboard Etihad Airways and tickets to Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Kings games. Runners will be treated to a post event festival with music by Los Angeles based DJ Cable, fresh fruit from Whole Foods Market, nutrition bars from Cliff Bar and hot coffee from Groundworks Coffee. Thursday, 7:45 am, Widdle Wobble: 10 am; Los Angeles City Hall

Dana Point’s Turkey Trot
Head down to the OC for the biggest trot around. There’s both a 5K and a 10K that will give you a great workout before you feast and some pretty perfect coastline views. There’s also a costume contest and a health and wellness expo. Thursday, 6 am; 34163 Pacific Coast Hwy #100, Dana Point, CA 92629

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