Weekend

11/11/2016

Jackalope
Jackalope Arts is bringing of their Indie Artisan Market back! Jackalope is a unique, curated shopping experience featuring top trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This year’s market will feature a unique, curated shopping experience with 200+ trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This event will also include local food and DIY art-focused workshops. The featured workshops will give you a chance to dive into the world of being a maker. Various workshops will be available for pre-registration and on a walk up basis. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; Central Park, Pasadena, 275 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

Contemporary Crafts Market
Shop for handmade art including jewelry, furnishings, textiles, home decor, silver, glass and more. The Contemporary Crafts Market has been a showcase for up-and-coming and established talent for the last 30 years. Friday-Sunday; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA; 310.285.3655

Sleepless: The Music Center After Hours
The Music Center is transformed into a world of “ethereal awakenings” with DJs, real snowfall, multi-media performances, lounges, dancing and video installations. Anything “art”, they got it. $20/$30; Friday, 11:11 pm-3 am; 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA; 213.972.0711

L.A. Comedy Fest
Check out film, live comedy acts and a screenplay competition. This showcase attracts up-and-comers and established comics. Through November 20th; Let Live Theatre, 916 N. Formosa Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Madcapra x Andrew Tarlow
Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn are popping up at Madcapra with a multi-course dinner (plus wine) to celebrate their new cookbook Dinner at the Long Table. $65; Friday; 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Japanese Food Festival
This is the fest to hit up if you are a sushi lover, like myself. Feast on an endless array of Japanese food and beverages like sushi, sashimi, tempura, soba, karaage and sake. The afternoon also includes a big tuna filleting show where a chef will break down a six-foot-long giant tuna into fillets. $55/$70; Sunday; Hilton Los Angeles, Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA

50% off Sushi Roku
Get 50% off your meal at Sushi Roku Pasadena. The One Colorado spot has been around for 16 years, so they’re going to be running the multi-day discount for dinner only during that time. The deal doesn’t include booze though, or happy hour. Sunday through Wednesday; One Colorado, 33 Miller Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.683.3000

Veteran’s Day at Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Hopdoddy will offer 50% off the entire bill for all parties joined by a veteran, active or inactive member of the armed forces. Friday; Playa Vista: 12746 W Jefferson Blvd #1120, Playa Vista, CA 90094, 310.410.2337; El Segundo: 850 S Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245, 310.414.2337

Bluegold Opens
CEO Jed Sanford and Chef/COO Tin Vuong of Blackhouse Hospitality debut their flagship O.C. based dining destination, Bluegold, in addition to their first restaurant-within-a-restaurant concept, LSXO. The 8,800 square foot space is Blackhouse’s largest dining concept to date and has 235 seats with unobstructed views of the Pacific. Bluegold’s name was inspired by the point where the sunset hits the ocean on the horizon and their menu includes items—from breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner—include: Artisan Cured Meats & Cheeses; Granola French Toast with whipped ricotta, goji berries, honey & almonds; Shakshouka; Rotisserie Chicken with porcini mushrooms, haricot verts, and sauce vin jaune; Whole Roasted Seabass with jamon & salsa verde, preserved lemon, and dukkah; Lamb Rack “Frites” with roasted eggplant puree, ratatouille, and persillade; Santa Barbara Sea Urchin Risotto with hijiki, coddled egg, grana padano, and truffle vin; and A5 Miyazaki Striploin. As for wines, there are domestic and international wines, along with craft beers and a cocktail menu including tableside mimosas, the Bayside, a boozy punch modeled after Capri Sun Pacific Coolers; The Sandlot with cucumber vodka, thai basil, mint, lemongrass, and genepy des alpes; and Vincent Vega made with bourbon, orgeat, china china, and bitters. Behind an unmarked door adjacent to the wine room, get transported to District 1 (China Town) in Saigon via Blackhouse’s 28-seat restaurant-within-a-restaurant, LSXO. LSXO plays hoomage to the culture, heritage, and lineage of Vietnam (Vuong’s relatives hail from the region). The menu includes Beef Tar Tare, Imperial Rolls, and Salt & Pepper Lobster. A unique addition, LSXO debuts Afternoon Tea, featuring a selection of open-faced finger sandwiches, French pastries, and specialty sweets to complement an array of international tea blends. The small bar offers full liquor and craft cocktails, such as the Jin and Julius with gin, aperol, kaffir lime dust, and topped with coconut foam; Hattori Hanzo with Japanese whisky, lemon, matcha green tea, pear liqueur, and egg white; and the J Rabbit with vodka, yuzu, fresno chiles, and carrot juice. Large format cocktails, such as the Cool Runnings, are also available to share between 2-6 people. 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; 714.374.0038

Beer Belly Long Beach Opens
The popular Koreatown gastropub opens its second location in Long Beach this weekend. Chef Wes Lieberher is serving up the BLVD Burger made with a beef patty topped with candied bacon slaw, sharp cheddar, arugula, hot smoke mayo and optional sunny-side egg. The location also features 24 taps and a full liquor license which gives. Friday, 5 pm; 255 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA; 562.436.2337

Cafe Bustelo Gives Out Free Coffee
Cafe Bustelo is throwing a free coffee party at Sabor y Cultura Cafe in East Hollywood. It includes free coffee (hot and cold), free wifi and charging stations, and lots of other fun, branded stuff. Through Monday, 8 an-7 pm; 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.466.0481

DIEM: TALKS DESIGN
West Hollywood Design District presents the 5th annual DIEM: TALKS DESIGN, a symposium that offers cultural discussions, panels and keynotes from leaders in the fields of design, fashion, architecture and fine arts. This year’s theme is Co-Everything: Goodbye ‘me’, hello ‘we’. From co-working spaces and collaborative design, to collective programming and the shareable Instagram moment, DIEM 2016 will take a look at the good and bad of ‘Co-Everything’ Curated by Mallery Roberts Morgan, Writer, Curator, and Designer, Correspondent for AD France (Architectural Digest France), and Frances Anderton, Host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, and produced by Darren Gold. Confirmed panelists include, Eric Buterbaugh, Mayer Rus (West Coast Editor of Architectural Digest), Clique Media Group’s Michelle Plantan, ForYourArt founder Bettina Korek, and creative director, Michael Reynolds. Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; West Hollywood Design District Showrooms located at the intersections of Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard.

Show Me Your Mumu Sample Sale
My favorite designer is having a sample sale! So get a start on your holiday shopping…for yourself. You will find up to 70% off rompers, dresses, accessories, and bridal samples. No bags allowed. Friday, 8 am-6 pm; 2024 E 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Cisco Home’s Holiday Dining Sale
Cisco Home has launched their annual holiday dining sale where you can snag 20% off all dining chairs, benches, stools and dining tables – includes in stock and special order items. Plus, you have a great opportunity to get their delivery of in stock items before Thanksgiving. Through Thanksgiving; Cisco Home (BrentwoodMelrosePasadena)

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