Weekend

11/02/2017

Lost at Sea Launches Sunday Night Prix-Fixe Menu
This month, Pasadena’s modern seafood restaurant launches a three-course Sunday night prix-fixe menu featuring classics and seasonal favorites from the dinner menu. Current offerings include: Early Fall Salad with apple, pomegranate, mustard frill, pistachio, pecorino, and golden balsamic; Tomato + Mushroom Soup with crème fraiche, crouton, and lobster broth; NZ King Salmon with zucchini, tomato, squash, and salsa amarilla; and Barramundi with delicata squash, kale, dandelion greens, tarragon fumet, prosciutto. $35; Sundays, 5:30 pm-close; 57 E. Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103

Start the Weekend Early at The Mar Vista
The team at The Mar Vista is adding three new ways to celebrate the best that Southern California has to offer. Love uni? Get to The Mar Vists for Uni Thursdays, where Chef D. Brandon Walker, Chef Jill Davie, and Chef Jorge Rivas present rotating dishes like uni deviled eggs and uni pasta highlighting the fresh seafood from Santa Barbara. If uni isn’t your thing, swing by for Spiny Lobster Fridays. With the season in full swing and a fisherman who is delivering crustaceans straight from the sea to the kitchen, the executive chefs honor local lobsters every Friday night. Dishes available include Lobster Dynamite, with poached lobster tails mixed with shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, and house made dynamite sauce stuffed into the lobster shell and topped with their signature lemonaise. You can now grab brunch on Saturdays! Starting this weekend, you can enjoy the restaurant’s popular brunch menu each weekend, complete with poets performing to music, live DJ sets or singer-songwriters, full-to-the-brim mimosas, and bacon & egg hot pots. Thursday-Saturday; 12249 Venice Blvd, Mar Vista, CA; 310.751.6773

Eat Pizza. Drink Beer. Save the Planet at Café Gratitude
$2 for every Giving Pizza and every Long Root Ale sold in November will be donated to Kiss the Ground and Tehachapi Heritage Grain Project and to help farmers in California integrate regenerative agricultural practices. Café Gratitude’s Giving Pizza and Patagonia Provisions’ Long Root Ale are both made with Kernza, a perennial grain grown using regenerative agricultural practices, which supports the reversal of climate change by restoring soil biodiversity and sequestering carbon, without the use of use of chemicals, fertilizers or tilling.

Pizza + Beer Festival
Experience unlimited tastings of pizza from some of the top restaurants & food trucks in Southern California as well as unlimited tastings of craft beer from local and regional breweries. While sampling beer and pizza, make sure to stop by our boutique vendors where you can purchase original art. There will also be DJ’s, games, hand rolled cigars, and more! $40-$50; Saturday, 12-7 pm; LA Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Fall Beer & Wine Block Party
Try gourmet samples from The Front Yard’s executive chef, Larry Greenwood, while also sipping on some of California’s best brews and wines. There will also be a photo booth, face painting and live music. All proceeds will benefit 2 Hands 2 Cans, an L.A. non-profit that empowers at-risk individuals to become self-sufficient through education and employment opportunities. $30, $40 at the door; Sunday, 2-5 pm; The Front Yard Patio at The Garland, 4222 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA

The Lagunitas Beer Circus
Check out two stages of entertainment! With 100+ performers providing freaktacular entertainment including all star bands, burlesque, side show acts, aerialists, clown dancers, steampunk bands, carnival games, and plenty of rare Lagunitas pours. There’s also a costume contest, face painting, prizes, and food trucks. $40; Saturday, 12-5 pm; Fairplex Exposition Complex – Gate 9, 2118 N White Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

Indie Chefs Week LA
Ten chefs from across the country will each take one course of the opening night prix fixe menu of Indie Chefs Week at The Rose Cafe. Locals names include Craig Thornton (Sharksteeth), Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon), and the host site’s chef de cuisine Aaron Martinez. $125; Sunday through November 7th; 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Centennial Celebration: 7th Street Produce Market

Originally known as the L.A. Terminal Market, the historic 7th Street Produce Market celebrates 100 years this weekend. The site (has Smorgasburg LA on Sundays) has grown from horse-drawn carriages to now a modern fresh food mecca. Celebrate with live entertainment, performers, select offerings from Smorgasburg as well as strolling through 30 unique and independent brands housed at ROW DTLA. Free; Saturday, 2-6 pm; 1318 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA

WRDSMTH’s Solo Show
WRDSMTH, one of LA’s most recognizable street artists, rolls his signature typewriter iconography and inspirational messages into his first solo exhibit “I’d Like To Have a WRD With You.” Food and cocktails will be served at Saturday’s opening, where you can be first to view and purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, apparel, and prints. $5-$75; Saturday through November 12th; Fais Do-Do, 5257 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Grand Ave Arts: All Access

Now in its third year, Grand Ave Arts: All Access returns for a daylong, culture-filled event that showcases some of the best aspects of Los Angeles’ arts scene. DTLA’s cultural institutions—including The Broad, Center Theatre Group, Colburn School, Grand Park, L.A. Central Library, L.A. Chamber Orchestra, L.A. Master Chorale, L.A. Opera, L.A. Philharmonic, MOCA, the Music Center and REDCAT—open their doors for a free day fun. Activities include interactive workshops and tours, granting behind-the-scenes access to the world-class arts and cultural organizations within the five-block area of Grand between Temple and 6th streets. Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; Grand Ave between Temple and 5th, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats’ Art Opening
We are officially in the holiday season. Enjoy a holiday shopping bazaar, family-friendly arts & crafts, reading, poetry slam and all-out catstravangaza at Mor York Highland Park. 100% of proceeds benefit the homeless kittens of LA, thanks to the artists’ generosity. View and purrchase original art revolving around cats all weekend. Support your favorite artists (and the kitties’) by adding to your collection or giving the purrfect gift to your cattiest friends! On Saturday from 12-4 pm, join in crafting with kittens. Craft your own catnip gifts for your kitties or Kitty Bungalow’s. On Saturday from 5-7 pm, enjoy cocktails + a cat poetry slam with UCB’s Joey Clift of “Chats with Cats”. On Sunday from 12-4 pm, sip coffee with kittens. Spend an afternoon cuddling kittens, enjoying a nice cup of joe and maybe a sweet treat. Special guest Britt Collins, author of STRAYS (Simon & Schuster; July 2017) will be there as well. Featured artists include Gary Baseman, Dabsmyla, Robbie Conal, Sam Kalda, Rob Reger, Paul Koudounaris, Albert Reyes, Kellesimone Waits, Catgods, Bob Motown, Karen Fiorito, John E. Miner, Dan Reeder, Caitlin Hackett, Evelyn Suttle, Tadeusz Torzecki, Stephanie Inagaki, Michelle Waters, Pascal Salmon, Ryan Colditz and more. Friday & Sunday; 4959 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ice at Santa Monica 

This 8,000 square foot outdoor skating rink in downtown Santa Monica brings holiday spirit to the beach! $15 (includes skate rental); Through January 15th; Corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA; 310.260.1199

Downtown Día de los Muertos
Taking over four city blocks, this celebration honoring the dead features 50+ community altars and commissioned works of art. Lunchtime tours will offered by artists Olivia Treviño and Robert Ramirez of LORE Productions. Free; Through Sunday; Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Movember Milk
Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery has joined forces with the Movember Foundation to offer a limited edition Movember Milk. Perfect for refueling and refinishing after a workout, the milk is packed with 16 grams of protein and an all-natural combination of almonds, dates, bananas, almond butter, plant protein, cacao, vanilla and sea salt. Through November 30th; 30 cents of each bottle purchased will be donated to the Movember Foundation

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