Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair
Over 200 artisans will fill Pasadena’s Central Park with handmade items for the third year.This year’s fair will feature a unique, curated shopping experience with 200+ trendsetting makers and designers of local goods. This free to enter event will also include local food and DIY art-focused workshops for all ages. Get your holiday shopping done early this year and join Jackalope Pasadena to shop handmade and support local this holiday season. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; Central Park, 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

12th Annual Great Los Angeles Walk
Now is your chance to walk from DTLA to the Pacific Ocean. The annual tradition starts in Little Tokyo at the Japanese American National Museum before going through through Historic Filipinotown, Rampart Village, Koreatown, the Original Tommy’s location, Fairfax/La Brea, the Beverly Center, West Hollywood and onward to the ocean. Free; Saturday, 9 am; 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Skate under the skyscrapers at this ice skating rink, presented by Bai opens up for the holiday season in Pershing Square. 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA

Snow Day L.A.
This L.A. winter wonderland experience offers multiple lanes for tubing, falling snow, decorated trees and ice skating. Also enjoy a giant snow globe photo booth, food and drinks and a VIP penguin lounge. Friday through December 16th; The Old Lodge, 2002 Stadium Way, Los Angeles

Enchanted: Forest of Light
This one-mile walk at Descanso Gardens will open earlier than ever before. Additions for 2017 include a new Aqueous display, new expansions and enhancements to the Flower Power and Ancient Forest displays. $23-$25/Descanso Garden Members,$28-$30/GA, free/Under 2; Sunday through January 7th; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

L.A. Zoo Lights
This L.A. holiday tradition returns for its fourth year! The zoo is decorated with thousands of LED lights, a disco ball forest and more. New features for 2017 include a musical holiday tree experience, a new water show, a glittering North Pole, a Northern Lights experience featuring animal constellations and a Wild Wonderland finale spotlighting endangered and vulnerable species. Friday through January 7th; 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA

BOLD (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) Holidays
You are invited to enjoy the best of Beverly Hills this holiday season. Over the course of six weeks, shops will extend their hours on Friday and Saturday evenings to complement an array of festive activities including Santa Claus at The Paley Center, live DJ sets and a stunning light installation. Through December 23rd; Beverly Hills, CA

McLaren FWD & John Varvatos Event
The event offers unique insights along with an unforgettable driving experience. After a demonstration and walkaround of the stunning 570S Spider vehicles, pre-registered guests can get behind the wheel for a 30-minute private test-drive with a McLaren Product Advocate. Guests can register online for a 30-minute reservation between 12:00PM – 5:00PM at John Varvatos Store in Malibu Country Mart. Registration spots are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Throughout the day, light hos d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. And after your VIP drive experience, treat yourself to a complimentary cocktail and enjoy the company of fellow McLaren enthusiasts. Sunday, 12 – 5 pm: John Varvatos at Malibu Country Mart, 3825 Cross Creek Rd, #9a, Malibu, CA 90265 (reservation required for 30 minute time slots)

Beer Fest for Beer Geeks Presents: The Rare Experience
Brought to you by Stout Burgers & Beers, Beer Fest is celebrating the uniqueness of beer. The Rare Experience beer festival takes place outside of the restaurant’s Studio City location and features 20 breweries pouring a variety of extremely rare, highly sought-after beers such as sours, barrel-aged and wild ales. Breweries attending the festival, include Deschutes, Logsdon, Allagash, Lost Abbey, Cascade, Almanac, Modern Times, Boulevard, Green Flash and more. Some of these rare beers come from as close as Los Angeles to as far as Belgium, like breweries Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores and Phantom Carriage. Additional beer tickets may be purchased at the event, including for specialty bottle pours. In addition, guests will enjoy outdoor games, music, and much more! $50 (access at 2 pm, 10 draft tickets), $70/VIP (early entrance, 12 draft drink tickets and three bonus tickets for access to rare, specialty bottle pours.); Saturday, 1-6 pm; 11262 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

Stouts N Staches is back for its 5th year in Venice Beach, bringing together local bars and restaurants on Windward Ave. for a block party-style fundraiser to raise awareness for the Movember movement and funding for men’s health programs at Venice Family Clinic. Participating locations will offer craft beer and food specials to those with event wristbands. All attendees must flash their stash at the event, and those with the best mustache can enter to win the “Best in MO” award sponsored by Dollar Shave Club. The event kicks off at the new Surfside (formally Danny’s) with a number of festivities. Other participating locations include Larry’s, Bank of Venice, Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails and Townhouse for the official After Party with music by DJ Jedi. The fest will feature a variety of beers and stouts from local breweries such as Santa Monica Brew Works, Stone Brewing and Golden Road. At the check-in location at Surfside, you will enjoy festivities such as free mustache and beard trims, braid bar for the ladies, men’s health screenings, samples from California Beard Company, Dr. Scobii Superfoods and live music from Jack of Hearts (Bob Dylan Tribute Band) from 3-5 pm and The Gumbo Brothers from 6- 8 pm. The event also features a VIP Stache Lounge, which includes beer and whiskey tastings, gift bags and more. The first 50 men (and women) to arrive with mustaches will gain free entry. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Venice Family Clinic and their mission to provide quality health care for those in need. Click here to donate directly to the Stouts n Stcjes Movember Team. $12, $15/door, $25/VIP; Saturday, 2-8 pm; begins at Surfside, 23 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

90s Bar Crawl
Grab beers along five Santa Monica spots as you reminisce over the 1990s. You can talk about TRL, Alanis Morissette and Tom Green over bar specials. Registration  is at Finn McCool’s from 2 – 5 pm. $35-$40; Saturday, 2-10 pm; 2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Burbank Winter Wine Walk
Kick off your holiday in style at this 2nd annual event in downtown Burbank. Wine and local businesses will canvas two blocks to provide wine, craft beer and food samplings, in addition to a family-friendly street fair. Winter Wine Walk: $45; Saturday,  4-7 pm; Street Fair: Free, Saturday, noon-8 pm, Downtown Burbank on San Fernando Boulevard

Patina Hosts Moraga Bel Air Wine Dinner
Patina’s restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, hosts Rupert Murdoch’s celebrated Bel Air winery, Moraga Vineyards for a one-of-a-kind Moraga Wine Dinner. Hosts Splichal and Winemaker Scott Rich invite you to experience a five-course dinner of uniquely crafted dishes showcasing Executive Chef Andreas Roller’s expert culinary technique, paired by Patina Sommelier Kristina Bustamante with Rich’s finest ‘Vino Locale’ of red and white varieties. Moraga Estate, located just a few miles away, is tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains and represents the essence of Southern California, perfectly complementing the contemporary French cuisine at Patina. In absence of a public tasting room, this exclusive dinner provides a unique opportunity to taste six remarkably refined Moraga wines. $200; Friday, 7 pm; Patina, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.3331

Brunch at The Stalking Horse
The Stalking Horse is now serving up brunch including Baked Chickpea Masala with griddled avocado, crusty bread, served with field greens; Eggy in the Basket, smothered with chicken pot pie filling; Crispy French Toast  with macerated berries and maple syrup; Fresh Herb Frittata with Irish cheddar, served with field greens; Stalking Horse Breakfast with baked beans, pork belly rasher or griddled avocado, roasted tomato, one Yorkshire pudding or crispy bread, and dipping chips. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-3 pm; 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 424.832.7511

Maple Launches Brunch
The latest dining destination from Patina Restaurant Group located at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, welcomes a new executive chef, Philip Mack, to the kitchen and officially launches a brand-new brunch menu this weekend, showcasing Mack’s soulful cooking. At Maple, Mack serves American cuisine influenced by classic technique, market fresh produce, and subtle Southern and Mexican inspirations, with comforting dishes like Fried Chicken n’ Beignets, Maple Pozole, Winter Panzanella Salad, Maple Rib Breakfast, Huevos Rancheros, and Biscuit & Sausage Gravy. You can also select from an array of complementary cocktails, including a mimosa bar cart featuring fresh cold-pressed juices, and a Maple Moscow Mule, made with Vermont maple syrup. Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am-2 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Sunset Marquis New Holiday Package
Sunset Marquis is rolling out a new holiday package titled “Have Your Pie and Eat It, Too” which is perfect for travelers coming into LA or locals who are looking for a fun staycation! With this package you will get a 2-night stay with automatic upgrade to a one-bedroom Superior Suites and a complimentary freshly-baked homemade pie from Cavatina’s executive pastry chef. $299/night; Friday through November 26th (and December 20th through January 3rd); 1200 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.657.1333; reserve here.

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