Weekend

12/08/2017

Brew Ho Ho
The Brew Ho Ho is an OC favorite in the craft beer community. Join in a festive, intimate experience full of holiday cheer and a thirsty for one of a kind holiday beers! Brew Ho Ho has world class beer, food, festive friends and a unique craft beer holiday shopping experience. $40-$55; Saturday, 12-4 pm; The Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Hanukkah Festival: LA/LA
Inspired by the Getty’s PST: LA/LA initiative, this annual festival explores the themes of Hanukkah through the traditions of L.A.’s Latin American communities. Enjoy musical performances by Latin Jewish bands, create art celebrating light and hope or learn about Mexican chocolate with culinary historian Maite Gomez-Rejón. Classic Hanukkah dishes like latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) will be served. $12 GA; $9 Seniors/Students/Children ages 2-12; Free for members and children under 2; Sunday, 11 am-4 pm; 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los AngelesCA 90049; 310.440.4500

Manhattan Beach Holiday Fireworks
The beachside city’s annual holiday celebration features a Skechers-sponsored snow park, a Santa float, live music, and a fireworks show over the pier. Free (new, unwrapped toy or cash donation to benefit the YMCA Adventure Guides Toy Drive requested for snow park admission); Sunday, snow park: 4 pm, fireworks: 7 pm; 2 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Get into the holiday spirit at the 55th annual parade of boats in Marina del Rey, preceded by a fireworks show. Enjoy real snow, sledding, arts and crafts, face painting, a DJ and food trucks in the park from noon-6 pm. Free; Saturday, fireworks: 5:55 pm, parade: 6-8 pm; Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA; 310.670.7130

Fiesta Mexicana: Feliz Navidad
Valley Performing Arts Center and Star Entertainment join forces to bring an encore performance of this Mexican fiesta. Celebrate Christmas with traditional music and dance by artists such as Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jamie Cuellar and a show-stealing 35-member children’s mariachi band. $38-$78; Saturday, 7 pm; Valley Performing Arts Center, Great Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA

Holiday BBQ with Vinovore and Glou Glou Magazine
Silver Lake’s recently opened female-driven wine shop, Vinovore, is partnering with LA’s newly launched word-of-mouth guide to wine, Glou Glou Magazine, to host a holiday BBQ and book signing. Join certified sommelier and owner Coly Den Haan as she pours her favorite wine from Farm Wine Imports to pair with BBQ grilled favorites from Ol’Skool BBQ. While feasting on candied yams and pork ribs, you can meet Glou Glou founder Jennifer Green and snag a signed copy of the just-released first issue of the magazine. Ol’Skool BBQ plates will be sold separately. Specially curated Glou Glou holiday Beast Boxes will also be available for purchase for 15% off the retail value. $15 (includes specialty wine tastings); Sunday, 4-7 pm; 616 N Hoover St,  Silver Lake, CA

Merry Merry Malibu
Malibu VillageMalibu Country Mart, and Malibu Lumber Yard, the neighboring retail centers on Cross Creek Road in Malibu, are presenting a joyous weekend of holiday festivities. Each retail center will host a variety of festive holiday activations and several restaurants and retailers at each of the participating centers will donate a portion of sales from the weekend to support Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. A toy collection for the hospital will take place at the three centers. On Saturday, from noon to 2 pm, an ice sculpture artist will transform Malibu Country Mart into a Winter Wonderland. Pose with Mr. and Mrs. Claus from noon to 4 pm and enjoy the festive spirit with complimentary, holiday-themed activities, including holiday crafts in collaboration with Art 4 People.  Michael Stars and several tenants will be offering refreshments and light bites. In addition, on Saturday from 2 to 5 pm, Malibu Lumber Yard will present holiday crafts, a gingerbread cookie decorating workshop, a holiday tree exhibit created by local Malibu artists, Chiquita’s Friends pet adoptions, and classic holiday favorites sung by carolers.  All stores will be offering holiday fare and refreshments. On Sunday, from 3 to 5 pm, Malibu Village will host the 14th Annual Malibu Christmas Woodie Parade. The event will have a display of historic woodies, a type of car where the rear portion of the bodywork is made of wood; a live musical performance by The Hodads; light holiday fare from Malibu Burger Co. and Marmalade Cafe; and an environmental sustainability booth by the City of Malibu.  The toy collection at Malibu Village will be located at the front of the Depart Foundation. Saturday & Sunday; 3835 Cross Creek Rd Malibu, CA 90265; 213.362.9318

Holiday Movie Night at Malibu Wines
Bundle up for an evening of wine, cheese and laughter as holiday classic, Elf, screens under the stars. Free (each party encouraged to purchase a bottle of wine, table reservations optional); Saturday, 7:30 pm; Malibu Wines 31740 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA; 818.865.0605

Holiday & Cookie Time
Decorate tot bags for gifting and cookies for eating! Photographs will be taken at the workshop and transferred on to tote bags. Or bring a photograph from home. Or, just visit and enjoy the hot cocoa, tamales, and cider. All materials will be provided and the workshop is free and open to all ages. Free; Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; 356 S Mission Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90033; reserve a spot at the tote bag workshop: RSVP@356Mission.com

NoMad Pop-Up at Walker Inn
Ahead of its January 2018 L.A. opening, NoMad will be transforming Koreatown’s Walker Inn into a holiday playground. Sip on “Naughty” and “Nice” selections, a candy cane piña colada, a pumpkin-spiced Mai Tai, among others. Sunday through Tuesday (and December 17-19), Sunday-Tuesday 6 pm-2 am; The Walker Inn, 3612 W. 6th St, Los Angeles, 213.263.2709

Holiday Bazaar Shopping Event
Shop for gifts for your loved ones or gifts for yourself! Expect vendors: AQC Clothing, Aireheart Jewels by Sydney, Beth Orduna, Canyon Crystals, Jane Booke, Out Mother the Mountain, Peter Cohen, and Temptation Positano. Sunday, 12-5 pm; there-there, 4859 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Echo Park Craft Fair
This art and design event features work by over 120 artists selling ceramics, jewelry, perfumery, clothing design, woodworking, and fabric art. Vendors include 69, Annie Costello Brown, B Zippy & Co, Black Crane, Brother Vellies, Dream Collective, Jenni Kayne Home, and Moon Juice. $10-$25; Through December 10th, Friday, 6-9 pm; Mack Sennett Studios, 1215 Bates Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Renegade Craft Fair
The world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft and design returns to Los Angeles for its ninth year. Discover one-of-a-kind gifts, DIY workshops, photos ops, local food trucks and seasonal cocktails at this highly anticipated event. For the winter marketplace, Renegade will partner with CERF+ to help raise funds for their Disaster Relief Fund which provides aid to makers and artisans affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the wildfires in Northern California. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 1245 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

Extreme Beer Fest® is the ultimate throw down of craft beer creativity. Join in and celebrate brewers who push the boundaries of brewing and raise a fist at the norm. Minds will be blown. Palates will be inspired. Prepare for epicness. For the first time ever, the’yre bring the Extreme to the West Coast! $60 (includes access to the purchased session, all beer tastings, a BeerAdvocate-branded govino “glass” and a program while supplies last); Saturday; California Market Center, 110 East 9th St, #A727, Los Angeles, CA 90079

Bottlefish’s Anniversary
To celebrate their anniversary, Bottlefish is offering $2 oysters and a complimentary half-bottle of Champagne with their grand raw bar platter all week. Keeping the birthday bubbles flowing for the month of December, Bottlefish is also gifting half-bottles of brut with orders of their most celebratory anniversary special — ROE caviar served with house-made chips, crème fraiche, chopped eggs and minced red onion. Friday through December; 11677 San Vicente Blvd #200, Los Angeles, CA 90049

La Colombe Silver Lake Opens
The Philly-based coffee purveyor, known for establishing ethical practices with growers, recently welcomed its third location in Los Angeles. In addition to the new destination, La Colombe now offers unique L.A. menu items including Mango Rooibos Chili Iced Tisana, Raw Organic Hemp Mylk, pastries from Sugarbloom Bakery, sandwiches from Bread Lounge and Liquiteria’s refreshing juices. Monday-Friday 6:30 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 7 am-7 pm; 3900 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

CicLAvia: Iconic Wilshire Boulevard
Walk, run, bike or skate through L.A.’s normally congested roadways as they transform into a car-free park. The four-mile route along Wilshire will go through Koreatown, Westlake and DTLA. Free; Sunday, 9 am-3 pm; 213.355.8500

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