Weekend

11/09/2018

Winter Bling
Celebrate the unique, botanically-inspired creations and nature’s beauty at Descanso Garden’s jewelry and accessory “trunk show.” This two-day event will be held in the Boddy House featuring twenty independent vendors showcasing a wide range of fine and fashion pieces, many handmade locally. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Art at the Redon
This ongoing series of creative programs features musical performances, lectures, artist residencies and film screenings all designed to celebrate and support the arts. Art at the Redon seeks to continue fostering creativity in the DTLA’s Arts District by generating a dynamic space for art, performance and celebration. Art at the Redon kicked off with a multi-sensory event “hidden rooms” that featured over 50 artists, muralists, musicians and performers and transformed every corner of The Redon into an interactive community-centric installation. This weekend, check out their new event called Stories. $25; Friday; The Rendon Hotel, 2055 East 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Craftsman Weekend
Pasadena Heritage presents its 27th annual Craftsman Weekend featuring house tours of notable Craftsman properties, along with tours of the surrounding neighborhoods. Shop the sale with 40+ exhibitors of antique and contemporary furniture and decorative arts. Through Sunday; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St, Pasadena, CA; 626.441.6333

Tripli-Kit
Tripli-Kit, located inside beachside restaurant Playa Provisions, will open a pop-up shop at Runway Playa Vista this November and December, featuring products hand-selected by husband-and-wife culinary team Nick Roberts and “Top Chef” Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson. Co-owners and co-chefs of the hospitality group Company For Dinner, the duo curated their favorite home items for holiday gifting. Products range from cookbooks and pantry essentials to kitchenware and bar accessories, including bowls, mugs, aprons, seasonings, cocktail mixers, cutting boards, candles, stationary, recipe cards, and more. Whether shopping for a mother who loves to cook, a father who can always be found near a grill, a toddler beginning to explore new favorite foods, or a cocktail enthusiast, Tripli-Kit has something for everyone. Through December 31, 11 am – 9 pm; The Runway, Suite 4-45, 12775 W. Millennium Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094

Pasadena Arts & Crafts Show
You will find local artists, artisans, makers, bakers and specialty purveyors at this arts & crafts show. Shop unique hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, decor, foods and more. $8; Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA; 888.747.1123

American Indian Arts Marketplace
Discover one-of-a-kind artwork for sale from 200 artists from over 40 tribes during the largest Native arts fair in Southern California. The weekend also includes food, performances, children’s activities, artist demonstrations, and a short play festival by Native Voices, the Autry’s award-winning resident theater company. $14, $10/students and seniors, $6/children ages 3–12; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; The Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA; 323.667.2000

Yoga in the Marina
Every Sunday and Monday gather at Burton Chace Park for yoga. Bring your own mat. Free, Sunday & Monday, 11:30 am; 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 424.526.7910

FAUVE Yoga Club Opens in Santa Monica

Fauve Yoga Club is now open in downtown Santa Monica. Fauve, which means “wild” in French, is a boutique yoga club dedicated to personalized attention in a small group setting, while offering n array of yoga classes, mindful events, infrared sauna, and workshops for yogis and non-yogis. Fauve Yoga Club strives to embody the symbolism of balance, boldness, and individual expression, as derived from its French title, and takes a creatively holistic approach on the workout scene. The studio’s 45, 60, and 75-minute classes are of varied intensity and are meant to challenge the body and mind while recognizing all fitness levels among students. Fauve offers a broad spectrum of classes utilizing various techniques including: sculpt, flow, yin, restorative as well as an array of specialty classes and weekly workshops. You can use a variety of equipment including blocks, weights, balls and bolsters, allowing yogis to adjust the intensity of their workouts on their own accord. Members have the ability to book sessions in Fauve’s state-of-the-art infrared sauna, one of the benefits to joining the club. Health benefits of infrared saunas include and are not limited to: better sleep, relaxation, weight loss, muscle relief, joint pain and arthritis relief, clear and tighter skin and improved circulation. In celebration of the opening, Fauve is offering one free week for new students (limited time only). $25 (drop in) – $140 (unlimited membership with three complimentary sauna sessions); 1221 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Make Your Own Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece at L’Auberge Del Mar
Hosted by Mint Studios, participants will enjoy this hands-on workshop where they will create a personal succulent pumpkin centerpiece. They will select their favorite succulent, learn the basics of planting and design a custom home decor piece to last throughout the season. Terrariums can be customized with sand, pebbles, colored moss and other available decorative items. $65; Sunday, 6 pm; L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 858.259.1515

AFI Fest
Presented by Audi, the American Film Institute’s annual film festival offers world-premiere screenings and events in the heart of Hollywood. On the Basis of Sex opens this year’s fest and Mary Queen of Scots is the film for the Closing Night Gala. TCL Chinese Theatre Imax, 6925 Hollywood Blvd; TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Third Floor; Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd; The Hollywood Roosevelt, 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 866.234.3378.

Los Angeles Coffee Festival
This immersive experience combines food, music, art, film, charity and of course, coffee in ways that stimulate all 5 senses. The weekend will feature a number of elements for coffee geeks and foodies alike, including a Coffee Cocktail BarLatte Art Live, and The Lab, as well as the Ultimate Food ExperienceThe KitchenStreet Food Market, and more. Some of the hottest names in the LA Coffee and Food Scene will be a part of this inaugural event, including Triniti, Pollen, Stumptown, Bluestone Lane, Mad Lab as well as 55+ other incredible vendors. Friday – Sunday; The Magic Box @ The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The Gonzoplex Block Party
American Gonzo Food Corporation (parent company of Pitfire Pizza and Superba Snacks + Coffee) is hosting a block party with a food and beer garden, pizza eating contests, a cookie decorating bar, live music and games. Free; tickets required; Saturday, noon – 5 pm; 730 S. Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA

Michelin-starred Patina and Executive Chef Andreas Roller’s  White Truffle Dinner
Regarded as a “diamond of the kitchen,” white truffles are the rarest of the fungi family, captivating everyone from chefs to food lovers with their distinct, incomparable flavor. The dinner features six unique courses incorporating white truffle with customized wine parings. Dishes include both sweet and savory items from White Chocolate Cremeaux to California Spiny Lobster. In addition to the White Truffle Dinner, Patina also offers a white truffle add on to various dishes thorough the season. The menu includes: Santa Barbara Spot Prawn with uni vinaigrette, ossetra caviar, chive, and white truffle; Soft Poached Farm Egg with tagliatelle, bottarga, and white truffle; Sweetbread with cauliflower, vin jaune sabayon, and white truffle; California Spiny Lobster with beet, spuds, nasturtium, and white truffle; Milk-Fed Veal with wild mushrooms, sorel-spaetzle, white truffle, and sauce albufera; White Chocolate Cremeaux with huckleberry, foie gras, and white truffle. $400 (include custom wine pairings for each dish); Friday, 7 pm; Reservations can be made here.

The Ladies of RAW WINE Tasting
Coly Den Haan, sommelier and owner of the female-driven wine shop Vinovore, will host a special tasting as part of RAW WINE x Amy Atwood Selections spotlighting some of the most talented ladies in the wine industry. The night will feature new releases poured by California’s Megan Bell of Margins Wines and Emily Towe of JBrix Wines, as well as Stephanie Tscheppe of Austria’s Gut Oggau. $15; Saturday, 5 – 8 pm; Vinovore, 616 N. Hoover St., Silver Lake, CA; 323.522.6713

The Green Room Opens
 This new cocktail lounge hidden inside Castaway, is nestled atop the hills of Burbank. A nod to the talent holding rooms housed in entertainment studios, The Green Room is accessible through an unmarked door and exudes glamour with sensory cocktails, elevated bites and unparalleled views of Los Angeles. You will have the option to choose from three ticketed reservation experiences: bar, lounge and patio. The cocktail menu features only five, carefully crafted interactive cocktails served in hand-blown glassware from across the globe. Pulling inspiration from the film industry, The Green Room’s cocktails include Belle, paying homage to “Beauty & The Beast,” made with Ketel One Botanicals Grapefruit & Rose vodka, St. Germain, and clarified lemon juice, garnished with rose petals, and dried plumeria; El Mariachi with Agave de Cortes Mezcal and Giffard’s Triple Sec drained through a porthole infused with blood orange, and Fresno chiles; Flying Dutchman made with Novo Fogo Cachaças, Stolen Smoked rum, Smith & Cross Navy Strength Rum, honey, allspice, and clarified lime, with a glass absinthe drip and swirling smoke, and poured over a custom anchor ice cube; and Indiana Jones inspired Short Round, made with Macallan 12, Dolin Blanc and Suze, stirred, strained and placed over a bed of wheatgrass with a smoking skull with dry ice, rubber snake, and cherry-orange gelee. In addition, an extensive wine and champagne by the glass program is available for guests to order. Executive Chef Perry Pollaci has developed a bar bites menu featuring dishes such as Lobster “Corndogs” with sweet Maine lobster, roasted honey mustard, black truffle popcorn and Szechuan Flower; Petrossian© Caviar Tasting served with buckwheat blini, vodka crème fraiche, parsley, shallot and toast; Mishima Steak Tartare served with tabasco vinaigrette, capers, Grey Goose crème fraiche, and caviar; and Castaway Dry Age Ribeye with seared cubes of 28 day aged ribeye, cracked black peppercorn and Béarnaise sauce. Opens Friday; Reservations are required and can be made here.

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