Beelman’s 1st Birthday Luau
Get lei’d at Beelman’s birthday celebration with a pineapple photo booth; Tiki cocktail competition; collector Mai Tai glass – anniversary edition; classic and modern Tiki cocktails; 12 craft beer taps; wear tropical attire & get a free tiki punch; and live Ukulele Music on the Patio at 1pm (Saturday). Special plant-based Tiki Luau menu by Chef Caroline Concha includes Egg Rolls, Loko Moco Bowls, Teriyaki Bowls, Meatball and Pineapple on a stick, Macaroni Salad, and Beelman’s Fat Steak Fries. $20; $25/door; Friday & Saturday; 600 South Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Second Annual Riverfest at Mohawk Bend
Mohawk Bend will be hosting an event benefitting the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR)! Founded in 1986, FOLAR is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to ensure a publicly accessible and ecologically sustainable Los Angeles River by inspiring River stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy, and thought leadership. FOLAR is a leading powerful force guiding River policy and connecting communities to the River and is a nationally respected as a leader in urban river revitalization. Sip on local beers, while you chat with the folks who made them and the folks from FOLAR, who are working toward urban river revitalization. There will also be a river playlist, raffle prizes, and more! Participating breweries include: Kern River Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company, and Dry River Brewing. $1 from each river beer & $4 from each flight will be donated to FOLAR. A representative from FOLAR will be on-hand to share the organization’s mission and its efforts to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat. Saturday, 12 – 6 pm; 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.483.2337

The Whisky Extravaganza
Whisky lovers, get excited! The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is hosting a festival of malty tastings and masterclasses. Grab a dram from the likes of Bowmore, Laphroaig, and Woodford Reserve and get into deep dive distilling with Kim Ohanneson of Women Who Whiskey and Scotch Global Brand Ambassador Simon Brooking. $135+; Friday, 7 pm; Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071

WP24 “Kitchen Brunch”
This holiday season, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck – the Asian restaurant located on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles – invites you into the kitchen for a unique twist on the traditional Sunday brunch. The WP24 “Kitchen Brunch” takes you on a personalized journey through the kitchen as the culinary team shares techniques and best practices for preparing some of the restaurant’s most celebrated Asian dishes along with traditional breakfast favorites. You will have unlimited access to multiple culinary stations in the dining room as well as within the restaurant’s working kitchen with a menu that includes items such as house made dim sum, wok fried vegetables, hand-rolled sushi, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles topped with maple and cinnamon, mixed salads and freshly-baked seasonal pastries. Playful iterations of festive cocktails will be found among the traditional beverage selection. Sunday; 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8800

Friendsgiving at Jane Q
The all-day café located in the heart of Beachwood Canyon is offering a special, 3-course Friendsgiving menu and will donate $2 from each dinner sold to No Kid Hungry. The menu features Jane Q’s signature fresh Californian fare with market-fresh spinach velouté with charred lemon vinaigrette, turkey pot pie with glazed root vegetables and puff pastry and a slice of homemade pumpkin pie topped with candied pepitas and Chantilly cream. $36; Friday through November 25th; 1800 Argyle Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

Humphry meets Homeboy
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream in Venice is hosting Homeboy Industries for a pop-up to showcase their in-demand pies. Every pie purchase helps Homeboy Industries carry out its mission to bring hope to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women through community, free services, and job training in social enterprises. Snag one of the city’s most in-demand pies at Humphry Slocombe Venice. Reps from Homeboy Industries will be onsite at the chef-driven scoop shop to help take the guesswork out of Holiday dessert decisions. Pie options include pumpkin, apple, and pecan. Humphry Slocombe Venice will also serve as a pick-up location for all West Los Angeles Homeboy Industries online pie orders on November 21st. Pie orders can be placed here. Only available this weekend, Humphry Slocombe presents the Homeboy a la Mode featuring Homeboy Industries’ pumpkin pie topped with the scoop shop’s Brown Butter ice cream and house-made bourbon caramel drizzle ($7.50). Saturday & Sunday, 12 – 5 pm; 1653B Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The Royal Tenenbaums
Wes Anderson’s iconic film brings the wonderful Tenenbaums to downtown Los Angeles in all their lush, wild splendor. Watch the Tenenbaums put the fun in dysfunctional when patriarch Royal tries to make amends with his estranged wife, Etheline, and three children, former prodigies turned wistful adults; Margot, the playwright; Chas, the businessman, and tennis champion, Richie. With a phenomenal cast of loveably flawed characters played by Gene Hackman, Anjelica Houston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. It’s an offbeat and uproarious time in an enchanting theater with full bars, stellar DJ sets before and after the film, and an eye-catching photo booth inspired by the film. With a score by Mark Mothersbaugh and a celebrated soundtrack featuring Nico, Elliott Smith, The Velvet Underground, Paul Simon, and Nick Drake. $20-$45; Saturday, 7:30 pm; Cinespia at The Palace theatre, 630 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair
Just in time for some holiday shopping, Barnsdall Art Center hosts its Barnsdall Art and Craft Fair showcasing diverse work from the Art Center students and faculty including handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, cards, prints, paintings, drawings and photography. Free; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

LA Zoo Lights
Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday light experience and has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features a dazzling new area to explore, luminous new displays, and reimagined favorites. $12-$75; Through January 6th; 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Enchanted: Forest of Light
Enchanted is a one-mile walk through Descanso highlighting the most beloved areas of the Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing you to manipulate the lights and sounds. New expansions and enhancements have been made to popular displays such as “Celestial Shadows” by HYBYCOZO, the spinning polyhedral installations that explore geometry through light, shadow, and perception, as well as the “Lightwave Lake” light show at Descanso’s lake. Visitors can enjoy Jen Lewin’s popular flowing and glowing interactive landscape of meandering pathways, “Aqueous,” from new neon benches, placed around the Luminous Lawn, that shimmer in a rainbow of colors. Enchanted will also feature new dining options in the Courtyard and a whiskey bar overlooking “Lightwave Lake.” Maple, Descanso Gardens’ restaurant, will be open nightly exclusively for Enchanted ticket holders (you will need to purchase tickets that include entry into the show and a dinner reservation. The ticket price does not include the cost of your meal). $28–$30 (depending on date and time selected), Children under 2 are free, but still require a ticket; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Moonlight Forest
A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and other themes create the mesmerizing experience of Moonlight Forest. Enjoy a delightful evening with family, friends or a date. The magnificent lanterns reflect three themes; Nature, Children’s Garden, and Chinese Culture, all of which embrace the mission and communities of the Arboretum. Created by skilled artisans from China’s Sichuan province, the Arboretum has partnered with Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc. to celebrate the time-honored tradition of lantern art. Presented by the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden with Tianyu Arts & Culture. Arboretum members are eligible for a 15% discount! If you are an Arboetum member please contact Aboretum membership office at 626.821.3233 or memberships@arboretum.org to get your discount code. $20-$28; Through January 6th (entry times: 5:30 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm); Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007

Fa La Land
This immersive pop-up exhibit brings the North Pole to DTLA. Help make toys at “Jingle Bell Toy Factory,” get lost in light in a fluorescent “Fa La Forest,” jump in on the action at “Fa La Fest” and get your Christmas list ready for your private audience with Santa himself. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $37; Opens Sunday, 10 am – 8:30 pm, Tuesday – Thurday 11 am – 8:30 pm, Friday, 11 am – 9:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 9:30 pm; ROW DTLA, 787 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Bai Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Skate among the skyscrapers in DTLA at this ice-skating rink, which materializes every holiday season at Pershing Square. Where else can you go ice skating in 80 degree temperature and sunshine. $9, plus $5 skate rental; Open Monday – Thursday, 11:30 am – 9:30 pm, Friday, 11:30 am – 11 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 11 pm, Sunday 10 am – 9:30 pm; 532 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA

Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair Brings Handmade To Pasadena 
Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair announces its much anticipated official artisan listing, with over 200 curated booths to fill Old Pasadena’s Central Park for a weekend of handmade shopping.  This free and family friendly event returns to Central Park in the heart of Old Pasadena. Jackalope Indie Artisan Fair offers attendees the perfect place to kick off the holiday shopping season with the packed artisan lineup, acoustic music performances, and family friendly activities. Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm; Central Park, Pasadena, 275 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena CA 91105

Healthy Spot Pupsgiving Play Dates
Bring your best friend (your pup) for off-leash play time, pie eating contests, and pumpkin and cranberry treats, plus sweet snacks for humans. Advance registration required. Free; Sunday, 5 – 7 pm; Healthy Spot, 4718 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA; 8126 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Grove; 1000 S. Grand Ave, Suite A, Los Angeles, CA; 6433 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Unit A-5, Long Beach, CA; RSVP here

Tom Dixon and Bend Goods Sample Sale
Snag up to 70% off ex-display and discontinued lighting, furniture, and home accessories! Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; 707 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038




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