Weekend

01/25/2019

Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig in Monterey Park. Join in five blocks of entertainment, vendors offering unique gifts and specialty items, food booths with various types of items, amusement rides, and lots of live entertainment. The traditional  New Year lion and dragon dancers along with firecrackers will kick-off the festival Saturday morning. Various types of entertainment will be featured on both days. A large carnival fun zone will be featured in parking lots at the corner of Garvey and Lincoln Avenues. Free; Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm; Downtown Monterey Park on Garvey Avenue between Garfield and Alhambra Avenues

Beverly Hills’ Chinese New Year Celebration

Beverly Hills’ eighth annual Lunar New Year celebration at the historic Saban Theatre is back. The event features 14 acts such as Peking Opera fashion show; Chinese dance; Chinese martial arts; traditional folk music and acrobatics. The celebration is hosted by Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Beijing Association for Cultural Exchange, Tianjin Association for Cultural Exchange and Hebei Association for Cultural Exchange, with the support of the Consulate General of the Peoples Republic of China in Los Angeles. $10 each; Saturday, 3 pm; Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

L.A. Art Show

The West Coast’s largest art fair features more than 120 exhibitors including galleries from 18 countries. You can peruse and purchase modern and contemporary paintings, illustrations and sculptures. Other highlights include pop art at Littletopia and pan-Asian ink paintings. $30-$60; Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm; Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA; 310.822.9145

Pop Up Wine Tasting

Just in time for Australia Day, the South Australian Tourism Commission is popping up a wine tasting experience, inspired by one of Adelaide’s premier wine tourism destinations, the d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren Vale in partnership with JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. You will receive complimentary tasting of select South Australian wines and Adelaide, South Australia will give one lucky winner two tickets to the star-studded annual black-tie G’DAY USA Gala on January 26, honoring Liam Hemsworth, Deborah Riley, and Helen Reddy. The winner will also receive one night of complimentary accommodation at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE to be used January 26th or any time within a year. In addition to pouring d’Arenberg wines, the pop-up will also feature laser etching, personalizing keepsake wine glasses in real time, and the pop-up will create a multi-sensory experience, immersing guests into the sights, sounds, and smells of Adelaide and South Australia. Friday, 2-5 pm, Saturday, 1-5 pm; JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Eataly L.A. Winter Wine Festa

Wind down the work week at Eataly L.A.’s Winter Wine Festa. The event features 20 Italian wines, including bold reds, crisp whites, festive bubbles and even some artisanal beers. Enjoy your wine with food pairing options, available at stations throughout the store. Admission includes up to 20 drink and food tastings and an Eataly-branded glass to take home. $50; Friday, 5:30 – 8 pm; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Century City, CA

Uncorked: LA Wine Fest

Uncorked Wine Festivals is back for the fourth annual Uncorked: LA Wine Fest at Union Station! Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, a live band and DJ, custom photo booth and more! This event has two ticket options. Both ticket options include admission and all your wine tastings, with food from the food trucks sold separately. This event benefits the Rose City Crystals. $60, $70/VIP (5 pm admission, includes an additional hour of tasting, shorter lines and some exclusive wines poured during that hour); Saturday, 5 – 9 pm; Union Station, 800 North Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The WhiskyX

This multi-city experiential whisky discovery platform, is coming back to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Returning to the Los Angeles area for its second year, the event, which has also stopped in Brooklyn, Denver, Chicago, and Austin, features whisky tastings from more than 60 long-established and emerging whisky brands along with free beard shaving, hair trims from Blind Barber, a cigar lounge, music from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, top local LA chefs and food trucks, and more! Whisky brand ambassadors and bartenders will be on hand to introduce you to whiskies across the Bourbon, Scotch, Single Malt, American Whisky, and Rye categories as well as cocktails using these spirits as a base. A complete list of whisky and food offerings can be found here. In addition to whisky, The WhiskyX will treat guests to bites from top local LA chefs and food trucks. Among the trucks are The Woke Truck,White Rabbit Food Truck,Street Kitchen LA,The Taco Cartel, and Chinese Laundry. St. Paul & The Broken Bones are the featured performers at the Los Angeles WhiskyX this year. $75, $125/VIP; Friday, 6 – 20 pm; Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Performances à la Carte presents  Toast & Jam Champagne Brunch

Curated by Performances a la Carte, the Pasadena based collaborative arts and social conscience entity along with its alliance with Pasadena community and social action leader, Neighborhood UU Church, hosts Jazz ‘N Paz. The intimate jazz series features many of the fabulously gifted and renowned jazz musicians living and working in LA and Pasadena. Raising much needed funds to continue bringing award-winning jazz legends and internationally renowned jazz musicians to the San Gabriel Valley, Toast & Jam Champagne Brunch includes a live jam session with Jamie Perez on vocals; Nick Mancini on Vibes; John Tegmeyer on Clarinet; Cooper Appelt on Bass; and Chad Edwards on Piano. The Brunch includes Champagne, orange juice and coffee, along with dishes including Very Berry French Toast, Savory Breakfast Casserole, Croissants and Bagels and Mixed Fruit. $50 suggested donation; Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm; Upon payment notification, event address in Pasadena will be provided with a confirmation of your attendance; please allow 24-48 hours for confirmation; 626.482.8648 or jazznpaz@performancesalacarte.com

Gabi James “Be Well Brunch”

For those who are adopting a healthier lifestyle as part of their new year’s resolution, Gabi James has launched a new “Be Well Brunch”, which will take place monthly. For the inaugural event, Justin Randolph from Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach will lead the one hour yoga session, beginning at 10 am, followed by the classic Gabi James brunch. $50 includes the yoga class, a brunch entree, choice of a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Redondo Snapper or non-alcoholic beverage, tax and tip. Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mat. Saturday, 10 am; 1810 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA; 310.540.4884 or emailing info@gabijamesla.com

Openaire Weekend Brunch

Chef Josiah Citrin’s Openaire at the LINE LA Hotel recently launched weekend brunch. Choose one entree and receive unlimited selections from the roving cart. The menu items on the cart change every weekend, but past dishes include chia-seed pudding, a coconut yogurt parfait, ricotta cranberry toast and oyster shooters. $39; Saturday & Sunday, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm; 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 213.368.3065

Burns Night

Scots and Scots-at-heart come together to celebrate the life and works of national poet Robert Burns with a three-course meal paired with Scotch whiskey. Haggis is the traditional centerpiece of the menu. $100; Friday, 7 pm; The Double Barrel, 8689 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

E.A.K. Ramen’s Third Birthday

The first 300 people through the door of EAK on Melrose get their choice of ramen for just $3. Beers are also $3. Score. Saturday, 11 am; 7455 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.866.1866

Artists & Fleas’ Winter Fest

The weekly Artists & Fleas pop-up marketplace showcases the creative chops of its merchant community with food-and-drink sampling, live art, DIY workshops (including floral-ring making with Boho Living), giveaways and more. Free; Saturday, 11 am – 4:30 pm; 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

Burke Williams Offers Gifts of Love this Valentine’s Day with Special Gift Card Packages

Burke Williams offers gifts of love this Valentine’s Day with three special Gift Card Packages. Each package includes a collection of Burke Williams signature treatments that are sure to make loved ones feel appreciated and adored. Packages are available now at all ten spa locations. Give a gift “With Love” for $150 (valued at $200), including a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage or 50-minute Spa Style Facial with two enhancements of choice (excluding eye lift), and a $25 H2V Skincare bonus gift card. Share a gift “From The Heart” for $250 (valued at $325), including a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with an enhancement of choice, a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with an enhancement of choice (excluding eye lift), and a $25 H2V Skincare bonus gift card. Enjoy “Love Always” for $350 (valued at $445), including an 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage and an enhancement of choice, an 80-minute Spa Style Facial with an Advanced Eye Lift Enhancement, and a $25 H2V Skincare bonus gift card. Through February 14; 866.239.6635



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