Weekend

02/01/2019

Photo L.A.

The Photo L.A. photography fair features a roster of local and international exhibitors, as well as special installations, docent tours, film screenings, panel discussions, artist talks and lectures. Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm; Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA

Museums Free-for-All

For the 14th year running, LACMA and dozens of museums across Southern California will open their doors for you to attend free of charge. This offer is for general museum admission only and does not apply to specially ticketed exhibitions. Saturday & Sunday

The Original Farmers Market and The Grove Celebrate Lunar New Year

Join in a day of fun, which include: learning how to make dumplings with a food demo and limited samplings from the Farmers Markets’ Chinese restaurant vendors; a magic show by magician Joseph Tran, a Kung Fu demonstration with traditional acrobatics such as foot juggling and hand balancing, plenty of arts and crafts including Chinese calligraphy, and the unveiling of a special Year of the Pig statute (handmade by the Farmers Market Facilities craftsmen!). Saturday; 6333 W.3rd St.Los Angeles, CA 90036

Chinese New Year Festival

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The festivities has lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music and dance, and more. Saturday & Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm; 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, 626.405.2100

BREW HAHA: The Comedy Show Drinking Game

Brew Haha: The Comedy Show Drinking Game is a stand-up comedy show/drinking game. As the audience gets drunker, so do the comedians. Once a month, they showcase our favorite comedians for an evening that will make everyone feel like superstars. At the beginning of every show, the hosts introduce the crowd to a set of rules created specifically for that show. When the comics, unbeknownst to them, break a rule, the audience drinks. A giant light-up “drink” sign will help you play along. A second game, specifically for the performers, ensures that as the audience gets toastier, so do the comedians. Come for the laughs, stay for the party. $12.50+; Friday, 8 pm; 448 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

80s Prom

Relive the glory days of high school prom (or make up for a less than thrilling experience at your actual prom) when the popular ’80s Prom Party returns to the Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood. tease your hair and pull out that taffeta dress or ruffled shirt for another night on the town. Dance the night away to the sounds of 80s cover bands blasting old favorites. Come stag and dance the night away with friends or grab a date for the slow dance of your dreams. $30; Saturday; 6126 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Japanese Food Expo

We promote and support Japanese premium foods and ingredients to the world. Japanese food plays an important role in the Japanese culture.
Japanese food can make life happy and healthy. Characteristics of Japanese food bind Mother Nature with the peak essence of each season. The simplicity and aesthetic beauty of Japanese food has nurtured the Japanese civilization for thousands of years. The Japanese Food and Culture Association is an organization geared towards spreading the word about Japanese food culture, its potential health benefits, and the quality and availability in the United States. To increase awareness of Japanese food and culture in the United States we organize events, such as the Japanese Food & Sake Festival. $60; Saturday; Los Angeles/Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA 91608

LA Cookie Con

Meet thousands of Californians who share your brand’s love for all things sweet, salty and savory in the world of baking and sweets. Our past shows have all sold out. We’ve upgraded the space to Anaheim Convention Center. 2019’s LA Cookie Convention and Sweets Show was a can’t-miss event! $12+; Saturday, 10 am; Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

Mamma Teresa Pasta-Making Class atNerano 

Chef Michele Lisi’s mother is officially in LA visiting from Italy. In celebration of her LA visit, Nerano will be hosting a Mamma Teresa Pasta-Making Class, which will include and feature an appetizer salad to start, an Italian crash course on fresh pasta making with Chef Michele Lisi in which guests will make and cook the pasta to enjoy, all while delighting in a glass of Puglia wine. $80; Saturday, 11 am – 2 pm; 9960 South Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.405.0155

Cupid Visits L’Auberge Del Mar

The L’Auberge Del Mar has created two pampering packages for loving couples to enjoy during the “valentine” month of February – “From the Sea with Love” and “Romance by the Sea.” “From the Sea with Love” is the most glamorous offering with a one-night stay in a Del Mar Suite, featuring coastal views from three patios as well as a fireplace, two 42” flat screen televisions, a stereo, an oversized tub and a stall shower. A welcome floral arrangement and then a white Rolls Royce whisks you to the top of Mount Soledad, Torrey Pines or the beach to savor a champagne with caviar picnic provided by a butler. Upon returning to the suite, the couple receives an in-room couple’s massage, followed by champagne and a champagne and rose petal bath prepared by a bath butler. Custom monogrammed robes are included. An in-room candlelit dinner follows featuring an “aphrodisiac menu” created by the chef – presented by the couple’s own waiter with wine pairings chosen by the sommelier. To add to the evening’s romance, a classic guitarist will play during dinner, and dessert is served on the terrace with candles and florals. The rose petal turn down is lovely, and a photographer is available if the stay includes a proposal. The next morning, there’s champagne breakfast in bed. ($7,500, excluding taxes and gratuities) “Romance by the Sea”offers a very romantic stay in either one of the resort’s five Pacific Suites with ocean views, two balconies, and cozy fireplaces are in four of these suites. Or, they will luxuriate in a standard guest room, some with fireplaces and all featuring private balconies or patios. There will be a lovely welcome floral arrangement in the room. Two spa treatments at Spa L’Auberge for relaxation and pampering are part of the experience, along with dinner in award-winning signature restaurant KITCHEN 1540. For extra snuggling at the end of the day, a L’Auberge Del Mar custom blanket is included, along with a white rose petal turn down. A photographer is available if the stay includes a proposal. $3,500/suite; $2,500/guest room; L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 855.865.4095

Smorgasburg Dumpling Day

Try some of the most exciting dumplings in SoCal while enjoying a day at the races. Feast from Workaholic; Brothecary; Stuff’d (offering its gluten-free European-style dumplings); Dina’s Dumplings, which specializes in a modern take on classic Chinese dumplings; and Fly by Jing, which will serve up Sichuan Chili Crisp sauce dumplings. Your tickets includes dumplings, craft beer, betting vouchers, access to the clubhouse, trackside seating and more. $30-$110; Saturday, noon – 4:30 pm; Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, 626.574.7223

Super Vegan Sunday

Smorgasburg LA teams up with Eat Drink Vegan for the second annual Super Vegan Sunday, on the day of the big game. In addition to regular plant-based market vendors like Cena Vegan, Todo Verde and Donut Friend, special plant-based pop-up options will be on hand, while non-vegan eateries will be adding special vegan options to their menus. Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm; Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Boomtown Brewery Anniversary

Boomtown Brewery is celebrating its fourth anniversary of brewing choice beers and its second year at its taproom in the Arts District. Food options include the Burger Shop, along with DJ sets, live music, photo booths and more. Special beer releases include the new Anniversary Ale, a single-barrel imperial stout, a hazy IPA and a collaboration with Dry River Brewing (Grand Cru Wheat Beer). Free; Saturday, noon – 2 am; Boomtown Brewery, 700 Jackson St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.617.8497

National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Artisan ice-cream purveyor Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams celebrates with the debut of its limited-time banana French toast flavor. All profits will be donated to She Should Run, a nonpartisan organization committed to getting 250,000 women to run for office by 2030. Coffee and other delicious flavors will be available too. Saturday, 9 am – noon; 123 N. Larchmont Blvd, Hancock Park; 1954 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz; 540 Rose Ave, Venice; 4751 Commons Way, Suite A, Calabasas, CA

Breakup Bar Pop-Up

If you’ve had your heart broken (who hasn’t?), don’t fret. For two weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, the space next to Severance Wine Bar will transform into a place to take comfort and start anew. Enjoy Champagne, cocktails, food and a Wall of Broken Relationships mini art installation. $20 (includes cocktail or sparkling-wine flight); Opens Sunday, 7276 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA

NFL Championship Party at OUE Skyspace LA

Watch The Big Game while enjoying 360-degree panoramic views of the city. Whether you’re cheering on the Rams or Patriots, the VIP Watch Party offers a family-friendly atmosphere with games and giveaways throughout the event. Your VIP admission ticket includes access to all levels of Skyspace, a ride on the all-glass Skyslide, an open bar through the end of the second quarter and a buffet-style lunch featuring your favorite game-day eats. $60; Sunday, 2:30 pm; OUE Skyspace LA, 633 W. Fifth St, 70th floor, Los Angeles, CA

Super Bowl Party at 40 Love

With giant plush booths and over 25 flat-screen TVs, the country-club-inspired sports lounge 40 Love is the perfect spot to watch the big game. Enjoy bar fare or healthy food items and soak up the sun with a cocktail on the large patio. $50; Sunday, 1:30 pm; 829 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 310.855.7221

Super Sunday Funday

WeHo’s fabled The Abbey is a great place to enjoy the Super Bowl. Catch the game on the larger-than-life LED wall inside the main room or on the TVs throughout the venue. Sunday; The Abbey Food & Bar, 692 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 310.289.8410

Super Bowl Sunday at Public School

They are hosting happy hour all day! That means $5 pints of your favorite brews, $5 glasses of wine and plates including Bacon Cheddar Tots, Queso Fundido and Crispy Naked Wings all under $10! The game will be streaming across every location’s flatscreens and you will also have a chance to win a Game Day Swag Bag and 50% off your total tab at any restaurant by entering in a coin flip at the beginning of the game! Hosting a party instead?  Public School can still score for you!  They’re offering a Game Day Package for $38 that includes 2 large pizzas and 2 orders of our mouthwatering chicken wings.  Public School is also hosting free delivery through DoorDash all Super Bowl weekend!  Online orders can be placed on the main website. Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm; locations here. 

Third Annual Poolside Super Bowl BBQ at Hotel Shangri-La

If you can’t tailgate at the Super Bowl in Atlanta this year, you can still enjoy the game under sunny skies and shady palms in a lush poolside garden at Santa Monica’s famous art deco Hotel Shangri-La. The hotel is making this year’s festivities bigger and better in 2019 with a big screen TV, an all-American BBQ fit for any sports enthusiast, beers flowing at the pool bar, and cabana rentals that include bottle service for those looking to enjoy the game with their own private group of friends. Entry includes a BBQ combo platter (Shangri-La burger, Chicken Wings, Herbed Fries and two beers). Additional menu items include a bacon-wrapped hotdog topped with caramelized peppers and onions served with house-made potato chips, a tower of fries (steak, truffle, herbed and sweet potato), nachos, guac and chips, and more. A bucket of four assorted beers is $20. $55, $500/per group of five people for cabana rental (includes bottle service with mixers, and a private flat-screen TV); Sunday, 1 – 7 pm; Poolside Garden, Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401; RFor cabana rentals: sven@shangrila-hotel.com 

Preux & Proper’s Super Bowl

Kickoff Super Bowl Sunday with Sunday Brunch and stay for the epic game. Begin with a Wakey Wakey Bloody Mary prepared with bacon-infused vodka, Smog City Little Bo’ Pils, Blackstrap Worcestershire, hickory smoked black salt, sharp cheddar, pepperoni, cherry tomato and house-pickled okra, or go with Bottomless Mimosas ($15/person). Executive Chef Sammy Monsour is serving up Fried Chicken & Waffles made with Mary’s Free-Range Chicken breast, buttermilk cornbread waffle, honey, pecans, and butter. Happy Hour in the Barroom and the upstairs Proper Dining Hall is serving $1 oysters, $1 wings and handcrafted pitchers of cocktails inspired by the two competing Super Bowl 53 teams ($45 each) which serve up to four guests. Dishes include Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies served with house bourbon barrel-aged green hot sauce, boil spice and charred poblano butter, and Deep Dish Biscuit Dough Pizza like the Paulie’s Pomegranate-Habanero B.B.Q. Pork with smoked red onions and Tillamook cheddar. Sunday, brunch: 12 – 4 pm, Happy Hour: 4 – 9 pm, and Sunday Supper: 4- 10 pm; 840 South Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.896.0090

Tallula’s Super Bowl

Tallula’s is opening early for a Nachos & Wings Extravaganza. They’re showing the game in the bar & lounge, so cheer on the Rams over specials like Chicken Wings in Yucatan Chile Sauce, Smoked Oaxaca Queso Frito (hi, fried cheese). They’ll also have party-friendly, to-go items like burritos, trays of nachos, taco platters and more available on Grubhub, Uber Eats, Doordash, Postmates and Chow Now. Sunday, 3 pm; 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402

Mohawk Bend’s Super Bowl

The Echo Park craft beer restaurant and bar will be showing the game on the big screen, as well as on eight TV’s throughout the restaurant. Specials include: two Chili Dogs (V/NV) and a side of tots ($12) and $2 off ABC brewery beers. Sunday; 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026​; 213.483.2337

The Stalking Horse Brewery & Freehouse’s Super Bowl

The West LA brewpub combines traditional Cornish fare with an onsite craft brewery in a welcoming British pub setting. For Super Bowl, The Stalking Horse will be offering: $20 3-packs of crowlers (usually $24); Puppy Bowl with Wags & Walks (adoptable dogs streamed on the big screen during halftime); $4 drafts; and $10 burger + beer combo. They will also be raffling off “Win Beer for a Year!” (Two crowlers per month for a year). Sunday; 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 424.832.7511

6th & La Brea’s Super Bowl

The contemporary brewery & restaurant will be showing the Super Bowl and offering several specials during the event: $20 3-packs of crowlers (usually $24); Super Bowl Squares game where you can buy a square and you get prizes; and Wings & Beer Cheese with pretzel both $9. Sunday; 600 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.998.8565

Broxton’s Super Bowl

The brewery & public house in the historic Janss Dome building in the heart of Westwood Village, will be offering a Game Day Menu with select $9 food items during the game! Sunday; 1099 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024; 310.933.9949

Beelman’s Super Bowl

The plant based Asian pub in DTLA will be showing the game and offering the following specials for Super Bowl: $6 house wine; $4 rosé; $4 mimosas; $8 draft cocktails; and $4 select drafts. Chef Caroline Concha will also be cooking up “Super Sloppy Snacks” for the big game, which include: Classic Dog- Topped with Sloppy chili, jalapeños, and mustard ($14); Impossible Burger with sloppy chili, tomato, pickles, and chipotle aioli ($16) add cheese ($1); Steak Fries- with sloppy chili, cashew cheese, and chopped onions ($9); Tater Tots- with sloppy chili, cashew cheese, and scallions ($9). Sunday; 600 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.622.1022

Tony’s Darts Away’s Super Bowl

The local vegan-friendly restaurant and craft beer bar in Burbank featuring an all craft and draft beer menu, all from California will be showing the Super Bowl game and offering two additional flavors of their signature vegan wings, Sweet Teriyaki and Habanero for $10, alongside traditional flavors such as BBQ and Buffalo Sauce. Sunday; 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd,
Burbank, CA 91506; 818.253.1710

The Old Chalet’s Super Bowl

The Eagle Rock neighborhood bar with an expansive craft beer and cocktail selection, classic bar games, weekly DJ, Karaoke, Live Music nights will be showing the Super Bowl on the big screen, as well as opening early at 3 pm for the day. Happy Hour pricing will be available until 7 pm, which will include $5 draft beers, $5 wells and $5 wines by the glass. Sunday, 3 pm; 1630 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.508.5058

Brennan’s Super Bowl

The Marina del Rey pub known for its famed beloved turtle races, will be showing the Super Bowl and offering $15 pitchers of house beer and $5 Jameson shots during the game. Sunday; 4089 Lincoln Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA, 90292l 424.443.5119

The Crack Shack’s Super Bowl

The gourmet fast casual fried chicken concept from Chef Richard Blais, has got you covered for Super Bowl. Happy Hour will be going on from 3 – 6 pm serving deals on cocktails, beers, wines along with Crack Snacks. Share the Chicken Lollipops or Spicy Biscuit Sliders or enjoy the Mexican Poutine, schmaltz fries with pollo asado and jalapeño cheese wiz. There will be a decked out kids play areas, picnic style tables, and plenty of TVs. Sunday; 30 W Green St, Pasadena, CA; 424.901.0077

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