Weekend

04/05/2019

The Front Yard Spring Block Party

Enjoy a variety lawn games, a pop-up shopping soireé, live music, and gourmet samplings prepared by Executive Chef Larry Greenwood. Sip on some of California’s best breweries and wineries. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Waystation animal sanctuary. $29/advance, $38/door; Sunday, 2 – 5 pm; Beverly Park at The Garland, 4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA

Sip & Shop Spring Festival Trends

Shop from a curated selection of vendors while sipping champagne from Veuve Clicquot and enjoying bites from Cast Lounge. During the event, if you purchase a pair of TOMS classics, you can have them custom painted/air brushed by a local artist. You can also have your hair styled by Beachwaver to try out your festival look. Other featured brands include 12th Tribe, Style Firm activewear, and Bijou Indochine jewelry. Free; Sunday, noon – 4 pm; The Viceroy Santa Monica, 1809 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA

Fauxchella

Prep for Coachella with a fashion and music pop-up. Shop from a curated mix of designers and fashion forward LA brands on The SIXTY Hotel’s rooftop pool deck. Enjoy small bites and discounted cocktails. Free; Saturday, 1 – 5 pm; The SIXTY Hotel, 9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

Renegade Craft Fair

This celebration has over 200 artisans selling their wares, vinyl DJ sets, craft drinks, food trucks and interactive features. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St, Los Angeles, CA

10 Things to Do in Old Hollywood Walking Tour

Old Hollywood Walking Tour creator April Clemmer and 100 Things to Do in Los Angeles Before You Die co-author Danny Jensen will lead you on a behind-the-scenes tour of classic Hollywood. Tour stops include a peek at the 1938 Hollywood in Miniature diorama and the oldest remaining residence on Hollywood Boulevard. At the end of the tour, enjoy a drink and light appetizers at Tiki-inspired bar Lono (included in the ticket price). Advance purchase required. $45; Saturday, 3:30-6 pm; 6562 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Swim With Mike

Held annually at USC, the Swim With Mike event raises funds for physically challenged athletes to pursue advanced education. The day starts with a masters’ swim session and then a pancake breakfast, barbecue, dive show, football showcase, Trojans marching band performance, and ending with a USC Trojans baseball game vs. Arizona State. $25/minimum donation; Saturday, registration: 7:30 am, swim: 8-9:30 am, festivities continue until 2 pm; USC Uytengsu Aquatics Center, 1026 W. 34th St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.740.4155

The World’s Largest Virtual Beer Toast On National Beer Day

In honor of National Beer Day, four favorite LA brewpubs are bringing #BeerGoals to life by celebrating with the world with the World’s Largest Virtual Beer Toast! Beer Goals is aiming to crack the Beer World Record for World’s Largest Beer Toast by getting as many people as possible from different parts of the country and world to toast at the same time. #BeerTheWorldTogether! Tune in to the Live Stream at Beer Goals on Sunday at 6PM PST/ 8PM Central / 9PM ET and beer drinkers far and wide can comment with a pic or video of their beer, representing their hometown & hometown beer! What local craft beer will you be toasting with the world? Beer Goals will be toasting live from Broxton in Westwood, with the Chi Beer Guy – live from Chicago –  join in and be part of beer history! LA beer lovers be sure to visit other brewery co-hosts on the day of the toast at: The Stalking Horse – 6th & La Brea – Bluebird Brasserie – Transplants Brewing Company. You can also celebrate at Spring Street Bar because they will be featuring $1 off pints of beer and if you buy a pint, you get 20% off food. California Sun will be hosting a happy hour all day with $1 off pints; $2 off New Original Breweries pints (pints brewed at Broxton, Bluebird Brasserie, 6th & La Brea, The Stalking Horse); $1 off pie slices; and $15 pitchers of New Original Breweries draft beers. Mohawk Bend will be hosting happy hour all day long with $2 off menu price for all beers; $3-$8 snacks including nachos, garlic & herb pizza dough twists, fried chickpeas, homemade chips & dips; and $11 pizzas. Tony’s Darts Away will be offering $1 off all pints. Not a beer drinker? Grab a bottle of Sokolin Wines and create your own day of celebration. Sunday

Wigs & Waffles Drag Brunch

The Standard Downtown L.A. starts a new brunch tradition this Saturday and continuing weekly. The all-you-can-eat affair includes bottomless bloody marys, mimosas, juice or coffee. Hosted by Maebe A Girl and Indica Sativa with special guests weekly. $45; begins Saturday, Noon-1:30 pm; 550 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA

Friday Brunch at Cole’s

Cole’s is expands weekend brunch service to Fridays. In addition to the historic destination’s signature French Dips and classic craft cocktails, enjoy Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy and other goodies. Starts Friday; 118 E. 6th St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.622.4090

Humphry Slocombe x Ice Cream Pop Up

Rebellious, artisanal ice creamery Humphry Slocombe and iconic Venice restaurant The Rose have partnered up to create a specialty ice cream flavor inspired by the vibrant and funky Venice neighborhood that both call home. Throughout the month of April, Humphry Slocombe’s Abbott Kinney shop will be scooping the Surfer’s Breakfast – a flavor made in collaboration with The Rose Executive Chef Jason Neroni – featuring buttermilk ice cream, black sesame granola and jam. Kick off this collab with Chef Jason Neroni of The Rose Venice by popping by Humphry Slocombe’s Venice shop during First Fridays. The first 50 guests that come into the shop for a scoop of the Surfer’s Breakfast flavor will receive a special Rose Swag Bag, filled with a gift card, t-shirt, and more. The Rose Venice cookies will also be available as the perfect add-on topping to any cone or cup. Friday, 6 pm; 1653B Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

NoMad LA Pop-Up Cocktail Experience

The NoMad LA Coffee Bar presents a pop-up cocktail experience that transforms their theme on a monthly basis. The first pop-up, “Mamma Guidara’s,” is a riff on the NoMad crew’s long-running dinner series from NoMad New York that celebrates red-sauce joints. The bar will offer a menu of distinct drinks, including large-format options and a limoncello fountain; while the kitchen will provide a menu of snacks and desserts. Starts Friday, 5:30-11 pm; 649 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.358.0000

Cognac Tasting and Dinner

An evening of luxury begins at Cast & Plow with Bollinger champagne and hors d’oeuvres followed by a four-course prix fixe dinner paired with Louis Jadot wines. An ambassador for Louis XIII cognac will lead a tasting with white glove service topped off with dessert. Sunday, 6:30 pm; 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.574.4333

Masters of Taste 2019

With Chef Michael Hung as the event’s first-time Host Chef, Master of Taste will have over 45 Master Chefs cooking things up. Returning Culinary Masters include Chef Erwin Tjahyadi (Bone Kettle), Chef Kyle Johnson (Bourbon Steak), Chef Calogero Drago (Celestino Ristorante), 2019 Host Chef Michael Hung (Faith & Flower) and Chef Lee Hau Fu (Lunasia Dim Sum House). Also, participating in Masters of Taste 2019 will be L.A.’s top Sweet Masters, signature handcrafted cocktails and tastings from over 40 Beverage Masters including spirit brands and bars, a premier 50 yard-line cocktail bar featuring four of L.A.’s most distinguished drinking destinations and their Master Mixologists, select wineries, local craft breweries, live entertainment and much, much more. 100% of the proceeds from Masters of Taste 2019 will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping homeless men, women and children rebuild their lives. Union Station is part of a premier group of human services agencies in L.A. County that are leading the way to end homelessness in our community. Union Station offers an array of services including street outreach, meals, shelter, housing, case management and career development. In the last three years Masters of Taste has raised over $1.5 Million in support of Union Station’s life-saving programs. Sunday, 3 – 4 pm/VIP Power Hour, 4- 7/General Admission; Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Now in its sixth year, Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito has announced its biggest event yet. After selling out its flagship date in Dana Point, CA for two years in a row, this year’s Southern California festival expands to two days at Doheny State Beach. The Taco & Music Festival will feature performances from The Offspring, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion, Descendents, Good Charlotte, Black Flag, and more, with craft beer tastings (until 4 pm) from some of the best breweries in the country. Tacos from the region’s top chefs and restaurants will be available for purchase, and you can enjoy Lucha Libre style wrestling, lawn games, contests, and more. $89+; Saturday & Sunday; 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

Exclusive Evening with Louis XIII@ The-Ritz-Carlton

This evening of luxury at The Ritz-Carlton begins with Bollinger champagne and hors d’ oeuvres on the upper deck overlooking the Marina and transitions into the dining room of Cast & Plow for a four-course prix fixe dinner paired with Louis Jadot wines. End the affair with a dessert course where an ambassador for Louis XIII cognac will lead a tasting with white glove service. $300; Sunday, 6:30 pm; 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.1700

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