Weekend

09/27/2019

Oktoberfest at the Tam O’Shanter

Join the Tam O’Shanter in celebrating Oktoberfest on their patio. The event will feature bottomless Oktoberfest beers from local breweries such as LA Ale Works, Three Weavers and Absolution in addition to an all-you-can-eat German buffet with offerings like pretzels and mustard, a sausage station, German potato salad and spaetzle. $79; Sunday, 12 – 8pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

 The Proud Bird’s Mile High Club happy hour

Located right next to LAX, The Proud Bird is the perfect spot to watch planes take off and land on the runway as you enjoy menu specials like: $4 select beers; $7 wines on tap; $8 Aviation cocktails on tap; Nachos with Bludso’s pulled pork, beef brisket or pulled chicken, nacho cheese, pickled jalapeños, green onion, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, and tortilla chips; Ahi Tuna Poke with avocado, seaweed salad, poke sauce, and tortilla chips; and $5 Jalapeño Poppers and Fried Pickles. Sunday – Friday, 4 – 8 pm and all day for LAX travelers who show their boarding pass; 11022 Aviation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

L.A. Chocolate Salon

Indulge in chocolate creations such as truffles, caramels, and bonbons. Check out new product releases, special chocolate presentations and meet with award-winning chocolate makers and experts. $10-20; Sunday, 10 am – 3:30 pm; Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St, Pasadena,CA

Ability First’s 45th Annual Festival of Fall

Come celebrate Pasadena’s outdoor gourmet food and drink festival. This year’s festival will be Hosted by Phaedra and Mark Ledbetter and features more than 25 top chefs, restaurants, cocktail bars, wineries and breweries, along with a special live culinary experience, live music and much more. Restaurants and desserts include Bone KettleBristol FarmsBuca de BeppoBacchus’ KitchenCelestino Ristorante & BarEl Cholo CaféGale’s RestaurantGreen Street RestaurantHope Café & CateringJulienne Fine Foods & CelebrationsKensington CaterersMi PiaceNOORNothing Bundt CakesRoy’s RestaurantSuperCool CreamerySushi Roku, and Tam O’Shanter. Beverages feature cocktails and spirit tastings from Dulce Vida TequilaKrafted SpiritsMi Piace and The Raymond 1886, along with specially curated wines from Loring Wine CompanySan Antonio WinerySouthern Glaziers Wine & Spirits, and The Estates GroupGolden Road Brewing will be pouring their California inspired craft beer, and Jones Coffee Roasters will be serving their globally sought and locally roasted coffee. Proceeds will benefit AbilityFirst, who provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their full potential throughout their lives. $250; Sunday, 5 – 8 pm; Historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House, 195 South Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA  91105

Casino Night Club Fundraiser

The Women of Santa Monica Yacht Club is hosting a fun-filled evening with Las Vegas-style gaming, dinner, drinks, live music and entertainment for members and the general public. $50 (equals $250 casino dollars); Saturday, 6:30 pm; 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA

Taste of Hollywood

Hollywood & Highland presents Taste of Hollywood, a culinary event where you can stroll center court sampling bites from 14 Hollywood based eateries such as The Hollywood Roosevelt’s 25 DegreesWolfgang PuckYamashiro Hollywood and more. In addition to the free samples, each restaurant will offer the full-sized dish for purchase. Enjoy the last warm nights of summer with delicious bites and good music under the Hollywood stars. Free, RSVP here; Saturday, 3 – 7:30 pm; 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 90028

The Upside Down Beer Festival

Inspired by the parallel dimension in Stranger Things, this beer festival is filled with themed decor, drinks, live ’80s music and immersive rooms. Grab a bite at the waffle shop, play endless free games at the old-school arcade and creep through the upside-down basement and beer garden. $47; Saturday, 1-5 pm; 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

LA Beer Fest

Drink for a good cause. Enjoy over 70 breweries, live music and a photo booth! The LA Beer Festival’s proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark, Inc whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets. Proceeds from the event will towards funding food, shelter, and veterinary bills for rescued pets. The VIP Lounge is accessible to VIP Ticket attendees. The space features indoor air conditioned bathrooms, a VIP beer selection not accessible to general admission featuring limited and rare beers selected by participating breweries, as well as an event deck with seating and shade overlooking the event. VIP tickets are limited to 300 attendees. Saturday; LA Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Entrance to the LA Beer Fest is on 5th Street and Bixel)

Pinot Palooza

For the first time, Pinot Palooza is bringing the world’s biggest pinot party to LA. Enjoy all the wine you can drink from 40 wineries, along with a commemorative glass. $55-$60; Saturday; 1145 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Abbot Kinney Festival

The Abbot Kinney Festival takes over Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The mile-long street has boutiques and artisan eateries, along with 350 vendors, food trucks, kids’ rides and games, four stages with music, and three beer gardens. This highly anticipated summertime tradition is 35 years strong! Free; Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm; Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach, CA

Surf City Surf Dog

Bring your family, pups and friends to Huntington Dog Beach to catch some super talented pooches! Free; Saturday, 8 am – 2:30 pm; Huntington Dog Beach, 100 Goldenwest St & PCH, Huntington Beach, CA

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