Weekend

10/11/2019

Sofitel En Blanc

In more than 80 cities around the globe, on one special night a year, a secret location is revealed and thousands of party-goers dressed in all white come together for the world’s most chic and magical popup picnic, Le Dîner en Blanc. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is once again partnering with Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles to bring a new level of luxury to the experience. With this year’s theme being Under the Stars, claim a highly coveted ticket to Sofitel en Blanc and skip the carrying of tables, chairs and dinnerware with Sofitel’s package. The Exclusive Sofitel en Blanc Package includes: ticket to Le Dîner en Blanc; welcome Champagne toast at Sofitel Los Angeles; luxury transport to secret location; elegant table at Le Dîner en Blanc (pre-set; no carrying required); menu curated by one of Sofitel’s Premiere Chefs; and a selections of wines. For those looking to continue their night of luxury, book your stay at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills and receive 10% off best available rate and complimentary breakfast! $350, $700/pair; Saturday, 5 – 10 pm; 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Rendezvous at the Zoo

Join in the eighth annual Rendezvous at the Zoo for exotic animals, food, drinks and entertainment. The event will feature a silent auction on the terrace of the zoo’s Exotic Animal Training and Management building. All proceeds help fund student scholarships, animal medical care and zoo betterment projects. $60-$75; Friday, 5 – 9 pm; America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA

85th Annual Fall Festival 

The Original Farmers Market’s Fall Festival, returns to LA! The weekend has activities including tractor pull competitions; an animal-friendly petting zoo with creatures of all varieties; world-famous All-Alaskan Pig Races featuring flat-track racing and hurdling pigs; Fall-themed arts and crafts anda classic “no hands” pie-eating contest sponsored by Du-par’s. To really get the kids into the spirit of the season, Mr. Jack O’ Lantern’s Game Zone will feature pumpkin bowling, candy corn hole, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin putting, an R.I.P. ring toss and pumpkin knock. Don’t miss perfect photo opportunities with festive decor throughout the Market, including fall-inspired cut-outs and backgrounds, adding to the spirit of the celebration. You can expect plenty of live music from Country, Western and Rockabilly bands that will set the soundtrack for the weekend, with tunes from The Devil’s Box String Band, Merle Jagger, Deke Dickerson & The Whippersnappers, The Miners, Abby Girl & The Real Deal, The Deltaz, The Stardust Ramblers, Elijah Ocean and Johnny Cash tribute band The Walking Phoenixes. Free; Saturday, 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm; 6333 W.3rd St.Los Angeles, CA 90036

Night of Jacks

Nights Of The Jack is an interactive, family friendly Halloween experience that displays intricately hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns through a half-mile trail around King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. Check out the live pumpkin carver, gift shop, top LA food trucks, our “The Spookeasy Bar”, serving specially crafted Halloween cocktails. This year, in partnership with Nickelodeon, the event will feature a special “SpongeBob SquarePants” installation, which brings SpongeBob characters and Bikini Bottom places through an illuminated pumpkin display, as well as an Are You “Afraid of the Dark?” pre-show tent space to include surprises, along with an interactive augmented reality experience. $22-27; Through November 3rd; King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy
Calabasas, CA 91302

DTLA Oyster Festival 

Downtown’s annual Oyster Festival returns for the fifth year for two days of shucking, tasting, wine pairings and live entertainment. Taste special dishes and carefully curated drink pairings that highlight oysters. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm; Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Taste of Italy

The eleventh annual Taste of Italy is Los Angeles’ premiere Italian food and wine event, featuring the region’s best Italian restaurants, authentic products, and world-class wines, with live performances in a spectacular, historic setting. For one evening, the heart of historic downtown Los Angeles is transformed into a charming piazza, where 2,500 italophiles join celebrities, dignitaries, and philanthropists to eat, drink, and mingle at this upscale, ticketed event. $65+; Saturday; 424 North Main St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Hennessy X.O Dinner

Executive Chef Jonathan Solis invites you to come in and experience unique pairings with dishes such as Truffle Brie en Croute with wild mushrooms, caramelized pears, and truffle honey; Olive Oil Poached Prawns with cucumber and jalapeño water, pomegranate, and mint; Buffalo Mozzarela, with Wild Rocket, crispy prosciutto, marinated grapes, and toasted hazelnuts; and Smoked Rib Eye Cap with aged cheddar cauliflower puree, and roasted king oyster mushrooms. $200; Saturday, 6:30 pm; EST. Prime Steakhouse, 303 E. Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

VinovoreTurns Two

Silver Lake’s female winemaker driven wine shop is celebrating its second birthday with pours from winemaker Amy Atwood of Oeno wines and Rachel DeAscentiis of Say When. Serendoggity will provide organic hotdogs with beef, turkey and vegan options. You can participate in a raffle to win a custom Beast Box and other discounts and Maeday will have dog and puppy adoptions. $10; Saturday; 616 N Hoover, Los Angeles CA, 90004

 InterContinental Los Angeles Century City’s Brewfest

Step into the (beer) garden to celebrate the season during the Oktoberfest inspired Local, Bold, & Social Brewfest at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City. You can sip unlimited local beers while enjoying live music. Signature restaurant Mari Los Angeles will also be serving up complimentary German inspired bites, including pretzels, pickles, potato salad, sauerkraut, brats and more. $60; Sunday, 1 – 4 pm; 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles , CA 90067

3rd Annual BlocktoberFest by Maple Block

Maple Block Meat Co. is hosting a block party with a beer garden featuring Boulevard, Ommegang, Boomtown, and Shine. There will be live music, pumpkin decorating, corn hole, and a raffle. But, we know you, you are really going for the all-you-can-eat meat including brisket tacos, cheeseburgers, chopped pork shoulder, St. Louis ribs, and honey-Sriracha glazed rib tips. $25-65; Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; 3973 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

2019 Los Angeles Times The Taste Hits Costa Mesa

Los Angeles Times The Taste expanded to Orange County in 2018 with The Taste in Costa Mesa and now returns for its second year celebrating Orange County’s dynamic culinary scene. The Taste in Costa Mesa will take place in the expansive courtyard of The MET, transforming the space into a multi-sensory pop-up of music, live demos and delicious cocktail and food samples. $80-$100; Friday & Saturday; The Met, 535 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Smashed Lands In Hollywood and Gives Away Free Burgers

Located along Los Angeles’ iconic Walk of Fame, Smashed opens in Hollywood . Serving playful cocktails paired with all-American smashed burgers and fries, the concept helms from the owners of the Mexican-inspired cantina, Te’Kila, in Hollywood and Sherman Oaks. To celebrate the official opening weekend, Smashed will host a two-day grand opening party. Enjoy giveaways, drinks, live music, and burgers. On Friday, from 6-7 pm, grab drink specials, enjoy a live DJ spinning between 9 pm – 2 am, special guest appearances, and giveaways. On Saturday, and Sunday there will be a live DJ spinning between 9 pm – 2 am and drink specials. Food includes the Double Cheeseburger with two Wagyu beef patties with pickles, chopped onions, ketchup, mustard, and a side of seasoned fries; the Vegan Burger with a Beyond Meat patty, pickles, chopped onions, ketchup, mustard, and side of seasoned fries; and Loaded Fries topped with two wagyu beef patties, American cheese, chopped onions, and secret sauce (vegan option available). Cocktails include the Hot Girl Summerwith chamomile infused tequila, ancho chile, lime, and agave; Rush Hourwith mezcal, lemon, yuzu honey, and orange bitters; and Trop Topwith Aperol, passionfruit liqueur, and sparkling wine. Friday – Sunday; 6541 Hollywood Boulevard #102 Los Angeles, CA 90028

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