Weekend

11/01/2019

20th Annual Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

This annual festival of the dead is back with performances, music, and beautiful alters. Join the thousands of people in classic sugar skull dia makeup and celebrate the dead. $25+; Saturday; noon – midnight; 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tallula’s Día De Los Muertos Fiesta

Gardenia Ramirez at Lola y Tula has created an altar to commemorate loved ones who have passed and she joins a face painter from 4 – 7 pm for kids (and kids at heart), all to celebrate Día del Los Muertos. All-night long, enjoy traditional holiday dishes like a Chile Relleno with crab and black mole, Flan with candied walnuts, along with Tlayudas with potatoes, refried black beans, escabeche and crispy bacon. They will have buckets of beer served with assorted house made salts (tamarind with charred herbs, pineapple chili, citrus mango), and cocktail specials like the Charred Island, a Mexican chocolate martini with mezcal and a spicy, tropical tequila. Saturday; 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica CA 90402

Eataly L.A.‘s Restaurant Fest

This two-week long dining festival features $18 and $28 two-course lunch and dinner deals and $25 bottles of wine at La Pizza & La PastaIl Pesce Cucina, and Terra. You will find fresh Italian truffles at each of the three restaurants. Have them shaved over pastas, pizzas, grilled meats, and more. Along with the truffles, enjoy Barolo! Known as the “King of Wines and Wine of Kings,” Barolo is a complex red wine with bold flavors and graceful aging, that pairs perfectly with rich fall dishes. $18 – $28; Through November 17th.

Humphry Slocombe’s First Plant Based Pint

Humphry Slocombe has been joined by Top Chef finalist Melissa King and Whole Foods Market to create a brand new flavor, and their first-ever plant-based pint! Their newest plant-based creation, Almond Chocolate Crunch, is now available to ice cream fans at Whole Foods Market stores. Almond Chocolate Crunch is made with a dairy-free almond base accented with warm spices, while chocolate flakes and candied almond pieces give it a satisfying crunch. Complex and layered, it tastes like a candy bar, but grown up. Celebrate the launch of the new flavor! Humphry Slocombe and Whole Foods Market will host an Ice Cream Party featuring free scoops of the Almond Chocolate Crunch. Friday, 12 – 3 pm; 225 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

World Vegan Day at Fresh on Sunset

In honor of World Vegan Day, Fresh on Sunset will be serving up their plant-based dishes like the sausage and pepper flatbread with Beyond sausage, shishito peppers, tomato jam, lemon aioli and sea salt, or their signature spicy Dragon Fries topped with miso gravy, banana chilies, scallions, sesame seeds and chili oil. Saturday; 8768 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 310.432.5199

Winner of Best New International Cocktail Bar Pops Up in LA

Maybe Sammy, will be taking over Arts District cocktail hotspot Here and Now for one night only. Maybe Sammy was the winner of 2019 Tales of the Cocktail’s “Best New International Cocktail Bar” and awarded #43 Best Bar in the World by World’s 50 Best. Maybe Sammy’s team including Martin Hudzak and Balazs Molnar will be serving well-crafted coffee cocktails all evening long. Sunday, 5 – 8 pm; Here and Now, 300 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Raw Wine Tasting 

Female-run wine shop Vinovore is collaborating with skilled female winemakers to celebrate raw wine. Sip and sample reds and whites while learning from Los Angeles’ women of wine. $15-$25; Friday 7 Saturday, 7 – 10 pm; 616 N. Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA; 323.522.6713

Ice Presented by the Plaza at Santa Monica 

The 8,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink in downtown Santa Monica opens up bringing holiday spirit to the beach. $15 (Admission includes skate rental); Opening Friday; 1324 Fifth St., Santa Monica, CA; 310.260.1199

Friendsgiving

Celebrate Friends‘ 25th anniversary with a themed family-style holiday meal, a tour filled with photo ops, trivia and much more. Check out iconic show locations like the famous fountain from the show’s opening credits and Central Perk Cafe, as well the exclusive Friends 25th anniversary merchandise. $139; Opens Saturday; Warner Bros. Studio, 3400 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA; 818.977.8687

Grand Ave Arts: All Access

During this fifth annual festival, enjoy free family-friendly activities, workshops and tours at world-class cultural venues including the Broad, MOCA and the new Music Center Plaza. Take part in interactive events like open choir rehearsals and voice lessons, Dia de los Muertos art workshops and more. Free; Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; Los Angeles, CA

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