Los Angeles Weekly Roundup
Get ready to laugh till your stomach hurts because The Comedy Store welcomes you Back to the Store with a hilarious all-star lineup featuring ILIZA, Pauly Shore, Caroline Rhea, and more! Just so you know, there is a 2-Drink Minimum. $30+; Monday, 8:00 pm; Main Room – 8433 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323.656.6225
It’s Cyber Monday, and that means the holidays are amongst us. It’s time to dust off those ugly sweaters and get ready for White Elephant gift exchanges. But how do you find the perfect gift? Take a breath, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and relax because we’ve got you covered. We drew inspiration from Oprah’s Favorite Things and Amazon’s best Cyber Monday deals to compile a list of the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. From beauty to books, home and kitchen, health and wellness, fashion, sports, electronics, travel, and more, ’tis the season for hoopLA’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.
Last week was Thanksgiving, and we gave thanks. This week is Giving Tuesday, and we give back. Giving Tuesday, a global movement inspiring generosity, philanthropy, and encouraging people to do good. In honor of this day of giving, I would like to raise awareness for a cause that is very dear to my heart. Meet A Kid Like Aundon, a nonprofit organization that supports families and children contending with varying disabilities or needs by providing them the language, the resources, and the space to give them much-needed encouragement and support. A Kid Like Aundon was “inspired by the journey of Aundon Cade, but truthfully, we are here to help every child. Including yours.” Please visit the website to learn more about Aundon’s courageous journey, more information about A Kid Like Aundon, and how you can volunteer or donate.
The Wayfarer DTLA invites you to a multi-level dinner and whiskey pairing with Garrison Brothers. Your journey begins on the rooftop with the Tiki Old Fashioned welcome cocktail. Next, head down to the Gaslighter Social Club for a three-course dinner with whiskey pairings. Dinner includes Fresh Biscuits w/cultured honey butter, Baked Mac and Cheese, Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Buttermilk Dressing, Collard Greens w/ Potlikker, Pickle Brined Fried Chicken (paired w/ Garrison Brothers Single Barrel), Smoked Brisket (paired w/Garrison Brothers Small Batch), and Bourbon Pecan Pie & Banana Bread Pudding (paired with Garrison Brothers Balmorhea). Your evening concludes with the You’re Killing Me Smalls nightcap at underground lounge Lilly Rose. $110; Thursday, 7 – 10:00 pm; 813 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400
Zooies, the delicious Los Angeles dessert shop dedicated to using the very best ingredients, is expanding into Culver City with a new cookie cart! The custom cookie cart has a gleaming glass case that will display a rotating assortment of delicious, fresh-baked baked Zooies treats, a charming umbrella with tassels, and a bright red illuminated Zooies heart. In celebration of the launch, Zooies will be offering a Culver City-exclusive cookie: Espresso Crunch made with chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans, milk chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips. Various prices; Thursdays – Saturdays, 2 – 10:00 pm; Citizen Public Market – 9355 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
The December Sip & Savor dinner series at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills returns with a culinary partnership between Newton Winery and Sweet Wheat Bakery. Indulge in an exclusive six-course meal featuring delicacies like Toasted Egg Yolk Caviar, Wagyu Tenderloin, and more! Each course is paired with robust wines from Newton Winery and decadent treats from artisan boulangerie Sweet Wheat Bakery. $315; Friday (12/2), 7:00 pm; Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6700
Au-Naturel Services welcomes you to a different kind of fashion show experience. Cue Reveal, “a courageous event that fuses nudity and fashion into one unforgettable evening.” The night features the latest fashions from designers Dwane Rhodes and Akasha, celebrity stylist Winnie Stacks, and guest influencers. $34.99; Saturday (12/3), 7 – 10:00 pm; Art Beyond Survival – 684 Mateo St., #4, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Save the Date (12/4): La Peer Hotel’s 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Bazaar to Give Back to Paw Works Animal Rescue
West Hollywood’s La Peer Hotel is hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Bazaar to raise money for Paw Works, a nonprofit animal rescue organization hosting a pet adoption at the event. The Holiday Bazaar will feature a curated roster of favorite homegrown small businesses, artisans, and designers. Guests can shop from a variety of options, including pet, jewelry, fashion, health, and wellness vendors. The event will also feature gift-wrapping services, sweets & treats, food trucks, unique art, a pet lounge, a live DJ, and guests will also have the opportunity to have their own furry friends photographed in the spirit of the holidays. Additionally, for this year’s Giving Tuesday, Paw Works has partnered with The Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation, which will provide a matching grant of up to $50,000 for money raised for Paw Works from 11/28 – 12/4. Proceeds raised at La Peer Hotel’s Holiday Gift Bazaar will count towards this matching grant. Sunday (12/4), 12 – 5:00 pm; 627 N. La Peer Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 213.296.3038