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Birds & Bees‘ Cocktail Classes The 1950s themed underground cocktail lounge in DTLA is letting you get the chance to get behind the bar with Bar Manager Jake Larowe and taste a variety of high-end spirits. Jake will walk you through a comprehensive hands on class, where you’ll learn about good ol’ fashioned classics and have the chance to get behind the bar to shake, stir and balance out a proper cocktail. The 3-hour crash course is laidback, easy, entertaining...

Weekend

11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl The 11th Annual SANTA Monica Pub Crawl returns to Santa Monica! Break out your best holiday apparel and crawl your way through over 30 participating bars! Food and drink specials vary between location. Proceeds go to the Westside Food Bank! $10 – $30; Saturday, 5 pm – 2 am; Santa Monica, CA Christmasland Celebrate your love of cheesy network holiday classics at Christmasland, the first-ever holiday movie experience. Festivities include gingerbread decorating competition, a wreath-making workshop,...

Blitzen’s Christmas Popup is Back at Here and Now

Downtown LA’s Here and Now has transformed their cool, laidback bar into Blitzen’s – a holly, jolly, Christmas Popup! From now through December 31st, Here and Now will resemble a Winter Wonderland, complete with merry costumes, holiday music, festive decor, and holiday themed drinks and bites. This is the owner’s favorite time of the year and she wants to extend her love of the holidays with all guests. The menu has been updated to include cleverly titled holiday libations such...

Thanksgiving Weekend

Turkey Trot LA Don your turkey day garb and enjoy a scenic 5k or 10k run through DTLA. Features include sparkly finisher medals, participant t-shirts, age group awards, a Widdle Wobble race for the kids, kid-friendly zone and post-race festivities. This event benefits the Midnight Mission, who offer a path to self sufficiency to those suffering from homelessness. Turkey Trot LA, sponsored by UAE-USA United, is also proud to partner with Bombas Socks this year. $47-$67; Thursday, 6:45 am –...

Weekend

Descanso Gardens’ Enchanted Forest of Light Get ready for another year of sparkling lights and special surprises when everyone’s favorite light show, Enchanted Forest of Light returns to Descanso Gardens. Enchanted is a one-mile walk through Descanso highlighting some of the most beloved areas of the Gardens. There are a variety of large-scale light displays, many of which are interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. The popular “Celestial Shadows” by HYBYCOZO—spinning polyhedral installations that explore geometry through light, shadow, and...