This Weekend: Wine Tastings, Pub Openings, Food Photography & Ultimate Frisbee

LeiOut Beach Ultimate  Come out to Santa Monica for the largest co-ed Ultimate Frisbee Event in the world, 100+ teams show up with crushing thoughts of blood, sweat & tears!  LeiOut organization has been bringing together the frisbee obsessed since 1999!

  • When: Jan 14-15
  • Where: N of Pier, Santa Monica
  • When: 10am-4pm
  • Cost: Free to Watch

Around Australia in 80 Sips  Enjoy 80+ great wines plus artisanal cheese, charcuterie and more at the Pacific Design Center this Saturday night!

  • When: Jan 12
  • Where: Pacific Design Center
  • When: 8pm – 10pm
  • Cost: $75.00

Picture Perfect  Food photographer Christina Peters and prop stylist Amy Paliwoda will teach a natural-light food-photography class this Sunday.

  • When: Jan 14
  • Where:MDR Photography Classes, 4051 Glencoe Ave., Marina del Rey
  • When: 9:30am – 4pm
  • Cost: $249.00

The Pub @ Golden Road  Get a beer and a burger for 10 bucks cash on our patio BBQ. Chef Adam has prepared vegan and non vegan burgs and our cans of Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen are ready for you to enjoy.

  • When: Jan 15
  • Where:5430 San Fernando Rd West, Los Angeles, CA
  • When: 11am – 11pm
  • Cost: of food

Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show The largest travel show in the western United States features rock climbing, ziplining, a scuba pool, Fiery Food Stage, live music and travel tips from speakers.

This Weekend: Blogger Bake Sale, Artisanal LA, Canal Parade & Handmade Gift Fair!

Eat My Blog Charity Bake Sale  An annual event where local foodie bloggers will bake homemade goodies for all to eat.

When: Dec 10  Where: Pita Jungle, Pasadena  When: 10am-4pm  Cost: Free Entry

Artisanal LA Holiday Pop Up Shop  Explore LA’s finest local, sustainable, and handmade edibles.

When: Dec 11  Where: Armory Center, Pasadena  When: 10am-6pm  Cost: $5

Renegade Craft Fair – 2nd Annual Holiday Market  A craft, art, design and DIY spectacular.

When: Dec 10 & 11  Where: LA State Historic Park  When: 10am – 5pm  Cost: $0

30th Annual Venice Canal Boat Parade  See a parade that doesn’t quite fit into LA lifestyle and check out the hidden Venice canals.

When: Dec 11  Where: Eastern/Sherman Venice Canals  When: 4:30pm  Cost: $0

This Weekend December 3 – 4: Holiday Cheer Events, Olive Oil Tastings & Trunk Show

HOLIDAY CHEER EVENTS

Downtown on Ice  Our 70 degree weather doesn’t lend itself kindly to those looking for the feelings of Christmas, but Pershing Square has the remedy.  Each year they transform the park into a holiday-themed hangout, complete with ice-skating rink and twinkling skyscrapers.

When:  Nov 17 – Jan 16  Where:  Pershing Square  Cost: $6, Rentals $2

Holiday Afloat Parade  The 49th annual blinged out boat parade in the Main Channel of the Port of Los Angeles.

When:  Dec 3, 6pm  Where:  Port of Los Angeles  Cost: FREE

LA Conservancy: Miracle on 34th Street in Los Angeles  Head downtown for a matinée screening of Miracle on 34th Street, (1947), starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and a very precocious and skeptical nine-year-old Natalie Wood.

When:  Dec 4, 2pm  Where:  Million Dollar Theatre  Cost: $15

Hollywood Paws for Santa  You and your pup are can walk the red carpet, get a photo with Santa, then sip champagne and shop for holiday gifts for your furry friends at D.O.G. Boutique.

When:  Dec 4, 2pm-7pm  Where:  D.O.G., West Hollywood  Cost: $10 donation

FOODIE EVENTS

Olive Oil Tasting & Book Signing  Have you ever been to party where you toast with olive oil?  Tom Mueller the infamous New Yorker contributor will host a book signing and complimentary olive oil tasting that a foodie would not bare to pass up.

When:  Dec 5, 6pm – 7pm  Where:  Fig&Olive, West Hollywood  Cost:  FREE

FASHION EVENTS

Create Party & Trunk Show  Ron Robinson/Fred Segal is hosting a holiday trunk show and CREATE party with fashion iconic brand Dogeared.  Dogeared Gift Bags as Gift with Purchase (while supplies last) and one lucky customer will get a free DOGEARED Create necklace.

When:  Dec 2, 2pm – 6pm  Where:  Ron Robinson/Fred Segal on Melrose

BBQ, Carnaval, Ella Moss, Soba Noodles in One Weekend

FESTIVALS

LA BBQ Festival by Eat-Drink-Play The weather is great, the sun is shining, why not head down to the beach for some all-you-can-eat BBQ and all-you-can-drink beers! Authentic BBQ from Kansas City, Texas, Chicago and Santa Maria — tri-tip, brisket, pulled pork, sausage, ribs and 20 beers on tap

When: Fri, Sat, Sun Time: (5) 4-hour time slots Tickets: $60 All-Inclusive

Brazilian Day The 14th Annual Brazilian Street Carnaval has partnered up with the 6th Annual Brazilian Day in L.A. to form one huge celebration. Live bands, dancers, a Rio-style parade, authentic Brazilian cooking.

When: Saturday  Where: La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd Tickets: FREE

EAT

LA Chinese Market Tour & 6-Course Tasting Have you ever wanted to be guided through a chinese market by some renowned chefs in that particular cuisine?  Now is your chance, chef Sara Johannes, from WP24 and Michael Lu, from Hotel Shanghai will tour Tour Monterey Park’s Chinese market with you! Wait — it gets better after the tour head to WP24 for a six-course meal prepared by Johannes and Lu.

When: Saturday, 3pm – 7pm Tickets: $88, includes tour, menu, cocktail & recipes

Introduction to Soba Making with Sonoko Sakai  Make your own soba entirely by hand, using fresh, stone-milled artisanal soba flour from Japan and authentic soba tools. The soba will be served in the classic way: cold with fresh soy-based dipping sauce, toppings, and spices.

When: Saturday at 11am Where: Japanese American National Museum Tickets: $85

SHOP

Splendid, Ella Moss Sample Sale  Who doesn’t love a sample sale? Splendid, Ella Moss, Splendid Mills, Splendid Girl, Ella Moss Girl, Little Ella, and Splendid Littles.

When: Fri & Sat; 9am – 4pm Where: 11th Flr, Cooper Building; 860 S Los Angeles St

This Weekend: In Los Angeles

Thursday, August 18th

SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aug 18th – 20th)  This three day music festival will be tribute to Motley Crue, taking place at some of WeHo’s most ledgendary music venues.  The festival will kick off Thursday & Friday night with live performances at 5 different venues on the Sunset Strip.  Saturday the music heads from the venues to the street with performances by MOTLEY CRUE, BUSH, PUBLIC ENEMY, MATT & KIM, ESCAPE THE FATE, THE DIRTY HEADS, COBRA STARSHIP, SHE WANTS REVENGE, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, TRIBAL SEEDS, + 50 bands.

Tickets: Range from $55 – $120.  Click Here to check it out!  Where:  West Hollywood

Friday, August 19th, 2011

OUTDOOR FILMS @ LACMA – THE TIM BURTON SERIES  Summer evenings in Hancock Park watching Tim Burton movies for FREE!  Bring your blankets, your snacks, and your pillows.  This weekends movie is none other than Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  

Cost:  Free  Where: Hancock Park, Dorothy Collins Brown Ampitheater – 

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

BE-BOPPIN’ IN THE PARK  Join over 15,000 vintage car lovers for a night of cars, music, and good food.  Live performances by The Painkillers and The Amazing Wildcats.

Cost: Free Where: Magnolia Park in Burbank

WORLD GYOZA EATING CHAMPIONSHIP The summer hot dog eating contests at Coney Island are a thing of the past, this weekend in downtown LA’s Little Toyko, speed-eaters will take down 231+ of small dumplings known as Gyoza in 10 minutes!  The contest is part of the Nisei Week Japanese Festival.  

Cost: Free  Where:  Japanese American Cultural & Community Center  When: 1:30pm

TASTE OF BREWS  A day of more than 100 beers from over 50 local, regional and international brewers with gourmet beer munchies from gastropubs around the county.  The all-inclusive price gets you unlimited beer tastings, free food samples, live music, and free giveaways!

Cost:  $45  Where:  Lighthouse Park, Long Beach  When:  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

BEER GARDEN & WHOLE ANIMAL ROAST  Tender Greens Hollywood is hosting a day of beer and spicket roasted lamb.  Tender Greens is taking it on to roast a different whole animal once a month.  

Cost:  $35 per person  Where:  Tender Greens, Hollywood  When:  5:00pm – 9:00pm

GOURMET MUSIC CARNIVAL  Food Trucks offering up Mac ‘n’ cheese, sliders, red velvet cupcakes can be devored while listening to local bands like The Hangman and Broken Numbers.  Vendors will be selling crafts, jewelry, vintage wares and art!

Cost:  $12/$16 per person  Where:  LA State Historic Park  When:  11:00am – 7:00pm