Friday, September 24, 2010

Weekend Docket: 9/24/10

This weekend is full of foodie fun, however I'll be relaxing poolside in Palm Springs with a cocktail in one hand and my trusty Kindle in the other...  So I expect all of you to make up for the fun I'll be missing in LA!

**** Other Fun Happenings In & Around The City ****

All Weekend
Redondo Beach Lobster Festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
And I think this finally brings the conclusion of what I now call Lobster month, Redondo Beach is hosting their own Lobster Festival with dinner packages ranging from $30 - $60.  This certainly sounds like it's the biggest & the baddest of the festivals & has the unique addition of offering a surf n turf option as well for those who are a little overwhelmed on the crustacean front. Seaside Lagoon (At the corner of Harbor Drive and Beryl Street) 200 Portofino Way

Friday, 9/24
Supper Liberation Front Pop-Up
Underground dinner club, Spper Liberation Front is popping up at Guelaguetza.  Chef's Daniel Snukal and Josh Gil will prepare seven courses paired with Mezcal Pierde Almas. Also on hand look for La Descarga mixologist Pablo Moix to serve some "next level" libations. Dinner costs $45 inclusive of booze.

Saturday, 9/25
LA Craft Beer Crawl
3pm - 8pm
The Inaugural LA Craft Beer Crawl takes place on Saturday September 25th benefiting the “Heal the Bay” charity. The attendees will have well over 50 craft beers to sample across seven different bars and restaurants all within close proximity in Downtown Los Angeles. The event is a collaboration between Cedd Moses of 213 Ventures and Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi also known as “The Beer Chicks.” The beer selection will be curated by The Beer Chicks, beer personalities and authors of The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer and the website The event will feature some of the top Craft and Artisanal Brewers in the Country! Various locations Downtown

3pm - 7pm
Septemberfest is America's answer to Oktoberfest. Having felt shorted for years by German food, Polka music, and Lederhosen, America finally claimed its own tradition of BBQ and Daisy Dukes. The one constant? Beer.  Septemberfest will feature over 200 beers, bbq, music, and all in all, a celebration of everything that's great about American culture. Admission is $50 and includes unlimited pours for four hours. If you don't purchase your tickets, you're letting the terrorists win. Sony Studios 10202 W Washington Blvd

Barnsdall Art Park Screening: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy outdoor screenings on the West Lawn of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, perched on the beautiful Olive Hill at Barnsdall Park. Beer, Wine, and a Movie every Saturday in September. Each Saturday, we will screen a modern classic film that showcases the architectural and historical uniqueness of Los Angeles. All screenings are 17+ to attend (except for Roger Rabbit, which is family-friendly), and 21+ to drink. Admission is $10 for only the movie or $25 for the movie and three drinks. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.

28th Annual American Wine & Food Festival
6pm - 11pm
Staged against the backdrop of movie sets, the signature Saturday night event returns, once again, to Universal Studios Backlot. As dusk falls, a spectacularly lit movie set provides the stage for a culinary scene like none other: An unrivaled epicurean feast prepared by world-renowned chefs, superb libations including fine wines and smooth spirits, and a silent auction filled with luxury items - all set to the sounds of live bands. Cap the night off in “Sherry Yard’s Sweet Sanctuary and Champagne and Port Lounge” – an after-hours retreat. Kick back in cozy niches under the stars or dance the night away to a live band.  $300 / ticket Universal Studios Backlot - 3900 Lankershim Blvd - Studio City, CA

Devil's Night Drive In: Valley Girl
Devil’s Night, a Los Angeles production company and radio station. Located on an elevated parking lot downtown, the drive-in offers a needful escape from summer in the city. Patrons have the option of driving in and staying in the car or enjoying the film on Astroturf provided by staff. According to Devil’s Night owner Morgan Higby Night, the lot, located on Broadway and Fourth, “has this great feeling of seclusion and a great view of the skyline.” 240 W. 4th St. (at Broadway) - 2nd Floor 

Glow Santa Monica
7pm - 3am
Produced by the City of Santa Monica, Glow has commissioned an extraordinary array of local and international artists to create engaging sights and sounds from dusk and beyond. These unique installations range from the most technologically advanced interactive artworks to acoustic music performances taking place on the beach. Santa Monica Beach / Pier

Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Million Dollar Theater
Sins O' The Flesh presents an amazing evening spectacular of the 35th anniversary screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the classic Million Dollar Theater downtown.  Barry Bostwick, who stars as Brad Majors will be officiating the madness.  Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 door / $40 VIP tickets; 1st several rows + free prop kits; $45 at the door.  Million Dollar Theater 307 South Broadway Ave.

Sunday, 9/26
Abbot Kinney Festival
10am - 6pm
Over the past 26 years, the Abbot Kinney Festival has grown in size and popularity to become one of the largest community events of its kind in Southern California, attracting attendees throughout the region who are environmentally conscious, health-focused, arts-minded, and community-oriented. Its extensive selection of handcrafted items complements an eclectic mix of over 110 boutique stores, restaurants, salons, nightclubs, eco-friendly businesses, and art galleries along the famed one-mile shopping district of Abbot Kinney Blvd.

The 27th Annual Cabernet Fest Sunday
1:30pm - 4pm
Over 75 different Cabernets will be poured from the largest selection of wines in Los Angeles. Upstairs 2 Catering will have passed hors d'oeurves throughout the afternoon. Riedel Glassware will be provided. Parking is included with the price of admission. Sign up early - this event usually sells out!! Tickets $59 / person Wine House - 2311 Cotner Avenue


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