Thursday, November 11, 2010

Weekend Docket: 11/12/10

Most of you know by know that I'm shipping out to Berlin tomorrow for a weekend of... well, not really sure.  But, assuming I don't have my kidney's stolen or get sold into slavery I will share all my stories upon my return.  But until then, here's a little splash of weekend fun for all you people still stuck in the good ole USofA.

Friday, 11/12 & Saturday, 11/13
L.A. Tamale Throwdown

3pm, friday & saturday
Whether ensconced in a banana leaf or corn husk; full of pork or sweet corn; the tamale is probably the second-most-canonical foodstuff in L.A. (behind our beloved street-cart taco, naturally). At the L.A. Tamale Throwdown, vendors representing regions across Mexico will ply their wares and win you over with recipes gleaned from generations of abuelitas who surely knew best. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Rose Hills, 4255 Browne Ave. L.A. 3 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Free.

Friday, 11/12
Swim with the Sharks "Dive In" @ LA Athletic Club
8PM - 10PM
Not everyone who wants to swim with sharks has to work for National Geographic. The most leisurely of the “Move To A Movie” events, Swim With The Sharks offers patrons the chance to leisurely float around on inflatable sharks in the Olympic sized indoor swimming pool, while watching one of the most horrifying oceanic terror films, JAWS. Guests can also lounge poolside and will be offered an array of ‘bloody’ cocktails and ‘small bites’ to chew on during the film. Cocktails include: Chum, a red sangria featuring fresh fruits, Rob Roy, named after lead actor Roy Scheider, and of course, a specialty Bloody Mary. $15/person (includes 1 cocktail voucher) Reservations: (213) 630-5255 431 West 7th Street Los Angeles, CA 90014
LA Athletic Club

Guelaguetza Tequila Tasting
7pm ~ 9pm
It's THAT time again... Guelaguetza Restaurant is throwing their monthly event, this time with FREE TEQUILA. That's right, Guelaguetza is teaming up with Meloza Tequila to bring you an unforgettable night to enjoy with your friends and loved ones. Once a month The Guelaguetza likes to present an opportunity to try more of their menu in a unique setting. Some of their most famous Oaxacan Mexican dishes will be highlighted to excite your palate. This time around the food will be paired with specialty drinks and shots, made by Meloza Tequila. Tickets are $45/person, which will include All-You-Can-Drink Meloza Tequila shots and mixed drinks, along with a NEW 5 course Tasting Menu from Guelaguetza Restaurant. Please call 213.427.0608 or 213-909-3237 for Reservations. Guelaguetza, 3014 W Olympic Boulevard, Koreatown

Saturday, 11/13
Sanrio’s I Heart Nerds Party
8:30pm ~ 11:30pm
Sanrio and Loungefly invite you to get your nerd on at the super fun "I Heart Nerds" party!  It is perfunctory that you will enjoy musical performances by 8Bit Weapon and ComputeHer, Yuki Shundo Dance Crew and costumes for the best dressed nerds.  Your nerds party ticket also scores you a free limited edition Hello Kitty nerds-themed crown and glasses! All the Small Gift LA elements including the art show curated by JapanLA, product retrospective, pop-up shop, miniature golf, game booths, activities, retro arcade and a Ferris wheel will be open for your enjoyment as well! Hungry nerds can chow down at the snack booths and food trucks! $15. Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica

Derby Dolls LA: Fight Crew vs Varsity Brawlers
The L.A. Derby Dolls are the premier all-female, banked-track, quad-skating, rock 'n' roller derby league in Southern California. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, the L.A. Derby Dolls are real athletes who skate a sport that is pure, unscripted and real. 1910 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, 11/14
Derby Dolls LA: Baby Doll Brawl
It's double trouble with Back to Back Derby Dolls fun!  In case you missed them the night before, this is your second chance to see the rock 'n' roller girls brawl it out at their arena.  1910 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA

BottleRock Culver City "Potluck Party" Benefit
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Recently Chef Andy lost his wife Christine to cancer. Please join us for a celebration of life and fundraiser in her honor!  We'll be dining on delicious food such as lasagna, pulled pork sliders, tuna tartare, artisan cheeses and of course dessert.  For those that don't want to miss football - don't worry we'll have it on. We hope you'll join us to support an important member of our BottleRock family and enjoy a relaxed afternoon with us.  Unlimited Wine, Beer & Food.  We will also be holding a raffle for fantastic prizes including an in-home dining experience from a "Top Chef" and gift certificates to premier local restaurants! $20 donation BottleRock - 3847 Main St - Cuiver City, CA Bottle Rock Info

Tuesday, 11/16
Hammer Conversations: Jonathan Gold & Bret Easton Ellis
7 p.m.
The writings of Jonathan Gold and Bret Easton Ellis may be drastically different in terms of topic, but both work to define our city in print. Their conversation at the Hammer Museum (free tickets will be available at the box office an hour before the event) will surely be a master class on L.A. culture. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; 310-443-7000


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