Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weekend Docket: 11/19/10

I am 100% a failure for not realizing that this weekend was the Great Los Angeles Walk #5 on Caroline on Crack's list of Amazingness!  However, it falls on what happens to be the last day I can use my "Give a Day, Get a Day" Disneyland voucher before it expires... so Disneyland here I come, dashing the dreams of being able to complete the list by the end of 2010. 

But before that, it's Double Date Friday night with our mirror couple... where perhaps we might check out the Sanrio Small Gift LA (even though I went last night) for some silly Hello Kitty-esq photo opps.  This time I'll be ready and in costume!!  Plus, it'll give me another chance to squeeze some toys.  ;-). 

Saturday is obviously Disneyland... now I just have to figure out how to sneak into Club 33. If you don't know what that means, well I just feel sorry for you.

And Sunday... oh joyous hangover Sunday, we are finally getting a chance to check out EatPlay: Bottomless Mimosa's @ Palihouse plus a variety of lawn games.

$25 for all you can drink brunch + a selection of tasty palihouse treats?  Who could ask for more? 

Thursday, 11/18
The Serpentine Project
7:00 pm.
Fundraiser!! It's an organization founded by "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, The Serpentine Project empowers youth transitioning out of foster care to reach for their dreams by opening the door to possibilities. We accomplish this through personalized mentorship, life skills training, job shadowing and financial support. We strive to create capable and confident young adults who see themselves as their most valuable asset.  Suggested Donation $50 Bardot || 1737 N. Vine St., Hollywood

Untitled(pie) Pop-Up Shop
7pm - 10pm
Julia Luke from the Hammer Museum and baker Sarah Williams present Untitled(pie), a Pop-up Pie Shop at the Machine Project, an art gallery on Alvarado in Echo Park. The temporary engagement features free tastings, DIY pie kits from Fruit & Flour bakery, and a gallery reception. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Machine Project: 1200 North Alvarado Street

Friday, 11/19
TRON Pop-Up Shop Opens!
10AM - 6PM
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, this six week-long retail destination for men and women of all ages will offer one-of-a-kind, limited-edition TRON merchandise at the cafĂ©, retail concept shop, and art exhibition space.  Running through December 23rd, this is a one stop shop is a perfect place for your fanboy gift giving. Royal/T Cafe, 8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City Tron Pop-Up Shop

"After Dark" Sunset Strip Pub Crawl
7:30pm - 12:30pm
Tonight, TTD continues its "After Dark" program with a nightlife tour of trendy and Classic Sunset Strip! Get special treatment at some of the area's most popular nightlife spots. No individual cover charges or long lines. Take a nap at work because it's going to be an exciting night.  Stops include Laugh Factory, Libertine, Saddle Ranch & Purple Lounge @ the Standard Hotel $15 Meet at Laugh Factory - 8001 W Sunset Blvd, - Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, 11/20
5th Annual Great Los Angeles Walk from Downtown to Santa Monica
Start @ 10am 
Hundreds of Angelenos will hit the sidewalks this November for The Great Los Angeles Walk 2010 – the annual event that dispels the myth that “nobody walks in L.A.” For the fifth annual event, the Great Los Angeles Walk ( will return to where it all began: Wilshire Blvd. Participants will meet at downtown’s Pershing Square and proceed to walk the entire 15.6 mile length of Wilshire. The Walk is completely free. It is up to the participants to decide how much or how little of the walk they want to do. A selection of gourmet food trucks will be parked to feed hungry Walkers during the lunchtime break near LACMA.Everyone on the (actual) Great Los Angeles Walk 2010 will receive a copy of the Conservancy booklet from 2005 that describes dozens of landmarks along the boulevard. Pershing Square Downtown

Cupcake Camp LA
12pm - 5pm
The global “Cupcake Camp” phenomenon is finally coming to Los Angeles for a uniquely delicious charity fundraiser with a style befitting the showbiz capital of the world. Cupcake Camp L.A. will give local cupcake lovers a chance to sample creations from the region’s best commercial and amateur bakers, several of whom are planning to debut unique holiday-themed and wedding cupcakes.  If only I weren't going to Disneyland, I'd certainly be competing in this!  General admission tickets are $15 and kids five and under are $5. The Music Box Theater, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

"Bubbles & Big Reds" @ BottleRock
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Some of our favorite wineries will be featuring selections of "Bubbles & Big Reds" for your tasting enjoyment. We will be featuring more than 50 sparkling and red wines! Enjoy light appetizers and a $10 retail purchase credit along with the tasting. This is the perfect opportunity to receive great retail pricing on wines to serve at all of your holiday gatherings as well as start your gift shopping early! $25 per person (includes tasting, light appetizers, and $10 retail purchase credit) BottleRock - Downtown LA - 1050 S. Flower Street - Los Angeles, CA

LA Derby Dolls 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off
3pm - 6pm
There's a chill in the air and stomachs are growling all over town, so that can mean only one thing... It's time for the 2nd Annual LA Derby Dolls Chili Cook Off!!!  Some of the finest cooks in town will be competing to see who has THE BEST CHILI. The will be judges, there will be prizes and the Pope of Chili Town may make an appearance.  This cookoff is open to everyone, so spread the word. All proceeds go to benefit the LA Derby Dolls travel team, so your gluttony is for a good cause. It's $10 to eat all the chili you can (or until we run out) and if you think your chili is up to snuff, it's $20 to compete (entry fees will be put into a cash pot for the winners). If you want to eat, just show up to La Cita. If you want to compete, email bongjovi420 [at]  $10-$20. La Cita, 336 S. Hill Street, Downtown LA Derby Dolls Chili Cook Off

Inaugural Harvest Beer Fest at the Echoplex in Silverlake
12pm - 7pm
Harvest Beer Fest is a craft beer, local food, and music festival promoting the responsible appreciation of craft beer and celebrating Los Angeles’ booming craft beer and foodie scene. The festival will feature a large list of carefully selected beers to taste, a small army of food trucks, as well as local musicians.  Proceeds of the Harvest Beer Festival will benefit the California State Parks and 826LA, a non-profit writing and tutoring center in Los Angeles. $30. Echoplex and the Echo, 1154 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles Harvest Beer Fest

Sanrio's "Kitty in Pink" Retro '80s Prom Party!
8:30PM - 11:30PM
Sanrio invites you to "Kitty in Pink" - a retro '80s prom party that will rock you like a hurricane! Get into the groove with rad '80s cover band the Reagonomics! There will also be a DJ and performances by the Yuki Shundo Dance Crew. Perm you hair, get out your shoulder pads and suit up in your best '80s prom gear. Costumes for the best dressed! Enjoy all the totally awesome 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 that will be open for your enjoyment! $15 / ticket Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90405


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