Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekend Docket: 6/10/11

There's this episode of GREY'S ANATOMY where Miranda is standing on a street corner, fretting over what she could have possibly forgotten, but knowing that there was some sort of destruction quickly approaching on the horizon... she doesn't have to fret long before she's almost run over by bikers participating in the annual Dead Baby Bike race day.

That's how I feel about this weekend. I'd completely forgotten that it's the LA Pride Festival which over-takes my neighborhood annually with lots of glitter & fun, but also creates a huge strain on parking and traffic. That said, the low hum of what I'm assuming will be a lot of Gaga will add a lovely sense of occasion to our 2nd Cloak & Dinner (what will consume the majority of today/tomorrow). 

Once we've finished guzzling the boyfriend's delicious cocktails & filled our tummies with food, we'll probably cat-nap so we can wake up nice & early before the parade starts to drive to downtown & check out THREAD at the Cooper building.  Follow that by some JJ love & Super 8 and it's looking like it'll be a great time.  Just a heads up to those of you who look forward to this weekly... I'm going to Tokyo next weekend so there won't be a docket, but I'll be sure to throw details about any events I find up on the Cake & Heels Events Calendar.

All Weekend
LA Wine Fest
Saturday (2pm - 6pm) & Sunday (noon  - 6pm)
The 6th Annual L.A. Wine Fest will feature hundreds of wine, spirit and beer producers, as well as live entertainment and special tasting seminars. The two-day celebration, regarded as one of the more educational wine festivals, benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation and will highlight a variety of wines from small organic producers and industry titans alike. Tickets range from $20 to $139. Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Mid-City

LA Pride Festival & Parade
Saturday & Sunday
During the renovation under the City of West Hollywood Park Master Plan, and building of the new West Hollywood Library, the LA PRIDE Festival will take place with an exciting new format within West Hollywood Park, on San Vicente Blvd. from Santa Monica Blvd. to Melrose Ave. One of the largest and most inclusive parades in Los Angeles, the LA PRIDE Parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. and travels westbound along Santa Monica Blvd., from Crescent Heights Blvd., to the main entrance of the LA PRIDE Festival at San Vicente Blvd. Over 400,000 will participate in this emotionally charged gathering showcasing the colorful diversity and creative community participation of the LGBT community. West Hollywood

Saturday, 6/11
Cloak & Dinner: Rookie Blunders
6pm start time
Cloak & Dinner is an exclusive underground supper club designed to push the boundaries of cuisine and cocktail in an intimate dinner party setting. Head chefs Nicole Iizuka and Sean Brogan alongside mixologist extraordinaire Isaac Zucca will warp your expectations and redefine what you expect from a fine dining experience. The dates are secret, the seats are limited, and the menu is a mystery. The only thing that's for certain: Cloak & Dinner is an experience you won't soon forget.  This is our second dinner entitled: Rookie Blunders and will be full of unique, inventive & unusual creations.  Location given on RSVP

Beating the Nazis With Truffles and Tripe
10:30 a.m.
Historian David Strauss will lead a free lecture entitled "Beating the Nazis With Truffles and Tripe: The Early Years of Gourmet: The Magazine of Good Living." The talk will examine the French-leaning reformation of gourmet dining in light of Franco-American collaboration against the Nazis, and the magazine's efforts to reach an audience in the era of rationing. Mark Taper Auditorium at the Downtown Central Library 630 W. 5th St., Downtown

KCRW Summer Nights
7:30pm - 9:30pm
KCRW launches the Summer Nights series with two great performances at One Colorado in the heart of historic Old Pasadena. Experience the KCRW music you love in the One Colorado Courtyard, designed in the tradition of European town squares.Seating is open – please feel free to come early and get a drink at the bar. There are plenty of places to eat nearby, so bring a friend and make a night out of it! Diego Garcia + KCRW DJ Anne Litt - The former frontman for acclaimed garage rockers Elefant, Diego Garcia launched his solo career with a lush record inspired by the love of his life, paying tribute to the great Latin romantics. KCRW DJ Anne Litt, who will open and close the show, calls his music a “wonderful amalgamation of Diego’s Argentine heritage, 70’s AM pop radio, and the dusty sounds of dreams.” One Colorado, Pasadena

Outdoor Cinema Foodfest
5:30pm - 10:30pm
The greatest outdoor cinema/food truck fest returns to a public park near you this Summer. On the big screen(s) Good Fellas, along with shorts from Funny or Die and live music by Get Back Loretta. There will be food from Munchie Machine, Uncle Lau's, King Kone, Rebel Bite, Bera's Cheesesteak, Downtown Dog, and Rosa's Bella Cucina. Tickets are $10 Exposition Park| 700 Exposition Park Drive

Orange County BBQ Festival
The OC BBQ Festival is one of California’s largest BBQ contest and festival events. Taste some of the most finger lickin’ delicious BBQ West the Mississippi and cast your vote for your favorite BBQ team as they compete for the title of ‘Orange County People’s Choice Champion’ Live Music & Entertainment, Huge Kid Zone, Car Show, Rib Eating Contest, Mr. BBQ Beauty Pagent, BBQ & Beer tasting, and more! OC County Fairgrounds.

Sunday, 6/12
Taste of the Nation LA
1pm to 4pm
You can support an incredibly worthwhile cause while enjoying food from L.A.'s hottest culinary talents this weekend: Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation hits Los Angeles with a lineup including A-Frame, Lucques and Hatfield's, alongside talented beverage partners like La Descarga, Library Ale House and more. Proceeds will benefit local food banks and family advocacy groups. Admission ranges from $25 to $150 Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA

Hammer Conversations: J.J. Abrams & Michael Giachino
3pm start
J.J. Abrams is the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning co-creator of the television series Lost. The producer, screenwriter, director, and composer is also creator of the TV series Alias, co-creator of Felicity and Fringe, and director of several films, including Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Star Trek (2009). Michael Giacchino is the composer of scores for the films Up, Ratatouille, and the television series Lost, among many others. He has received numerous awards for his work, including an Emmy, multiple Grammys, and an Academy Award. ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Hammer Museum | 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, CA 90024

The THREAD show
noon to 6pm
We are heading back to the L.A. with a brand new venue and couldn’t be more excited to bring the best in emerging designers and independent fashion back to you. We’re filling 2011 with the things you know and love, and introducing new stuff to make you want more. Just when you thought THREAD couldn’t get any better, check out what’s on the roster for 2011… Shopping, DIY crafting, hanging out in the man cave, cocktails, mini-mani's, giveaways, photo booths, massages, gift bags & art galleries galore! $5 with RSVP / $10 at the door Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St. in Downtown

KCET Uncorked!
7pm to 9pm
Celebrate the launch of the newly branded KCET with award-winning American Chef Thomas Keller for a memorable gastronomic feast at his acclaimed restaurant Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills. Indoors and out, wine will flow freely as you savor culinary specialties, from canapés to dessert. Relish traditional French fare at various food stations crafted by Chef de Cuisine Rory Herrmann: Pâté de Campagne, Charcuterie & Artisanal Cheeses, Boeuf Bourgignon, BLT's (Bacon, Arugula & Truffle sandwiches), Cod Brandade Beignets, Miniature Lemon Tarts, Mignardises & Bouchons (our signature Valrhona chocolate brownies). Interact with Chef Keller and delight in a behind-the-scenes experience that includes a tour of Bouchon's state-of-the-art kitchens, informal cooking demonstrations given by its various chefs, and try your hand at making the restaurant's signature epi baguettes in the bakery. Wines generously provided by Jorian Hill Winery. A highlight of the event will be a silent auction with travel packages, certificates to top restaurants, and other unique must-have items. Tickets for this event are $250. Bouchon 235 N Canon Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210


  1. I love the Cloak and Dinner spinoff. I played the original Cloak and Dagger back in the atari so I got a good laugh out of it.


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