Friday, July 22, 2011

Weekend Docket: 7/22/11

In an attempt to swing in another Cloak & Dinner before the end of August, I've managed to destroy my weekend plans & fill it with cooking, cooking & more cooking.  I'm so happy that I have the awesome support system of Mr. Brogan & Mr. Zucca to round out the team or I fear that my eager ambition would have actually killed me long ago.

Other than that, it'll be pretty tame... Captain America tickets are pre-bought, and we have a few Groupons to use before they expire.

Friday, 7/22
Friday Flicks in Pershing Square
Starts at 8:00pm 
Every Friday night from July 15 through October 28, Pershing Square will present a variety of Adventure, Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance and family friendly movies. This summer a new addition to our categories will be “Summer Camp Films” a variety of the silliest, funniest, most over acted films ever. Each movie will be shown on a 40 foot wide by 20 foot high screen with a full sound system. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to place on the lawn. Picnic baskets and snacks are welcome. There is no alcohol or smoking of any kind allowed. This week they're showing Young Sherlock Holmes. Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles http://www.laparks.org/pershingsquare/

Saturday, 7/23
Bloomfest L.A.
2pm to 10pm
Presented at 3rd Street and Traction Avenue in the Downtown Arts District, BloomfestLA offers live indie music, local artisan wares, and good food amidst a rotating outdoor gallery of street art by renowned artists. Live indie bands, artisan wares, and good food showcase this artsy, industrial neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles. Within its 52-block boundaries, the area offers the largest, rotating outdoor gallery of street art by emerging and renowned artists (many curated by L.A. Freewalls project). Downtown Arts District ... where art in the streets happens every day. 800 E. Third St., at Traction Ave. DowntownLA http://www.bloomfestla.com/

colLAboration Pop-Up Beer Garden
12pm to 9pm
ColLAboration, the mobile craft beer garden from the brains behind Tony’s Darts Away, Verdugo Bar/Surly Goat, Blue Palms and 38 Degrees. The gardens will feature a variety of beers from California breweries + beyond, including Bruery, Firestone Walker, Sierra Nevada, Russian River, Rogue, Beer Valley, Craftsman, Green Flash, Moylan’s, Maui, Avery, Alesmith, New Belgium, Dogfish Head, Port/Los Abbey, Eagle Rock, Hangar 24, Oskar Blues, Grand Teton, Uinta, Unibroue and many more. The $15 admission charge includes a glass, which can be used at future events. Beer pours cost $4-$5 each. 8950 Sunset Blvd. http://collaboration.la/

Open Market Place LA
9am to 4pm
A new flea market that is the brainchild of David Pilcer, a man who began selling perfume at the markets in France when he was 18 and subsequently fell in love with the charming atmosphere. He is aiming to re-create a Parisian vibe with his new venture, hosting up to 75 vendors (initially, and aiming for up to 250 by the fall), various food trucks and filling the open space with antique furniture, vintage clothing and jewelry and also new, handmade jewelry and accessories from local designers. The idea seems not unlike the Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School, but Pilcer is aiming to implement a relaxed environment with live music and that Parisian flair, which we guess will be apparent in a robust offering of antiques? Admission is free from July 23 to the grand opening date on Sept. 10, after which admission is $2 to the general public and $1 for seniors and children under 12. Hollywood High School each Saturday http://www.openmarketplacela.com/

Outdoor Cinema Foodfest
5:30-10:30pm
The greatest outdoor cinema/food truck fest returns to a public park near you this Summer. On the big screen(s) Reservoir Dogs, along with shorts from Funny or Die and live music by Kevin Martin. Food trucks includes Lee’s Philly, Nom Nom, White Rabbit, Fresh Fries, Munchie Machine, Boba Truck, Border Grill, and Lake Street Creamery. $10 tickets. Exposition Park Downtown LA http://www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/

Hollywood Forever Cemetery Screening: it happened one night 
Starts at 7:30pm
The classic romantic comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story. But then he falls for her... Packed with hilarious dialogue and starry eyed passion, this is one of our all time favorites. Bring someone you love and join us under the moon for this special screening! dj david holmes spins before and after the screening. Vintage poster slide show by filmartgallery.com Tickets are available both in advance and on site for $10 per person. Hollywood Forever Cemetery http://www.cinespia.org/calendar/

Sunday, 7/24
Galco's Soda Pop Stop's first ever Summer Soda Tasting Event
5pm - 8pm
What better way to celebrate summer than enjoying a classic soda with the "King of Pop?" Old favorites, new offerings and a few surprises will be on tap at Galco's Soda Pop Stop's first-ever Summer Soda Tasting event at the historic Highland Park locale. Hosted by Galco's owner, John Nese, aka the "King of Pop," the event will feature a myriad of soda samples, live music, a silent auction, and an appearance by retro humorist Charles Phoenix who will be sharing a new culinary creation, "Poptails." The event benefits the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, an organization that works to preserve Los Angeles' first museum. Galco's Soda Pop Stop, 5702 York Blvd, Los Angeles. Admission: $15 ($12 advance) http://www.friendsofthesouthwestmuseum.com/

Domaine LA: Carmela’s Ice Cream Wine & Sorbet Tasting
2pm to 5pm
Taste two new flavors from Carmela’s Ice Cream, based on wine we stock on our shelves! Two sorbets as well as the wines that inspired them, a Cava and a Malbec blend, will be on display as part of this Sunday’s event. ($6 for advance tickets; $8 at the door). Domaine LA, 6801 Melrose Ave. www.domaine547.com

The Los Feliz Village Street Fair
11am - 10pm
The Los Feliz Village Street Fair is one of the best attended, most beloved outdoor events in all of Los Angeles. Special Attractions planned this year include: Fabulous Food from Village restaurants, Main Stage featuring hot local bands, Dancing, Dance Lessons, Beer & Wine Gardens, Arts & Crafts, Street Buskers & Performing Artists and the return of the popular ‘Green Scene’ Eco Showcase Pavilion. New this year: The ‘Mind Body Spirit’ pavilion, featuring yoga, meditation, and all sorts of holistic wellness, ‘Chalk this Way’, a chalk art installation and the ‘Los Feliz Fashion Festival,’ a huge trunk show spotlighting local independent designers, including live runway presentations. For the kids, there’ll be Carnival Rides, Games, Moon Bounces, Storytellers & much more. Hollywood Blvd. (Between Vermont and Hillhurst Aves.) http://www.losfelizstreetfair.com/

GLAAD Hancock Park Top Chef Invasion
4pm to 7pm
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), host Dean Hansell and event chairs Julie Ware and Chef Paul McCullough invite you to join us for GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion presented by Bravo and RÖKK Vodka. Jamie Lauren and Richard Sweeney, both from Top Chef season five, will compete against each other in a cook off. First the two will battle it out in a quickfire, followed by the main challenge where a secret ingredient must be incorporated into all dishes served. Enjoy the BRAVO Top Chef challenge, delicious tasting stations from incredible Los Angeles high-end restaurants and caterers, entertainment, and an amazing food & wine-themed silent and live auction. Home of Dean Hansell 667 S. June Los Angeles, CA 90005 http://www.glaad.org/hancockpark

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