Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend Docket: 9/16/11

This weekend is going to be busy busy busy! Starting off the night with my NYU Mentee / Spyglass Former Intern posse at Jaragua for some Bartender Brandon cocktails.  I've been toying with different names for what to call this awesome little collective, but @MadameHorchata nailed it on the head.  NIC (i.e. Niki's Incest Club.)  So cheers to continuing my budding matchmaker business.

Then off to R Bar (must figure out that secret password) to welcome a near & dear friend back to the city of angels. Tomorrow I'm helping out with my first Living Social Adventures: Gun Range Carnival!!  Woohoo!!  Assuming I don't kill myself with a rifle, I'll probably do some damage on Sunday at YOGAqua (which is really fun to say.)  Yoga + Paddle Boards + Ocean = Disaster.  Finishing off the weekend with a lovely little dinner at Cleo & then getting ready for what is going to be the best meal of my life at the Test Kitchen Alumni Reunion with Roy Choi + Ricardo Zarate!

Would love to hear what you guys are up to this weekend!

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All Weekend
Lobster Festival - Port of Los Angeles
Friday - Sunday || Times Vary
Welcome to the world's largest lobster festival, The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival, home of the Guinness World Record for the Most Seafood Served at a outdoor event. We feature fresh discount Maine lobster meals flown in fresh daily, and plenty of entertainment. Lobster lovers enjoy a scenic outdoor park and shops at Ports O' Call in San Pedro, California. After feasting on our world famous discount Maine lobster meals, guests enjoy dancing, parades, street performers, a pirate camp, tall ships, shopping for arts and crafts, and musical performances by some of today's best up-and-coming acts. Entry is $10 and Lobsters start at $19 Ports O'call Village 77 Berth San Pedro, CA 90731

Friday, 9/16
Good Food Festival: The Localicious Gala
7:30pm to 10:00pm
The Localicious Gala will take place in conjunction with the Good Food Festival to celebrate the Santa Monica Farmers Market's 30th anniversary. Thirty local chefs have been paired with 30 market farmers to curate a 30-course grazing menu, in which you can sample farm-fresh dishes from the likes of Animal, Lucques and Rustic Canyon in a beautiful beachfront setting. Space is limited and admission costs $125 (or enter discount code “localchefs.” for $95 tickets). Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica

Tarfest Opening Night
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TarFest is a premiere arts and culture event in Los Angeles and the Miracle Mile District produced by LAUNCH LA. In 2011, TarFest will take place over several weekends in the fall with more diverse programming and special production partnerships. Dozens of the nation’s most distinctive emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators come together and showcase their talents and ideas at historic and notable venues along the Miracle Mile. Korean Cultural Center 5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Putting the Variety in Variety: Late Night TV Writers
7pm start time
Kick off Emmy weekend with some people who likely wrote a few of the jokes that famous people will read off the telemprompter during the awards ceremony. This panel discussion will feature former and current female writers from late night comedies including Jay Leno, Conan, the Daily Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and should prove that behind every funny man, there is an even funnier woman. Event is free. RSVP to The Writers Guild Theatre, 135 South Doheny Drive, at West 3rd Street

8:00pm - 11:00pm
Surely, they can’t be serious! Or...can they?! Yes, by unrelenting popular demand, once again, we’re proud to offer this free-wheeling re-imagination of the first table-reading of the screenplay of the hit movie, ranked #10 on the AFI’s list of 100 Funniest American Films, as The ACE Classic Movie Theatre Players re-return for their 7th presentation of this absolutely wonderful ridiculousness!!! 1 script, 11 actors, 69 characters – and a whole evening of fun! Academy Award Nominee Robert Forster returns as our Special Guest (schedule permitting) – in the roles of Captain Oveur & Rex Kramer! General Admission: $15. TreePeople members & seniors: $10. Tree People: 12601 Mullholland; Beverly Hills

Saturday, 9/17
Palihouse’s Silent Disco Rooftop Party
3:00pm - 9:00pm
Silent disco is a unique way of experiencing live music – whether it be a DJ or even a live band. Guests wear wireless headphones and a silent atmosphere instantly transforms in to a high energy musical performance. They've partnered with Palihouse to throw a rocking silent party & the event promise a line up of amazing DJ’s, a full bar, BBQ, picnic dining, ping pong, games, prizes and good old fashioned fun in the sun! The event is guest list only, RSVP: RichRoyal[at] Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood

California Coastal Cleanup Day
9:00am - 12:00pm
You know all those plastic bags and deflated balloons on the shore of the Pacific did not get there without a bit of human assistance. Do your part in cleaning up our mess during this day long beach beautification event. Participants are encouraged to BYO reusable cleanup materials, although trash bags and gloves will be provided. Last year, 80,000 volunteers cleaned up a million pounds of trash along the California coast. This year, we can do even better. Coastal locations vary

Sex Scandal Bicycle Ride
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Bring your bicycle to The Pleasure Chest and take a magical, low key tour of the storied streets. Learn the raunchy rumors and lusty legends of Hollywood lore! We'll visit sites where people in the public (and not-so-public) eye have gotten themselves into a pickle or two.Our 90 minute plus ride includes exciting trivia and naughty prizes, ending at The Pleasure Chest with tasty eats and a host of sexy people to serve it up! The Pleasure Chest 7733 Santa Monica Blvd.

Macin’ Bacon 101
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Looking back on high school, don’t you ever wish you could have taken a course on bacon. I mean, who wouldn’t have opted for that over gym class. Now, Cast Iron Gourmet Chef/Owner Rashida moves to the head of the class by showing you step-by-step how to prepare bacon and other delicious porky dishes. And don’t worry–everyone will leave class with homework, the gift of bacon. This Saturday’s class is Bacon and Booze! There’s nothing like a cold beer or a cool martini on a hot summer night. Unless, of course, you are having bacon with those drinks. Tickets are $100. Surfas Culver City 8777 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA

Cemetery Screening: Fast Times at Ridgemont High
6:30pm Doors Open
The 80's high school comedy starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sean Penn has truly become a classic. Authentic writing by Cameron Crowe and direction by Amy Heckerling brilliantly capture teenage life at its best... and worst. This is the film that introduced Sean Penn to the world in his hilarious role as the stony surfer Jeff Spicoli who battles the strictest teacher, Mr. Hand. The stellar supporting cast includes Phoebe Cates, Eric Stoltz, Forest Whittaker and Judge Reinhold. Join us for this hlarious comedy under the stars! dj gaslamp killer spins before and after the screening. bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening below the stars. as a courtesy to other moviegoers: NO TALL CHAIRS!! Tickets are $10. hollywood forever cemetery: 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at gower

Sunday, 9/18
3rd Annual Good Food Pie Contest
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Following KCRW’s 3rd Annual Pie Contest taking place at LACMA on Sunday from 2-4 p.m., Ray’s and Stark Bar plans to keep the party (and the dough) rolling with a custom “Pie Cocktail” by Barsmith Michel Dozois and 3-course Prix Fixe dinner by Pie Contest judge and Executive Chef Kris Morningstar. The “Pie Cocktail,” which will be revealed on the 18th, will be served all day at Stark Bar. After a day of cocktails and pie tasting, beginning at 5 p.m., diners can continue the indulgence with Ray’s 3-course Prix Fixe dinner, a feast ending with KCRW Pie-A-Day #70, Ray’s fried pie with vanilla ice cream, created by Pastry Chef Josh Graves, who was recently named Best New Pastry Chef by Angeleno Magazine. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.


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