Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekend Docket: 9/23/11

I will definitely be knee deep in Cloak & Dinner cooking this weekend & then pretty much sleeping all of Sunday to make up for one of the busiest weeks I've had in a long time.  :-)

All Weekend
A Current Affair Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday all day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Following the success of three editions of A Current Affair: Pop-Up Vintage Marketplace, a fourth edition will take place September 24+25, 2011. Bringing together over 25 premier vintage retailers and private dealers from Los Angeles and beyond, A Current Affair presents a unique opportunity to shop a select assortment of vintage apparel, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, and ephemera including the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Balmain, Chanel, Chloe, Comme des Garcons, Givenchy, Issey Miyake, Halston, Lanvin, and Yves Saint Laurent. Cooper Design Space 860 S. Los Angeles St. Admission is $10. http://itsacurrentaffair.com/

The 16th Annual Redondo Beach Surf 'N Turf Lobster Festival
Noon to 11 p.m.
The 16th Annual Redondo Beach Surf 'N Turf Lobster Festival takes the luxurious steak-and-lobster dinner to the masses with an end-of-summer-style outdoor celebration. Festivalgoers can enjoy special meal packages with fresh Maine lobsters served alongside herbed potatoes and coleslaw. Admission ranges for $5 to $10, with meal specials ranging from $33 to $68. Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach www.lobsterfestival.com

Friday, 9/23
The Big Lebrewski at Beer Belly (from Caroline on Crack)
5pm - 1am
Inspired by the Big Lebowski Fest that’s going down at the Wiltern, this K-town gastropub will be presenting a Dude-inspired food menu including Lingonberry pancakes with White Russian Whip Cream and “You’re entering a world of pain” Tapatio and pickled jalapeno wings. Those with a BL Fest ticket or dressed as one of the characters from the movie get 50% off their first beer. Beer Belly, 532 S. Western Avenue, Koreatown Beer Belly Flyer

Saturday, 9/24
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Times Vary by Museum
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free. www.smithsonianmag.com.

Drink:Eat:Play's Septemberfest
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Septemberfest is America's answer to Oktoberfest. Having felt shorted for years by German food, Polka music, and Lederhosen, America finally claims its own tradition of BBQ and Daisy Dukes. The one constant? Beer. Septemberfest will feature over 150 beers, food trucks, and all in all, a celebration of everything that's great about American culture. Music performances by Black Crystal Wolf Kids and Petty Cash. Admission is $40 for general admission and $50 for VIP (food sold separately). If you don't purchase tickets, you're only letting the terrorists win. For more information, go to www.drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest. A percentage or proceeds supports local animal rescue, Noah's Bark. Santa Monica Pier 1550 Pacific Coast Highway http://www.drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest/

The NoHo Taco Cook-off Fest
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Join us for this fun, festive event, featuring 20 local contestants competing for prizes and the title of “The NoHo Taco Cook-off champ”. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to “The Forgotten Dogs”, a local dog rescue organization. Participating will be: Over 20 gourmet food trucks, Local musicians, Hula hoop performances, Art & crafts, Piñatas breakings, Dog adoptions and much much more. Raffle Prizes will be hourly and brought to you by The Sears North Hollywood Store. Tickets are $4.00 online, $5.00 at the gate. Sears North Hollywood 12121 Victory Blvd North Hollywood , 91606 www.nohofoodtruckfest.com

Echo Park Artwalk and Shop Hop
Starts at Noon
The time has come again for the Echo Park Artwalk and Shop Hop. Local businesses, restaurants and art galleries will be hosting a series of art- and music-related events, from poetry readings to jazz concerts. Stories Books & Café and Mohawk Bend are just some of the local eateries offering promotional discounts and free giveaways (admission is free; click here for a list of all participating businesses). Sunset Blvd. (from Mohawk St. to Laguna Ave.); http://www.echoparkartwalk.com/

Sunday, September 25
Los Angeles Luxury Chocolate Salon, 5th Annual
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Chocolate lovers, en garde! The premier major chocolate show in the Los Angeles area this millenium takes place at the 5th Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON on September 25th, 2011. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's great culinary metropolitan areas. The 2011 Fifth Annual Los Angeles Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON participants included chocolatiers, confectioners, and other culinary artisans, such as Choclatique, Amano Artisan Chocolate, Mignon Chocolate, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, Jer's Chocolates, David Bacco Chocolatier, Seattle Chocolate Company, Chava Vital Chocolate, Ciel Chocolatier, Amella, Monterey Chocolate Company, The Toffee Box, Butterfly Brittle, The TeaRoom Chocolate Company, Blissed Out Chocolates, Bootleg Chocolates, Farm Fresh To You, Gourmet Blends, Precept Wine, The New York Times, Shell Vacations, , Yelp, Meetup.com, TasteTV, Chocolate Television, and more. Pasadena Center 300 Green Street Pasadena, CA 91101 http://www.lachocolatesalon.com/

Malibu Family Wines Grape Crush & Harvest Festival Malibu
12-3:30pm
Join us for our 11th Annual Malibu Family Wines Grape Crush & Harvest Festival at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu on September 25, 2011 from 12:30-3:30pm. This is a charity event benefiting City Hearts, Kids Say 'Yes' to the Arts! 100% of the ticket price is donated to City Hearts, a local charity benefiting Los Angeles youth! Enjoy tasty bites served by the best Los Angeles restaurants, our always popular grape stomp, silent auction and best of all - wine tasting Semler & Saddlerock Wines! 32111 Mulholland Highway Malibu, CA 90265-2423 http://www.malibufamilywines.com/

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