Weekend Guide Dec. 9 + 10 + 11

I’m sorry this is coming to you SO late on a Friday! I thankfully finished my jury duty week without being called in. If that’s not a reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is. Unfortunately, I’m crazy busy so this will have to be brief.

FRIDAY Dec. 9th

Eames: The Architect And The Painter opens this weekend, and judging from the trailer (see below), it’s going to be awesome! So if you get a chance you better see it… why not tonight?

Tonight at 9p, Jonathan Richman (featuring Tommy Larkins) will be playing downtown at The Smell for $15 at the door. Check out The Smell’s website HERE. If you think you aren’t hip, go to the Smell. You will feel WAY less hip then everyone else there, but later when you tell people “I went to The Smell.. no biggie” they will think you are infinitely cooler than you are. Everybody wins!

SATURDAY Dec. 10th

I’m so happy to announce that my favorite event of the year is happening in LA this weekend: the Renegade Craft Fair. It’s happening on Saturday and Sunday and you can bet my bippy (whatever that is), that I will be there at 10am (when it begins) on Saturday morning. It’s a great place to buy unique gifts for your friends and you can get there on the Blue line (?) of the metro. The money goes to help artists struggling in a rough economy, and their work is beautiful. They have prints, jewelry, crafts, clothing, furniture, and everything else you could ever want. I’m getting to bed early to be fully ready for tomorrow. It’s like my Christmas morning!

After you’re done Christmas shopping you should sign-up through Thrillist for their Hollywood Craft Beer Crawl HERE, on Saturday from 1-6p. It’s happening all through Hollywood, which means you can take the metro red line. $25 tickets gets you 8 craft beers… 8! That’s a steal! Plus for those of you new to LA it’s a great way to meet new people.

At night the Devil’s Drive-In is showing Die Hard! So die hard Die Hard fans should check it out. Especially if you’re sick of holiday stuff.

SUNDAY Dec. 11th:

The Nerdist Writers Panel this weekend is AWESOME! Paul Scheer, Rob Cordrry, David Wain, Ken Marino, Rob Huebel, Curtis Gwinn, and John Stern are attending. Did you read that list, it’s practically a Wet Hot American Summer Reunion! Such a rare occasion, you must go. It’s only $15, and it’s a Meltdown Comics (an intimate venue), 5pm and get tickets  HERE.

And of course you can always check out the Sunday Renegade Craft Fair :)

Boneyard Bistro: Stout Night

Stout Night

As Beer Week continues, I found myself at Boneyard Bistro on Tuesday night for their Stout Night. As a stout fan, I couldn’t pass it up. As a human being, I was exhausted. But sleeping is for the dead, and Im thankful I joined Amber for a lovely beer tasting at Sherman Oak’s Boneyard Bistro. I tried the Nectar Ales Black Xantus and the Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga which were 4oz for $4. It was a great way to try new brews without going overboard in price or quantity. The Zantus was amazing and so full of chocolate and cherry flavor that I had to take my time drinking it. The Yaga was very strong and had a coconut flavor, this too was a sipper for me. Did you go? What did you get? Is there one on the list I should try?

The past 2 weeks have been fabulous, trying new beers and exploring new bars with good prices. The final event will be happening this Sunday at Union Station (take the metro!) and tickets are $45. That’s a bit costly for me, but beer lovers won’t want to miss the over 70 local breweries that will be serving up at the event.

Although beer week is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean awesome beer events have to stop. Hopefully you tried some new brews and have some new favorite bars. If you’re still jonesing for a cool beer event, you don’t need to wait long. On Saturday October 29th Drink and Hunt LA is hosting a boozy Halloween scavenger hunt. Check out the link and get your $25 tickets through Thrillist for a deal.

Taken from Thrillist’s website