I need my rest, especially if I'm going to Berlin next weekend to get kidnapped or have my kidney's stolen!
Opens Friday through Feb 15th...
’Tis the season... for mid-90s temps. But just because you’re still in shorts doesn’t mean you can’t conjure a winter state of mind with some ice skates. An outdoor Santa Monica rink opens Friday a few blocks from the beach. Just another blustery winter in LA... $10, Ice at Santa Monica, 1324 5th St, 310-393-8355
This inaugural beer festival will feature 50 beers from over 20 brewers like Eagle Rock Brewery, Stone Brewing and New Belgium. There will also be lots of vegan food vendors and food trucks as well as live bands. $35-$55. The Roxy on Sunset, 9009 W Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood http://losangelesvegan.com/
Savor the Flavor Beer and Tequila Tasting
Come celebrate Day of the Dead with us, in a fun filled evening of beer tasting, Mexican food, live music and dancing! With 10 different brewers, tequila tastings & tons of raffle prizes including a 16GB iPad, should be a fun event. Tickets: $30-$40. The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach http://www.stf-simb.com/Welcome.html
"California State Parks Starring in Hollywood Films" Return of the Jedi
Plus what seems like an awesome Q & A with Mark Hamil & Billy D. Williams afterward. Tickets from $10.00. Studios at Paramount. Hollywood. Event address: 5555 Melrose Ave., Hollywood. Event web address: www.calparks.org
Noon - 3:30PM
Instead of your usual hangover brunch at Loteria Grill on Sunday, head to CBS Studio Center for a couple dozen brunches in one. There’s an epic tasting called Great Chefs of LA going on, with hair-of-the-dog wine, whiskey and beer to wash down food from Drago Centro, La Grande Orange and... Loteria Grill. $150, CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Dr, Studio City. http://twitter.com/greatchefsofla
**UD HOOKUP: Buy tickets here with code “greatdaddy” for a 30% discount.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The local foraging art collective Fallen Fruit is wrapping up its yearlong series of shows and events at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with one final project, Let Them Eat LACMA (admission is $12). You'll be able to taste California prison food, see your dinner plates on display, and eat the museum itself. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile; eatlacma.org
Noon to 4 p.m.
Suzanne Goin, of Luques and A.O.C., is headlining the L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade all-star cookout benefit in Culver City this Sunday. Your $150 ticket (buy here) will benefit the children's-cancer-fighting nonprofit and allow you to taste the signature dishes of an array of chefs, too. Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Blvd., Culver City; alexslemonade.org