Weekend Docket: 2/4/11

I think most everyone knows what's going on this weekend...  But in case you were looking for a few other events to pack your weekend aside from mass drinking and football, check these out below!

I'll see you at the Scott C show tonight!  And tomorrow after a few baking experiments, I'm gonna gorge myself with some Chinese New Years nom noms.  Sunday, loads of K's kicking wings followed by the Creative Screenwriting Oscar Nominated Writer Q&A which should be amazing!

All Weekend
White Trash Weekend at Vintage Enoteca
Friday, 2/4 through Sunday, 2/6
Vintage Enoteca continues its unorthodox wine-pairing series by matching classic "white trash" dishes like pigs in a blanket and potato skins with wines from around the globe ($30 for 4 courses with wines; call to reserve). And if you'd prefer watching the big game with Prosecco and truffled Chex mix, tailgating starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Vintage Enoteca, 7554 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood www.vintageenoteca.com

Friday, 2/4
Dead Authors Reading @ UCB
Starting at 6:30PM
Thanks to the miracle of science, very famous, extremely dead authors time travel to the present and are brought together to discuss their lives and works! But mostly, these dead authors fight like dead cats and dead dogs! And the audience gets to ask questions! That's you! YOU are the audience! I am saying you get to ask questions! INTERACTIVE!! Moderated monthly by H.G. Wells (Paul F. Tompkins) $5 UCB Theatre, 5919 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles UCB Dead Authors Show

Scott C. – “The Great Showdowns"
Opening Event 7PM - 10PM 
Those of you who are familiar with Scott Campbell’s work, know that one the greatest series he has created is his “Great Showdowns”. In these little works of art, the SF based artist pits archnemeses and natural enemies against each other in epic clashes that play out from movies, pop culture, and thru his clever imagination. Over 200 of these classic battles will be on display starting February 4th at Gallery 1988 in Melrose and if we were you, we would make plans to be there. Gallery 1988 || 7020 Melrose Avenue www.nineteeneightyeight.com

Saturday, 2/5
Free Pisco Sour Day
Various Locations
Yup, there’s even a Pisco Sour Day (…in Peru). On February 5 Red Medicine, Big Bar at Alcove, Buffalo Club, and Rivera will shake up gratis Gran Sierpe pisco sours. To nab a complimentary beverage (one per person per venue, total four free drinks max) go here and sign up for your free voucher!  http://discoverpisco.com/join-the-search

Sunday, 2/6
Oscar Screenwriting Q&A
8:30PM - 10:30PM
Creative Screenwriting Magazine does an amazing screening & speaker series throughout the year, but this event in particular is sure to be phenomenal. The following writers will all be there! Also if you're not fortunate enough to make it, you can always download the Creative Screenwriting Podcast on iTunes. The Fighter: co-writers Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson and Scott Silver The Kids Are All Right: co-writer Stuart Blumberg The King's Speech: writer David Seidler The Social Network: writer Aaron Sorkin Toy Story 3: writer Michael Arndt The Los Angeles Film School - 6363 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 http://www.unlikely.com/screenings.html

Wednesday, 2/9
Firestone's 14th-Anniversary Ale Beer & Food Dinner 
6:00PM to close
Library Alehouse is teaming with Firestone Walker Brewery for a five-course meal with beer pairings ($45; call to reserve) to celebrate the release of Firestone's 14th-Anniversary Ale. The fêted beer, a blend of barrel-aged brews, will be paired with smoked ribs and a hoisin-style barbecue sauce, with other notable courses including a Velvet Merlin oatmeal-stout ice cream from Sweet Rose Creamery. Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St., Santa Monica www.libraryalehouse.com

Thursday, 2/10
SugarRush LA
7:30PM - 9:30PM
Want to know the Top 5 Reasons to WIN FREE TICKETS to Sugar Rush LA??
  1. Bravo Top Chef’s CJ Jacobson & Top Chef Just Desserts Danielle Keene will be on hand to meet & greet and spill all the juicy gossip. (Well probably not the gossip, but at least some tips on how to be your own Top Chef at home…)
  2. It’s implied in the name. SUGAR RUSH OVERLOAD from a huge buffet of decadent desserts from some of LA’s hottest pastry chefs.
  3. Complimentary Wine Bar from Summerland Wines. Need I say more?
  4. South African Safari Trip! What? Yep… one of the many awesome prizes you can bid on at the silent auction.
  5. And finally, to support Spark Youth Program in its mission to combat the high school dropout crisis. (Makes you feel better about breaking your New Year’s Resolutions… at least it’s for charity!)
Win free tickets here: http://cakeandheels.blogspot.com/2011/02/ticket-giveaway-sugar-rush-la-on.html