Weekend Docket: 3/25/11

Barely alive after 2 days of a hellish cold (which also explains the lack of blog posts), I'm going to take it easy this weekend...  a little Jaragua, a little brunch, a birthday at Harvard & Stone, some bpong location scouting, spa day, finally finally eating at Animal all wrapped up with Shitty Jobs at the end of the weekend. (Yes. This is me taking it easy.)  Had I not been sick, I would have absolutely been at Booze Clues.  I mean c'mon.  It's like best of both worlds. So if any of you are brave enough to go... I want a report in full!

All Weekend
Second Glass Wine Riot!
Friday & Saturday (Check Website for Times)
Sip over 250 different wines from every region of the world, all while rocking out with a few hundred of your closest friends. Discover a new Cabernet from California, sip on a Malbec from Argentina, hit up German Rieslings and wash 'em down with grapes no one can pronounce from Portugal. We have you covered in the education department with free, 20-minute Crash Course Wine Seminars and our Wine Intelligence Unit, staffed by winos who are excited to answer any question. Between sipping and learning, be sure to hop in the photo booth, enjoy the DJ, munch on tasty food pairings (for a few extra bucks), and just plain have fun! You'll walk out with a new list of favorites all stored on your phone thanks to our custom Second Glass Mobile App. Santa Monica Place, 315 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica http://secondglass.com/wineriot/

2011 LA Film + Music Weekend
March 25th to 27th
The Writers Guild Theater and Laemmle's Music Hall will be dedicated to 2011 LA Film + Music Weekend for the duration of the festival. Between these two venues, 2011 LA Film + Music Weekend will be operating 4 screens and nearly 1100 seats. The 2011 LA Film + Music Weekend team bears a combined experience in the film and entertainment industry as producers, directors, writers, and actors. With film submissions from Emmy Award winning and nominated directors and actors, an amazing lineup of films is nothing short of a sure thing. Various Locations www.lafilmweekend.com

Saturday, 3/26
Booze Clues Santa Monica Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt
3:30PM Start Time
Come play a thrilling new adventure full of brews, booze, and clues! We're hiding secrets, puzzles, and challenges in bars up and down Santa Monica's Main Street. Your ticket gets you one free drink at each of the four destinations, but there will be drink specials throughout the afternoon. You'll also be competing for prizes while you enjoy a dazzling variety of fun and games that will tickle your mind while you pickle your liver. You and a team of friends (or good-looking strangers) will receive cryptic text messages and compete in head-to-head challenges with other teams (drinking games, anyone?). This is not your typical pub crawl, unless you're thinking of the slurring Sherlock Holmes as played by Robert Downey Jr. $40 single, $140 group of 4. World Cafe, 2820 Main Street, Santa Monica Booze Clues Santa Monica: Pub Crawl Scavenger Hunt

The Avenues 14th Annual Art & Design Walk
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Avenues - Art, Fashion & Design District, a premier West Hollywood shopping destination, will hold its 14th Annual Art & Design Walk on Saturday, March 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Foodies, fashionistas and art enthusiasts alike will enjoy the Saturday events that are free and open to the public. This community-friendly event will include food trucks, cocktail receptions, product launches, trunk shows, sales, sidewalk music and entertainment, a tweet walk and opportunities to test drive the latest Jaguar vehicles. Various Locations in West Hollywood www.avenueswh.com

Sunday, 3/27 
Moveable Feast
7PM Start Time
Caterer and chef Meg Hall is teaming up with Library Bar's Matthew Biancaniello for her next Moveable Feast event. The pair will be matching their respective farmers' market-driven appetizers and cocktails at the event, including combinations like scoops of St. Agur or Stilton ice creams served with rhubarb-infused Saint Germain topped with Meyer-lemon air. $65 Library Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood moveablefeasthollywood.eventbrite.com

Unveiled: Bridal Style Revealed
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Unveiled is an outdoor bridal event unlike any other that brings together the best event professionals, resources and designs for couples to enjoy as they plan for their big day.  This jewel-like park provides the perfect backdrop for the city's freshest bridal event featuring the couture bridal collections from Priscilla of Boston and a State of the Union address by Martha Stewart Weddings editorial director, Darcy Miller. Mingle with wedding experts and trendsetters, including a social media collective of your favorite bloggers while you enjoy sweets and eats. $30.00. Beverly Canon Gardens. 241 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills Event www.unveiledevent.com 

Looking Ahead: Thursday, 3/31
Mo Chica’s 18th Tasting Dinner-6 Courses for Japan Relief Dinner
6pm - 10pm
Chef Ricardo Zarate, recently voted The People’s Best New Chef by Food and Wine magazine, will present a special tasting on 3/31/2011 at Mo-Chica. The 6-course dinner will be a repeat of his most successful tasting menu. The dinner will feature live bossa nova music by the Cachaca Nova trio, led by saxophonist/food blogger Bill Esparza. The tasting will cost $45 a person; $10 from each tasting will be donated the Japan relief eff...ort stemming from the Tōhoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Chef Zarate has a deep appreciation for Japanese culture, having worked in Japanese restaurants for the past 13 years. Come out for a great dinner, live music, and a chance to contribute to Japan’s much needed recovery. Every dollar counts! Mo-Chica 3655 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90007 http://www.mo-chica.com/