Weekend Docket: 11/04/11

I'm so ready for a weekend of relaxing... reading... cooking... oh right and doing some other super Legen-wait for it-dary activities.  Yep, that's all you're getting ;-).  If I had more motivation to kill myself however I'd absolutely want to do the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Race, but I guess that will have to wait until next year.

What about you guys?

Friday, 11/4
Opening Night: Licorice Flix, Edible Movie Mosaics @ Iam8Bit
7pm - 10pm
While LA is a movie town, characters from the big screen have never been immortalized quite like this! Artist Jason Mecier has chosen some of his favorite icons from the silver screen, creating large-scale portraits made exclusively out of Red Vines! Yes, that's right! Every piece of art hanging on the walls of this Licorice Flix exhibition is an edible movie mosaic, comprised entirely of that favorite theater snack. We invite you to come out and enjoy this celebration of Hollywood and all its popcorn stars, featuring odes to: Harry Potter, Charlie Chaplin, Willy Wonka, Freddy Krueger, E.T., Showgirls, Twin Peaks...and others! Plus they literally have a ton (yes, a metric ton) of Red Vines candy to give away for all who join! Iam8Bit Gallery 2147 W. Sunset Blvd. www.iam8bit.com

Saturday, 11/5
LA’s First Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge Race
8am
Imagine a creative collision between a military style training course and wild and crazy game show inspired obstacles spread throughout a 5K course! The common theme is ridiculous and challenging fun! Well it's finally come to Los Angeles and Thrillst is running a deal, so in case you're looking for something fun & challenging to do Saturday morning, here you go! Fairplex in Pomona 1101 W McKinley Ave http://www.rocrace.com/


Orange County Chocolate Festival
Noon to 9 p.m.
The O.C. Chocolate Festival is a fun, charitable event where guests can enjoy chocolate tastings, wine tastings, shop for holiday gifts and entertainment. This year's Orange County Chocolate Festival will bring together over 70 chocolatiers, bakers, candy makers and wine vendors for an event benefiting charities of the Fountain Valley Community Foundation. Tickets range from $25 to $50. A VIP upgrade gets you unlimited chocolate tastings, access to a private party room, and hors d'oeuvres. OC Chocolate Festival 16400 Brookhurt St., Fountain Valley www.occhocolatefestival.com

Sunday, 11/6
Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
patchwork indie arts & crafts festival is a bi-annual event showcasing local emerging artists, crafts & designers. attend one of our events and eat & drink from local cafe & restaurant booths as you listen to tunes and peruse goods from the best southern california creators. look & shop... clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods, garden finds, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more. the patchwork team carefully selects unique creations. Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival, 5255 Paoli Way, Long Beach; www.patchworkshow.com

Holiday Artisan Bazaar
8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Vintage clothing, jewelry, holiday cards, paintings, glassware, and other objets created by costume designers, illustrators, and artists are available for purchase at this Costume Designers Guild-hosted event being held in the Art Directors Guild parking lot. A $1 donation at the door supports the Motion Picture Television Fund $1. Art Directors Guild, 11969 Ventura Boulevard #200, Studio City

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade Culinary Cookout
noon - 4pm
Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Styne (Lucques, AOC, Tavern), chef David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), honorary hosts Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and emcee Jimmy Kimmel will all be at the second annual LA Loves Alex's Lemonade Culinary Cookout at Culver Studios in Culver City. The culinary cook out to fight childhood cancer creates a picnic atmosphere for those in attendance and in 2011 will be emceed by Jimmy Kimmel. Dress is California casual and tickets ($175) must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the event. Culver Studios, Culver City, CA 90232 http://www.alexslemonade.org

Monday, 11/7
Momofuku Milk Bar @ The Mandrake
2 p.m.
Christina Tosi, the woman responsible for Momofuku Milk Bar's infamous Crack Pie, is in town to promote her new cookbook. Band of Outsiders, the L.A.-based fashion brand, is hosting a book signing with Tosi on Monday night, during which plenty of cookies and cereal milk will be consumed. RSVP for this free event by emailing band@bandofoutsiders.com. The Mandrake Bar, 2692 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City; www.momofuku.com