This Weekend: No Such Thing as Too Much Cheer

— by Caroline on Crack


I wanna go to KROQ’s Acoustic Christmas this weekend! Hopefully I’ll be able to score tickets this evening but if not at least there are these things to do. May I note, LOTS of holiday parties.

Friday, December 7

Abbot Kinney Holiday Extravaganza
Venice is throwing its own holiday street party on Abbot Kinney with Xmas carolers, a toy drive, and the big guy himself, Santa. Stores will stay open late to facilitate drinking and shopping (see the Brig, the Otherroom and Roosterfish).

  • 5pm-10pm. Abbot Kinney between Brooks and Venice Boulevard, Venice (map).

Harmonie’s 3rd Anniversary Holiday Party
Since you’re in the vicinity of Abbot Kinney’s street party, check out hip boutique Harmonie’s holiday party where they will have Hobo accessories giveaways and complimentary holiday cocktails sponsored by Silk Vodka. Guest djs keep you swaying and shopping.

  • 7pm-11pm. Harmonie, 2800 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice (map). (310) 306-5059.

Holla Back Merle’s 3rd Annual Christmas Party
My friend Holla Back Merle is throwing a very special Christmas party over at Chinatown’s Mountain Bar. Come and dance all night long to every type of music you can think of…if you are thinking dance music, house, hip hop, ’80s and disco. And the kicker is for all that mistletoe lovin’, it’ll cost you nothing at all. Well, no cover charge to dance to over 3,000 songs in one night.

  • 9pm-2am. Mountain Bar, 473 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles (map).

Saturday, December 8

Sunset Junction Holiday Block Party
Art, cocktails, holiday treats and many sales. Over a dozen Sunset Junction galleries and cute stores will keep their doors open late for this hip holiday block party and lubricating shoppers with lots of cocktails. Find one-of-a-kind gifts at these unique stores. And now’s the time to shop at Bar Keeper because not only will they have a sale on their swank barware…but cocktails in store! Huzzah!

  • 7pm-10pm. Sunset Junction on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (213) 814-2640.

Westside Scooter Club’s Holiday Soulside Party and Ride
Get your scooter gang together for this holiday party and ride. Meet at Tommy’s Burgers on Lincoln at 7pm sharp and you’ll ride en masse to the Cock N Bull down the street for some holiday cheer, a free dinner and a raffle. Sigh, times like this I wish I had a Vespa.

  • 7pm meet, 8:30pm ride at Tommy’s Burgers, 1900 Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica (map).