This Weekend: Bust Craft Fair, Scoops Taste Challenge, SantaCon Afterparty

— by Caroline on Crack

My oh my is it going to be a crazy weekend. Repeal Day celebrations tomorrow and I’ve got SantaCon on Saturday! That’s it, but that’s enough! If you are looking for ways to fill up your weekend, may I suggest the following?

Friday, December 5

Bar Delux Grand Opening
After many false starts this decadent 1920s-inspired Hollywood lounge is finally opening its doors to the A-list public. If you make dinner reservations, you can get in at 8pm, but if you just want a drink come by at 10. says the event is free but you have to RSVP, which sounds odd to me, but I guess it’s better to be safe than sorry. RSVP at rsvp [at]

  • Delux, 1624 N. Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Saturday, December 6

2008 Bust Holiday Craftacular
Looking for unique Christmas gifts? Bust Magazine‘s Holiday Craftacular has got what you need, from handmade handbags to handmade jewelry, by 50 of the most talented crafters from around the country. The first 100 attendees score goodie bags and there will be an open bar from 4 to 5pm as well as DJs C. Brown and Audrey Napoleon to keep things festive. Hayyy!

  • 11am-6pm. $2. Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (213) 413-8200.

House of Love and Luck Vintage Jewelry Sneak Preview Party
Jared of Bar Lubitsch is trying his hand at retail by opening up a vintage jewelry store on La Cienega. During this special preview party, you’ll get free wine to sip on! From 1 to 6pm, you can check out vintage bling from 1880 to 1980 and ranging in price from $30-$300.

  • 1-6pm. House of Love and Luck, 370 N La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

BottleRock Walk Around Tasting
Culver City’s wine bar is hosting over 40 wineries at its two-day walk-around tasting. Over 60 wines will be poured but not all on one day. So if you want to try them all, spring for the two-day pass ($35). To make a reservation, call (310) 836-9463.

  • Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm, $25 one day, $35 both days. BottleRock, 3847 Main Street, Culver City (map).

Scoops Ice Cream Tasting Challenge
Scoops owner Tai Kim is creating some hard-to-figure-out flavors especially for this event where you have to guess what it is you’re tasting. It’s $5 to participate in the three-flavor vegan tasting and $10 for the 10-flavor tasting. If you identify the mysterious flavors correctly, your name will be entered to win a prize. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • 2-8pm. Scoops, 712 N. Heliotrope, Los Angeles (map). (323) 906-2649.

Bootie LA Holiday Mash Party
Boogie to a very special Christmas mashup by Chicago’s mashup duo, The Hood Internet, and DJ Adrian. If you show up sporting a Santa hat, you get a free CD of the holiday mashup compilation, “A Very Bootie Christmas.” By the by, this is where SantaCon’s afterparty is going down so now’s your chance to booze it up and dance with drunken Santas! An Xmas wish come true.

  • $5 before 10pm, $10 after. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Avenue, Los Angeles (map).