This Weekend: Beer Chick Social, D-Town Scavenger Hunt, ArtWalks Galore

— by Caroline on Crack

Can’t wait to see Drag Me to Hell. Apparently the critics LOVES it. Oh, and btw let’s get artsy-fartsy this weekend!

Thursday, May 28

Ammo’s Small-Batch Social with “Beer Chick” Christina Perozzi & Telegraph
These Ammo socials are not only informative but yummy and this month’s event features none other than Telegraph Beer. Premier beer sommelier Beer Chick Christina Perozzi, formerly of Rustic Canyon and Father’s Office, will take beer lovers on a tasting tour of Santa Barbara’s Telegraph Brewing Company. A collection of delicious ales, porters and stouts will be paired with Ammo’s food. EstarLA, H.C. and I will be there.

  • 6-8pm. $20. Ammo,  1155 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles (map). Reservations (323) 871-2666.

Saturday, May 30

LA Conservancy & Pharmaka’s Downtown Scavenger Hunt
If you’ve always wanted to explore the nooks and crannies of downtown’s Historic Core and Old Bank District, what better way than on a scavenger hunt? Gather your friends to make your own team of 2 to 6 peeps and maneuver your way through the city with a map and a list of clues. Winners will score limited-edition prints, gift certificates or T-shirts. Proceeds from the hunt will go to benefit LA Conservancy and art gallery Pharmaka.

  • 2-4pm. $35. Pharmaka, 101 W 5th Street, Downtown (map). (213) 689-7799

Artwalk 2009 + After Party
It’s that time of year again, art walks. Not only the one in Culver City but the big LACMA one — free culture while you promenade through four museums. Enjoy 20 galleries, artist talks, happy hours and even Bollywood dancing. But of course the best part has to be the after party. This year it’s at the El Rey and there will be live music by Vaud & the Villains (you’ve seen them at the Edison) and the Stagecoach Looters. Partake of open bars by Grolsch, Malibu Family Wine and Pernod.

  • Artwalk 12-8pm, free. After Party at El Rey, doors open at 8:30pm. Advance tickets $30 with code “musewalk,” $40 general admission.

12th Annual Art & Design Walk
Sure, you’ve got open access to over 300 art, fashion and design galleries, restaurants and showrooms on Melrose, Robertson, Beverly and San Vicente, but for me it’s all about the FREE stuff. Oooh free party lashes at Makeup Mandy! Mmm complimentary cupcakes from Buttercake Bakery! Yay a free astrological chart by Crystalarium! You also get 15% off at the Kitson stores and 2-for-1 cocktails at SUR Restaurant.

  • 4-8pm. Avenues of Art & Design, 8960 Melrose Suite M-38, West Hollywood (map).

Sunday, May 31

1st Annual Yelp Restaurant Week
Yelp LA is kicking off its very first restaurant week this year to coincide with the LACMA Muse Artwalk. Enjoy deals from participating restaurants near the ArtWalk galleries — Little Next Door, Cube, Susina Bakery, Luna Park and Electric Karma to name a few.