This Weekend: Goes to 11

— by Caroline on Crack

G-dammit! So many fun things going on this weekend and I have to miss it as I’m going up north for the 24 Hours of Lemons at Thunderhill. Yes, I will be sporting my Harley Quinn costume in 50-degree weather. Anyway, don’t worry about me. You go have fun.

Thursday, November 19

Good Luck Bar’s 15th Anniversary
Ah, the Good Luck. Had many a bad date here but was always able to find solace in the Blue Drink and that awesome jukebox. Well, now this wonderful Chinese-speakeasy-themed bar is celebrating its 15th year on the L.A. nightlife scene. And they’re doing it with $5 Stoli, Cazadores, Jack Daniels and Sailor Jerry cocktails; $5 Harlem Shots with Ketel One; and $2 beer. Kogi BBQ will also be making appearance and you’ll wanna check out the Chinese burlesque.

  • 7pm. Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles (map). (323) 666-3524.

Morels Scotch Dinner at the Grove
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove will host a very special Balvenie Scotch Dinner with guest speaker Andrew Weir, the Balvenie Scotch ambassador who will be coming in from Scotland for the dinner. This four-course meal  which includes Scotch-cured salmon, roasted quail, ribeye and chocolate souffle will be served with appropriate scotch pairings for $75 per person. Make your reservations by calling (323) 965-9595.

  • 7pm. $75. Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro at The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles (map). Reservations (323) 965-9595.

Friday, November 20

First Ever FURLA Sample Sale
Shop for yourself before you have to start shopping for others for the holidays. At this first-ever FURLA sample sale in L.A. you’ll score Italian leather handbags, wallets, cosmetic cases, belts, and key chains up to 80% percent off retail. We’re talking a $600 handbag going for $200.

  • Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Frysmith Grand Opening at the Brig
Frysmith, brand-new food truck serving up all things made with fries, is celebrating its grand opening this Friday night at The Brig. Choose from their core menu of kimchi fries, vegan chili fries, and chicken sweet potato fries and check out their cookies — chili chocolate, curry apricot, green tea and cranberry and cranberry chip.

  • 6:30-9:30pm. The Brig, 1515 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice (map).

Saturday, November 21

Great Walk L.A. 2009
You don’t know how sad I am that I won’t be able to do this walk this weekend. Last year’s was so fun with H.C. and I making this a food tour as well. And this year, not only is the route shortened (13 miles as opposed to 18) but you’ll be walking through some interesting neighborhoods like Mid-City district and Culver City (swing by Royal/T for a refreshing iced vanilla rooibos tea), enjoying some great architecture and the after-party is at Baja Cantina in Venice. The thing to remember is that this isn’t a race. So don’t participate thinking you can run this and have a half-marathon under your belt. Here, it’s all about enjoying parts of the city you usually don’t get to cuz you’re in your car. RSVP with franklin_avenue [at] or just show up. You lucky people!

  • 8:30am. Free! Meet at Shrine Auditorium, 665 W Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Devil’s Drive-In: This Is Spinal Tap
It may not be summer anymore but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a good-old-fashioned drive-in theater. Cuddle up to your honey in the back seat during the Spinal Tap screening. You can BYOB and enjoy food and popcorn brought to you by the Angel City Derby Girls themselves!

  • Gates 6pm, show 7:30pm. $10. 240 W. 4th Street, 2nd floor roof parking lot, Los Angeles (map).

Sunday, November 22

Rockwell, VT’s Rehab Sundays
This Sunday, Tom Whitman, producer of L.A. events like Cherry Pop and Smack, will be kicking off a grooving brunch at Rockwell, the new bar/restaurant/backside of Vermont. Cure your hangover with over 10 different versions of the Bloody Mary as well as a champagne specialty cocktail menu. Resident DJs Josh Peace, Ryan Kenney and Scotty K will have you boogeying with your lemon ricotta pancakes.

  • 10am-3pm. Rockwell, VT, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz (map). (323) 669-1550.