This Weekend: Giving, Gobbling and Gluttony

— by Caroline on Crack

Happy Thanksgiving! Since I have a persimmons crumble baking in the oven, I’ve gotta go but I threw the following weekend roundup together for you in case you were already looking past T-Day.

Thursday, November 26

Donate a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Through Goldstar
For just $10 you can provide a turkey dinner for five people thanks to Goldstar and Union Station Homeless Services. Go to the Goldstar site and choose how much you’d like to donate ($10 denominations). The site will be accepting donations through Sunday.

11th Annual Gobble Gobble Give at the Echo
This annual volunteer event has been delivering meals to the homeless around the Echo for 11 years! Join in and lend a hand by showing up with a dish of food and some toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap) or used clothing or blankets. Event starts at 10am but come at 8:30am if you want to help set up. They’ll assign tasks in the morning.

  • 8:30am. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park (map). (213) 413-8200.

Friday, November 27

Pink Friday at Vanity Room
One of my favorite go-to clothing boutiques for party frocks is celebrating the infamous day-after T-day sales day by offering everything in store tax free! Shoppers will be treated to complimentary mimosas as they browse.

  • 10am-8pm. Vanity Room, 13217 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (310) 821-3088?.

Saturday, November 28

Inaugural Santa Monica Gobble Wobble
The event is a fun, family-friendly morning featuring a costume contest, music and pre- and post-race festivities. It’s a great opportunity for runners and walkers to enjoy a Turkey Trot on the streets in Santa Monica.

  • 8am. $35 before Friday, $40 on race day. Emerson Reed Park, Santa Monica (map).

Kiss My Bundt Cookbook Release and Author Signing
Bodacious bundt baker Chrysta Wilson is hosting a two-day open house at Kiss My Bundt where she will sign copies of her first book, Kiss My Bundt as well as demonstrate how to make cakes from scratch. Enjoy free samples of cakes like chocolate bacon, lime basil and rum pound cake and sample organic, fair-trade coffee from Cafecito Organico. And oh my, there will also be Perrier Jouet Champagne cocktails made by aphrodisiac expert Amy Reiley.

  • Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm, Kiss My Bundt, 8104 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles (map). (323) 655-0559.