This Weekend: LA Weekly Tweetup, 24-Hour Oscars, Scotch Tasting

— by Caroline on Crack

Such a jampacked weekend! And I’m just talking about the 5K/10K Firecracker Run on Sunday as well as the Gold Standard. But here’s what’s going on the other days of the week.

Thursday, February 25

LA Weekly Web Awards Tweetup: A Post-Party Get Together
As many of you know I was banned from 7G nearly two years ago so I was bummed when LA Weekly decided to do its web awards post-party tweetup there tonight. But then realized, hey, that’s kinda cool to celebrate my accolades at a place that actually gave my MySpace photo to the bouncers to keep me out. But tonight all are welcome as the Weekly is inviting not only the Web winners and friends but all those who want to come out and celebrate as well. The first round’s on them! Hope to see you there…cuz who’s got my back?

  • 7pm. 7G, 515 West 7th Street, Downtown (map). (213) 614-0737.

The Modern Mai Tai Experience
Jonesin’ for the summer? Immerse yourself in the Modern Mai Tai Experience at the W where you can sample the “World’s Best Mai Tai” created by The Royal Hawaiian’s mixologist Joey Gottesman as well as the next generation of classic cocktails from Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. The Hot Muffins fem DJ duo Lacy Matsumoto and Echo Aoki will be providing the hot tunes to go with your tasty drinks.

  • Thursday-Saturday, 9:30pm-2am. Whiskey Blue at the W Los Angeles, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood (map).

Friday, February 26

Bid & Eat Part II
Just 20 days ago blogger Gourmet Pigs launched an online auction to help Haiti and ended up raising $765 for CHF International and Operation USA! After that she received tons of offers for donations to do another auction! This time with more Pasadena/East LA-centric goodies, i.e. Elements Kitchen, The Raymond, Pal Cabron and La Casita Mexicana. Bidding starts tomorrow!

Saturday, February 27

AMC Best Picture 24-Hour Showcase Marathon
Lots of cool movies nominated for Oscars this year…well, except Avatar. But how would you like to spend an entire Saturday watching all 10 nominees back to back? AMC is having a Best Picture 24-hour marathon for you cinephiles out there. The marathon, which costs $45, is showing on March 6th at the AMC in Orange where you’ll get a large popcorn and unlimited refills. Or if you’d rather not go as hard-core, you can see five of the 10 Best Picture nominees all in one day this Saturday instead for $30. You get the popcorn, refills and a pass on a lanyard to come and go as you please.

Monday, March 1

Morton’s The Steakhouse Hosts Scotch Tasting Events
Dammit! Of course this would happen during my liquor fast! At this special Scotch tasting, a Glenlivet ambassador will lead guests through four of The Glenlivet’s acclaimed single malts. The whiskies will be paired with selections from Morton’s classic hors d’oeuvres menu. If you can’t make this one there will also be an event at the downtown location on Friday the 5th from 5:30 to 7pm. Reservations are required. Argh! Temptation!

  • 6-7:30pm. $49. The Steakhouse Beverly Hills, 435 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (310) 246-1501.

Love Hurts — Ask the Experts
I used to love watching Greg Behrendt (He’s Just Not That Into You) do standup back in the day so I know this 826LA writer’s panel/mixer will be a fun, if not funny, one. Join Greg and other relationship writers Sascha Rothchild (How to Get Divorced by 30), and Lori Gottlieb (Marry Him) as they offer wisdom and snarkiness to the lovelorn. The first hour will be the Q&A and then afterward the drinking and mingling. All proceeds will go to 826LA.

  • 8-10pm. $25 (includes one drink ticket). Busby’s East, 5364 Wilshire, Los Angeles (map).