This Weekend: Mmmacallan, Comp Cocktails, Free Grooming

— by Caroline on Crack

Sure, there’s that nerdy-awesome Star Warz Burlesque show on Saturday and Morton’s Steakhouse’s even nerdier celebration of Pi Day on Sunday with $3.14 slices of key lime pie but if you were looking for non-nerd things to fill out your weekend (not that there’s anything wrong with being a nerd) I present to you the following.

Friday, March 12

Macallan Tasting Note Project
This project will be launched to coincide with the kickoff of SXSW in Austin tomorrow but thanks to Twitter, scotch drinkers and Macallan lovers can still participate for their chance to win a private tasting with a Macallan ambassador and up to 10 of their closest friends Through Tuesday, March 16, tweet what you taste about #Macallan12 and #Macallan15. Just apply those hashtags and you’re good

Saturday, March 13

Free Brow Threading at Fred Segal Santa Monica will be offering free eyebrow threading to beauty mavens via celebrity brow threader Marco Ochoa. He did my brows at a previous event and really does beautiful albeit pain-free work. Pick up some free samples and brow booster applications while you’re there.

  • 12-5pm. Fred Segal Santa Monica, 500 Broadway, Santa Monica (map).

Sunday, March 14

14th Annual Susan G. Komen LA County Race for the Cure 5K
Have a fun run around Dodger Stadium while raising money for an important cause: to support breast cancer research.  You can just do the run or you can do the run and work to raise money for the cause as well. Create your own team of friends. Hooray for boobies!

  • 8am. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park, Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2010
Celebrate the biggest alcoholiday early before all the crazies are let loose next Wednesday. Looks like this Hollywood festival benefitting Children’s Tumor Foundation is the way to go what with a huge selection of not very Irish craft beer, spirits and food — New Belgium Brewing Company, Ventura Limoncello Company, Pig N’ Whistle.

  • 2-7pm. $100. Taglyan Complex, 1201 Vine Street, Hollywood (map).

Free Drinks & Food at Hudson House’s One-Year Anniversary Party
Toast my fave Redondo Beach bar’s one year of existence with free Hudson Ales, Blood Orange Chinaco tequila cocktails and bar bites! A local DJ will be spinning and guests will get a chance to win Hudson House apparel. Ooh! I can add it to my bar t-shirt collection!

  • 4pm-close. Hudson House, 514 N Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach (map). (310) 798-9183.