This Weekend: Bloggers Who Bake, Free Counter Burger, Beer Class for Dad

— by Caroline on Crack

Yee-haw for Dads! Hope your kids really celebrate you…except for the deadbeat dads, in which case never mind.

Thursday, June 17

Steve McQueen Weekend and James Bond Double Feature
I know these film events are supposed to be for dads but damn, I like Steve McQueen and Sean Connery, too. HOT! This whole weekend, the Egyptian Theatre will showcase a slew of Steve, including the 50th anniversary of The Magnificent Seven as well as The Great Escape. But unfortunately, no Bullitt. And on Sunday, the Aero Theater in Santa Monica will be showing Goldfinger and Thunderball, featuring my favorite Bond: Sean “Hot Scot” Connery.

Friday, June 18

LF Summer Warehouse Sale
Build up your summer wardrobe at this huge warehouse sale where you can get designer jeans, dresses, tops and more for 70 to 90% off. Deals include $6 t-shirts, $12 dresses and $35 boots! Cash and credit cards only.

  • Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 7am-3pm. 5333 McConnell Avenue, Playa del Rey (map).

Saturday, June 19

Eat My Blog Summer Charity Bake Sale
We, bloggers, can criticize food but how are we as bakers? OK, not me, but definitely all the other food bloggers who will be selling their tasty pastries at this biannual bake sale. The Manila Machine’s Ube cupcakes, Lindsay of LAist’s scrumptious smoked salt toffee and so much more. There will even be gluten-free goodies available. Here’s the menu for your perusal. Proceeds go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. I’ll be manning the table from 10am to 1pm if you want to stop by and say, “Hi!” and put me to work. Hope to see you there.

  • 10am-4pm. Tender Greens West Hollywood, 8759 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood (map). (310) 358-1919.

Beer Chicks’ Father’s Day Class at Rustic Canyon
If you still don’t know how to thank dear ol’ Dad for raising you, I say buy the man a drink, or several via this beer class by the Beer Chicks. I took the class back in April and had a blast. You and Dad will learn about all the different beers by tasting them. And for this class there will be several craft beers including Barrel-aged Beers, Double IPA’s and Sour Belgians.

  • 12-2pm. $45. Rustic Canyon, 1119 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica (map).

Sunday, June 20

Free Burger for Dad at The Counter
Score a free burger for Pops at any of The Counter restaurants just by walking in and yelling at the top of your lungs, “I WANT THE BFD!” OK, maybe you don’t have to yell it but just bring in your family and then let your waitress know you want the BFD (“burger for Dad”). And he’ll get a standard burger with toppings; it’s extra for the premium toppings. Only works when accompanied by a paying customer.