This Weekend: 3-Story-High Hangover, Mall Hype, Free Cupcakes

— by Caroline on Crack

I’m going up north for another edition of 24 Hours of Lemons but I’m not leaving you blind. In addition to Saturday’s KBBQ cook-off you’ve got these events.

Thursday, August 5

BreadBar Hatchi Mix: Comme Ca’s Cedilla — A Suite of Cocktails
Max Seaman and Jeff Knudsen, the mixology team at Comme Ca in West Hollywood, are featured in this month’s edition of Hatchi Mix. They’ll serve up eight cocktails for $8 each. Yummy-sounding concoctions like Hot Pepper Smash with rye, lemon, honey, Serrano chile and mint and Sergio Leone with tequila, Campari and Sweet Vermouth. Classics like Penicillin and Bloody Mary will also make an appearance.

  • 6-10pm. BreadBar Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Friday, August 6

Santa Monica Place’s Grand Opening Celebration
Finally! The Santa Monica mall is back. AND it’s so new and improved that it’s now an outdoor mall, complementing the 3rd Street Promenade nicely. Celebrate at this all-day party which kicks off with a morning ribbon-cutting ceremony and ends with happy hour on the gorgeous Dining Deck where KCRW music director Jason Bentley will be spinning a two-hour set! And throughout the day there will be live music and retailer-hosted events from the likes of Bloomingdales, Disney and Charlotte Russe.

  • Starts 10am. Santa Monica Place, 1453 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica (map).

Saturday, August 7

OC Foodie Fest’s Pub & Grub
I know this is a bit beyond my jurisdiction but the OC is having its own “Foodie Fest” on August 28. And in anticipation of that, it’s throwing a special preview party this Saturday at Proof Bar in Santa Ana where presale OC Foodie Fest ticket holders will get a sneak peek of the OC food trucks attending the food fest as well as get to enjoy an Azunia Tequila tasting, giveaways and music. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you can do so at this event for a discounted price!

  • 7-10:30pm. Free. Proof Bar’s parking lot, 215 N Broadway, Santa Ana (map).

Win $500 at Westfield Culver City for Being the Most Stylish Shopper
Yeah, I thought this sounded weird and am not really sure how a “stylish shopper” would dress. But maybe just show up like you’re dressed for the Oscars and strut your stuff on the red carpet at the mall while the hosts of weekly entertainment show, On the Red Carpet, provide the running commentary, and you can’t lose. Participant photos will be posted on the mall’s Facebook page. The winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges, gets a $500 gift card for the Culver City mall. Easy peasy.

  • 12-4pm. Westfield Culver City, 6000 Sepulveda Boulevard, Culver City (map).

SusieCakes Celebrates Its 4th Birthday
To celebrate its 4th birthday, SusieCakes will be giving out a free box of four mini cupcakes to the first 100 customers to show up between 1 and 4pm. If you miss your chance for the freebie treat, the cupcakery will offer retro-priced goodies like 40-cent cookies!

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest Presents: The Hangover
OMG my fave Vegas movie EVER! I can’t imagine how much more awesome it’s going to be on a three-story-tall outdoor movie screen! Couple that with food trucks like Fishlips Sushi, Nana Queens and Don Chow Tacos, and you have one swinging good time.

  • 6-11pm. $8. Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).