This Weekend: $5 Wine Tasting, Free Mai Tais, Thriller Throwdown

— by Caroline on Crack

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: Bradley Cooper from Between Two Ferns

Oh my, lots going on this weekend. What to do? I?ve got some ideas, in case you missed my new weekly spot on Carson Daly?s AMP Mornings radio show this morning on 97.1 FM.
Thursday, October 14**

K&L?s $5 Argentinian Wine Tasting
Get a taste of five boutique Argentinian wines for only $5 at this wine tasting that will help you score a great bottle of wine for less than $15!

  • 5:30-7pm. $5. K&L, 1400 Vine Street, Hollywood (map).

Friday, October 15

Tokyo Social Club at Royal/T
A new social club that?s kicking off this Friday. Angelenos usually just go to bars and hang out but this takes it one step further and encourages social interaction. There will be DJs, dancing, drink specials and snacks including free cake and more importantly a Godzilla-size ping pong/musical chairs tournament. Great after work fun.

  • 7pm-12am. Tickets: $10-$25. Royal/T Cafe, 8910 Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map).

Xanadu 30th Anniversary Screening
The movie that made me happy to be a girl celebrates its 30th anniversary. Oy, I feel so old! But if you loved this movie, too, you have to go to this screening which has a costume contest and special guests. How awesome would that be if Olivia Newton-John showed up?

  • 8pm. $15. Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale (map).

Saturday, October 16

LA Fashion Week Designer Sample Sale
Score up to 80% off retail at this designer sale. There will also be a runway fashion show, cash bar, raffles and giveaways and a DJ. Drink, dance and shop! RSVP: shoplafw [at]

  • 11am-5pm. Free entry. The W Hotel – Hollywood ~ The Great Room Ballroom, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Angel City Derby Girls: Night of the Rolling Dead
Want to see a real-live reenactment of that MJ Thriller video but on wheels? Angel City Derby Girls are going to do just that. The girls will dress up like the many faces of Michael Jackson and the Thriller Zombies and take on each other in this horrific interleague roller derby bout.

  • Doors open at 5pm. Bout starts at 6pm. Tickets: $8. North Hollywood Park, YMCA-East Valley, 5142 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood (map).

Tiki Farm’s Opening Reception With 10 Years of Tiki Mugs and Free Mai Tais
If you?re into the Tiki culture you?ll love, Tiki Farm?s exhibit which will feature 10 years of tiki mugs. But the opening reception will have lots of free stuff, like free mai tais (30 gallons? worth), free beer and free pupus. Enjoy DJ Big Tiki Dude with exotica music as well as the surf tunes of the Dynotones live. This exhibit runs through the end of October.

  • 8-11pm. La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

New Bar Big Bar Opens Tonight
This tiny, new bar takes over the former cheese-wine store next to the Alcove on Hillhurst and will be offering a daily happy hour as well as classic cocktails with a modern twist. Enjoy your drinks on the Alcove?s outdoor patio with bar bites like bacon-wrapped dates and carnitas sliders.

  • Big Bar, 1927 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz (map).