This Weekend: Beer/Tequila Tasting, Vegan Beer Fest, Sassy Sale

— by Caroline on Crack

Lots of drink-friendly events going on around town this weekend, including the Great Chefs of LA event that I’m giving away tickets to. What to do? What to do? You can also hear me talk about this weekend roundup on Carson Daly’s “AMP Mornings” radio show.

Thursday, November 4

Four at Checkers Downtown: $4 Partida Tequila Cocktails
This week’s Four at Four will feature Partida Tequila cocktails for only $4: Tequila Old-Fashioned, Disco Diva with cucumber, Paloma with grapefruit juice and Michaelmas with aged Partida Anejo and blackberries.

  • 4-8pm. Checkers Downtown, 535 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown (map).

Sassy City Chicks Holiday Fashion Bash
Find your holiday cocktail attire discounted anywhere from 30-80% off at this sample sale which features designer labels, cocktails, swag bags and a lounge with complimentary mini spa treatments! If you sign up and come early, you can even test drive GM cars like the Camaro and Buick LaCrosse.

  • 5:30-10pm. $10-$25. Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (map).

Friday, November 5

POSTPONED: Los Angeles Taste of the World Festival
Update: Due to “last-minute unknown costs” the festival has been postponed! Glob trot without leaving LA. At this food fest in Los Angeles Center Studios, you get to try cuisine from five continents, including countries like Romania, Holland and Chile in addition to Singapore and Brazil. Restaurants and food trucks will serve tapas-size plates from $1-$7.

  • Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-9pm. Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W 5th Street, Downtown (map).

Saturday, November 6

Vegan Beer Fest
This inaugural beer festival will feature 50 beers from over 20 brewers like Eagle Rock Brewery, Stone Brewing and New Belgium. There will also be lots of vegan food vendors and food trucks as well as live bands.

  • 1-5pm. $35-$55. The Roxy on Sunset, 9009 W Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (310) 278-9457.

Savor the Flavor Beer and Tequila Tasting
Taste beer from 10 local breweries and four types of tequila from 1800 Tequila. There will also be live music, dancing, Mexican food and a raffle for an iPad.

  • 5:30pm. Tickets: $30-$40. The Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Hall, 2515 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach (map).

Sunday, November 7

LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade
Great chefs like Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis create their signature dishes right before your eyes. There will also be star mixologists mixing up their tasty cocktails. In addition to the culinary stars, actress Jennifer Garner will lend her support to the event as an honorary chairperson and Jim Belushi will be the master of ceremonies. All for a good cause: Alex’s Lemonade Stand for childhood cancer research.

  • 12-4pm. Tickets: $150-$350. Culver Studios, 9336 Washington Boulevard, Culver City (map).