This Weekend: Bacon/Wine Tasting, Scavenger Hunt, Repeal Day Parties

— by Caroline on Crack

Bummed that I’m going to be out of town this weekend because check out all the cool things going on around town. The asterisked events are the ones I?m gonna talk about on Carson Daly?s ?AMP Mornings? radio show today.

Thursday, December 2

*Tiny Bandit Pop-Up Sample Sale at Malo
This pop-up sample sale is made all the more special because in addition to offering discounts of 50-75% off fab men’s and women’s clothes like Molla Space, Tylie Malibu, Jessica Elliot, and Riviera Club, they’ve got $1 tacos, happy hour drink specials, and a dj. There’s also going to be a coat drive for the Los Angeles Mission so please donate a coat for the less fortunate. Cash only.

  • 5-10pm. Malo, 4326 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). 323-664-1011.

American Rag?s The Great Abandoned Treasures Sale
Score 50%-80% of designer clothes, home furnishings, accessories, footwear and more at this awesome sale which starts today and runs through January 30. You can shop labels by the likes of Christian Lacroix, Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, Comme des Garcons,  Paul Smith and Raf Simons. Cash/CC.

  • December 2-January 30. Abandoned Treasures Pop Up Store, 159 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

Friday, December 3

Vintage Enoteca’s Bacon and Wine Tasting
Mmm bacon. So sinful and savory and it will be made even better when paired with wine, no? Vintage Enoteca’s unusual tasting will feature four bacon-focused dishes like bacon deviled eggs, sweet and spicy bacon candy, bacon mac & cheese and chocolate bacon. Each paired with wines from respected wine regions like the Loire Valley and Napa.

  • December 3-5. $30. Vintage Enoteca, 7554 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). Reservations: Online or call (323) 512-5278.

Saturday, December 4

Eat My Blog Bake Sale
Bouchon bakery nutter butter cookies, The Manila Machine‘s ube cupcakes, smoked salt toffee…so many goodies to choose from! What are you going to buy at this blogger bake sale? It’s all for a good cause: LA Regional Food Bank.

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

FYF’s Return of LA Scavenger Hunt
It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend and what better way to enjoy a sunny winter’s day than going on a scavenger hunt around L.A.? Teams of 2-5 people are charged with finding about 100 items. Last year’s items consisted of anything from a life-size cut-out of Freddy Mercury to a photo of a team member kissing a drive-thru employee of a fast food restaurant. Fun! And it’s for a good cause as it will also help gather material goods  like dry food and shoes for downtown LA’s Union Rescue Mission and the LA Food Bank.

  • 2-8pm. $10. Signup. Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles (map).

*200 Years of Mexico’s Cuisine
Celebrate Mexico’s bicentennial by enjoying unlimited tastings from some of the best Mexican food in the city from restaurants like Guelaguetza and Frida Mexican Cuisine. Naturally there will be tequila and mezcal to fuel the festivities as well as Oaxacan dancing and mariachi bands.

  • 5-10pm. $75-$100. Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, 214 S. Main Street, Downtown (map).

Sunday, December 5

Repeal Day at Comme Ca
To celebrate this important day in drink history, Comme Ca Bar will feature five cocktails ($8 each) which will be available at Comme Ca Las Vegas. The bar will be open from 11am to 10pm and the happy hour food menu will be available all night starting at 5:30pm.

  • 11am-10pm. Comme Ca, 8479 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood (map). (323) 782-1104.

*The Edison Celebrates Repeal Day
For an old-timey celebration hit up The Edison’s Repeal Day Party for $6 punch cups all night. Featured guest bartender is San Francisco’s Erick Castro, formerly of the Rickhouse. Live music by blues/rock band Vintage Trouble will keep your feet moving.

  • 8pm. The Edison, 108 W 2nd Street, Downtown (map). (213) 613-0000.