No one panic. Sure this is the last weekend before the holidays but check out all the fun events going on! Fortunately, most involve drinking.
Friday, December 17
Eagle Rock Brewery’s Ugly Sweater Party
You know you have one, everyone does: an ugly sweater that was either a well-intended gift handmade by crazy ol’ Aunt Franny or something you made in Home Ec. Now’s the time to dust it off and put it to good use. Bring it to Eagle Rock Brewery and if it’s voted The Ugliest you win a free Eagle Rock Brewery T-shirt and a pint glass! I just wanna see a room full of ugly sweater-wearing beer drinkers.
- 4-10pm. Eagle Rock Brewery, 3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles (map). (323) 257-7866.
4th Street’s Annual Holiday “Mad Men” Style Open House
Love vintage, retro, Mad Men style? Retro Row in Long Beach is opening all its doors in celebration of the holidays. Peruse 36-plus shops for great deals on vintage fashions. There will specials and music as well as cocktails and mocktails.
- 6-9pm. 4th Street (from Junipero to Cherry), Long Beach (map).
Saturday, December 18
Holiday Giant Warehouse Sale
I know it’s a drag to have to shop for others for a change so discounts and deals during the holidays are always much appreciated. And you’ll find over 40,000 fashionable items marked down to 80% off at this weekend warehouse sale! Brands include BCBG Max Azria, C&C California, English Laundry and more. BONUS: I’ll be giving away five $50 gift cards for this sale. I’ll post the deets on my Facebook at noon today so stay tuned!
- Saturday-Sunday. LA Convention Center, South Hall G, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles (map).
2nd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl
It’s time to be merry and full of holiday cheer and this annual pub crawl will help you do just that. What’s awesome about it is that you have three routes to choose from. So you can hit up your favorite bars on Main Street, explore the ones around the pier or stay inland at the bars on Wilshire near Brentwood.
- 5pm. Various bars in Santa Monica (map).
Monday, December 20
Kickoff for Holiday Beer Fest at Library Alehouse
Speaking of drinking, one of my favorite beer pubs will be kicking off two weeks of holiday brew (10 rotating taps of seasonal and strong ales). For $10 you get a Library Alehouse tasting glass and a beer. I know, tasting glass is pretty small but you get to use it for $2.50-$5 refills throughout the fest. Holiday brews include St. Bernardus Noell and Avery Jubilation Ale, my faves! And if you want to fortify your stomach, the restaurant is offering 10% off their food for those two weeks.
- Library Alehouse, 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica (map). (310) 314-4855.