This Weekend: Beck at the Bowl, Coney Island Wine Pairing, Creaky Tiki

— by Caroline on Crack

Thursday, August 25

Locals’ Hour at Playa
Learn from one of the best in the cocktail biz, Angeleno Magazine’s “Best New Mixologist” Julian Cox. He’ll teach you some of his trade secrets for you to try at your own cocktail parties. Best part is that the class is free and you can imbibe the lesson plan for $9 with half-priced appetizers.

  • 5:30-7pm. Playa, 7360 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 933-5300.

Friday, August 26

Coney Island Gourmet-Style Tasting Event at Vintage Enoteca
Close your summer out under the boardwalk, or rather, enjoying food inspired by Coney Island but fancified — truffled popcorn with Coney Island Albino Python White Lager, lobster corn dogs with a Viognier/Chardonnay blend, beef dogs with a Syrah and lemon-lime swirl cotton candy with Moscato d’Asti.

  • Friday-Sunday, 4-11pm. $30. Vintage Enoteca, 7554 W Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (323) 512-5278.

Sunday, August 28

J Gold’s Pancake Breakfast
I had to ask LA Weekly‘s food writer JGold when I saw him at the craft beer bar crawl, “Now you’re doing a pancake breakfast event? Why?” He seemed really excited about it saying it was his idea and that they won’t just have sweet but savory breakfast items, too, as well as, wait for it, brunch cocktails! OK, that sounds good. Plus for $25 you get to sample from 20 of the man’s favorite pancake places like BLD, Original Pancake House, Fig and Playa. Part of the proceeds will benefit the LA Food Bank. LA Weekly is giving away tickets. Enter to win here, the drawing is tomorrow.

  • 11am-2pm. $25. Vibiana, 214 S Main Street, Los Angeles (map).

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute with Beck and Sean Lennon at Hollywood Bowl
Pack a picnic with your favorite French red and snuggle avec votre bebe at what is sure to be a lovely summer concert featuring Beck, Sean Lennon, Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear) and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra celebrating French singer Serge Gainsbourg. Deal alert: Thrillist Rewards is currently offering $31 seats for $20.

  • 7pm. $12-$134. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Avenue, Hollywood (map).

Monday, August 29

Creaky Tiki at 320 Main
For this month’s tiki event at Seal Beach’s 320 Main, the bar will explore pre-tiki tropical cocktails like the Singapore Sling, Hurricane and Queens Park Swizzle, to name a few. Guest bartender Marcos Tello will serve up the cocktails along with owner Jason Schiffer and RumDood Matt Robold. Cocktails are $8 each and punch bowls are $6 a glass.

  • 7-11pm. 320 Main, 320 Main Street, Seal Beach (map). (562) 799-6246.