My blog doesn’t seem to be loading but I wanted to get this out. Here’s all the fun stuff that’s going on this weekend!
Thursday, September 15
Joe’s Restaurant’s 20th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner Specials
This Venice restaurant is celebrating the big 2-0. That’s actually 140 in L.A. restaurant years so it’s a huuuge reason to party. For the occasion, there will be a lunch special with three courses and a glass of wine for $20 (September 2-October 5) and a dinner special featuring a four-course prix fixe menu for $48 and a surprise beverage with which to toast at 7 and 9pm each night (September 20-September 30). Make your ressies now, (310) 399-5811.
- Joe’s Restaurant, 1023 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice (map). Reservations: (310) 399-5811.
Friday, September 16
Localicious Gala at the Annenberg Community Beach House
If you haven’t gotten your tickets to this locavorious food fest which features 30 LA chefs paired with 30 farmers markets, you’re in luck. Here’s a 30 percent discount so it’ll cost you $95 to attend instead of the regular $125. Just enter discount code “localchefs.” Restaurants to look forward to include Manhattan Beach Post, Aammo and Akasha. Or you can spring for the $250 VIP tickets which afford you a champagne reception, gift bag, VIP-only raffle and early entry to the event.
- 7:30pm-10pm. $95-$125. Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica (map).
Saturday, September 17
50 Liters of Free Beer at Wirtshaus’ Oktoberfest Kickoff
You read that right. The first 50 liters of beer (one liter a person) of the ceremonial first keg tapped will be free to all comers who purchase an entree at this Oktoberfest launch party. And if that’s not enough incentive there will also be live music and drink and food specials.
- 2pm. Wirtshaus, 345 N La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles (map). (323) 931-9291.
Palihouse’s Silent Disco Rooftop Party
This sounds like it could be a surreal party. A dance floor full of people dancing in silence. At least that’s how it would appear to bystanders. But the dancers on the dance floor will be rocking out to the music playing on their wireless headphones which will be supplied, while party-goers lounging around can enjoy their conversations while they nosh on BBQ, partake of the full bar and hit a game of ping pong. Definitely not for the self-conscious.
- 3-9pm. Palihouse, 8465 Holloway Drive, West Hollywood (map). RSVP: RichRoyal[at]palihouse.com.
Sunday, September 18
KCRW’s 3rd Annual Good Food Pie Contest
Who likes pie? Eat all you want at this annual pie event where bakers, both pros and amateurs, show off their pie baking skills in the hopes of winning. And what’s in it for you is a free taste of all contenders. Afterward, celebrate with a pie cocktail ($10), which will be revealed day of the contest, at the beautiful Stark Bar.
- 2pm. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 857-6000.