This Weekend: Movember Cocktail Party, Wet Hop Beer Fest, Free Opera, Red Cup Rooftop Party

— by Caroline on Crack

Thursday, November 3

Movember Cocktail Party at the Spare Room
To celebrate the month of Movember, Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room is throwing a philanthropic party where proceeds from its special “Mo-Cocktail” (Del Maguey mescal, dark cacao, coffee heering, cayenne, smoked salt, chocolate cream float) and photobooth will go to Movember, to support prostate cancer (never thought I’d type those words in my blog) and other male cancer initiatives. Swedish/Canadian beauty Malin Akerman (Watchmen) will be hosting, Warpaint will perform and Tim Nordwin (OK Go) will dj.

  • 9pm. Spare Room, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map). (323) 769-7296.

Wet Hop Mini-Fest at Library Alehouse
This Santa Monica beer restaurant will be celebrating the unique craft brew trend that is Wet Hops through November 9 or “until we can’t fill the handles anymore.” Wet hops are those that are freshly picked and overnighted to brewers to be used in their pale ales and IPAs. Stop by and check out the five taps (possibly 6 tonight).

  • Thru November 9, 6-11:30pm. Library Alehouse, 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica (map). (310) 314-4855.

Saturday, November  5

Free LA Opera Open House
This sounds like it’s going to be an awesome event, well, to opera fans. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, LA Opera is opening its doors to the public. You’ll get behind-the-scene tours (scenery/prop and costume/wig displays!), demos and even a Q&A with Placido Domingo himself! There will also be two concerts where Placido will conduct as well as perform!

  • 9:30am-5pm. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (map). (213) 972-8001.

Sunday, November 6

Artisan Bazaar by Costume Designers at Art Directors’ Guild
Peruse handmade jewelry, clothing, artwork, dog coats (ooh! Something for Mya), vintage items and antiques at this artisan bazaar hosted by the Costume Designers Guild. Proceeds go to the Motion Picture Television Fund.

  • 8:30am-6pm. $1. Art Directors Guild, 11969 Ventura Boulevard #200, Studio City (map). (818) 762-9995.

Last Red Cup Sundays Rooftop Party of the Year
It’s getting chilly out but don’t let that stop you from fitting in one last rooftop party before it gets all drizzly out. This one, which takes place at ICON Ultra Lounge, has $3 drink specials (til 6pm), guest DJs, and a view. RSVP: chakis [at]

  • 3-10pm. The Rooftop at ICON Ultra Lounge LA, 1248 Figueroa Street, Downtown (map).