This Weekend: Open Bar Hot Santa, Eat My Blog Pasadena, Back-to-Back Hollywood Beering

— by Caroline on Crack

Friday, December 9

Open Bar Holiday Party at Vanity Room
Drink up while shopping the gorgeous fashions at this Mar Vista boutique which will be showcasing new wares from jewelry designers like Stacy Sterling and Tanaya Henry. There will even be a “fabulously fit and sexy Santa” to take a picture with as well as a raffle giveaway. Shop and get 10% off full priced items.

  • 6-10pm. Vanity Room, 13217 Washington Boulevard, Mar Vista (map).

Saturday, December 10

Eat My Blog Bake Sale in Pasadena
How could so much goodness be available in one spot? Well it is possible at this charity bake sale. Indulge in peppermint cakewiches from Cake Monkey Bakery, Sotto‘s cannoli with ricotta and pistachio and Magnolia Bakery‘s cupcakes to name but just a few. Baking bloggers include the likes of Diana Takes a Bite, LA/OC Foodventures, Let Me Eat Cake, Mattatouille. Click here for the full menu of available goodies. Buy for yourself or for your favorite holiday party hostess, it’s all for a great cause: L.A. Regional Food Bank.

  • 10am-4pm. Pita Jungle, 43 E Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena (map).

Thrillist Rewards Hollywood Craft Beer Crawl
It’s Saturday afternoon, time for beering! Pay your $25 and get access to eight craft drafts at a variety of Hollywood bars all within walking distance of each other. Big Wang’s, Hemingway’s Lounge and even the exclusive Writer’s Room! Conveniently enough, Blue Palms Brewhouse is on the stop and it’ll be throwing its Jingle Bell Jubilee around the same time. So maybe mix in some winter brews while you’re at it. See next event listing.

  • 1pm. $25. Blue Palms Brewhouse, 6124 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Blue Palms Brewhouse’s Jingle Bell Jubilee
If you love dark beers as much as I do then you will just have to make it out to this winter brew beer fest. The tap list includes the awesome likes of The Bruery 3 French Hens, Avery’s rum barrel-aged strong pumpkin ale and Port/Lost Abbey’s bourbon-barrel-aged Santa’s Little Helper! Pours start at 2pm and will go til the kegs kick.

  • 2pm. Blue Palms Brewhouse, 6124 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Sunday, December 11

Artisanal LA’s 2nd Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop
One-stop holiday shopping at this fab annual holiday pop-up. Find goodies from over 50 local artisanal vendors that are sure to thrill your giftees. For DIYers there will be demos for home beer crafting, winter pickling and how to make a lemon sorbet. Sample stalkers can enjoy organic spirits, craft beer and wine tastings as well as Handsome Roaster and Stumptown coffee samplings by the Market on Holly.

  • 10am-6pm. $5. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Avenue, Pasadena (map).