Santa Monica Pub Crawl for a Cause
Dec. 17. Santa Monica’s best bars and restaurants are hosting their 14th annual pub crawl to help raise funds for the Westside Food Bank. Guests will choose from three routes and over 25 locations throughout the city while enjoying discounted food and drink specials, DJs, bands, costume contests and Santa’s official after-party. This Saturday, 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. Starting locations vary on route, for more info click here.
Dec. 18. Celebrate Hanukkah at the Skirball with friends and family. This year’s festival features live music from klezmer rockers Mostly Kosher and DJ Callie Ryan. It will also include puppetry, candlelit sunset sessions, torch-making and delicious plates of latkes and jelly doughnuts. Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd., LA. skirball.org
‘Board’ at the Love Bar
Dec. 18. Love Coffee Bar in Mar Vista is collaborating with IMPASTIAMO for a charcuterie board workshop. Participants will learn how to make a charcuterie board for 4 to 6 people. All ingredients + a glass of wine are provided, you can also BYOW. Sunday, 5 p.m -7 p.m. 3519 S Centinela Ave, LA. Get Tickets
Food + Drinks
World Cup Final Viewing at Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co.
Dec. 18. Catch the final FIFA World Cup matches at Boyle Height’s Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co and enjoy pizza and wings while watching the game. Try the mole pizza, which is made with warm Oaxaca cheese, curtido, crema and mozzarella. The pineapple cucumber mint aguas fresca are available with or without alcohol. Times Vary. 2706 E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, LA. brooklynavepizzaco.com
Asterid Launches Exclusive Bar Menu
Now Open. DTLA’s asterid just launched an exclusive bar menu, perfect for pre-show snacks or after-work meals. Food highlights include caviar bites, Spanish octopus corndogs and beef tartare. Reimagined cocktails include Ti Milk Punch (rhum agricole, lime, pineapple, green tea, and toasted coconut). Tuesday – Sunday, times vary. At the Music Center, 141 S. Grand Ave., LA
New Menu at Kendall’s
Now Open. French restaurant Kendall’s has recently revamped its menu to include clam and mussel linguine, shrimp cocktail, vegan pasta, and more. They also added new cocktails such as an amaretto sour and French 75. Tuesday – Sunday, times vary. At the Music Center, 135 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles. kendallsla.com
Arts + Culture
Perceptual Shift Exhibition
Until Dec. 31. Acclaimed perceptual artist Michael Murphy presents his first-ever solo L.A exhibition at Santa Monica Place with a collection of mind-bending interactive installations. Illusions change as cleverly constructed artworks play with perception. Thursday – Sunday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica. Get Tickets
Pressure: James Cameron Into the Abyss
Now Open. A new pop-up exhibition for James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenger is on display at the Natural History Museum. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of his renowned expedition and offers a unique insight into the journey and its process. Daily 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. nhm.com
Beastie Boys and Soft Serve
Until Jan. 23. At their LA flagship gallery, Beyond the Streets collaborates with vegan burger joint Monty’s Good Burger with vanilla and chocolate soft serve at the highly anticipated Beastie Boys exhibition. The exhibit offers a rare glimpse into the group’s near forty-year history told through never-before-seen historical artifacts, ephemera, photographs and more. Wednesday – Sunday, opens at 11 a.m. 434 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. RSVP
Giving The Gift Of Wellness
Now Open. For those looking to share a luxury experience with loved ones or to treat themselves, The Spa at West Hollywood EDITION has several holiday special wellness offerings including nano-infusing facials and a Le Labo box set. Open Daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 9040 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood. editionhotels.com
Holiday Winter Market
Dec. 15. Second Home will be showcasing local vendors, sustainable businesses, drinks, and more at the winter market for the holidays. Free. Thursday, 12 p.m – 6 p.m. 1370 N St Andrews Pl, Los Angeles. RSVP
Photo credit: Monty’s Collaboration, BEYOND THE STREET. Food Pic, asterid. Perceptual Shift, Santa Monica Place. IMPASTIAMO, Agnese Giardini. Submarine, Natural History Museum. All images are courtesy of the businesses and venues.